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Oklahoma Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctors

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Myths & Advanced Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common nerve compression resulting in significant pain, suffering, time off from work, and ultimately surgery. Unfortunately, Oklahomans don’t realize that most physicians and healthcare professionals evaluate, diagnose, and treat carpal tunnel disease the same way they have for decades. Ultimately, this leads to slow evaluations, delayed diagnosis, increased recovery time, and extended time off from work. Below I will update you on the latest approaches for addressing your carpal tunnel symptoms. Imagine having your evaluation, diagnosis, and possibly even getting treatment all in a single office visit! Myth #1: Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Requires…
Spine and Joint Injury Specialists in Oklahoma

Don’t Delay Care After an Accident!

An auto injury accident can be one of the most stressful things a person experiences in their lifetime. Unfortunately, approximately 25,000 Oklahomans each year are involved in automobile collisions. The challenge for many is knowing where to seek proper evaluation and treatment following the accident. Patients will often present to either an urgent care clinic or the general emergency department at the nearest hospital, which is not necessarily the wrong decision.  First, rule out severe injuries from a serious accident Having an initial exam at one of these facilities immediately following an accident is very important when it is clear…
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Spine MRI Results and Medical Decision Making: Consider All Your Options

It is estimated that Americans undergo approximately 40 million MRIs every year, resulting in the United States being among the most image populations on the planet. There is real concern among many healthcare policymakers as to whether or not all of this diagnostic imaging results in improved health outcomes for patients here in the US. Of all those scans performed every year here in the US, over 10 million of them are performed on the spine alone. Despite how commonly this study is ordered by primary care providers, orthopedic surgeons, and spine specialists, most patients are largely unfamiliar with what…
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COVID-19 CARE Protection Zone

Pain Management in the era of COVID-19 Oklahomans are understandably concerned about the Coronavirus Pandemic and as we prepare to venture out in the coming weeks, it is critical to decrease risk move about in public. It is important that our current and future patients have the opportunity to seek treatment for their pain and injury and we are answering the call. Introducing COVID-19 CARE Protection Zones Our pain management clinics in Oklahoma City have completely redesigned clinic processes to provide you with the safest possible environment. Developed by our medical staff, we have implemented this unique program to reduce…
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery: What You Need to Know BEFORE Surgery

Carpal tunnel surgery occurs approximately 500,000 times a year in the United States. Yes, you read that correctly! Doctors performing this surgical treatment are most commonly orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons. in the recent past, primary care doctors have referred patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to surgeons for evaluation and treatment. Surgeons overwhelming treat carpal tunnel syndrome with, you guessed it, surgery. There is now a wealth of medical research describing surgical alternatives for carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, some experts believe most patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome may not require surgery.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Alternatives Although there are many…
Medical Cannabis Pain Management

Medical Cannabis and Pain Management

Medical Cannabis for Pain Management: Introduction Medical cannabis, as a treatment in pain management, has recently gained popularity following the legalization of medical marijuana in over 30 states. In this article on the topic, you can get up to speed on many aspects of the treatment of chronic pain with medical cannabis. What is Medical Cannabis? Medical cannabis refers to the use of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes, including pain relief and treatment. The parts of the plant containing the medicinal herbs known as CBD or cannabinoids are within the resin of the plant. The resin is produced primarily…