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Jul 18, 2024

The healthcare landscape has significantly transformed, with nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) emerging as key players in various medical specialties, including orthopedics. At Tidewater Orthopaedics, these medical professional...

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Jul 15, 2024

If you're experiencing persistent neck pain or discomfort, paying attention to your body's signals is essential. One possible cause of neck pain is a bulging disc, which occurs when one of the cushiony discs between your vertebrae protrudes from its...

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Jul 10, 2024

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone that develop gradually due to repetitive force or overuse. These injuries are common among athletes, runners, and individuals who have suddenly increased their physical activity. Recognizing the signs of a s...

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Jul 08, 2024

Maintaining a healthy back is crucial for overall well-being, especially as we age. For those in their 40s and 50s who are just beginning their journey to a stronger back, we've compiled a list of safe, effective exercises to get you started. At Tide...

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Jul 01, 2024

Neck and back pain are among the most common reasons people seek medical attention. While some cases may require surgical intervention, many patients can find relief through conservative treatment options. As an orthopaedic spine specialist, I want t...

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Jun 27, 2024

Hiking and camping are excellent ways to connect with nature, stay active, and improve overall well-being. However, for those dealing with joint issues, these activities can seem daunting or even impossible. At Tidewater Orthopaedics, we understand t...

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Jun 24, 2024

Neck and back pain are common ailments that most people experience at some point in their lives. While many cases of neck and back pain resolve on their own or with conservative treatment, there are times when the pain may indicate a more serious und...

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Jun 20, 2024

Summer is a time for outdoor activities, sun, and fun. However, while enjoying the season, it is essential to consider your joint and bone health. As orthopaedic specialists, we at Tidewater Orthopaedics want to share tips to help you stay safe and p...

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Jun 17, 2024

 Regarding back and neck pain, knowing when it's time to seek help from a spine specialist can be challenging. Dr. Eric Vess, a spine surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics, shares five...

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Jun 13, 2024

 For passionate golfers, chronic knee or hip pain can turn the game they love into a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. If you've been struggling with joint pain on the course, a total knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle replacement may be the...

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