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Pain Management

Pain Management is a medical approach combining science and alternative healing approaches in order to study the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pain. Many alternative healing approaches are available including massage and physical therapy.

Sep 9th, 2019
Interventional Pain Medicine

Interventional pain medicine is an alternative to surgery using various options of treatment. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians, also called physiatrists, are specialty trained in the area of interventional medicine.

Aug 12th, 2019
Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is the process of replacing human cells and tissues to restore normal function. This exciting new area of medicine may change the way Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors treat and manage pain.

Jul 11th, 2019
Driving and Back Pain: What to Do

Back pain is the most common complaint that prompts people to go see a doctor, and about 90 percent of all Americans will suffer from debilitating back pain at some point in their lives.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Tennis Elbow

Do you experience elbow pain that causes you discomfort on a frequent basis?

Mar 8th, 2019
Orthopedic Conditions of the Shoulder

Of all the joints in the body, the shoulder is considered the most moveable, but is also the most unstable – and therefore extremely susceptible to injury from overuse.

Mar 1st, 2019
Is the Pain Down Your Leg Caused by Sciatica?

If you are experiencing radiating pain in the leg, it may be sciatica nerve pain. However, a firm diagnosis and effective treatment will require a physical examination by a doctor.

Feb 15th, 2019
What Is Electrodiagnostic Evaluation?

When a doctor uses electronic nerve tests to diagnose neurologic and neuromuscular impairments, these tests are broadly referred to as electrodiagnostic evaluation.

Feb 8th, 2019
Do People Get Shorter with Age?

You may have been the tallest kid in your elementary school only to be the shortest during senior year; or have experienced a monumental growth spurt somewhere during puberty or adolescence.

Feb 1st, 2019
Can You Prevent Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue located at the bottom of the foot that attaches the heel bone to the toes. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it’s referred to as plantar fasciitis.

Jan 4th, 2019
Non-Invasive Pain Management Techniques

Imagine a chronic condition where the pain doesn’t stop. Thankfully, the pain can now be managed and minimized, thanks to the latest breakthroughs in medical science.

Dec 14th, 2018
Tech Neck Syndrome and How to Fix It

Digital technology is utilized by the masses every single day – most people nowadays are at least somewhat tech-savvy. Cell phones, tablets, and other types of handheld devices vie for our attention all day long.

Dec 7th, 2018
What Are Medial Branch Blocks?

A medial branch block is a diagnostic test used by pain management doctors for the express purpose of discovering sources of pain and easing discomfort.

Nov 30th, 2018
Pain Management: Knowing Your Treatment Options

Chronic pain can change a happy, optimistic person into someone who may choose to miss out on fun activities and seeing the people they love due to pain, which is something they believe is beyond their control.

Nov 9th, 2018
Nonsurgical Back Pain Treatment Options

Back pain is nearly unbearable for some people. Unlike other parts of the body, which can be elevated or isolated to relieve pain, the back is always in service.

Nov 2nd, 2018
4 Types of Knee Pain

If you are suffering from knee pain, getting to the root cause may take some time – but it is essential for proper treatment.

Oct 12th, 2018
What to Expect From Nerve Conduction Studies

If you’re experiencing shooting pains and numbness and tingling in your neck, lower back, wrist or legs, don’t be surprised if you’re doctor recommends a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test – also known as a nerve conduction study.

Sep 28th, 2018
The Connection Between Orthopedics and Sports Therapy

It doesn’t matter if you are a point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, or the star of your intramural dodgeball team, if you are an athlete the last thing you want is an injury.

Sep 21st, 2018
Is An Orthopedic Condition Causing My Headaches?

When it comes to pain, there are few coincidences, especially if you suffer from neck or back pain. If you do have orthopedic pain and you get frequent headaches, the latter may not be an isolated incident.

Sep 14th, 2018
Shoulder Pain After a Fall

Injuries happen every day; some more severe than others. But even a “simple fall” can result in serious injury.

Sep 7th, 2018
Symptoms of Shin Splints

Shin splints are an overuse problem that refers to pain along the shinbone (the tibia). Typically, people experience shin splints during or after exercising.

