Sciatica results from sciatic nerve compression, leading to pain that radiates down the leg from the base of the spine through the hips and buttocks. Sciatica can be caused by a bone spur, osteoarthritis, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing in the spinal column that may compress the nerve. Other causes…

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Surgical Hospital has received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for the third year in a row. The hospital has been named a 2021 Guardian of Excellence® Award Winner by Press Ganey, the national leader in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement. Press Ganey recognizes Arkansas Surgical Hospital as a top-performing healthcare…

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Joint pain can be debilitating, limiting daily activities and draining you both physically and emotionally.  In many instances, joint discomfort is the result of some type of arthritis.  There are various treatment options, including medications, physical therapy, injections, alternative therapies, and surgical solutions, depending on the severity of your joint pain and the damage to…

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If you worry about developing breast cancer, talking to your doctor is the best way to get advice on reducing your risk based on your age and medical history. However, there are several easy steps you can take that contribute to breast cancer prevention for almost anyone, including: Be Active & Fit Regular exercise is…

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK—Dr. Samuel Baxter is the latest orthopedic surgeon to join the medical staff at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Dr. Baxter focuses on hip and knee surgery, performing procedures such as arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and revision total joint replacements. “I am most passionate about doing the best job I can do for every patient,” said Dr.…

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Fall means people are getting outside and being more active.  From a tailgate party to the football field, many people will sustain injuries due to the increased activity.  While there is no way to eliminate the chance of injuries, you can take steps to reduce your chances of injury.

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