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    How to Stretch Before Physical Activity

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Stretching before engaging in any kind of physical activity can improve your performance and reduce your chances of suffering an injury. To get the most out of stretching, try the dynamic stretches demonstrated in this video.

    Hit play to see Daniel Shapiro, the strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento Kings, discuss and demonstrate several key stretches. These stretches can help warm up your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and other muscles before you begin your workout. Dynamic stretching can help you prepare for physical activity better than any static stretching routine.

    Though these tips can help reduce your chances of suffering an injury, they can’t eliminate your risk altogether. If you suffer a knee, elbow, ankle, shoulder, or spine injury that is causing you a great deal of pain, call Suburban Orthopaedics at (888) 876-0117. Our Bartlett orthopaedic surgeons will take good care of you.  

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    Last updated 5 months ago

    I was in a car accident in May of 2013. I suffered lots of neck and back pain in effect of the accident. I was referred to start physical therapy. After a few months of physical therapy, the pain did not go away. I was then referred to Dr. Novoseletsky at Suburban Orthopaedics. He examined my areas of pain and suggested injections. The injections... More
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    A Look at the Relationship Between Arthritis and Back Pain

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain, and most people suffer from some sort of back pain at some point in their lives. However, there’s a difference between minor back pain caused by the stresses of daily life and back pain caused by arthritis in the spine. Read on to learn more about the relationship between back pain and arthritis.  

    Arthritis Basics

    Arthritis occurs when the body’s joints start to break down, causing bones to rub up against each other. Though arthritis usually develops in the joints of the hands and feet, it can also develop in the neck and even the lower back. After all, the spine is just a serious of bones that are connected by joints. As with other parts of the body, arthritis can cause significant back pain when it affects the spine.   

    Symptoms

    Initially, it can be difficult to identify back pain that is caused by arthritis of the spine. However, there are a few kinds of pain that are unique to back arthritis. For example, those with arthritis usually experience pain that comes on gradually as the joint cartilage wears down. Arthritis of the back may also lead to stiffness, a limited range of motion, and pain or numbness in the buttocks and legs.    

    Treatment

    If you catch your back arthritis early, you may be able to reduce pain through non-invasive means. You’ll find that medication, physical therapy, exercise, and a healthy diet can all help you feel like normal again. In severe cases, however, an orthopaedic surgeon may need to treat the arthritis through surgery. If you’re feeling any kind of pain or numbness in your back, it’s a good idea to have an orthopaedic expert perform some tests.

    The orthopaedic surgeons at Suburban Orthopaedics have plenty of experience treating individuals with chronic and acute back pain. We also offer physical therapy and other non-invasive pain management techniques. Call (888) 876-0117 or visit our website if you have any questions.

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    Last updated 6 months ago

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    Signs That You Should Have an EMG Test

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Under normal circumstances, your nerves should work in harmony with your muscles, allowing you to move and experience basic sensations. An electromyography, or EMG, is a special test that evaluates how well your nerves control your muscles. If you experience any of the following symptoms, your doctor will likely recommend that you undergo an EMG.

    Persistent Pain

    If you feel pain in any part of your body, you shouldn’t ignore it. This pain likely signifies some sort of malfunction in the way your muscles and nerves interact. Burning pain, shooting pain, and aching pain are all causes for alarm that warrant the administration of an EMG. During the EMG, a technician will place a stimulator probe on the affected area and send minor electrical impulses into your nerves. The electrical activity should shed some light into what is causing your pain.    

    Numbness

    The sensation of numbness occurs when a nerve becomes damaged or compressed. Most of the time, numb parts of the body regain normal feeling within a few minutes. If you feel numbness, tingling, pins and needles, or a loss of sensation that either doesn’t go away or comes and goes, schedule an appointment with a doctor. An EMG may identify the disorder or injury that is causing your discomfort.    

    Loss of Muscle Control

    A nerve injury or disorder may also affect the way your muscles move. For instance, you might experience spasms, during which your muscles flex rapidly of their own volition. Some people experience sudden muscle weakness and have difficulty walking. It you’re having trouble with your fine motor movements, consider scheduling an EMG with an experienced doctor.

    An EMG is a quick and simple procedure that can help medical professionals diagnose your condition and put you on the correct treatment. If your nerves aren’t behaving the way they should, call Suburban Orthopaedics pain management experts at (888) 876-0117. In addition to EMG testing, our Bartlett office offers effective orthopaedic surgery and physical therapy.     

     

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