Young woman holding her neck in pain from arthritis.

Can Young People Suffer with Arthritis?

Although most of us associate arthritis with aging, the disorder can also affect young adults, teens, and even children. Because the symptoms of arthritis may be similar to those of other injuries or disease conditions, it is important to be diagnosed as promptly as possible. Early intervention can make a substantive difference in effective treatment,…

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Woman with pain from quarantine.

Are You Coming Out of Quarantine in Pain?

In this unprecedented time of carefully re-entering a world of face masks and social distancing after months of sheltering in place, many of us are feeling a bit like bears after hibernation, some of us eager to get going, others tired from too much resting. The world is different than it was and some of…

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Baseball player taking a swing.

Taking Care of Baseball Injuries

Baseball, like all activities involving public gatherings, has been suspended during the 2020 season of the COVID-19. Now that the coronavirus pandemic is coming under some control, hopes are high that the major leagues will begin playing again, perhaps in July, but without the presence of fans.  Nonetheless, we are likely to see amateur and…

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Older woman being checked for scoliosis.

What Is Adult Scoliosis?

Though most of us associate scoliosis with an abnormal curvature of the spine that becomes apparent in late childhood or adolescence, many patients are diagnosed with the condition for the first time when they are adults. These individuals are usually dealing with back pain or other symptoms and may not have consulted with physiatrists, like…

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Doctor showing a patient an x-ray of their spine.

Understanding Your Spine

Most people pay very little attention to their spine unless they have a problem, typically pain or difficulty moving. Nonetheless, our spinal nerves and the backbones that protect them are literally at the core of our physical being. It is important to understand the anatomy of the spine in order to protect it from being…

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