Nov
01
Adult Spinal Deformity with Dr. Matt McGirt

As an adult, the main thing to check for is pelvic-spine-shoulder alignment, making sure that any malalignment does not progress over time. The symptoms that signal a worsening spinal deformity include more muscle strain and stress around the spine area. So if you find yourself requiring treatment, you are not alone.

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Oct
26
Meet Christopher, a story of resilience and hope.

Christopher’s life has been a series of doctor’s appointments, weekly physical therapy sessions, as well as planned (and emergency) surgeries. This resilient seven-year-old boy has cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and epilepsy, three conditions that have drastically impacted his physical and mental development. After undergoing a procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery, Christopher is experiencing a whole new joy in life. 

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Oct
26
Celebrating Our Radiology Technologists

This national recognition week is an opportunity to showcase our imaging team and celebrate the incredible services that they provide our patients. In honor of Radiology Technologist Week, we asked our technologists to answer some questions that help us understand the talent, passion, and team culture behind the technology! 

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Oct
20
Recognizing our Physical Therapy Team


October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month! We are proud to offer on-site physical therapy services at our Ballantyne, Charlotte, Concord, Huntersville, Matthews, and Rock Hill offices, focused on improving patient recovery and rehabilitation. Our team of licensed physical therapists work together with our physiatrists, neurosurgeons, and neurologist to review patient progress, develop treatment plans, and share insight for optimal patient care. Through one-on-one sessions with our physical therapists, patients receive the maximum benefit from their treatment. There is also an emphasis on patient education and injury prevention. In this blog, learn the "why" behind our physical therapist's passion, skill, and purpose!

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Oct
19
No Pain, No Gain is a Myth

According to Jake Beamon, a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, don’t believe the saying “no pain, no gain.” “The main thing I think is just a lack of understanding of what core strengthening is, how the core is involved in training in general, and in human movement, and within sports in itself,” Beamon said. “A little bit of soreness, muscular discomfort maybe, but there should be no pain with your training.”

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Oct
07
Meet April, now pain free from a nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia.

October 7th is recognized as International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, which presents a good opportunity to highlight this debilitating and commonly misdiagnosed condition. We encourage those who experience symptoms to seek an expert opinion, as April did and now can enjoy life again!

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Aug
22
Meet Ginny, a loyal and foundational member of our team!

At Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, we have numerous team members who have been with us for over 15 and 20 years. We celebrate our team members who have been instrumental in helping us create an environment that prioritizes our patients and team members. 

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Aug
22
Meet Helen who is “back in the saddle” after spine surgery!

Before receiving surgical spine intervention, 64-year-old Helen, a patient at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates couldn’t walk across the street without her legs giving out from under her. After intervention from the neurosurgical spine experts and the help of in-house physical therapy, Helen is “back in the saddle,” both literally and figuratively. Less than six-months after surgery, she was taking horseback riding lessons again, walking over two miles a day, and is able to play in the back yard with her grandkids.

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