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F.A.Q

Here are some common Questions regarding orthopedic care, please feel free to email us with any general ortho questions.

Q. Should people with arthritis avoid exercise because activity will make the condition worse?

A. No. For some conditions, exercise is beneficial. However, you should confer with a Physician before any exercise program is established.

Q. What can I do to prevent osteoporosis?

A.  The following measures can help you prevent further bone loss, even if you already have osteoporosis:

•    Maintain a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
•    Avoid alcohol and tobacco use.
•    Practice weight-bearing exercises, such as walking
•    Talk to you doctor about bone density testing and medications.

Q. What causes compression fractures of the spine? Is there treatment for this condition?

A. Yes, Compression fractures of the vertebrae are most often the result of osteoporosis. Now, an innovative, minimally invasive procedure called Osteoplasty can offer new hope to those suffering from painful compression fractures of the spine. Patients can resume their activities almost immediately.

Q. Can my doctor determine whether I have osteoporosis?

A. Yes. There are tests such as bone density scans that can help your physician determine whether you have osteoporosis

Q. What is total joint replacement?

A.    An arthritic damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called Prosthesis.

Q. Why is total joint replacement necessary?

A. The goal is to relieve the pain in the joint caused by the damage done to the cartilage

Q. What causes neck pain?

A.    The most common cause of neck pain is injury or prolonged wear and tear.

Q. What are the warning signs of a shoulder injury?

A. A stiff shoulder, a feeling that the shoulder could pop out of its socket or the lack or strength in the shoulder

Q. What is a “slipped” or “ruptured” disk in the back?

A.    It is a herniated disk, a common source of lower back pain.