3 Signs You May Have a Slipped Disc

Spinal discs are one of the most important structures in the spine. They sit between the vertebrae, where they provide cushioning, support and shock absorption to the bones of the spine. Strong, flexible discs enable the spine to move fluidly and flexibly when we lift, twist or bend. As we age, natural wear and tear … Continued

Do Whiplash Injuries Require Treatment?

Neck pain is one of the most common symptoms people experience after being involved in a car accident. And that’s no surprise because the head and neck are relatively unsupported and unstable during high-impact collisions. However, what is a surprise is how many people choose not to see a doctor after being in a car … Continued

5 Facts You Need to Know About Bone Spurs

What is a bone spur? Bone spurs — also called osteophytes — are outgrowths of bone that form where the ends of bones meet in joints. Bone spurs commonly develop with age and many people live with them for years, undetected. However, these bony overgrowths can also lead to significant pain and other symptoms for … Continued

What Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage?

Under Florida law, all licensed drivers who own a car must carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage with their insurance company. Why? Because Florida is one of 12 no-fault states. In no-fault states, every driver must have insurance to cover their own injuries and car damages in the event of a car accident. No matter … Continued

What Is the Sciatic Nerve?

What Is the Sciatic Nerve?  The sciatic nerve is the biggest and longest nerve in the human body. In reality, the “nerve” is not a single nerve. It’s actually made up of 5 nerve roots that cluster in the lumbar spine and sacrum. From the base of the spine, the sciatic nerve travels down the … Continued

I was in a Car Accident Today — What Should I Do Now?

I was in a Car Accident Today — What Should I Do Now?   Being in a car crash can feel overwhelming, scary and intensely stressful. It may be hard to stay calm and keep a cool head right after a collision, which can lead to uncertainty over what to do next.    At Integrity … Continued

Where Is the Best Spine Surgeon Near Me?

Where Is the Best Spine Surgeon Near Me?   Severe back or neck pain can be excruciating to live with. Pain can affect your ability to concentrate at work, get around easily and enjoy the time you spend with family and loved ones. If you’ve been living with pain that isn’t relieved by traditional treatments … Continued

What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident

What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident   Even minor car accidents can cause major injuries. If you believe you’ve sustained a car accident injury, you may be wondering where to turn for help and treatment. Keep reading to learn the next steps you should take to protect your health and well-being … Continued

Where Can I Find a Spine Surgeon Near Me in Jacksonville, FL?

Where Can I Find a Spine Surgeon Near Me in Jacksonville, FL?   If you’re suffering from excruciating back or neck pain, you may be wondering: where is a spine surgeon near me?    At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, our Jacksonville, FL, clinic is led by Michael C. Weiss, D.O., FAOAO, an experienced spine surgeon … Continued

What Should I Do If I Witness a Car Accident Near Me?

What Should I Do If I Witness a Car Accident Near Me?   Witnessing a car accident can be scary and stressful, whether it’s a minor accident, a hit and run or a fatal crash. You may not know what to do or how you can provide assistance in that kind of traumatic situation. At … Continued

Who Is the Best Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Merritt Island, FL?

Who Is the Best Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Merritt Island, FL?   If you’re experiencing acute or chronic pain, you may be asking yourself: where can I find the best orthopedic surgeon near me? Look no further than Integrity Spine and Orthopedics. We provide multiple services to treat a wide range of spine and … Continued

Where Can I Find an Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Jacksonville, FL?

Where Can I Find an Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Jacksonville, FL?   If you’re experiencing acute or chronic bone, muscle or joint pain, you may be asking yourself: where can I find an orthopedic surgeon near me? At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, we specialize in identifying, diagnosing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal … Continued

How to Find an Attorney After a Car Accident

How to Find an Attorney After a Car Accident   Being in a car crash is an incredibly frightening and stressful situation. And unfortunately, what comes after is just as stressful: seeking medical help for injuries, repairing damages to your car, and negotiating with your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company to receive … Continued

What Are the Risks of Disc Protrusion?

What Are the Risks of Disc Protrusion? Disc protrusion is a type of spinal disc herniation. Disc herniation is a common form of intervertebral disc damage that’s caused by age, natural wear and tear, traumatic accidents (falls, car accidents, sports collisions), overuse or repetitive use injuries, obesity and genetics.   Degenerative changes may cause the … Continued

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident The human body is not designed to handle the large amount of force and physical impact it absorbs during a high-impact car accident. No matter how minor the accident, how safe the car and how tightly the seat belt was fastened, you’re likely going to experience physical … Continued

What Is Disc Extrusion?

What Is Disc Extrusion? Disc extrusion is a specific type of spinal disc herniation. Although the term “herniated disc” is typically used to describe all herniation injuries, there are 3 types of disc herniation: protrusion, extrusion and sequestration.   Let’s back up a little: what is disc herniation? Spinal discs sit between the 33 vertebrae … Continued

Worried About Undergoing Surgery During COVID-19? Let Us Put Your Fears to Rest.

Worried About Undergoing Surgery During COVID-19? Let Us Put Your Fears to Rest.   Whether or not to get surgery during COVID-19 was probably not a decision you expected or wanted to make this year. However, as we face the reality of living with the virus for at least several more months, we have to … Continued

What Are Degenerative Spine Conditions?

What Are Degenerative Spine Conditions?   Degenerative spine conditions develop as a result of natural wear and tear on the spine. As we age, years of overuse, repetitive movements and repeated injuries begin to cause deterioration of the structures that make up the spine. Intervertebral discs that protect the vertebrae begin to become drier, stiffer … Continued

What to Do After a Minor Car Accident

What to Do After a Minor Car Accident Minor car accidents are extremely common. Unexpected fender benders happen at stop signs and stoplights, and in parking lots, driveways and neighborhoods. If you’re involved in a minor accident, you may be wondering what steps to take next. You may feel uncertain if you need to call … Continued

Spinal Stenosis: Central Canal Stenosis Vs. Foraminal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis: Central Canal Stenosis Vs. Foraminal Stenosis   Spinal stenosis is an umbrella term that describes the narrowing of open spaces in the spine. The most common cause of stenosis is age-related degeneration of the joints and intervertebral spinal discs. Osteoarthritis, bone spurs, bulging or herniated discs and thickening of the spinal ligaments can … Continued

How Do I File an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

How Do I File an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?   It’s likely that you’ll be involved in a car accident at least once in your life. When that situation occurs, it’s important for you to know the steps you should take next to protect your health, safety and finances. First, catch up on … Continued


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