How to Maintain Proper Spine Health

2018-04-10T17:16:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Blog, Spine|

The spine has an important job. It is the protector of the spinal cord which is the central nerve highway of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can result in many devastating conditions, including paralysis and death. Keeping the spine strong and healthy is not a difficult task. Here are some tips for maintaining [...]

Degenerative Disc Disease: What you Need to Know

2017-10-09T09:40:12+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. HOFF, DR. SOHAGIA, Spine|

If you've got back problems involving your discs, here's what you need to know about degenerative disc disease: It's Not Really a "Disease" Despite its name, degenerative disc disease is not really a disease at all. It's more of a "condition" caused by damage to one or more of the spinal discs. So What is [...]

Understanding Lumbago: Common Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

2017-10-09T10:24:25+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Spine|

back pain People who have a common musculoskeletal disorder known as lumbago are often have a hard time enjoying everyday activities that used to bring them pleasure. What Is lumbago? Basically, this condition refers to a pain that stems from the lower back region. If you have lumbago, you’re not alone as it [...]

Back to School: Are Backpacks Leading to Back Pain

2017-10-09T10:31:28+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Blog, Spine|

backpacks on students The start of a new school year raises concern in some parents when it comes to their child’s backpack. Heavy text books, sports equipment, and other items are hauled to and from school every day, causing strain on your child’s neck, back, and shoulders that could be lessened with a [...]

How Do I Know If I Have Ruptured A Disc In My Spine?

2017-10-09T10:36:09+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Spine|

Having a ruptured disc can be painful, besides robbing you of being productive the pain can prevent you from enjoying everyday life. Also known as a slipped or herniated disc, a ruptured disc is when the tissue that’s between the spinal vertebrae becomes compressed. As a result, this causes a bulge into the spinal column. [...]

Preventing Back Pain at the Office

2017-10-09T09:54:04+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, Spine|

Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and can make it hard for people to concentrate properly on their work. Understanding back pain and the principles of ergonomics can help prevent work related back pain and injury and help increase productivity and maintain a healthy back. Sitting at an office chair for [...]

HROSM featured on Becker’s Orthopaedic & Spine Review: Orthopaedic Practices to Know

2017-10-11T08:23:41+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Blog, Spine|

HROSM is excited to announce that our practice was recently featured by Becker’s Orthopaedic & Spine Review as an “Orthopaedic Practice to Know.” Becker’s Review is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. It is a privilege to be featured in this category by a nationally, well known organization. [...]

Meet our Virginia Spine Specialists

2016-10-12T13:29:12+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. HOFF, DR. SOHAGIA, Spine|

Living with neck or back pain can make normal activities such as walking, bending, sleeping or working, a painful experience. At Hampton Roads Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, we are committed to providing exceptional quality, comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with conditions affecting the . As the premier provider of bone and joint health in [...]

5 Tips to Prevent Back Pain

2016-10-12T13:29:16+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Blog, Spine|

Back pain is a common problem that will affect nearly all adults at one time or another. Back pain can be caused by trauma, such as a fall or a car accident. However, in most cases, back pain is the result of an everyday activity done incorrectly — activities as common as twisting to reach or lift an object, sitting [...]

What is Nerve Compression?

2017-10-09T11:32:49+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Blog, Spine|

Nerve compression also known as a “pinched nerve” occurs when excess pressure is applied to an area of the body and the nerve’s function is impaired. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord, sending important messages throughout your body. If you have a pinched nerve your body may send you warning signals such as pain. Nerve compression can occur almost anywhere in the [...]