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Lifestyle Habits That Can Cause Neck Pain

Waking up with a stiff neck is common, but when the pain doesn’t resolve, it’s possible that lifestyle habits are to blame. Breaking these habits can restore spine health and relieve neck pain.
Feb 15th, 2023

How Do Pinched Nerves Occur in My Back?

Living with back pain from a pinched nerve can have a major impact on your ability to fully enjoy your life, making it difficult to work and pursue hobbies. Don’t put off seeking help for back pain. Treatment can help restore quality of life.
Jan 1st, 2023

When Is Radiofrequency Ablation Recommended?

Radiofrequency ablation is a relatively new and advanced pain management technique. It targets specific nerves that are causing pain and provides relief by disabling pain-causing nerves.
Dec 1st, 2022

The 3 Main Benefits of a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Chronic low back pain can not only take the zest out of life, it can make daily life excruciatingly painful and challenging. For patients with sacroiliac joint pain, fusion surgery offers hope in restoring a life with less pain.
Nov 1st, 2022

All About Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator cuff tendonitis can make it difficult and painful to reach up for your favorite mug in the cupboard. If you’re plagued with shoulder pain, an orthopedic specialist can help.
Sep 29th, 2022

Key Benefits of Interspinous Fusion

Spinal stenosis can cause significant pain and interfere with your quality of life. If you still have pain after trying nonsurgical therapies, maybe it’s time to consider surgical options.
Aug 4th, 2022

Four Common Causes of Chronic Knee Pain

Knee pain can begin gradually at first and evolve into persistent discomfort that starts to interfere with your life. Rely on a knee specialist to get things back on track so that you can get back to living fully.
Jun 13th, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Management

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to treat painful nerves. Treatment can help you get relief from pain caused by chronic conditions such as arthritis.
May 12th, 2022

Back Pain? It Could Be a Compression Fracture

Spine health is especially important if you’re predisposed to back problems, such as a compression fracture of the spine. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid complications.
Apr 17th, 2022

Common Causes of Pinched Nerves

Most of the time, the pain of a pinched nerve is short-lived. When it persists, your best option is to see an orthopedic specialist who can diagnose and treat your pain.
Mar 13th, 2022

Who's Most at Risk for Osteoarthritis?

Several key factors increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your bones strong as you get older.
Feb 14th, 2022

How Repetitive Motion Fuels Shoulder Pain

That nagging shoulder pain could be trying to tell you something. If you perform the same shoulder movements over and over, you could have a repetitive motion injury.
Jan 16th, 2022

Benefits of Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a treatment option to stabilize a compression fracture to relieve your pain and restore mobility.
Dec 16th, 2021

Don't Let Knee Pain Prevent You From Staying Active

Achy knees can strike out of nowhere, or they can develop gradually. When painful knees are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it’s time to see a specialist for expert evaluation and treatment.
Nov 30th, 2021

Is Your Lifestyle Causing Back Pain?

Bothered by back pain? You might find relief with just a few simple lifestyle changes. Here are five lifestyle factors that could be contributing to your painful symptoms.
Oct 1st, 2021

What Is Failed Surgery Syndrome?

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is the persistence of pain after an operation on a patient’s spine. This phenomenon is a devastating blow to between 20% and 40% of patients.
Sep 8th, 2021

Why You Might Be A Good Candidate For Kyphoplasty

The back—made up of nerves, muscles, and bones—supports the weight of the body while allowing flexibility and protection of vital organs and nerves. The back is strong. Yet, it is vulnerable to a variety of medical conditions.
Aug 18th, 2021

How To Prevent And Manage Your Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, occurring when they lose minerals—such as calcium—quicker than the body can replace them.
Jun 27th, 2021

When Chronic Pain Becomes Too Much?

We’ve all experienced pain on some level. Maybe it’s a cooking mishap that caused a 1st-degree burn. Or perhaps it’s much more severe, like major surgery.
Apr 22nd, 2021

Don’t Let Degenerative Joint Disease Keep You From Moving

If joint pain and stiffness are making daily tasks difficult, you may be suffering from degenerative joint disease. According to the World Health Organization, one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries, degenerative joint disease...
Apr 3rd, 2021

Sciatic Pain: What It Is And How To Find Relief

Caused by irritation, inflammation, pinching, or compression of a nerve in the lower back, sciatic pain radiates from your lower back into the back or side of your legs. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, running from your lower back, thr
Feb 25th, 2021

When Back Pain Is A Compression Fracture

Is it just a strain or is your back pain something more serious? A compression fracture can be caused by something as simple as a fall, a cough, sneezing, or lifting a heavy object.
Dec 2nd, 2020

Stop Suffering From Post Surgical Pain

Chronic and persistent post surgical pain is a painful reality for thousands of surgical patients each year, and it’s only increasing. This pain can be debilitating and can adversely affect your quality of life.
Nov 25th, 2020

