Chronic pain can affect just about everything you do, from sitting and walking to standing and working. Usually, we manage chronic pain with non-surgical methods such as injections, nerve blocks, or oral medications. When these treatments fail and severe pain becomes a chronic condition, peripheral nerve stimulation implants may be the next step for you. What Exactly Is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation? This treatment is a kind of neuromodulation. In [...]
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Spinal cord stimulation is an innovative treatment option for people who suffer from chronic back pain. The minimally invasive surgery offers an alternative for those whose neck or back pain isn’t completely managed from other treatments, like opioids. The treatment reduces side effects, offers 24/7 relief and is safe while driving. Spinal cord stimulation may even reduce your dependency on opioids. Let’s take a closer look. The growing Opioid [...]
Spinal cord stimulation is an alternative treatment for chronic back pain that has not responded to physical therapy, pain medication, and other conventional treatments. Chronic back pain caused by wear and tear, previous injuries, and even underlying medical conditions are usually managed with nonsurgical treatments. The treatments vary from limited activity and rest to over-the-counter pain medication. But, when these treatments do not provide sufficient if any, pain relief, [...]
Chronic back, knee and hip pain can be debilitating for anyone. Depending on the level of pain, it can adversely affect your quality of life. Radiofrequency is a nondrug, nonsurgical alternative technique that has proven to provide safe and long-lasting pain relief. The treatment is a favorable option for alleviating chronic and often hard-to-treat pain. Once the nerves that cause your pain are correctly identified, radiofrequency waves are then [...]
Many patients ask me what is the most missed, under diagnosed and un-treated condition in my field. My answer without hesitation is Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF). Why? Because of the performance gap in recognition. I spend a great deal of my time reminding providers about osteoporosis screening, treatment and complications. Osteoporosis affect 200 million women and causes 700,000 spinal fractures in the US each year. VCF is the most [...]
Leg and back pain is a potentially debilitating condition, especially when it’s the result of a serious spinal injury. What’s more, arm and neck pain can be just as disabling. Whether you’ve suffered a sudden fall that resulted in a herniated disc or were involved in a car accident that led to a fractured vertebra, the resulting discomfort and pain can affect your daily functioning. Thankfully, modern medicine offers an [...]