How do I treat back pain before seeing a doctor?
Ready to try a few steps at home to relieve your back pain? Here are three steps to take before you give your physician a call.Read More
What is SI Joint Syndrome? 8 Things a Spine Specialist Says You Should Know
Sacroiliac joint syndrome, or SI joint syndrome, is a frequent culprit of low back pain, and may also create pain in the buttock region, groin and lower extremities.Read More
What is scoliosis?
Wondering what exactly is scoliosis? Dr. Todd Chapman of OrthoCarolina's Spine Center helps us define scoliosis and learn more about its prevalence and treatments.Read More
NASCAR's Aric Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back
Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to twelve weeks.Read More
Dr. Todd Chapman discussing his practice
Dr. Todd Chapman discussing his practiceRead More
Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist
Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.Read More
Caring for the Caretaker
Liberia is one of the five poorest nations on the planet. Years of civil wars there have left life difficult for many of its citizens, many of whom lost family members and still live in poverty. Several years ago, one of its most beloved Christian ministry leaders Oretha Joe began dealing with an increasing pain in her back that made even standing difficult.
OrthoCarolina Spine Center Community Event Recap
Highlights from our community roundtable held at Lenny Boy Brewing on February 22nd, 2018.Read More
Spine Care at OrthoCarolina
The Southeast's leader in Spine and Back care.Read More
The Scoop on Sciatica, Plus Exercises That Can Help With Pain
Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes pain that radiates down the leg caused by a pinched nerve in the back.Read More
Back Pain Fundamentals
We don’t always think about our spine, but good spinal health is important. Back pain can come from many different sources: discs, joints, fractures, or even just the effects of everyday life.Read More
What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis
Most people with osteoporosis do not even know they have it which is why it is often called the “silent disease.” It may show up as a broken bone in the spine, hips, wrist or another bone in the body.Read More
Conservative Care of Low Back Pain
Generalized low back pain is a huge public health problem, affecting 80 percent of people at some point during their lifetime. Low back pain can affect a person's ability to function at work or within the home and can lead to a lower perceived quality of life.Read More
Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know
Our surgeons are some of the best in the world, but robotics can actually increase the precision and consistency of what we do in the operating room.Read More
ORTHOCAROLINA ROBOTICS SPINE SURGERY TEAM PERFORMS 100TH MAZOR ROBOTICS RENAISSANCE® SURGICAL CASE
This state-of-the-art technology makes complex spine surgery more precise by providing a preoperative computer based planning platform to increase surgical accuracy and safety.Read More
Indoor Cycling and Your Core
Exercise and staying fit is a big part of Dr. David Anderson’s life.Read More
Why the Core Muscles are Different from Other Muscles
The core is the part of the human body located between the pelvic floor and diaphragm, and its main job is to hold and protect your spine.Read More
Who’s Got Your Back?
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Back HealthRead More
Fit Tip Friday – Training the Posterior (Back) Muscle Groups
Our back is made up of a group of muscles that work together to support our everyday activities like lifting children, running , and even sitting at our desk with good posture.Read More
Spine Center’s Dr. Milam Performs Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement
OrthoCarolina spine surgeon Alden Milam has performed a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure was the first FDA approved two-level disc replacement in the state of North Carolina.