Dr. Alicia Carter and Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Alicia Carter of Miami, an award-winning spine and sports medicine expert, knows how to help individuals with sports physical therapy efficiently. Whether you’ve recently had a sports-related injury or want to improve your sports performance, Dr. Carter can help you reach your physical goals for the areas of integrative spine and sports Miami. (more…)

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Inside Spinal Injury and Where It Can Occur

It’s estimated over 12,000 people in the US will suffer spinal cord injuries this year alone. The weeks, months, and years following present unique challenges that must be overcome. If you or a loved one is impacted, it’s important to first become knowledgeable of the condition in order to take it head-on. This requires understanding the inside mechanics of spinal injury and where it can occur.

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What Kind of Doctor Should You See If You Have A Sports Injury?
Are you suffering from muscle pain? IS massage therapy not providing you with sufficient relief for your pain? Alicia R. Carter, MD, Miami Spine, and Sports Medicine specialist offers Trigger point injections, a very safe and efficient procedure.

What Kind of Doctor Should You See If You Have A Sports Injury?

By Dr. Alicia Carter

One of the biggest fears that athletes or people who live active lifestyles have is sustaining an injury that can limit their mobility for long periods of time. But anytime you step onto a field or enter a gym, the risk of injury is there. The question is if you sustain an injury, how do you recover? The first step is getting an accurate diagnosis. To do so, it’s important that you choose the right doctor for the job. A physiatrist. (more…)

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Real Talk, Pillow Talk
At our Miami Spine and Sports Medicine practice, Alicia R. Carter, MD offers Epidural Steroid Injections. If you're suffering from lower back and radiating leg pain, contact us to find out more about this procedure today.

Real Talk, Pillow Talk

Millions of people suffer from lower back pain as a result of factors such as work, exercise, excessive prolonged positioning, or chronic conditions. Your lower vertebrae, or lumbar region, is prone to pain and muscle exhaustion. One aspect of taking care of your spine is learning how to sleep properly. Some of these positions may take time for your body to get used to; however, changing your positioning and supporting your back will pay off in the long term. If you suffer from back pain, invest in a good mattress and pillows, learn a supportive sleeping posture and take some steps to ensure a good sleep every night. Sleep can help to relax muscles and reset pain receptors, so that you wake up in the morning feeling pain-free.

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TIPS FOR YOUR NEW STANDING DESK
Performing artists with career-threatening injuries have been able to return to their profession with Dr. Carter’s holistic approach to treatment. If you're located in the Miami area visit Miami Spine and Sports Medicine - Alicia R. Carter, MD.

TIPS FOR YOUR NEW STANDING DESK

What is a standing Desk? A ‘standing desk’ is desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working. Some versions are called ‘height-adjustable desks’ or ‘sit- to -stand’ desks.

There has been a lot of conversation over the last few years regarding the preference of a standing workstation and its efficacy in influencing health benefits versus a seated workstation in an office setting. Researchers have also looked into the benefits in productivity while using a standing desk. Standing desks are a great way to help enhance a healthy lifestyle, however, it is important to understand how to properly use one. (more…)

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All About Degenerative Disc Disease
Symptoms of degenerative disc disease can include sharp, continuous pain in the neck and back, pain in the upper thighs, buttocks, and tingling or a numb sensation in the arms and legs. Call Miami Spine and Sports Medicine for info about treatment.

All About Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease occurs when changes to the spinal discs that are part of the normal aging process cause pain. The condition typically affects patients who are otherwise in good health, and it can develop as early as the 30s or 40s. While this ailment is considered to be a chronic disease, treatment can help significantly with symptom management.
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