No matter who you are, you are vulnerable to an orthopedic injury. An orthopedic injury can include a strain, sprain, or fracture. Even healthy people without any preexisting conditions can suffer an incidental fall, sports injury, or work-related injury.
Luckily, most orthopedic injuries can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation, an acronym commonly referred to as “RICE.” Sometimes a splint or cast can be useful as well to immobilize the affected joint or bone.
At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, we offer services to help with orthopedic conditions of all kinds. Our Sports Medicine team can help you with the treatment of all types of injuries, including those that are sports- or work-related.
When it comes to injuries of the bone and joints, most injuries do not require surgery. However, for those that do require a higher level of intervention, we offer the following orthopedic surgeries and orthopedic procedures:
- Arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery
- Total joint replacement
- Ligament and tendon repair
- Treatment of fractures and broken bones
- Stem cell therapy
- Shoulder, hip and knee pain procedures
- Injections for arthritis
Back pain is an exceedingly common condition when it comes to bone and joint health. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. Luckily, most back pain, especially low back pain, will improve on its own, without specific treatment, over the course of six weeks. However, when low back pain persists, it can be particularly difficult to treat with medications and physical therapy. To help with chronic pain from diseases of the back, Lompoc Valley Medical Center offers the following spine procedures:
- Steroid Injections
- Disc replacement
- Vertebral compression fracture therapy
- Spondylolisthesis treatment
- Spinal stenosis treatment
- Sciatica treatment
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Fusion surgery
When it comes to your bone and joint health, don’t wait for an injury or health condition to get a medical assessment. Ask your medical provider about how you can protect yourself from future agony by safeguarding your musculoskeletal system today.