Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Dr. Fernando Checo: Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Categories: Back Pain / Sports Medicine

QUESTION: Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho “I’ve just been told that I am a candidate for spinal surgery…will this mean the end to my participation in recreational sports?” Athletes often assume that a spinal injury or condition that requires a surgical procedure means the end to their athletic career. However, many athletes have returned to  … View More

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Understanding Your Sports Injury

Categories: Diagnosis & Testing / Sports Medicine

If you’re an athlete, then you know sports will take its toll on your body. Done regularly, movements like running, jumping, or pivoting can negatively impact joints, muscles, and bones. Furthermore, improper form can increase this risk. Our highly qualified staff will diagnose and treat your sports injury. However, it is important for athletes to  … View More

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4 Common Swimming Injuries: Prevention & Recovery

Categories: Sports Medicine

As the summertime rolls around once again on Long Island, swimmers everywhere will rejoice. While swimming is an excellent summertime exercise, the incorrect technique can be damaging to your body. Competitive and recreational swimmers alike must exercise caution when swimming to avoid common swimming injuries. At Central Orthopedic, we believe that awareness and prevention are  … View More

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Tumor Surgery at Neurological Surgery, P.C.

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Fernando Checo, MD was recently featured in Long Island MDNews, a print and online publication covering highly ranked orthopedists and emerging treatment practices. At Neurological Surgery, P.C., Neurosurgeon Sachin Shah, MD, combines his surgical expertise with that of Fernando Checo, MD, orthopedic surgeon at The Central Orthopedic Group, to treat spine tumors. Since 2012, Drs.  … View More

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Sports Medicine: New Recommended Exercise Guidelines

Categories: Child Orthopedics / Exercises / General Orthopedics / News / Sports Medicine

For some people, exercising is a standard part of any day’s routine — jogging comes as naturally as hand washing. For others, though, finding the motivation and time to exercise can be more difficult. With Amazon Prime eliminating trips to the grocery store and Uber Eats delivering food to the home, people are less likely  … View More

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Sports Medicine: Top 4 Basketball Injuries to Look Out For

Categories: Child Orthopedics / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

With football season wrapping up and temperatures dropping, athletes are beginning to move inside. Soon, student athletes and adults alike will begin playing indoor basketball, both competitively and as a form of exercise. Unfortunately, with this transition comes the potential for new sports injuries. While basketball may not involve as much physical contact as other  … View More