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5 Ways You May Be Triggering Your Sciatica

5 Ways You May Be Triggering Your Sciatica

by Yenny (SU)
If you’ve ever experienced sciatica, you know it’s different from other back pain. Instead of a throbbing or piercing discomfort in one area, it’s more like a sharp shooting pain sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness that starts in the lower back and radiates through the buttocks and down the back of your leg.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Beats Medication for Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation Beats Medication for Pain

by Yenny (SU)
Spinal cord stimulation is associated with greater pain reduction than pharmacotherapy in patients with intractable spine or limb pain, results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis show.

Botox Treatment for Conditions of Spine and Neck Prove Effective, Even Life Changing

Botox Treatment for Conditions of Spine and Neck Prove Effective, Even Life Changing

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Botox isn’t just for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles on the face anymore. It’s being used an effective treatment for a number of back, neck and neurologic conditions with amazing benefits to patients.

Lighten Your Load for Backpack and Briefcase Safety

Lighten Your Load for Backpack and Briefcase Safety

by Bevon Findley (SU)
With kids back to school, they’re carrying backpacks stuffed with everything from books and cell phones to sports equipment and laptops. Heavy backpacks can cause pain and more serious injuries that can lead to neck, shoulder and back damage as kids get older. And it’s not just backpack weight that causes problems.

OACM Spine Surgeon Performs Restorative Surgery to Improve Neck and Back Function and Reduce Pain

OACM Spine Surgeon Performs Restorative Surgery to Improve Neck and Back Function and Reduce Pain

by Bevon Findley (SU)
For patients experiencing back or neck pain that cannot be relieved or controlled through pain management and rehabilitative techniques, spine surgery may be indicated to improve function and restore quality of life. “In many cases, when six to eight weeks of non-operative treatment has not yielded adequate improvement, surgical care is highly successful,” says Oren Blam, M.D., spine surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland. Spine surgery at OACM can involve various techniques, from open surgery to minimally invasive and innovative procedures. Two of these surgical procedures include ACDF and lumbar laminectomy.

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.