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Understanding The Other Common Terms for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Understanding The Other Common Terms for Spinal Fusion Surgery

When a person suffers from severe back pain due to disc herniation or degenerative conditions like arthritis of the spine, the doctor may recommend spinal fusion. It is a surgical procedure that aims to fuse two or more vertebrae to form a single unit, preventing movement and reducing pain. Although spinal fusion surgery is the most common name given for this procedure, it has a few other common terms that you must know before discussing it with your orthopedic surgeon. In this blog, ...

What Is the Recovery Time for a Discectomy?

What Is the Recovery Time for a Discectomy?

  Living with chronic back pain can be excruciating and debilitating. When conservative treatments such as therapy, medications, and injections aren't enough, a discectomy may be necessary to alleviate the pain. This surgical procedure is performed to remove a portion of a herniated or protruding disc in the spine that is pressing on a nerve root. However, the procedure itself can be scary, and the recovery time can be a concern for many. In this article, we'll explore ...

Understanding Herniated Discs in Young People

Understanding Herniated Discs in Young People

Herniated discs can be a major source of pain and discomfort for individuals of all ages. But when it comes to younger individuals, there is often a lack of awareness regarding this condition. In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of herniated discs in young people, discussing its causes, symptoms, and treatment options. What is a herniated disc? Spinal discs are cushion-like pads that act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae in our spine. When ...

Key Stages to Recover from ACL Surgery

Key Stages to Recover from ACL Surgery

  ACL surgery can be an intense and long recovery process. It is essential to focus on the stages to ensure that recovery is successful. If you are recovering from ACL surgery, you need to understand the key stages in the recovery process. ACL surgery restores stability to the knee joint while the ligament is either repaired or reconstructed. It can take anywhere between 4 to 6 months to complete recovery. In this blog post, we discuss the key stages to recover from ACL surgery...

Meniscus Tear Exercises to Improve Strength and Reduce Pain

Meniscus Tear Exercises to Improve Strength and Reduce Pain

  Do you suffer from a meniscus tear? This common injury can be quite debilitating and cause a great deal of pain. Fortunately, there are several exercises that you can incorporate into your routine to improve strength and reduce discomfort. In this blog post, we'll share nine effective exercises to help you get back on your feet. Whether you're recovering from surgery or just looking to improve your overall knee health, these exercises are sure to help.  ...

Pain Below The Knee: Common Causes and Effective Treatments

Pain Below The Knee: Common Causes and Effective Treatments

  Pain below the knee can be a hindrance to your daily life, making it difficult to walk, stand, or perform everyday activities. It is a common health problem that can affect people of any age. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, health conditions, and lifestyle factors. Fortunately, there are various treatment options available that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort. Central Florida Bone & Joint Institute is a reputable orthoped...

The Importance of Formal Physical Therapy After A Hip Replacement

The Importance of Formal Physical Therapy After A Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a common procedure that can help individuals regain mobility and function, improve their quality of life, and reduce pain caused by hip conditions like osteoarthritis or fractures. However, while the surgery itself can address the structural issues in the hip joint, formal physical therapy is crucial to ensure a successful outcome and prevent complications. In this article, we will explore the importance of formal physical th...

Relieve Carpal Tunnel Pain with Hand and Wrist Stretches

Relieve Carpal Tunnel Pain with Hand and Wrist Stretches

  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the hands and wrists of people of all ages and professions. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve that travels through the narrow passageway in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in the hand and wrist. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be looking for safe and effective ways to relieve your pain. One of the best things you can do is to ...

What to Expect After Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What to Expect After Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  Living with chronic shoulder pain can severely impact your quality of life. When conservative treatment options like medication, physical therapy, and cortisone injections no longer provide relief, your doctor may recommend total shoulder replacement surgery. It’s important to know what to expect during recovery after surgery, so you can make plans, set expectations, and prepare both mentally and physically. In this blog post, we’ll explore what to expect after to...

Non-Surgical Ways to Treat Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Non-Surgical Ways to Treat Shoulder Osteoarthritis

  Shoulder osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects a large number of people, particularly those who are over the age of 50. It’s a degenerative disease that wears away the cartilage that cushions the shoulder joint, causing pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. While surgery is often the first line of defense for severe cases, there are many non-surgical options that can help relieve pain and improve function. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most e...


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