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Back Pain In Children

September 3rd, 2014

Back Pain In Children

While back pain in adults is relatively common, children are more flexible and their bodies are more resilient, thus making back pain among that population less common. Because chronic or severe back pain can often be caused by a more serious medical problem, medical providers are more likely to treat such issues very seriously.

Here are some common back conditions that appear among children:

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis (rounded back) – A common cause of middle back pain, Scheuermann’s kyphosis occurs when vertebrae become wedged, causing a rounded, or hunched, back. Children with Scheuermann’s kyphosis may complain of pain in the curved part of the back, and that pain may increase with activity.

FREE: Concussion Lecture At Shasta Orthopaedics

August 13th, 2014

Free Concussion Lecture

Coaches, Trainers, Athletes and Parents of Athletes

Tony Chang, M.D., fellowship trained sports medicine specialist, conducted a free community lecture on concussions. Dr. Chang provided the latest information regarding concussions, injury causes, diagnoses, treatment and management.

The Event Was Held: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6 PM
Where: Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s office located at 1255 Liberty St., Redding, CA.

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Keeping Up With Katelyn!

July 31st, 2014

Raise Awareness For Cancer In Redding California

If you’ve checked out the Shasta Ortho blog lately, you know that we’ve been featuring an outstanding young lady from Redding, Katelyn Peterson, who has been doing some awesome things to raise awareness for cancer.

Katelyn’s journey started when she shaved her head to show support for a family friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has now grown into a passionate mission as Katelyn has since started an organization called Kids4Healing, and she is now actively spreading the word. If you missed our previous posts on Katelyn, you can check them out here:

Redding Teen Stands Up To Cancer

July 15th, 2014

Redding California Cancer Support

Shock, fear, anxiety, grief, anger, depression, disbelief. Those are all common feelings upon receiving a cancer diagnosis about oneself or loved one.

13-year old Katelyn Peterson experienced some similar feelings when she first heard that her close family friend, Lisa, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was important to Katelyn to let her friend know that she would do anything to support her while she went through treatment. That’s when Katelyn decided to shave her head so that every time Lisa saw Katelyn, she would remember that she is loved and supported.