An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure performed to help reduce inflammation and pain caused by nerve root compression. Nerve compressions are caused by herniated discs, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. Pain, numbness, or weakness along the nerve are symptoms of nerve … [Read more...] about What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) describes a group of symptoms that results from age-related wear-and-tear of the spinal discs. It could also be a result of an acute spinal injury that causes the spinal column to deteriorate or break down. Despite its name, degenerative disc disease is, … [Read more...] about How to Treat Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal cord stimulation therapy is a pain treatment that masks the pain signal before they reach the brain. A device similar to a pacemaker is implanted in the body and delivers electrical pulses to the spinal cord. This is an option for patients who suffer from chronic pain, leg, or arm … [Read more...] about What is Spinal Cord Stimulation and How Does it Work?
After surgery, pain is a natural. Managing and controlling that pain is crucial to your healing and recovery. More than 80% of patients report pain after surgery. While you should expect some pain after surgery, your physician will take proper precautions and every effort to lessen your … [Read more...] about Why Postoperative Pain Management Is Important
In the last few years, there have been massive advances the research and success rate of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. These treatments hold a great deal of promise to treat patients in routine clinical practices. What is Regenerative Medicine? Regenerative medicine is the … [Read more...] about Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans each year. Back pain is not only uncomfortable, but it can be debilitating and cause damage to other parts of the body. Living with back pain interferes with the quality of life on a regular basis and can be incredibly limiting. Back pain can be … [Read more...] about Minimally Invasive Joint Injections for Back Pain
As we age, our bones get weak, thin, and prone to diseases such as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition where your bones become fragile and weak. This is typically because of hormonal changes, loss of tissue, or calcium and vitamin deficiency. Osteoporosis can go unnoticed for … [Read more...] about Compression Fractures and Osteoporosis
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy damaged nerves or tissues that send pain signals to the brain. By blocking the communication between the nerve and the brain, the patient’s pain is reduced. This treatment can provide patients … [Read more...] about How Radiofrequency Ablation Treats Chronic Pain
Living with pain does not have to be “the norm.” In fact, incorporating a regular stretching routine into you daily activities can not only help you find pain relief, but it can prevent pain from becoming persistent. Seeing a physical therapist or specialist all the time to guide you … [Read more...] about At-Home Stretches for Pain Relief