Spinal Stenosis

Pain, tingling, weakness and instability - all these can result from stenosis, a narrowing of the canal in the vertebrae that can pinch and damage the spinal cord.

2018-08-07T10:47:48+00:00August 21st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Spinal Stenosis

Vitamin D Overview

Known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” Vitamin D helps your body absorb and use calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, among other benefits.

2018-08-07T10:49:15+00:00August 11th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Vitamin D Overview

Watch Your Back – Tips for a Healthy Spine

Anyone who's suffered back pain knows how important it is to protect your spine. Here are six easy ways to watch out for yourself, and avoid spine trouble that could save you a lot of pain.

2018-08-07T13:34:38+00:00August 6th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Watch Your Back – Tips for a Healthy Spine

Where Neck Pain Begins

Whether it's a result of bad posture, an overuse injury, degeneration from aging, or trauma, neck pain can be rough. For some, pain may only last for a few hours, but for others it may linger for days. Chronic neck pain may continue for weeks, or even years.

2018-08-07T13:34:07+00:00August 1st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Where Neck Pain Begins

ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES OF MICHIGAN SURGEONS PERFORM GRAND RAPIDS FIRST OUTPATIENT TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI., March 26, 2018 - Dr. Robert DeMaagd, MD and Dr. Thomas Matelic, MD of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan have successfully performed the first Same-Day Outpatient Total Joint Replacements in an ambulatory surgery center in the Grand Rapids region. Since October, 2017, Dr. DeMaagd and Dr. Matelic have treated nearly a dozen patients [...]

2018-04-04T10:03:26+00:00April 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES OF MICHIGAN SURGEONS PERFORM GRAND RAPIDS FIRST OUTPATIENT TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS

Posture and Your Hips

Good posture is essential for musculoskeletal health. While health professionals once recommended “standing up straight” as the way to achieve and maintain good posture, today’s experts take a much more advanced and effective approach. They (1) analyze all structures that affect posture (2) determine which structures may be causing posture deviations (3) come up with [...]

2017-10-19T12:42:03+00:00October 23rd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Posture and Your Hips

Is My Diet Causing Back Pain

Many factors can cause chronic back pain. These range from inherited conditions to degenerative disc disease, to repetitive strain, to trauma-induced damage from a fall, a sports injury, or a car accident.

2017-10-19T12:36:19+00:00October 9th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Is My Diet Causing Back Pain