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Scoliosis Screening Information

An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a common musculoskeletal disorder. Scoliosis is especially common in adolescents but can affect adults as well, often for varying reasons.  » Read more about: Scoliosis Screening Information  »


Self-Diagnosing Using the Internet

While self-diagnosing has always been a method for some people, the increasing ease of finding medical information on the internet has left a vast majority relying on “Dr. Google” as their go-to source. But is it the right path to take?  » Read more about: Self-Diagnosing Using the Internet  »


Give Your Back a Break This Summer

People are constantly on the move during the warm summer months. It’s a popular time for family vacations, moving to a new home, or catching up on outdoor yard chores.  » Read more about: Give Your Back a Break This Summer  »


FAQ’s About Hip Replacement

Read these frequently asked questions about hip replacement surgery, including the typical outcomes and expected recovery.  » Read more about: FAQ’s About Hip Replacement  »


Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue.  
If you are suffering from arthritis pain, always consult with your doctor, but listed below are steps that you can take at home to ease your symptoms.   » Read more about: Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain  »


How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel?

People use computers and cellphones to do everything these days.
Even though the use of technology is beneficial in a lot of ways, it’s also caused an increase in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is hand condition that leads to numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.  » Read more about: How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel?  »


Preventing Injuries: Treadmill vs Running Outside

For runners, the repetitive motion and impact of shifting your body weight from one foot to the other can cause wear and tear over time. Whether you’re just starting out or completing your second marathon, you may experience heel, foot, knee and lower back pain at some point.
Injuries and strains can interrupt your training schedule and may even discourage you from exercising, but did you know that choosing between a treadmill and running outside could help to prevent injuries?  » Read more about: Preventing Injuries: Treadmill vs Running Outside  »


5 Everyday Causes of Back Pain

When your back is healthy and everything is working the way it should, you don’t tend to think about maintaining a healthy spine. But when your back is in pain, it can be debilitating. Did you know a lot of the activities we do every day have an impact on the overall health of our spine? We have outlined the top 5 everyday activities that can cause back pain.
1) Your Desk Job
Most of us spend the majority of our day working at a desk.  » Read more about: 5 Everyday Causes of Back Pain  »


Gary Morris, M.D Introduces Cutting Edge Technique for Ankle Arthritis

Gary Morris, M.D., a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, is proud to announce the most distinctive and innovative Total Ankle Replacement System on the market, INBONE®Ankle, by Wright Medical.
Since its inception in 2005, the INBONE® Total Ankle System has continued to be the most distinctive and innovative total ankle replacement system on the market. By offering the first total ankle system that provides intramedullary instrumentation (utilizing the vertical axis of a patient’s shinbone) for accurate component positioning and the first ankle prosthesis with modular components for patient specific needs,  » Read more about: Gary Morris, M.D Introduces Cutting Edge Technique for Ankle Arthritis  »


Ronald Hillock, M.D. Identifies New Treatment Option for Knee Arthritis

Millions of patients suffer from knee pain due to arthritis and Ronald Hillock, M.D is on the forefront of research to identify new treatment options for his patients.  Dr. Hillock’s most recent research studied injections of Platelet Rich Plasma combined with Eufflexxa® (a synthetic preparation of hyaluronic acid joint lubricant) as a treatment for knee arthritis.
Dr. Hillock presented his outcomes at the 2013 Western Orthopedic Association Meeting in Lake Tahoe.  Dr. Hillock’s research consisted of 25 volunteer subjects.   » Read more about: Ronald Hillock, M.D. Identifies New Treatment Option for Knee Arthritis  »