Oh, Those Achy Bones

For most of us, our knowledge of the skeleton is limited to the song we learned as a child, “Dem bones.” You know – the one that goes,

the head bone connected to the neck bone
the neck bone connected to the back bone
the back bone connected to the hip bone
dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones…

But if “dem bones” are hurting due to illness, injury, or age, maybe it’s time to seek out the knowledge of an orthopedic specialist.
The most common medical complaints are back and joint pain. Other common orthopedic problems are:

  • Neck pain
  • Ruptured or bulging discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Injuries including fractures, dislocations and torn ligaments

Any of these issues can seriously affect quality of life.  In the case of hip or knee pain, simple activities like walking or bending are difficult.  Often times, orthopedic services are sought to improve the quality of life for those who want to return to their normal life and feel better.  Sometimes chiropractics, physiotherapy or occupational therapy is used.  If surgery is needed, then care also includes working with a physical or occupational therapist after surgery to complete the recovery.
There are more and more knee and hip replacements being done due to the aging baby boomer population. In many cases, they are choosing a total knee or hip replacement to improve their life and to stay active. Because of this, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Curtis at the Specialty Care Network at Jordan Family Health can help.  He can use advanced diagnostic tools that can pinpoint the problem.  Once knee or hip surgery is done, patients work with therapists to improve movement and function and also to prevent further injury.

At the Specialty Care Network at Jordan Family Health center, they work to educate the patients before surgery and during the recovery process.

Everyone wants the best care and we tend to shop around.  It’s great news to find a doctor that utilizes state-of-the-art tools to improve care.

 

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