Low back pain can cause people to miss work, become disabled and face medical expenses. While some causes of back pain can be medically treated, such as those related to a disk problem or pressure on a spinal nerve, others may improve by making lifestyle changes. New research suggests that many people who have lower […]
Icy roads. Traffic jams. School closings. Another round of snowfall this week in South Hampton Roads presents numerous problems for residents – including back strains from shoveling snow. A national group of orthopaedic surgeons has issued some safety tips to help prevent injuries that can occur while removing snow. More than 119,000 people were treated […]
Kayla, a young woman who needed knee surgery, describes her positive experience with Dr. Luciano and Bon Secours Virginia Orthopedic and Spine Specialists. Ernesto Luciano-Perez, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in sports medicine, general orthopaedics, arthroscopic surgery of all joints, especially the shoulder — including total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder […]
After Shannan dislocated, she turned to the orthopedic experts at Bon Secours Hampton Roads for emergency surgery. Dr. Bradley Butkovich saved Shannan’s leg and returned her to the activities she loves.
Close to 2 million people visit a doctor for rotator cuff injuries annually. Of these patients, one-third will need surgery. Not only can surgery alleviate shoulder pain, it can also save thousands of dollars by reducing indirect costs, including missed work days and disability payments. “Many patients who have rotator cuff surgery are able to return to […]
People who have obstructive sleep apnea, especially women and older individuals, face a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study. Sleep apnea causes brief interruptions in breathing while a person sleeps. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked. Left untreated, the sleep disorder can raise the risk for stroke, heart […]
Trampolines are a common sight in many backyards across South Hampton Roads. Unfortunately, injuries occurring during recreational trampoline use send many children to the emergency room every year. Indeed, more than 288,000 people – most of them children – wound up at a hospital emergency room in the United States with broken bones over a […]
Parents have long taught their children that it helps to have a positive outlook. Apparently, optimism can especially help – the health of your spouse. After tracking 3,940 adults over the age of 50 for four years, researchers found that those who were married to an optimistic spouse had better physical mobility and fewer chronic […]