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Arthritis Expo – October 2015

Lower Back Pain: What’s New, What to Do UPMC St. Margaret orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey A. Baum, MD, Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates UPMC, will discuss current treatments for arthritis and low back pain. Dr. Baum will also discuss current surgical treatment options for arthritis of the lower back. Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 […]

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New Spine Center Opens in Wexford, PA

Starting September 2015, Three Rivers Orthopedic Spine Physicians, Dr. Baum, Dr. Silvaggio and Dr. Smith will begin to provide care at the New State-of-the-Art Spine Center located in Wexford, PA. The new UPMC Passavant Spine Center will be a one-stop location for treatment of back and neck pain, and care of any injury, disorder, or deformity of […]

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Why Are My Fingers Tingling?

Managing Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include wrist pain, hand numbness, loss of grip strength, and tingling fingers.  With cubital tunnel syndrome, the tingling sensation occurs only in the pinkie and ring finger.  In both conditions, early detection and treatment can help avoid permanent nerve damage. If you want to […]

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What is the Best Shoe?

By Carl T. Hasselman, M.D. and Alex J. Kline, M.D. Over the years shoes have been used for protection, to make a fashion statement, to improve athletic or dramatic performance and as a social status symbol. Styles have changed since the Greek times of sandals to high heel shoes in the 16th Century to constrictive […]

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2 Commonly Overlooked Causes of Back Pain

By Patrick N. Smith, M.D. Every year in the United States about 65 million people will be suffering from back pain. Roughly ninety percent of the U.S population will experience at least one debilitating back-pain event in their lives. It is also estimated that back pain will cost the U.S. approximately 50 billion dollars in […]