What Does the Bone Fracture Healing Process Look Like?

Bone fracture repair is a natural process — the human body has an incredible ability to regrow new bone after a break. However, fractures must be placed in the optimal environment to ensure a proper and complete healing.    Fracture treatment depends on the location, severity and type of fracture you sustain. Some fractures can … Continued

What Complications Does a Bulging Disc Cause?

A bulging disc is a common, age-related spine injury. The spine is made up of stacked vertebrae with spinal discs sitting between each one. The tough discs provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption and movement to the vertebrae. Each disc is made up of an outer ring (annulus fibrosus) and inner, jelly-like core (nucleus pulposus).  … Continued

Can a Car Accident Cause Delayed Injuries?

Here’s the scene: you were involved in a car accident recently. It was scary, and you felt a little shaken up afterward, but you walked away from the scene unharmed and feeling fine. That’s great, right? Since you’re not in any pain, you must not have sustained any injuries.   Unfortunately, that’s not always the … Continued

Are Bone Spurs Painful?

Let’s be honest: a medical condition with the term “spur” in the name sounds painful right off the bat. Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are overgrowths of bone that form along bone edges — usually around joints.    Bone spur development is an immune system response. When your body detects an area of damage or … Continued

What Happens During Spinal Disc Degeneration?

Spinal disc degeneration is a natural and normal part of aging. Tough, rubbery spinal discs wear many hats in the spine — they cushion and protect vertebrae, absorb shock, and facilitate spinal movements like bending and twisting. Over time, daily stresses and everyday wear and tear take their toll and discs begin to degenerate. Pain … Continued

What Is the Best Pain Management for a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc in the lumbar or cervical spine can lead to significant back pain. If the disc is pressing against a spinal nerve root, you may also have leg pain, numbness, weakness, and other symptoms. Some herniated discs cause you to feel pain that’s severe enough to disrupt your daily life and normal activities.  … Continued

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon in Jacksonville, FL

There are multiple reasons you may need to see an orthopedic surgeon — to repair a sports injury, remove a herniated disc, decompress a pinched nerve, or another reason. Deciding to undergo surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon for your procedure is one of the most important steps you’ll take in … Continued

What Causes Disc Protrusion?

Disc protrusion (also called a bulging disc) is a common back injury that affects intervertebral discs in the spinal column. Intervertebral discs separate vertebrae and provide cushioning, support, movement, and shock absorption in the spine. They’re made up of a tough outer ring enclosing a soft, jelly-like nucleus.   In a healthy disc, the nucleus … Continued

Why Neurosurgeons Are the Best Choice for Spine Surgeries

If you need spine surgery to treat a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, sciatica, spinal deformity, or another condition that’s causing back or neck pain, the most important decision you have to make is choosing your surgeon. A surgeon’s skill, expertise and experience all contribute to the likelihood of a successful outcome for your procedure.    … Continued

What Is a TBI?

Per the CDC, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” People of all ages can develop a TBI, but children and older adults are the highest risk groups … Continued

Signs and Symptoms of a Head Injury

A head injury is any injury that affects the brain, skull or scalp. Head injuries can range in severity from a mild bump, bruise, or scrap, to a severe brain bleed or traumatic brain injury (TBI).   Head injuries should be taken very seriously — if you experience any abnormal signs, symptoms or pain following … Continued

What Causes Shin Splints?

There’s nothing worse than achy, throbbing shins to put a crimp in your exercise regimen. If you’re experiencing shin pain in one or both legs during exercise, you may have a case of shin splints (medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome).    Shin splints is a common, exercise-related injury that develops when the leg … Continued

Integrity Spine & Orthopedics Is Your Local Jacksonville Spine Center

When your back pain reaches the point where you need to see a doctor, do you know where to turn for the best care? Integrity Spine and Orthopedics is a premier Jacksonville spine center in your local community. We pride ourselves on delivering the best, forward-thinking Jax orthopedics and spine care services to reduce pain … Continued

What Does Tendonitis Feel Like?

Tendonitis — also called tendinitis — is a medical condition that describes swelling, inflammation and irritation of a tendon. Tendons are the fibrous, corded tissues that attach muscle to bone and aid in muscle movement. When tendons become inflamed, you may experience pain, stiffness, weakness and difficulty moving the affected area.    Keep reading to … Continued

Who Are We? Learn More About a Premier Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute.

Integrity Spine and Orthopedics is your trusted, local Jacksonville orthopedic institute. We provide forward-thinking spine and orthopedic care in northeast Florida and the Space Coast. If you need an orthopedic specialist in your area, we invite you to learn more about what sets us apart from the competition.  6 Things That Set Us Apart From … Continued

What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

What is whiplash? Whiplash is a neck injury commonly sustained in high-impact and rear-end car accidents. When the head and neck move forcefully and rapidly in a back-and-forth motion, the force can tear, overstretch, and damage the web of ligaments, tendons, muscles, vertebrae, spinal discs and nerves in the cervical spine.    Outside of car … Continued

What Causes Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are small projections of extra bone that form on the ends of bones, usually in the joints. If you’ve ever felt small, hard bumps in your fingers, toes, or heels, you may be feeling a bone spur.   Bone spurs aren’t always painful. In fact, many people live with bone spurs for … Continued

5 Steps to Take After Witnessing a Car Accident

Witnessing a car accident can be nearly as frightening and stressful as being in one yourself. In the aftermath of witnessing a car crash, you may be asking yourself: what are my responsibilities if I see an accident near me?    First, you’re not legally obligated to stop and provide assistance. However, if you do … Continued

Integrity Spine and Orthopedics Makes a Charitable Donation to The Jay Fund

This past year, Integrity Spine and Orthopedics made a charitable donation to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund in support of the 2020 1010XL Radiothon. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for non-profit organizations and they need our assistance more than ever.    The Jay Fund is dedicated to providing comprehensive financial, emotional … Continued

Is a Pinched Nerve Treatable?

What is a pinched nerve? A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve in the body is compressed by surrounding tissues. A nerve can be compressed by ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage or bone. The pressure disrupts the nerve’s normal functioning and leads to shooting pain, numbness, tingling, burning, stiffness and weakness in different areas of the … Continued

Types of Bone Fractures and How They’re Treated

What is a fracture? A fracture occurs when a bone is broken or cracked. While human bones can withstand an incredible amount of force, too much impact exerted on a bone leads to a break. Falls, car accidents, and sports accidents are the most common causes of broken bones.   Age is a significant risk … Continued

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