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How to Keep Your Back Healthy and Strengthen Your Spine

How to Keep Your Back Healthy and Strengthen Your Spine

by Stephanie Meadows
Back pain can be debilitating, interrupting your normal daily routine. We often don’t think about the strength of our spine until we have pain that disrupts life as usual. Once we have back pain, we're driven to know what's wrong and what it will take to relieve the pain and prevent a recurrence.

Running into Foot Pain: Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy

by OAC Admin
Our feet have the power to make running either a comfortable or miserable experience. Foot problems can also lead to pain and injury of the knees, hips, and lower back if you don’t take the proper precautions.

Meet Dr. Michael DeMarco

Meet Dr. Michael DeMarco

by Stephanie Meadows
It's important to have a doctor who knows you and your health history. Getting to know your doctor isn’t always easy to do. Here at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, we’d like you to get to know the newest member of our team, Dr. Michael DeMarco.

Chiropractors vs. Physical Therapy

Chiropractors vs. Physical Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
With about 65 million Americans suffering from back pain, it's the second most common reason for medical visits. Back pain can be debilitating, and it can be difficult to know where to go for help when you are in pain with mild injuries, soft tissue damage, whiplash, back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, and sports injuries. The real question is, should you see a medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or an orthopedic surgeon for your musculoskeletal pain? Identifying the cause of your pain is the first step to solving it, therefore a proper diagnosis is essential.

Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

by Stephanie Meadows
It is said that the number one reason people play sports is because it is fun. However, sports injuries can happen, and they can happen anywhere in the body, especially if your forte involves testing the laws of physics or gravity. The most common sports injuries tend to be fairly minor: bruises, sprains, and strains. Still, there are more serious injuries for athletes depending on the region and type of activity.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.