Aug 17th, 2018
What is a Patellar Tendon Tear?

Most people know that your body is made up of bones and muscles. But how familiar are you with the important middleman between the two?

Aug 10th, 2018
3 Easy Ways to Integrate Calcium into My Diet

Calcium is integral to bone and muscle health. A calcium deficiency can lead to a lot of different health problems, including osteoporosis. Despite knowing all this, many people still do not get enough calcium on a daily basis.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Tears

In a survey by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, during a one-year period nearly 2 million people visited a doctor due to a rotator cuff problem.

Jul 13th, 2018
How Do Selective Nerve Blocks Work?

When the nerves in your spine are irritated or “pinched” by a bulging disk or a bone spur, it can lead to inflammation that causes pain, numbness, or tingling.

Jul 6th, 2018
The Complete Guide to Spinal Stenosis

Age-related wear and tear may be expected for a lot of things – your home, your car, your clothes, etc. But, when it happens to your body, it can be a particularly disturbing and painful development.

Jun 15th, 2018
Acute vs. Chronic Spinal Pain

When it comes to spinal pain, it’s all about time. Acute pain comes on quickly, and usually is the result of a sprain, strain, pull, or inflammation.

May 25th, 2018
Herniated vs Bulging Disc

Herniated vs. bulging discs.  What’s the difference?  When you have excruciating back pain, it may not matter to you.  Pain is pain.  But there is a difference. 

May 18th, 2018
Why Do We Get Shorter With Age?

When you were a kid, your father seemed to stand as tall as a redwood tree. When you hit high school, you were thrilled that finally you and dad saw eye to eye. Maybe not on cars, school, or dating but, still, at least you could stand at eye level.

May 4th, 2018
Properly Walking with a Cane

A cane is the simplest and lightest of assistive devices for walking. There are many different types of canes, with different materials, colors, and handles. Your cane can be an expression of your own style.

Mar 23rd, 2018
What’s next in 2018 for Stem Cell Research

Deep within the human body is the power to heal. Yes, most of us already have the components to heal our own ailments, and stem cells are the catalyst that trigger these natural abilities.

Feb 16th, 2018
10 Tips to Improve Bone Health

Bone health is something that should concern everyone. In addition to providing a stable and strong framework for your body, bones do other important jobs like protecting organs, and housing calcium and marrow (where blood cells are made).

Feb 9th, 2018
How Long Does a Concussion Last?

Your brain, although a soft, and incredibly sensitive organ, is relatively well-protected by your skull and fluid that acts as a barrier. However, it can be affected by a concussion if you’ve experienced a traumatic, sudden injury. 

Dec 8th, 2017
Is it Back Pain or Hip Pain?

Lower back problems can often be misunderstood, and may actually be hip pain. Therefore, this type of pain can often be hard to diagnose without proper examination and testing.

Nov 3rd, 2017
The Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points, (also known as muscle knots, or trigger sites) are specific areas of spasm and inflammation within the skeletal muscles. In most cases, these trigger points are a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.

Oct 17th, 2017
Sports Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

Sports medicine is a sub-specialty of orthopedic medicine, focused on the treatment (and prevention) of injuries and conditions caused by strenuous physical and sports-related activities.

Jul 28th, 2017
Rotator Cuff Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

Your rotator cuff is actually made up a group of tendons and four muscles. The muscles combine to form a sleeve like band, or “cuff” which goes over the shoulder, connecting your upper arm to your shoulder blade.

Mar 10th, 2017
Back Pain Treatment Options

There is no one cure for back pain, but once we know what the cause is for your back pain we can begin to treat the cause – the first step in eliminating your pain.

Jan 13th, 2017
Marathon Training Myths Busted

Training for a marathon requires a great deal of motivation, determination, and persistence. There are many sports medicine tips and tricks for helping you during training and during the race itself.

Nov 14th, 2016
Recovering from a Sports Injury

We take care of all our patients equally no matter what’s causing their pain, but athletes in particular can often get hurt in some really terrible places. This is why over half of our orthopedic doctors specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Jan 20th, 2017