Thomas Dunn, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- neck & spine surgery
Location and Office HoursDesert Orthopaedic Center
2800 E Desert Inn
Las Vegas, NV 89121
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Saint Mary's Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
- Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
- Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
- St Rose Dominican Hospitals, Rose de Lima Campus
- St Rose Dominican Hospitals, San Martin Campus
- Valley Hospital Medical Center
What are the statistics for horse related accidents?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe American Medical Equestrian Association reports that horse related accidents may be much greater than what is published. The reason being, most injuries are not recorded. Only those injuries that present themselves in the emergency room can be tabulated.
How can musculoskeletal problems be prevented?
Preventing sports injury: Some musculoskeletal problems associated with injuries may be preventable. Care should be taken in sports and physical activities to prevent injuries, sprains, and the overuse of joints, such as in the ankle, wrist, knee, shoulder, and spine. Individuals participating in sports activities such as football, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, tennis, skiing, wrestling, and soccer may be at a greater risk of developing musculoskeletal problems.
Preventing occupational injury: Any job or activity that requires a fixed position over a long period of time can cause musculoskeletal discomfort. Poor job and workplace design appears to contribute to many reported discomforts. Important methods of preventing such discomfort include assuming a range of comfortable positions and having adjustable furniture, such as chairs, tables, and keyboard supports. However, the degree of adjustability for any furniture and visual display depends on how long and for what purpose they will be used. Prolonged work in the same position, whether seated or standing, can cause discomfort. Where possible, movement should be incorporated into the task to prevent discomfort and fatigue.
Exercise: Maintaining physical fitness is important to those suffering from musculoskeletal problems. Those with musculoskeletal problems who exercise according to their healthcare professional's recommendations tend to do better, with less symptoms and a slower disease progression, than those who do not. A daily regimen of exercise can help the person feel better physically and mentally. Individuals should walk as much as possible, even if assistance is necessary.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates may increase circulation and may help to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" (torso). People who engage in pilates regularly report that they have better posture, are less prone to musculoskeletal injury, and experience better overall health.
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What causes functional problems of the body to occur?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredFunctional problems occur when the body does not move correctly due to weakness, impaired range of motion, previous injury, or habitual movement patterns. Functional problems typically create pain and may cause physical changes to tissues.
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