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Sciatica Causes and Treatments

There are a number of reasons for an aggravated sciatica, a large nerve extending from your lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica happens when trauma or a medical condition increases pressure on your sciatic nerve.

Jun 15th, 2021
6 Common Sports Injuries

As an active person, you’re vulnerable to injury but they can be avoided by implementing smart strategies. Read on to learn more about some of the most common injuries, how you can avoid them, and what treatment entails if you do suffer one.

May 27th, 2021
Are Trigger Point Injections Right For You?

Trigger point injections relax the muscle and relieve pain by treating a trigger point, which is a small area in a muscle that is very sensitive to touch or pressure. Trigger points may feel tender, hard, or twitch when you touch them. They most frequently

Apr 28th, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Neck Pain

If your neck hurts at the end of every day, it might be easy to ignore the issue by taking pain medication. However, chronic neck pain doesn’t stop at the neck — it can lead to other problems as well.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Amniotic Fluid Injection

Amniotic Fluid Injection is a natural, non-steroidal solution to reduce pain and encourage tissue regeneration. It helps promote the repair and rejuvenation of soft tissue, intraarticular injuries, cartilage, menisci and joint injuries.

Apr 13th, 2021
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low back, neck, or knee pain.

Mar 25th, 2021
Medial Branch Blocks

Medial branch blocks are a diagnostic test used by pain management doctors for the express purpose of discovering sources of pain and easing discomfort.

Mar 9th, 2021
Exercises to Strengthen Knees

Knee pain is a common ailment affecting millions of adults every year. Make it a priority to add stretching and strength exercises to your routine that target the muscles supporting your knee.

Feb 22nd, 2021
Knee Pain From Meniscus Tear

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Activities that require you to forcefully twist or rotate the knee when putting full weight on it can lead to a torn meniscus.

Feb 10th, 2021
Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common problem that affects about 80% of adults at some point in life.

Jan 25th, 2021
Sciatica

Sharp, stabbing pain that radiates from your lower back or hip into your leg is a sign of sciatica.

Jan 6th, 2021
PRP Therapy

PRP therapy, or platelet rich plasma, is a type of regenerative medicine. It is a minimally invasive technique used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.

Dec 30th, 2020
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Therapy (BMAC)

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, BMAC) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It is a minimally invasive technique used to treat osteoarthritis. Knees, Hips, and tendons are the most common sites for injection.

Dec 13th, 2020
Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It is a minimally invasive technique used to treat ligaments and tendons by stimulating growth of new cells. Ligaments and tendons are the most common sites for injection.

Nov 16th, 2020
Positive Mental Health

Our mental health is an extremely important component in our every day living. The way we respond to stress, personal relationships, and choices we make is a direct correlation to our mental health.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Wellness Sabbaticals

Wellness sabbaticals are a different way of experiencing time away from work and everyday life. It is about slowing down and giving yourself a chance to reboot and recharge.

Oct 18th, 2020
Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is an exciting new form of therapy that harnesses your body’s natural healing and regenerative powers to stimulate the growth of new tissues in areas affected by chronic pain.

Oct 5th, 2020
Can Losing Weight Help Ease Knee Joint Pain?

The more weight you carry on your frame, the higher the probability you will develop joint issues especially osteoarthritis or wear and tear of the joint. This prolonged pressure on the joints causes inflammation.

Sep 21st, 2020
Exercises to Strengthen our Necks

Strengthening our necks along with keeping it limber goes a long way against future problems not only in our necks, but shoulders, upper back and arms, too.

Sep 6th, 2020
Neck Pain

Neck pain can have many possible causes, as your neck is susceptible to both injury and wear and tear.

Aug 24th, 2020
Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common problem that can make it difficult to perform everyday activities like walking or getting in and out of a chair.

Jul 24th, 2020
Migraine Headaches

Migraines can cause excruciating headaches and other debilitating symptoms that may last for multiple days.

Jul 1st, 2020
Failed Back Syndrome

Failed back syndrome, also called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), is the layman’s term for postlaminectomy syndrome.

Jun 15th, 2020
Meditation

A person can train themselves to use meditation as a way to reduce stress, develop concentration, think positively, increase self-discipline, create healthy sleep patterns, and even increase one’s tolerance of pain.

Jun 1st, 2020
Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can occur when the tissues around it put the nerve under pressure. Bone, cartilage, tendon, or muscle pressing on a nerve can cause it to malfunction, resulting in pain, weakness, tingling sensations, or numbness.

May 14th, 2020
Yoga Poses for Back Pain

A simplified form of yoga called restorative yoga is a good choice for stress reduction and injury rehabilitation. This form of yoga is well suited for persons with back pain because it does not involve any complex compromising physical poses.

Apr 30th, 2020
Telehealth

Telehealth is defined as the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology.

Apr 17th, 2020
Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy is where compression of the nerve roots in your vertebrae leads to nerve damage

Apr 6th, 2020
Cervical Disc Herniation

Neck pain, sharp pain that shoots into your arm, and numbness and tingling in your hand can all be signs of a cervical disc herniation.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Herniated Disc

A herniated disc, also called bulged, slipped or ruptured, is a common cause of back and neck pain. Fortunately, there are several options for treatment and in most cases do not require surgery.

Feb 3rd, 2020
The Importance of Opioid Education

It is vitally important talk with your health care provider about the different ways to manage pain that do not involve prescription Opioids. Some of these options may even work better and have fewer side effects.

Jan 6th, 2020
Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points typically occur in the neck, back, and shoulders. Trigger points may feel tender, hard, or twitch when you touch them. Often, one can feel a knot or knots under the skin where pain is felt.

Dec 2nd, 2019
Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy

In spinal cord stimulation (SCS), mild electric currents applied to the spinal cord through small medical devices modulate pain signals. The purpose is to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain.

Nov 3rd, 2019
CBD or Cannabidiol

The benefit of CBD and the products derived from this chemical are a good alternative to opioids for dealing with pain. Areas that CBD offers relief is stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. People that deal with chronic pain, insomnia, and neurological i

Oct 7th, 2019
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
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