New research indicates leading an active lifestyle prior to spinal injuries can aid in nerve healing during the recovery period. Staying active is a proven way to protect your health. Regular exercise and hobbies such as walking or bicycling increase flexibility and keep muscles strong. An April 10, 2019 report by Science Daily indicates regular… Read More


A major pharmaceutical company recently announced plans to launch an addiction treatment center in Tulsa. This is as part of an agreement with the state to help those suffering from opioid pain medication dependency. Purdue Pharma L.P. will establish the National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment at Oklahoma State University (OSU). In addition, funding… Read More


A new study reports that walking a dog provides numerous health benefits for older adults. However, the number of bone breaks associated with the activity has more than doubled over the past ten years. According to a report published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) on March 6, 2019; researchers sought to uncover some of… Read More


Anyone who has suffered a serious back, neck, or spinal cord injury may be dealing with chronic pain and regularly considering new options for pain management. Some patients rely on opioids for pain relief. There are many alternatives for pain relief that do not involve the use of opioids. However, many of those patients who… Read More


Oklahoma voters recently approved State Question 788 which allows for the use of medical marijuana for pain management. Physicians may also have the option of recommending medical marijuana. Residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma who suffer from serious back, hip, and joint pain may soon be able to obtain medical marijuana. Indeed, Oklahoma voters went to the… Read More


If you have ever landed wrong on your ankle or twisted your wrist, you may have wondered whether you had a strain or strain. These are just two of the many common ways in which soft tissue injuries occur. At Spine & Orthopedic Specialists Tulsa, we believe in making patient education a priority. Understanding the… Read More


The short answer to the question as to when to see a doctor concerning your neck pain is as soon as you sense something is ‘not right’. Neck pain is more than just an uncomfortable condition that prevents you from engaging in your normal activities. Depending on your symptoms, it could be an indication of… Read More