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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sciatica means one thing for a patient: radiating, shooting pain in the lower back and upper leg.
Do you experience elbow pain that causes you discomfort on a frequent basis?
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.
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.
When a doctor uses electronic nerve tests to diagnose neurologic and neuromuscular impairments, these tests are broadly referred to as electrodiagnostic evaluation.
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.
How are your shock absorbers performing these days?
Nearly everyone experiences some form of back pain during the course of their lives.
When patients see their doctor about back pain, the problem area is often either in the lumbar (lower spine) or the cervical (neck) region.
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.
Composed of bone, ligament, cartilage, and even fluid, the knee joint is one of the most complicated joints in the human body.
Spinal discs function as cushions in the back, acting as shock absorbers between the vertebrae.
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.
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.
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.
Headache pain can be debilitating, especially if they are long lasting as so many headaches are.
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.
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.
An estimated one in five adults experiences knee pain at one time or another.
If you are suffering from knee pain, getting to the root cause may take some time – but it is essential for proper treatment.
Ergonomic workspaces are designed to conform to an employee’s body to relieve pressure, ensure comfort, disallow exaggerated movement and promote good, natural health.
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.
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.
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.
Injuries happen every day; some more severe than others. But even a “simple fall” can result in serious injury.
Knee pain is one of the worst types of pain in the human body because it not only causes suffering but also prevents you from being active.
Shin splints are an overuse problem that refers to pain along the shinbone (the tibia). Typically, people experience shin splints during or after exercising.
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?
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.
Hip replacements are a very common type of surgery. A lot of people face a high risk of hip fractures as they get older and are forced to consider hip replacement surgery at some point.
One of the most common of sports injuries is a meniscus tear.
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.
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.
Athletes are often told that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. But in competitive sports, how you play the game depends on how strong, agile, and healthy you are.
There are all kinds of lower back and leg pain.
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.
One of the common treatment options for lower back and leg pain are epidural steroid injections (ESIs).
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.
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.
Joint pain is bad enough, but when inflammation sets in with its redness, swelling and heat, the ordeal rises to a new level.
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.
There are many types of sports injuries, but one of the most common among athletes who play contact sports such as football and hockey are meniscus, or cartilage tears.
Chronic pain can severely limit one’s ability to live a full an active life. For those who suffer from chronic pain, every-day tasks can become burdensome chores.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition classified as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Understanding what to expect after orthopedic surgery can go a long way towards helping you with your recovery.
There are many well-known links between excess weight and diseases. Most people are aware that gaining weight is bad for your heart and is also linked to certain kinds of cancer.
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.
Cortisone is a synthetic steroid identical to the hormone cortisol that is made by your body.
Surgery is an amazing tool that can help people live longer and have an overall better quality of life.
Calcium is a mineral that is vital to the strength and function of your body. Your bones and teeth contain calcium and rely on a steady intake to maintain density and prevent bone loss.
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.
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).
Many winter sports enthusiasts love skiing, but this daring pastime isn’t without its dangers.
Every year, 6 million people suffer from a broken bone, or fracture.
Have you experienced pain for more than three months? You may be suffering from what is known as chronic pain, and it can present itself in numerous ways – from migraine headaches to lower back discomfort.
There are 206 bones in the human body.
As you get older, the general wear and tear of life starts to take its toll on your body. Many people really start to feel the pain most strongly in their knees.
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.
Bone marrow, a spongy tissue found inside our bones, is responsible for producing healthy blood cells.
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.
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.
If you are suffering from knee problems, you may be asking yourself whether you need knee surgery.
Our bodies are made up of billions upon billions of cells. Most cells are differentiated (specialized), making up specific organs within our bodies, such as liver, bone, tendons, and nerves.
Tarpon Orthopedics recently rebranded honing in on a more accurate description of what Tarpon offers. In addition, we have redesigned our practice website to include more ways for patients to interact with our office.
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.
Peripheral neuropathy is loss of function, pain, weakness or numbness resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves of the body.
Studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between depression and pain.
A concussion is a brain injury.
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.
Many patients suffering from severe, chronic pain can benefit from certain forms of targeted injections.
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.
What immediately pops into your mind when you think of a concussion? Perhaps it’s football players colliding, resulting in head injuries and loss of consciousness?
Has your daily life been completely disrupted by chronic neck or back pain?
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.
Headaches are a real pain.
The spine is made up of multiple sections and each has a name: the cervical region (the vertebrae of the neck), the thoracic region (the vertebrae of the upper back), and the lumbar region (or lower back).
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.