Ortho/Neuro

Spinal Implant

New procedure gives spinal pain patients hope In an instant, Rachel Fannin’s life would be dramatically altered. Just before she became a teenager, Rachel was cleaning an aquarium at her home when she pressed down on one side with her left foot. She didn’t expect to break through. And she couldn’t foresee how the shards of glass and the subsequent infection would lead to chr ...

Summer Sports Safety

Summer can’t come fast enough for most of us. As the weather warms, people begin to flock to beaches, trails and ball fields. Everyone, it seems, wants to take advantage of the beautiful weather by ramping up their activity level. If you haven’t made it a habit to be active throughout the year, first consider a few tips to stay safe.ne of the unfortunate side effects of summer exercising is an inc ...

Don’t let the heat stop you

For optimum health, you should exercise at least 30 minutes most days of the week, according to Dr. Gary Windler, orthopaedic surgeon with South Carolina Sport Medicine and Orthopedic Center and Trident Health System.Summer can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but take precautions to not overdo it. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are very real concerns, but they easily can be avoided. Prepare ...

Healthy aging – getting quality in quantity

What’s that old saying –there are two things in life that are certain – death and taxes?Well, they may say there are two, but certainly a third should be added to the list. Because no matter how hard we try, and no matter how many dollars we may be willing to pay to avoid it –it’s inevitable that we will all age. After all, more than 36 million living Americans have been doing it for more than 65 ...