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

What Kinds of Complications Occur From an Annular Tear?

An annular tear is an injury that occurs to one of the intervertebral spinal discs. Spinal discs sit between each vertebrae in the spine. They cushion and support the spinal bones, absorb shock, and help the spine move, bend and twist flexibly. Each disc is made of an inner, jelly-like nucleus (nucleus pulposus) surrounded by … Continued

What Are Common Types of Back Injuries?

A back injury can significantly disrupt your normal life. Back pain and injuries are a primary reason for missed work, missed school, doctor’s visits, and disability in the United States. Suffering a back injury often leaves you unable to sit for long periods at work, exercise, play sports, or move throughout your day normally.    … Continued

How Is SI Joint Pain Treated?

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a common cause of low back pain. The two SI joints in the spine connect the bottom of the spine (sacrum) to the tops of the hip bones (ilia) on both sides of the body. By themselves, the SI joints don’t have a lot of movement. Their primary purpose is … Continued

When Do I Need to See a Neurosurgeon Near Me?

Neurosurgeons are specialists who treat brain, spine, spinal cord and nervous system injuries and diseases. While many people believe neurosurgeons are only called in to perform complex brain and spinal cord surgeries, the reality is that neurosurgeons spend more time treating common conditions like back pain, persistent headaches and sciatica.   If you’re living with … Continued

Is My Pain Coming From the SI Joint?

Approximately 25% of cases of low back pain are caused by sacroiliac (SI) joint pain and dysfunction. The SI joints are located deep in the body and attach the spine to the hips. When the joints become inflamed, have excessive movement, or have too little movement, back pain and other symptoms occur.   Back pain … Continued

5 Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. It starts in the lumbar spine and branches off to run down each hip, buttock, thigh, calf and foot. The sciatic nerve innervates multiple muscles and skin cells in the lower extremities.     When the sciatic nerve is pinched, irritated, pressed or … Continued

4 Conditions That Cause Joint Inflammation

The term “inflammation” gets a bad rap, but it’s an incredibly important component of a healthy immune system. When harmful germs or pathogens enter your body, or when you sustain a wound, your immune system releases inflammatory markers to eliminate the danger and begin the healing process. Once you’re on the path to recovery, the … Continued

4 Complications of a Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is a painful and fairly common injury that occurs when the upper arm bone partially or completely pops out of its socket, which is attached to the shoulder blade. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, making it susceptible to dislocation injuries.    It takes a lot of … Continued

When Is Joint Pain Caused By Arthritis

Occasional joint pain is common, especially if you play sports or live a very active lifestyle. A creak in your knee, a twinge in your shoulder, a dull ache in your hands some mornings — you may chalk these pains as a normal part of getting older. But what about creaks, twinges, and aches that … Continued

An Overview of Sports Medicine

An Overview of Sports Medicine Playing sports, exercising and living an active lifestyle is healthy and enjoyable. But with increased activity comes the increased risk of sports-related injuries. Everyone who’s active — from the highest-performing athlete to the weekend warrior — will probably suffer an injury at some point.    When an injury does occur, … Continued

What Conditions Does a Neurosurgeon Treat?

What Conditions Does a Neurosurgeon Treat? Neurosurgeons specialize in the care and treatment of brain, spine and nervous system conditions through non-surgical and surgical methods. While many people assume neurosurgeons only deal with brain conditions, in reality they have extensive training and expertise in a wide range of conditions that affect the skull, brain, spine, … Continued

Make Better Health Your Resolution for the New Year

Make Better Health Your Resolution for the New Year Setting a New Year’s resolution is tradition for millions of people across the United States. The start of a brand-new year offers fresh hope and a blank slate to improve your finances, health and wellness, relationships, job or overall life. And since you only have one … Continued

Where Can I Find a Neurosurgeon Near Me?

Where Can I Find a Neurosurgeon Near Me?   A neurosurgeon is a medical specialist who treats injuries and diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord and nervous system. If you have a nerve, spinal, or brain issue, you may be wondering: do I need to see a neurosurgeon near me for an evaluation?    … Continued

What Does a Neurosurgeon Do?

What Does a Neurosurgeon Do? A neurosurgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Neurosurgeons have extensive training, knowledge and experience performing some of the most complex surgical procedures the human body can undergo.   The central and peripheral nervous system starts in … Continued

What Is AHCA in Florida? The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) is Florida’s primary health care agency. AHCA is responsible for overseeing many of Florida’s health care programs and finding ways to improve health care services for Florida’s 21.9 million residents (as of 2020). Keep reading to learn more about AHCA’s role in Florida.  A … Continued

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