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5 Risk Factors That Can Lead to a Herniated Disc May 21st, 2020

Your spine is an essential structure in your body, allowing you to sit and stand upright. It is composed of many small bones called vertebrae that fit together. They are separated by discs that keep them from rubbing together.  Highly skilled board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jose E. Rodriguez-Cordova Orthopaedic heads...

What is Spinal Fusion and How Can You Benefit? Apr 28th, 2020

Most people experience back pain from time to time. Typically caused by overexertion such as lifting a hefty object, it usually goes away with some rest and over the counter medications. Chronic back pain caused by several conditions can cause severe, lasting pain that requires medical intervention. At the Orthopaedic...

Exercises to Relieve "Tech Neck" Pain Mar 10th, 2020

 It’s a fact that computers are an essential part of modern life. It’s estimated that the average American spends 5.9 hours a day on digital media. This number has continually increased every year for the past decade. Spending this much time looking at screens can take a toll on your...

Can Adults Develop Scoliosis? Feb 1st, 2020

Scoliosis is a deformation of the spine that causes it to develop into a C-shaped or S-shaped curve. Several conditions can cause it, but in many cases, the cause is unknown. Young children are routinely screened for scoliosis, leading many people to think that only children have it. However, adults...

Find Out How a Laminectomy Can Relieve Pressure on Your Spinal Cord Jan 1st, 2020

Your spine has 33 vertebral bones that go from your hips to your neck. Within these bones is a spinal canal, which contains your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves, and many types of back pain, from bone spurs to herniated discs, originate when the vertebral...

The Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them Dec 1st, 2019

Participating in a favorite sport is a fantastic and fun way to keep activity in your life, even though many sports carry the risk of injury along with the benefits of exercise and mobility. Nor are injuries uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control report that sports injuries happen to Americans...

Why It's So Important to Stay Active with Arthritis Nov 1st, 2019

Even though arthritis pain might tempt you to sit still and stay indoors, it's important to stay active. Getting moderate regular exercise improves your strength and flexibility, and can help reverse your arthritis symptoms altogether. You shouldn't push yourself too hard, but a good exercise plan can help you manage...

Posture Tips to Improve Neck Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Does your neck hurt? There’s a very good chance it could be because of poor posture. How you stand, walk, sit, and sleep can have a big impact on whether or not your neck is pain-free. If your neck hurts, following the simple tips below can help you rectify the...

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age? Sep 1st, 2019

Just about every part of your body changes with age as years of wear-and-tear on your bones, tendons, and ligaments sets in. If you aren’t one of the 80% of Americans who’ve already experienced back pain over the course of their lifetimes, age-related back pain might push you into the...

How to Spot a Herniated Disc Aug 12th, 2019

Do you have severe back and leg pain? Or do you have tingling or burning in your back or legs? These are signs that you may have a herniated disc. The physicians at  Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions and managing the accompanying pain. If you...

Living With Arthritis Jul 25th, 2019

If you’re one of the nearly 54 million adults living with some form of arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. Luckily, there are ways to manage the pain, stiffness, and inflammation from arthritis and improve your quality of life. At the Orthopaedic Institute for Spinal Disorders...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Jun 20th, 2019

Americans average use digital media nearly six hours per day, including more than three hours on mobile devices. The newest by-product of our ever-expanding world of technology, “tech neck,” affects most of us. When we work on our laptop or desktop computers or look down at our phones, our neck...

What is Adult Onset Scoliosis May 15th, 2019

Degenerative scoliosis, also called adult onset scoliosis, often occurs as we age. The result is dull back pain, numbness, a feeling of pins-and-needles, or shooting pains down your leg. The latter, known as sciatica, can make even the simple act of walking feel practically impossible. Jose E. Rodriguez-Cordova, MD, FACS...

3 Tips for Returning to Sports After Back Surgery Apr 16th, 2019

Most athletes would do anything to avoid spinal surgery, but when rest, bracing, physical therapy, and other conservative measures don’t provide lasting relief for chronic back pain, surgery is often the next best solution. If you’ve been told you should consider surgery for a persistent back problem, you’re probably encouraged...

When is Spinal Fusion Surgery the Best Solution? Mar 21st, 2019

No one likes being in pain, but it’s also important to not rush into surgery if more conservative treatments can help your condition. At Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, our experienced team specializes in treating spinal disorders and brings the most advanced physical therapy, rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgical care to...

What is a Laminectomy and Why Might I Need One? Feb 11th, 2019

Doctors estimate that just about everyone will have at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. It is, in fact, one of the top three reasons adults give for seeking medical care. Often, your back pain is due to a muscle strain or pull that responds well to...