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The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy May 19th, 2021

Physical therapy is a great way to help you recover more efficiently and faster from an injury or surgery, so you can get back your usual activities. As an experienced spine surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, often recommends physical therapy to help his patients recover from spine surgery. Dr. Bo...

Who Can Benefit from a Spinal Fusion? Apr 12th, 2021

Spinal fusion surgery is an effective way to relieve chronic pain when other therapies aren’t working. However, this type of surgery isn’t a first course of treatment and not everyone is a candidate for a spinal fusion. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD,...

Understanding the Different Types of Pain Mar 11th, 2021

Your nerves, brain, and spinal cord all communicate together to generate the sensation of pain. Because pain affects people in different ways, it’s important that you receive an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your pain to prevent it from getting worse. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, Gbolahan...

Solutions for Your Neck Pain Feb 11th, 2021

Living with persistent neck pain makes it difficult to get things done - and doing those things anyway can make your neck pain worse. As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS treats all types of chronic neck pain and their underlying causes. Dr. Bo offers some insight into what...

Conditions that Can Benefit from Spinal Fusion Jan 13th, 2021

Spinal fusion surgery may not be the first line of treatment for spine-related pain; but in some cases, the surgery can provide definite benefits for your existing and long-term spine health. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, spine surgeon Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, has extensive experience performing spinal fusion...

When to Get Professional Help for Your Lower Back Pain Dec 8th, 2020

Your spine and the other structures that make up your back provide stability to your body. These structures also make it possible for you to move in a variety of ways. Your lower back (lumbar spine) especially bears the weight of your body and is susceptible to injury. When any...

Why Herniated Disc Pain Can Come and Go Nov 8th, 2020

While the discs in your spine are rather small, a damaged one can cause you a lot of pain. A herniated disc is a specialty of experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, and if you experience back pain that interferes with your job or enjoyment of life, Dr. Bo...

Living with Sciatica Oct 6th, 2020

Sciatica is a distinctive type of lower back pain that can interfere with your ability to stand, walk, and sit. Without the right treatment, sciatica can put limitations on your life and undermine its quality. As a spine expert, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, knows how distracting sciatica pain can be....

When Is Your Back Pain Cause for Concern? Sep 18th, 2020

As estimated 65 million people in the United States experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime and as many as 16 million live with chronic pain daily. As a world-class spine surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, recognizes how any amount of back pain can interfere with...

Everything You Need to Know About Spinal Fractures Aug 21st, 2020

Spinal fractures can be a painful and even life-changing experience. As a skilled spine surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, treats all types of spine conditions, including spinal fractures. Dr. Bo offers some insight into what causes spinal fractures, how to treat them, and what you should do to avoid a...

Bad Habits That Worsen Your Spine Pain Jul 28th, 2020

While chronic spine pain is often the result of unavoidable trauma from a fall or car accident, persistent back pain can also develop because of your everyday bad habits. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, treats many people with increasing back pain caused by aging...

Preparing for Surgery – A Little Planning Goes a Long Way Toward a Smoother Recovery Jun 24th, 2020

When you’re planning for a minimally invasive surgery, preparing ahead of time can help you enjoy a faster, safer recovery. As a highly skilled orthopaedic and spine surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, offers some inside tips to help you get your home and your body ready for surgery. Dr. Bo...

Tips for Preventing Your Back Pain from Becoming Chronic May 27th, 2020

Occasional back pain affects people of every age. As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, understands how any pain in your back can be alarming. Dr. Bo offers a variety of treatments to address the underlying cause of back pain. He also provides resources to keep your back...

The Many Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Apr 28th, 2020

When you needed surgery in the past, you could expect to spend a significant period of recovery in the hospital and at home. Now, advancements in minimally invasive techniques allow experienced orthopedic surgeon, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, to make necessary repairs without causing unnecessary damage to your body. Learn more about...

What You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease Mar 17th, 2020

If you have chronic pain in your back as you get older, it may be an indication you have a condition known as degenerative disc disease. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, treats a number of patients who need help managing degenerative disc disease and...

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Back Feb 6th, 2020

Your bed is something you use every day, but many people don’t realize how important their mattress actually is for good health. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, treats a wide variety of conditions, many of which are made worse by a poor-quality mattress....

5 Warning Signs That Your Sports-Related Back Pain Requires A Doctor's Evaluation Jan 16th, 2020

Whether you engage in sports on a professional level or enjoy participating in a pick-up game on the weekend, it’s important to recognize signs of an injury. Muscle soreness, especially in your back, is common after high-impact activities. However, if your back pain is more than just muscle fatigue and...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Dec 1st, 2019

The advancements in today’s technologies are nothing short of amazing. For as much convenience as cell phones and tablets offer, there are also repercussions to consider, due to our increased dependence on technology. As an experienced physician, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, routinely sees the side effects of chronic technology use....

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Nov 1st, 2019

Chronic pain from sciatica may develop after an injury to your lower spine or due to a degenerative disease – but did you know persistent sciatica pain can also be the result of your weight? As a spinal expert and orthopedic surgeon, Gbloahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, understands how disruptive sciatica...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Oct 1st, 2019

The aging process has lots of surprises in store for you and persistent back pain may be one of those surprises. As a back pain specialist, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, understands how overwhelming age-related back pain can be, especially when it begins to interfere with your ability to stay active. ...

What to Expect When Undergoing Spinal Fusion Sep 1st, 2019

Spinal fusion surgery involves the use of a bone graft or a bone-like material to connect two or more vertebrae. This procedure can be done anywhere along the spine to treat pain, degenerative diseases, and deformities of the spine. At the Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, we can help you...

When Steroid Injections Are the Best Choice for Your Chronic Pain Aug 4th, 2019

It’s safe to say that back pain — whether once in a blue moon or chronic — drags down your quality of life considerably. Pain isn’t easy to live with, limited movement is frustrating, and if your pain is characterized as chronic, it can feel as if there’s no relief...

5 Tips for Returning to Sports After Back Surgery Jul 23rd, 2019

Back pain can be debilitating and make you miserable. Back surgery is an option when other treatments have not relieved your symptoms, and your back problems are making it very difficult for you to function. Surgery can help relieve the pain and allow you to move freely again.  It is...

That Pain in the Neck Could be a Sign of Neck Arthritis Jun 26th, 2019

It’s not surprising that neck pain ranks as one of the most common complaints, second only to lower back pain. That’s because, even though your neck is incredibly strong and resilient, it’s also under a lot of pressure. Besides supporting the weight of your head, it also helps you turn...

PROPER FITNESS MECHANICS Apr 18th, 2019

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SPINE SURGERY TECHNIQUES? Apr 18th, 2019

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HERNIATED DISC Apr 18th, 2019

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