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Posture 101
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Posture 101

Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctors say one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture. The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your posture, and reduce your chances of suffering from back pain later in...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back
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Herniated Discs Can Be a Pain in the Back

A herniated disc is the rupture of a spinal disc, which is the soft cushion that sits between each vertebra of the spine. When the disc ruptures, a small part of the spinal disc is pushed outside its normal boundary, and the spinal nerves and spinal cord may become pinched. Our spine surgeons typically suggest...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Eliminating Lower Back Pain for Good
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Eliminating Lower Back Pain for Good

The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can decrease your chances of sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back...

September 4, 2015September 15, 2017by
Dr. Isaacson Discusses Total Joints
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Dr. Isaacson Discusses Total Joints

Are you a candidate for Total Joint Replacement? Do you know someone who is? Did you know that the number of total joint replacements in the U.S. is likely to see significant increases over the next few years, as our baby boomer population continues to age? Dr. Isaacson, the newest surgeon at DMOS, took some time...

August 11, 2015September 15, 2017by
Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!
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Ava Jo is on the mend, thanks to Dr. Gehrke and her teddy bear, Dr. Gehrke!

On Dec. 16 of last year, Ava Jo’s mother, experienced what every parent fears; her little girl was severely injured when struck by a car as the child walked home from school. The accident occurred just a block from the Winterset Elementary School. The incident was so close to home that her mother could hear...

Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury
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Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury

As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, allowing you to run, jump, and walk. Though this tendon can withstand a great deal of stress due to running and jumping, it is also prone to injuries related to overuse and degeneration. There are several factors...

What Is a Stress Fracture?
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What Is a Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and tenderness when the bone is bearing weight or severe pain during heavy exercise. Darkening...

What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis
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What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports-related injuries orthopaedic doctors see, but they are often perceived as minor injuries and are easily forgotten. However, injuries to the ankle joint should never be overlooked, as they can often intensify into a long-term problem. Damage to the ankle joint can show up years down the...

How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle
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How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle

A pulled muscle occurs when the muscle is strained or stretched too far, creating small tears within the muscle. This generates aching, tightening, and stiffening in the muscle, which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The hamstring is commonly strained, which can hinder athletes from performing a variety of activities, including running, walking, and jumping....

Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season
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Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints (the glenohumeral and the acromioclavicular), the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move in multiple directions and allow you to apply force or pressure, allowing for greater movement, but simultaneously...