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Top 5 Benefits of Orthopaedic Immediate Care

Top 5 Benefits of Orthopaedic Immediate Care

Imagine a medical facility that can diagnose and treat your injury in a single visit, no doctor’s note required. Where you’ll have prompt access to trusted experts and the best diagnostic equipment and treatment methods around. 

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Orthopaedic Immediate Care vs The Emergency Room

Orthopaedic Immediate Care vs The Emergency Room

No one expects to sprain an ankle on the way to work. The first reaction for many people with this type of common injury is to head for the nearest emergency room. Others limp around for days, hoping the injury will go away. In the pain of the moment, it can be hard to know which option is the right one.

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Conservative and Surgical Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

Conservative and Surgical Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

Think of your spinal discs as small, rubbery cushions that separate the bones in the spine from one another. Sometimes, these discs rupture or bulge. This is what physicians mean when they talk about herniated discs, which can cause one or more of them to press against spinal nerves. And yes, it can be just as painful as it sounds.

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Spinal Cord Stimulators vs. Intrathecal Pumps for Chronic Back Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulators vs. Intrathecal Pumps for Chronic Back Pain

When alternative pain management isn’t enough to treat chronic back pain, there are still many different options. Some newer techniques are getting pretty hi-tech. Two procedures that treat chronic back pain – spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps – involve inserting small devices near the affected area that can be controlled from outside of the body.

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4 Facts About Spinal Fusion

4 Facts About Spinal Fusion

Chances are you know someone who has complained about a sore back. Some 16 million adults have to limit their daily activities due to chronic back pain. If the problem becomes debilitating, spinal fusion is the most common treatment available to them.

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How Observing School-Related Tasks Helps to Identify the Need for Occupational Therapy

How Observing School-Related Tasks Helps to Identify the Need for Occupational Therapy

For a teacher, treating every student as an individual while also focusing on their unique needs and progress can be a challenge, especially with larger classroom sizes. Yet, teachers are in an important position in their students’ lives where they can identify certain behaviors or characteristics that may indicate a need for occupational therapy.

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What You Need to Know When Receiving a Functional Capacity Evaluation

What You Need to Know When Receiving a Functional Capacity Evaluation

Workplace injuries are more common than people realize. Unless you’re particularly informed, you’ll likely find yourself overwhelmed by the information and procedures that follow a workplace injury. Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are part of the process that comes with a workplace injury and they entail important details.

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