(Spartanburg, SC February 19, 2018) Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) announced the addition of neurosurgical specialist Dr. Christie B. Mina to their practice. “CONA is proud for Dr. Mina join our team, bringing expertise in the latest surgical treatment for all complex spinal problems,” said Kelly Roper, CEO of CONA.
CONA’s very own Dr. David Mitchell traveled to Puerto Rico on Sept. 22 with a team of 33 people throughout S.C. to aid in hurricane relief efforts. Nearly one month after Maria made landfall, residents are still struggling to find necessities such as running water and basic medical supplies.
Dr. Mitchell and team established a temporary headquarters and helped to treat up to 100 residents per day. “We went to go assess area hospitals in Puerto Rico so they could personally tell us what was needed. When there is a disaster, you have to be very flexible,” Mitchell said. “Things that seem easy to do are not.”
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(Spartanburg, SC August 9, 2017) Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) announced the addition of total joint specialist Dr. Daniel Gerscovich to their practice. “Dr. Gerscovich is an excellent addition to our team, bringing expertise in the latest operative and non-operative treatments for all joint conditions,” said Kelly Roper, CEO of CONA.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common sources of hand pain and numbness. In the US, as many as 10 million people experience some symptoms of CTS each year, and approximately 500,000 surgeries to treat CTS are performed annually. The symptoms of CTS are variable, but left untreated, the progressive nerve damage that results may lead to permanent hand dysfunction. (more…)
With fall finally here, it’s the perfect time to grab your bike and hit the road. Both Spartanburg SC and Greenville SC are nationally recognized for cycling and are home to many cycling organizations, professional races and challenging biking adventures — both on the road and in the woods.
With football season in full swing, injuries are once again increasingly common. Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback, suffered a broken clavicle this past Sunday after being sacked by a Philadelphia Eagles linebacker. Fractures of the clavicle, or collarbone, are among the most common injuries seen at all levels of play. The clavicle is a long tubular bone that connects the arm to the body and it most often breaks in the middle, but it can also break at either end.
Whether it is your first 5k or your 50th, knowing how to recover is an important part of being a smart runner. The significance of recovery is usually overlooked because of all the time spent focusing on training and preparation. You must take care of your body post-race in order to prevent injury and pursue future running goals. (more…)
You’ve made it to the final two weeks of training! How you spend the final phase before the big day is critical to the outcome of your race. Your fifth week regimen should focus on maintaining a comfortable “race pace” while still slowly increasing your endurance. Your sixth week, or race week, should be spent doing lighter workouts. (more…)