Dr. Matthew F. McCarty, MD

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Affiliation:

  • South Austin Hospital, Austin Surgical Hospital, St. Davids Medical Center, Seton Southwest, Seton Medical Center, North Austin Medical Center, Westlake Hospital

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  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
    Most neck pain will go away in days with rest, gentle stretching, NSAIDs or Tylenol for pain. Cold therapy such as ice for acute spasm and strain can be useful and even alternated with heat. Massage is often helpful for persistent spasm. After these measures alone have failed, muscle relaxants and...Read More
  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
    Matthew F. McCarty, MD found the following answer helpful:

    Most back pain is caused from muscle spasm but can have underlying causes which might prolong the course. NSAIDs like ibuprofen, massage, ice or heat packs coupled with stretching can usually ease most back pain. If the pain persists over a week then a doctor’s visit with a prescription for muscle relaxants and physical

    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of death from hip- or knee-replacement surgery has dropped substantially in recent years, a large new study finds.

    Dutch researchers found that since the early 1990s, death rates have fallen by almost two-thirds among Danish adults havin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed may have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life, new research suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 7,300 women, aged 50 and older, in China who completed questionnaires that asked about th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines preceded by aura -- sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack.

    About a third of migraine sufferers experience auras.

    The ...Full Article

  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
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  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone's risk of kidney disease, researchers say.

    Taking the recommended dose of Tylenol, also known by its generic name acetaminophen, combined with a small to moderate amount...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone's risk of kidney disease, researchers say.

    Taking the recommended dose of Tylenol, also known by its generic name acetaminophen, combined with a small to moderate amount...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal steroid injections -- the type involved in the current fungal meningitis outbreak in the United States -- provide only short-term relief for sciatica-related leg and back pain, according to a new analysis.

    Sciatica, a common type of low back pain...Full Article

  • Matthew F. McCarty, MD - Austin, TX - Anesthesiology

    The most common cause of neck pain is muscular pain and spasm. This can be brought on through whiplash events which tear away small insertions of muscles from bone. Other underlying causes can include osteoarthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, herniated intervertebral discs and even

    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections, long used to smooth away wrinkles, might also soothe chronic neck and shoulder muscle pain, new research suggests.

    This type of persistent pain "is a common disorder that potentially may cause functional impairment in our patients," ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Following the deaths of three children and the near death of a fourth, U.S. health officials are warning about the risks of giving the pain reliever codeine to certain children following surgery.

    The Food and Drug Administration said the four youngst...Full Article