February, 2016

When to Call a Doctor for a Pinched Nerve

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A pinched nerve—the layman’s term for what doctors call a “compressed nerve”—can be very painful. There are self-care options, such as heat/ice, massage, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. If your pain has just started or if it isn’t too severe, you can try these. And rest assured: Most cases of pinched nerves go away on their...  read more

How Aging Affects Your Cervical Spine

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The aging process can affect your cervical spine.  This doesn’t mean that everyone, as we get older, will develop neck pain, but the wear and tear we put our spines through can lead to degenerative spinal conditions.  This article will review: cervical spine anatomy degenerative conditions that can lead to neck pain diagnosis treatments First,...  read more

Congratulations to Dr. Shiraz Patel

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Shiraz Patel Voted Favorite Orthopaedic Doctor for 2015 by Paducah Sun readers   “It is an honor and privilege to receive this award as it is an honor and privilege to care for the people in this great community. I am proud to be a part of the Orthopaedic Institute. It takes a...  read more

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