Dr. Ronald Tolchin, DO

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Almost everyone has had back pain. From the most active individuals to the most sedentary can be prone to back issues caused by too much exercise, bad posture, heaving lifting or long periods of hovering over a laptop without a proper sitting position. 

    You are also at risk for back pain if you ar...Read More
  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Doing daily chores around the house often involves bending down, which can aggravate already strained lower back muscles or initiate pain from putting to much stress on the lumbar spine.

    Most people apply too much pressure on the low back whey should be spreading the task over to the legs and...Read More
  • Ronald Tolchin, DO - Miami, FL - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    It can hit you even if you don’t have a history of back problems. You could be doing some heavy lifting while moving furniture, and suddenly your back gives out. For the first 24 to 48 hours, applying ice about 20 minutes at a time will help reduce inflammation by increasing blood flow through the strained...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Chiropractic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association.

    The energetic thrusts and rotations so...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds.

    "Steroid injections are a common treatment for spinal s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a severe head injury often develop anemia, but aggressively treating the blood condition may do more harm than good, a new clinical trial suggests.

    Experts said the findings, reported July 2 in the Journal of the American Medi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A paralyzed person who will be strapped into a robotic "suit" with artificial skin will take the first kick-off of the World Cup in Brazil when the tournament starts Thursday.

    Eight Brazilians who are paralyzed from...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.

    "Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, new research shows.

    The trend probably reflects an increased awareness and more legislation governing concussions in student athletes, and not more dang...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The DEKA Arm System, which reacts like a human arm via electrodes when nearby muscles are contracted, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The device, about the same size and weight as a human arm, allows most people who have ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs normally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in adult males may help boys who have a muscle disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a new study.

    In the small study including just 10 boys with the disease, researchers ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis F...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday.

    Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have difficulty walking or clim...Full Article