Blog Archive

What is the Carpal Tunnel? Oct 5th, 2021

Your hand and wrist are made up of many different structures that help you move correctly and perform daily activities. There’s also a large nerve that runs down your arm into your hand called the median nerve. When it becomes compressed, this is the nerve that’s responsible for carpal tunnel...

Bad Habits That Impact Your Wrist Sep 8th, 2021

Just like many other parts of your body, your wrists are vital for performing many of the tasks you do on a day-to-day basis. But when pain strikes, it leaves you feeling helpless and unable to get things done. Certain habits that you may be unaware of could be causing...

How Can Physical Therapy Help Your Back Pain? Aug 5th, 2021

When you’re suffering from debilitating back pain, it can affect your morale and your ability to perform daily activities at home and at work. Although medications and other treatments help temporarily, physical therapy may help ease your discomfort long term. At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico, back...

Life After Spinal Fusion Jul 12th, 2021

Problems with your spine are no walk in the park — especially when they affect your livelihood. Conservative treatments might temporarily subdue the pain, but the problem is still there. When nothing else helps, and you need relief soon, a spinal fusion could be just what you and your spine...

What Every Menopausal Woman Should Know About Bone Health Jun 15th, 2021

Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life that signals the end of childbearing years. There’s a change in your hormones that leads to a lot of different symptoms and changes in your body. One of the negative effects of menopause on your body is osteoporosis, which leads to brittle...

5 Types of Fractures May 18th, 2021

Accidents are a part of life; and they sometimes lead to injuries like broken bones. Not only are fractures painful, they cause other issues, too. There are different types of fractures, and knowing which one you've sustained helps in your treatment plan.  At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of NM,...

How Arthroscopy Works Apr 18th, 2021

When you're facing orthopedic surgery, the thought of a long and painful recovery can be scary. However, surgical technology has come a long way, allowing our team to use minimally invasive techniques for procedures that used to require large incisions. Arthroscopy is just one of the minimally invasive procedures that...

Learn About Our New Osteoporosis Treatment Mar 16th, 2021

As you get older, your body goes through a lot of different changes. Some of these changes are preventable, while others may be passed genetically. Osteoporosis is one of those disorders that you can try to prevent with lifestyle changes. However, if you’ve already been dealing with the effects of...

What to Expect at Your Orthopedic Visit Feb 21st, 2021

Whether you have an acute injury or a chronic condition, you want quick relief in the least amount of time. Knowing what to expect at your orthopedic appointment helps to get your treatment plan started on the right foot. At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico, our team...

Life After a Knee Replacement Jan 17th, 2021

If you need a knee replacement, you’ve most likely been dealing with pain for awhile. The thought of major surgery can be daunting, but the idea of finally being pain free is tempting. And going through a knee replacement isn’t just about the surgery itself; the biggest obstacle is the...

Signs You May Need Hip Replacement Surgery Dec 29th, 2020

Your hips play a large role in your ability to walk, run, and even sit. So when something in this area goes wrong and causes pain, it throws your life completely out of your control. Depending on what condition is affecting you, your treatment options range from rest and physical...

Does Typing Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Nov 11th, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects many people in all kinds of jobs and careers. If you have a job where you're constantly typing, you may be at a greater risk of developing this condition. However, there are also other things that cause carpal tunnel syndrome, too. At...

Physical Therapy for Back Pain: What to Expect Oct 14th, 2020

Back pain affects a lot of people, both young and old. If you’re one of those people who suffer from this condition, you know the pain can make even the smallest activities seem torturous. Many times, conservative treatments at home just don’t do the trick to get you feeling back...

Should You Have Both Knees Replaced at the Same Time? Sep 16th, 2020

When your knees start to bother you so much that you start missing out on life, you might need knee replacement surgery. One knee replacement is enough, but what if both of your knees are so bad that you need surgery on both?  At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of...

When Does Wrist Arthritis Require Surgery? Aug 13th, 2020

It’s easy to forget how often we use our hands throughout the day; until wrist arthritis hits. It can cause excruciating pain when doing the simplest tasks. It may creep up on you without any warning, and it can leave you wondering if you’ll ever find pain relief. At the...

Sprain vs. Fracture: How to Tell If It’s a Broken Bone Jul 28th, 2020

Falls, car accidents, and sports trauma can all lead to injuries ranging in severity from mild to severe. Sprains and fractures are something you may have experienced from any one of those mechanisms. Getting early treatment for the more severe injuries can save you a lot of pain down the...

What's the Best Age for a Hip Replacement? Jun 1st, 2020

While the goal is to preserve your joints for as long as possible, there may come a time when one presents more of a liability than an asset, which can certainly be true of your hip joint. In these cases, joint replacement is an exceptionally effective option thanks to advanced...