E. Gregory Thompson MD


Pneumonia

Top of the pagePneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. It can usually be treated at home, but some people need to go to the hospital.Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria or a virus....

Barium Enema

Top of the pageBarium EnemaA barium enema, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon and rectum). The test is used to help find problems that affect the large intestine.To make the intestine visible on an X-ray...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is patellofemoral pain syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes. It sometimes is caused by wearing down, roughening, or softening of the cartilage under the kneecap. What causes patellofemoral pain syndrome…

Spondylolisthesis

What is spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one bone in your back ( vertebra ) slides forward over the bone below it. It most often occurs in the lower spine ( lumbosacral area). In some cases, this may lead to your spinal cord or nerve roots being squeezed. This can cause back pain and numbness…

Stretches for achilles tendon problems

To do effective stretching exercises, hold each stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Don’t bounce while you stretch. Just relax and breathe freely. It’s a good idea to do these stretches on both legs, even if you only have problems with one of your Achilles tendons. Stretch one leg first, and then the other. Toe…