Anyone who has suffered a serious back, neck, or spinal cord injury may be dealing with chronic pain and regularly considering new options for pain management. Some patients rely on opioids for pain relief. There are many alternatives for pain relief that do not involve the use of opioids. However, many of those patients who… Read More

Oklahoma voters recently approved State Question 788 which allows for the use of medical marijuana for pain management. Physicians may also have the option of recommending medical marijuana. Residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma who suffer from serious back, hip, and joint pain may soon be able to obtain medical marijuana. Indeed, Oklahoma voters went to the… Read More

If you have ever landed wrong on your ankle or twisted your wrist, you may have wondered whether you had a strain or strain. These are just two of the many common ways in which soft tissue injuries occur. At Spine & Orthopedic Specialists Tulsa, we believe in making patient education a priority. Understanding the… Read More

The short answer to the question as to when to see a doctor concerning your neck pain is as soon as you sense something is ‘not right’. Neck pain is more than just an uncomfortable condition that prevents you from engaging in your normal activities. Depending on your symptoms, it could be an indication of… Read More

At Spine & Orthopedic Specialists Tulsa, we see patients with a variety of conditions impacting the bones and soft tissues. As part of your treatment, we may recommend mild exercises to build muscle tone and increase flexibility. Unfortunately, if you are just recovering from an injury or a recent procedure your options may be limited.… Read More

Many people suffer from ‘pins and needles’ if they sit or stand too long in the same position. Like a jolt of electricity, the feeling can shot down your legs and into your feet, making it difficult to concentrate or get a good night’s sleep. In some cases, these sensations affect your arms and down… Read More

Individual and team sports are a good way to keep fit while having fun with your friends. Unfortunately, jumping into these activities without the proper training and preparation could leave you suffering from a variety of painful and potentially serious injuries. At Spine & Orthopedic Specialists Tulsa, sports and recreational injuries are among the most… Read More

Some types of back and neck conditions which result in chronic pain can be treated with a combination of rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. While non-surgical options are always in your best interests and the first method of treatment your doctor with explore, there are times when more invasive procedures are needed. For our… Read More

Chronic pain can be debilitating, impacting nearly every area of your life. In addition to causing difficulties at work or in performing certain tasks on your job, it can make it harder to take care of your home and prevent you from enjoying hobbies and activities with family and friends. If you are one of… Read More

Back pain is a common problem many people experience. It can occur suddenly as the result of an accidental injury or it can build up and get progressively worse over a period of months or even years as a result of overuse and strain. If left untreated, it can prevent you from engaging in activities… Read More