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What Hurts? 

Areas of the Body That We Treat

Our providers have specific training to treat a variety of injuries and ailments affecting various parts of the body. 

Pain can strike anywhere in the body, and our providers at OSS specialize in different areas of the body so you can get the relief you crave. Whatever type of pain you are experiencing, someone is at hand to help. The first step of the process is for you to describe your pain and tell us where the pain comes from. We know you may not know everything about the cause of your pain, and we don’t expect that you would. That’s where our knowledgeable physicians come in.

Our orthopaedic surgeons in Burbank and Glendale utilize proven, effective diagnostic procedures to determine what is causing your problem so they can formulate the most efficient treatment plan to yield results to ease your pain and any associated disabilities. Our goal is to get you back to your everyday, pain-free life as soon as possible. It might be that you get care from our pain management doctor or from our physical and hand therapists. Regardless, our orthoapedic team is ready to guide you to recovery.

We always start with a conservative approach to what hurts.

Some patients are nervous about meeting with an orthopaedic surgeon, particularly because they fear the idea of surgery. We understand. It might help put your mind at ease that surgery is typically not the first-line treatment for most patients unless their condition is particularly severe or advanced and conservative, nonsurgical treatments would prove ineffective. 

At your office appointment, our provider will examine the area that is causing you pain, review any images (like an Xray or MRI, if available), and ask you a set of questions to better understand how your condition developed, your overall medical history, referral notes, and your current medication(s). If you are seeing an OSS orthopaedic provider for a new injury or pain, your provider may also request an xray which you’ll do during your appointment.

Your provider will use ALL this information to evaluate your medical problem and then give you treatment options, which may include:

  • A non-surgical treatment, like bracing, casting, injection, medication, and/or prescribed exercises to practice at home. 
  • A referral to see other health providers (like our pain management specialist, physical therapist, or hand therapist).
  • A referral to get a more detailed image of the body.  In this instance, you would go to an imaging center that can do an MRI or CT Scan (our imaging service center will open at the end of 2023).
  • A surgery or procedure, including the fact that we stay involved throughout.

  • “They focus on getting patients thru and on time; learn their names and you will learn how special they all are.”

    - TRM
  • “Thank you for being the dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate doctor that you are!”

    - Kharmen R.
  • “A month after the surgery she is walking like she hasn't done in years and incredibly.

    - Lorena F.
  • “Dr. Korchek was outstanding during both of my hip replacements.”

    - Anonymous
  • “You can tell he was experienced.”

    - Jason B.
  • “His expertise and experience give me peace of mind but just as important he takes the time during my appointment to answer any questions I have. His office staff is professional and top notch as well.”

    - Karen G.