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28 07, 2021

The Different Parts of the Spine

By |2021-06-14T18:18:12+00:00July 28th, 2021|Other|0 Comments

Your spine is unlike any other part of your body. It is an incredibly complex series of bones, joints and other tissues. The spine is composed of 33 bones, called vertebrae, divided into five sections. These bones make up the spinal column that holds your body upright, allows it to twist and bend and [...]

21 07, 2021

Claire Curzan: Our Very Own Olympic Hopeful From Cary

By |2021-07-21T20:17:44+00:00July 21st, 2021|Practice News|0 Comments

When Cary Orthopaedics’ Dr. Mark Curzan and his wife signed their three-year-old daughter up for swimming, they had no idea the fantastic future she would have with the sport. Nearly 14 years later, Claire Curzan is representing the USA – and the Triangle – in the Tokyo Olympics, which starts this week. WATCH [...]

21 06, 2021

10 Back Pain Myths Busted by Physical Therapists

By |2021-06-21T15:11:33+00:00June 21st, 2021|Other|0 Comments

Back pain is an all too common condition for many people. In fact, nearly 65 million Americans reported back pain recently. With millions suffering from back pain, it has turned into the sixth most costly condition in the United States. If you suffer from back pain, you may not know all the facts. Here, [...]

15 06, 2021

Understanding Pain: The Overflowing Cup Metaphor

By |2021-06-15T17:47:23+00:00June 15th, 2021|Other, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Pain is often complicated and multifaceted. One of the simplest ways for physical therapists to help patients in understanding pain is with a cup metaphor. Every patient has a cup that is filled with different biopsychosocial stressors, such as: Stress Worry Lack of activity Joint degeneration Doing too much, too soon Sensitive nervous system Tissue [...]

14 06, 2021

Patient Education Series: Spinal Manipulation

By |2021-07-27T18:34:07+00:00June 14th, 2021|Joint Pain, Other|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, produces our Patient Education Series to inform patients about various physical therapy techniques. In this episode, he discusses spinal manipulation. What is spinal manipulation? Spinal manipulation is a manual technique that is performed by a trained physical [...]

27 05, 2021

Arthritis Awareness Month: 15 Osteoarthritis Facts

By |2021-04-12T20:24:32+00:00May 27th, 2021|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

The month of May is known nationally as Arthritis Awareness Month and for good reason. You see, osteoarthritis is a disease that affects over 32 million people—a number that has steadily been on the rise. Those with osteoarthritis (or any form of arthritis) know the difficulties of living with constant pain and limited movement. Keep [...]

11 05, 2021

What is a Spinal Fusion?

By |2021-03-09T20:05:30+00:00May 11th, 2021|Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that helps relieve back pain. As back pain affects about 80 percent of the population, it is no surprise that the rate of individuals opting for this surgery has doubled since the start of the 21st century, and it has increased each year. Keep reading for more [...]

20 04, 2021

What is a Total Hip Replacement?

By |2021-03-04T16:27:39+00:00April 20th, 2021|Bone Health, Joint Pain|0 Comments

While the idea of any major surgery might be frightening, a total hip replacement, sometimes called total hip arthroplasties, is common. In the United States alone, orthopedic surgeons perform an estimated 450,000 total hip replacements every year, and researchers expect that number to rise. The popularity of total hip replacements stems from their effectiveness. Up [...]

8 04, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Meniscus Tears

By |2021-03-22T13:59:06+00:00April 8th, 2021|Joint Pain|0 Comments

One of the most common cartilage knee injuries is meniscus tears, with about 56% of men in their 70s to 90s tearing their meniscus compared to 19% of women in the same age group. However, anyone of any age can cause this injury. So, what is a meniscus tear? First, you need to understand what the [...]

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