Pain Management: Move Beyond Meds

Every day, millions of Americans start their day with chronic pain. It limits their mobility and keeps them from doing the activities they need or want to do. For some conditions, a prescription opioid may be the best answer, but many other conditions can be treated effectively with physical therapy. By the Numbers More than [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:37:02+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Avoid Exercise Injuries

We’re usually more active during the summertime doing activities like softball tennis and golf. All these can lead to joint injuries. Orthopedic surgeon, Charles Orth, DO,  was on our Fox 4 Live Healthy segment talking about preventing those injuries. Prevent Injuries Data shows that 30% of all musculoskeletal injuries show up in a physician's office. The [...]

By |2018-06-19T09:48:50+00:00May 1st, 2018|

How to Treat Back Pain at Home, and When You Should Call the Your Doctor

So many visitors to nkch.org search for the term “back pain” that the condition consistently ranks in the Top 10 of our most-searched terms. Considering more than 31 million Americans will seek relief for back pain at some point in their lives, it’s really not all that surprising. Fortunately, most back pain can be cured [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:56:08+00:00October 23rd, 2015|

3 Must-Have Resources You Need Before Having Joint Replacement Surgery

Each year, more than 1 million people make the decision to undergo joint replacement surgery. Even though the surgery can get you back on your feet and moving through life, it can be an overwhelming experience. The planning and preparation alone can be challenging. We understand and created three must-have knee and hip replacement resources [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:56:08+00:00July 28th, 2015|

The Inside Scoop on All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

For active people, especially athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most important ligament in the knee because of its stabilizing function. The slightest tear can sideline a person for months. But All-Inside ACL reconstruction, an innovative minimally-invasive procedure, can get you back in action with less pain and a shortened rehab time. [...]

By |2015-06-18T12:27:54+00:00June 18th, 2015|

Orthopedic Specialists Keep Athletes in the Game

U.S. News & World Report ranked North Kansas City Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the region for providing orthopedic services. From sports medicine to joint replacements and spine surgery, our specialists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate athletes of all ages and levels. Many of our orthopedic surgeons subspecialize, meaning they focus on specific [...]

By |2015-06-01T15:38:05+00:00June 1st, 2015|

Physical Rehabilitation Puts Nature Lovers Back on the Hiking Trail

Becky and John hiking the Tetons Hiking has always been a cathartic experience for John and Becky Hagan. Some of the couple’s best memories are of them enjoying nature together. “Hiking is like going to church because it’s so spiritual and rejuvenating with beautiful mountains, trees, wildflowers and fresh air,” Becky says. The [...]

By |2015-04-21T15:34:10+00:00April 21st, 2015|