What Is Arthritis of the Spine?

Arthritis is an umbrella term that includes all injuries and conditions of the joints. The primary symptoms are pain, inflammation and stiffness in the affected joints. Arthritis is a chronic condition with no cure, but the symptoms and pain can be controlled and managed with proper treatment.    Arthritis of the spine develops when pain, … Continued

The 9 Steps to Recovery After an Auto Accident

There are no shortcuts in the healing process. After you’ve suffered an injury in a car crash, full recovery takes time and care. Some injuries take weeks or even months to heal completely, depending on the severity of the injury, pre-existing health conditions and how compliant you are with treatment.   While we can’t give … Continued

What Are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs — also called osteophytes — are smooth, hard overgrowths of bone that form on bone edges. These bony projections develop in joints, where 2 bones meet. They commonly form on the joints of your hands, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, spine and heels.     Many cases of bone spurs are non-symptomatic and non-painful. … Continued

5 Tips for Choosing Medical Help After a Car Accident

One of the most important steps you can take after being in a car accident is finding medical help. Even if you feel no pain or injuries at the time, you may have head, soft tissue or spinal injuries that require a medical examination to detect.   Read our 5 expert tips below on how … Continued

What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis describes a lateral curve in the spine that is greater than 10 degrees. The backbone can curve in a “C” or “S” shape. This spinal condition is most common in children and adolescents at the age of puberty, but it can develop in people of all ages.    For more information about causes, risk … Continued

Take These 4 Steps After a Car Accident

Being in a car accident is a scary, stressful experience, even if the crash is a minor one. Following a car collision, the most important first action you can take is to stay calm, even though you may feel scared, dazed, confused, in pain or even angry.    During a stressful situation, you’ll need to … Continued

What Is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve — also called a compressed nerve — occurs when surrounding tissues press on the nerve roots and disrupt the nerve’s normal functioning.   The human body contains billions of nerve cells that make up the nervous system. Through these nerve cells, we communicate with the outside world — nerves allow us to … Continued

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc — also called a slipped disc or ruptured disc — is a common cause of back pain, sciatica and weakness among adults ages 30 to 50. Spinal disc herniation may affect anywhere from 5-20 people per 100 adults annually.   Read our comprehensive guide to learn what causes spinal disc herniation, symptoms, … Continued

What Causes Joint Damage?

Joints mark the point where 2 bones meet. They’re found at your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Joints allow your limbs to move, which is why joint pain and damage can severely impact your life and ability to function normally.   Arthritis is the most common medical condition that causes pain, swelling and … Continued

What Is a Fracture?

Human bone is as strong as steel, which means it can withstand an incredible amount of impact without taking damage. However, in conditions where bone is placed under more stress or force than it can bear, it may crack, break or shatter. This type of injury is called a fracture.    Below, read our comprehensive … Continued

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Approximately 250,000-500,000 people in the U.S. have symptoms of spinal stenosis, and lumbar spinal stenosis is the leading diagnosis for adults age 65+ who undergo spine surgery. The condition primarily affects adults over the age of 50.    Read our comprehensive guide to learn more about what causes stenosis in the spine, symptoms and treatment … Continued

What Is a Concussion?

What Is a Concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that millions of Americans sustain every year. Sports and recreational activities alone cause between 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in the U.S. yearly. While it’s usually not life-threatening, a concussion is a serious injury.   Read our comprehensive guide to learn what to … Continued

What Is Sciatica?

Many people recognize sciatica by the sharp, radiating pain that affects only one side of the body. Technically, sciatica is not a condition — it’s a symptom that occurs when the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine becomes compressed or pinched. In many cases, sciatic pain results from degenerative changes in the spine that are … Continued

What Is Whiplash?

More than 1 million Americans suffer whiplash injuries every year and approximately 10% of those people end up with chronic neck pain from the injury.   Read our comprehensive guide to learn more about what whiplash is, how the injury occurs and how you can get back on your feet after suffering a neck injury. … Continued

What Is a Bulging Disc?

Back pain is a pervasive medical condition shared by millions of Americans — experts predict that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. One of the most common sources of persistent back pain is a bulging disc in the spine.   We invite you to read our comprehensive guide … Continued

Telemedicine – How Technology is Assisting Physicians During Covid-19

The times are constantly changing – and the medical field is no exception. Lately the whole world has been affected by a Novel Coronavirus labeled COVID-19. Businesses are being shuttered and people are practicing social distancing to try to decrease the spread of the virus. For our safety and yours, Integrity Spine and Orthopedics offers … Continued

COVID-19 Update

At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, we are making a continuous effort to keep you informed about the precautions we are taking regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health and well-being of our patients, staff and physicians is our utmost priority. The uncertainties and concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are understandable. Our medical practice is adhering to the … Continued

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Decompression?

Have you been told you’re a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, but aren’t quite sure what it is? Are you wondering if minimally invasive surgery is right for you? Read below to learn a bit about it and how minimally invasive spine decompression surgery can be a benefit to you. In the world of … Continued

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Hearing the words “you need spine surgery” is not something most people dream about. Surgery of any kind is never ideal, but spine surgery comes with its own unique set of difficulties. Luckily, with the help of modern technology, patients now have options when it comes to spinal procedures. One of the most common treatments … Continued

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