Spine Articles

Chronic pain isn’t fun. I’ve been there.

Sep 19, 2018

Something happened to me that allowed me to understand my patients on a much deeper level. A couple of years ago, I…

Water Therapy and the Spine

Aug 30, 2017

With summer heat upon us, it’s the perfect time to cool off in a pool. But did you know there are also…

Golfing with Low Back Pain, Lumbar Stenosis and After Spine Surgery

Aug 1, 2017

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world and it’s a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed…

What Can I Do to Prevent Back Problems?

Jun 27, 2017

Maintaining a healthy spine is both possible and necessary to prevent complications that arise from the normal aging process of the spine. …

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

May 23, 2017

Lumbar spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar area, which is the area in lower back. The narrowing…

Text Neck

Apr 13, 2017

It seems almost impossible nowadays to go anywhere or do anything without the aid of smartphones.  Approximately two-thirds of American adults and…

Dry Needling

Mar 10, 2017

More than 25% of Americans have a musculoskeletal condition that requires medical attention. Chronic back pain accounts for most of the common…

Are You Going to See My Scar?

Jun 2, 2016

Dr. Kevin P. McCarthy started his orthopedic spine practice with Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge in 2005. In 2008, Dr.…

Effective Exercises for Low Back Pain

Jan 15, 2016

As the first of the year is upon us, most people make healthy resolutions including weight loss and exercise. For those suffering…

7 Days and 7 Ways for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2015

Thanksgiving comes around once a year, so why not splurge? Each year, most of us pack on at least a pound during…

Numbness and Tingling: When to Worry

Oct 29, 2015

Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs are abnormal sensations that result from disorders of a nerve or nerves. There are…

Pars Defect: Condition and Treatment

Sep 16, 2015

Spondylolysis, also known as a pars defect, happens when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal…