Category Archives: Orthopaedics

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Originally posted on Be Active Be Healthy:
Doc, I was told that I have arthritis in my neck and lower back. Is it genetic or is it just aging? This is a very common question I hear nearly daily. Some…

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Acetaminophen Ineffective for Arthritis

Over the years, many back pain sufferers have been prescribed one of the most commonly known pain medications – Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol Ā®). According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published by Australian researchers in the British Medical Journal on … Continue reading

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Leg pain? It may be back-related.

“Doc! My leg is hurting me, but my back is ok. Can you help?” I hear this frequently in my practice. Many leg pain can actually be originated from the back with or without experiencing back pain. A proper examination … Continue reading

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Spine Surgery Patients Need Adequate Vitamin D Levels

From time to time, patients may decide to go for surgery for their musculosketal conditions when they have exhausted all conservative methods. They would say to me, “I can’t really do much because I am in so much pain. I … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis Patients Now Twice as Likely to Survive Hip Replacement Surgery

A recent study has revealed that osteoarthritis patientsĀ  undergoing total hip replacement surgery are now twice as likely to survive within 90 days of surgery. The study, published in The Lancet (September 2013) involved more than 400,000 cases who underwent … Continue reading

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Nutrition plays a vital role in post-surgical recovery

A common question often posed to me is, “Should I do any preparation before my surgery or should I wait to start my rehab therapy until a few months after surgery? and is there anything i should be eating before … Continue reading

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