Category Archives: Orthopedics

No more hobbling around for Pontiac man

Dick Riley hobbled around on a “bad knee” for a couple years before finally deciding to do something about it. “I just kept putting it off,” the 85-year-old Pontiac man said. On November 1, 2016, Dick went to see orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lowe with OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Orthopedics in Pontiac. According to […]

Know the Subtle Signs of Osteoporosis

No matter your age or gender, it’s important to be educated about osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates 52 million Americans have osteoporosis – more than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer. It is preventable and treatable, but most patients are not diagnosed in time to […]

From Pain to Relief Without Leaving Pontiac

Mary Landrus of Pontiac, Illinois lived with pain for 25 years, but the last four were increasingly difficult to bear. Two back surgeries, 17 spinal injections, a neuro-stimulator, and numerous physical therapy visits gave her no relief. The diagnosis given by her doctors at that time was “chronic back pain syndrome.” By the fall of […]