Over 30 million adults in the United States suffer from daily joint pain. Chronic or moderate-to-severe back and joint pain are two of the most common pain issues patients face. While some pain can be alleviated by taking over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatories, these solutions don’t work for everyone. Other options include applying heat or…

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Arkansas Surgical Hospital Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — In our continued effort to meet the healthcare needs of Arkansas residents, physician-owned Arkansas Surgical Hospital announced a construction project that will add two additional operating rooms to the hospital’s facility. The project will add 4,590 square feet to the current campus and bring the total number of operating rooms…

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What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a deterioration of vertebrae that causes narrowing of the openings of the spinal column. Over time, this puts pressure on the nerves inside the spinal column. In most cases, individuals develop spinal stenosis in either the neck (called cervical stenosis) or the lower back (called lumbar stenosis). What…

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Bone spurs are bony over-growths that occur when an area of bone or surrounding tissue has been injured and the body is trying to heal itself. These bone spurs are called spinal osteophytes when they are located in the spine. For some people, these spurs don’t cause pain or interfere with daily life. However, when…

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Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (November 12, 2020) – Arkansas Surgical Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient…

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Did you know thatchronic neck pain is one of the most common afflictions of modern living? Using computers, smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems can contribute to the tightening of neck muscles and inflammation around the vertebrae in the neck. Additional weight and pressure on your neck can cause severe pain. For example, leaning forward while…

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Wrist fusion, or arthrodesis, is the immobilization of the wrist joint achieved by fusing the small bones of the hand or wrist to the radius, one of the bones in the forearm. Why Might I Need Wrist Fusion Surgery? The most common reasons for performing wrist fusion surgery are severe arthritis or injury to the…

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Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK – For the second year in a row, Arkansas Surgical Hospital has been awarded the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for Patient Experience. The nationally-recognized award honors top-performing healthcare organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for each reporting period of the award year for patient experience.  Presented annually,…

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Osteonecrosis is a serious condition that can eventually require a joint replacement. Learn how proper preventative care can reduce your chances of developing osteonecrosis. What is Osteonecrosis? Osteonecrosis is a painful deterioration of the bone that can cause arthritis and severe pain. When osteonecrosis occurs, tissue begins to die, leading to arthritis damage and collapse…

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