When You Experience Pain After Surgery

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: When You Experience Pain After Surgery. Failed back surgery syndrome or FBSS is a general term used to describe patients who didn’t go through successful back surgery. You can’t refer it as a syndrome really but rather...
Sep 21st, 2020

Peripheral Neuropathy: Signs, Symptoms, And What To Know

Chronic pain can have a myriad of underlying causes, and one of these broader medical conditions is peripheral neuropathy. Caused by damage to nerves outside of the brain and the spinal cord, which are also known as peripheral nerves, this condition can...
Jul 1st, 2020

Radiofrequency Ablation For Pain: What You Should Know

Chronic pain can be one of the most challenging medical conditions to treat, simply because it can have so many causes, and can be hard to alleviate. This is why people with chronic pain often suffer for years and undergo complicated surgeries or...
Jun 10th, 2020

Is Kyphoplasty Right For You?

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures and increase mobility. As a result, it will decrease pain in your back and spine.
Jun 3rd, 2020

Kyphoplasty: How It Works And What To Expect

A compression fracture or a break in your vertebrae can be both painful and life-changing. You may have difficulty moving or increased pain whenever you try to tackle your daily tasks, and this medical condition can alter your ability to enjoy your...
May 13th, 2020

Lower Back Pain: Surgery-Free Solutions

Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain in the country and for a good reason. This generalized discomfort in the lower back can be caused by a myriad of underlying medical conditions as well as everyday situations and can easily...
Mar 11th, 2020

Chronic Pain: The Essential Info That Can Matter

If you have dealt with chronic pain for a long time, and have made many medical appointments and doctors’ visits to try to find relief, then you are already very familiar with how a routine doctor’s visit traditionally goes.
Feb 19th, 2020

Chronic Pain: Four Types More Common In Women

Chronic pain can impact both sexes differently and in a far-reaching range of ways. Though both men and women can develop a chronic pain condition at any point in their lives, women especially may suffer more and for longer, simply because they don’t...
Jan 22nd, 2020

Back Pain: When To Worry

Back pain is one of the most common forms in the country. Roughly 80% of Americans experience it at some point in their lives, and often repeatedly.
Jan 9th, 2020

Kyphoplasty Repair For Vertebral Compression Fracture

A vertebral compression fracture can certainly be a painful and progressive condition, and it can stem from a myriad of causes. People who have osteoporosis, and especially in more severe cases, can develop a vertebral compression fracture from simple...
Nov 6th, 2019

Back Pain: 6 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Is Getting Worse

Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, and this generalized condition can be the result of a far-reaching range of causes. From an old injury or ineffective surgery to years of putting pressure on your back through work or strenuous...
Oct 30th, 2019

Chronic Pain And Depression – Finding Ways To Cope

If your chronic pain has changed your mood, your mindset, and your overall outlook, you are not alone. Research suggests that an estimated 30-50% of chronic pain patients also suffer from depression and anxiety, and for justifiable reasons.
Oct 23rd, 2019

Chronic Pain And Exercise: What You Need To Know

One of the worst aspects of dealing with chronic pain is your normally active lifestyle and exercise tends to change. You are unable to do the activities you used to enjoy. A lack of mobility causes many chronic pain patients to suffer from:
Oct 9th, 2019

September Is Pain Awareness Month

Need a reason to finally see an experienced pain management specialist about addressing your chronic pain? In September, you’ll have the perfect chance because it’s National Pain Awareness Month.
Sep 4th, 2019

Chronic Pain: How To Minimize It At Night

When it comes to chronic pain, many patients attest the symptoms can seem especially heightened at night. There are several reasons why your chronic pain may seem much worse when nighttime rolls around, and it’s time to head to bed.
Aug 29th, 2019

Chronic Pain: Things You Should Never Do

People who suffer from chronic pain know it can be hard to find long-term relief. As a result, many chronic pain sufferers pick up tips and methods along the way often with mixed results.
Jul 18th, 2019

5 Ways To Help A Loved One With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can have a ripple effect when it comes to relationships. Not only does the person who has chronic pain suffer, but it trickles over to their connections with friends, family, and loved ones.
Jul 3rd, 2019

Chronic Pain: Living With It And Treating It

June 20, 2019 0 Comments CHRONIC PAIN, PAIN chronic pain When you are suffering from chronic pain daily, you are willing to do whatever it takes to feel better again. This is why many chronic pain patients undergo a series of doctors’ visits and ...
Jun 20th, 2019

6 Dangerous Myths About Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain daily. So, it’s easy to see why there is so much information floating around about this common problem.
May 24th, 2019

What You Need To Know About Bone Health And Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of those health issues that go unnoticed until it becomes a health crisis. This bone-weakening disease works silently and is often symptom-free meaning it’s undiagnosed until an incident occurs– like a nasty fall or even a minor bump...
May 8th, 2019

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Treatment Explained

Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a neuromodulation technique in which electrical current is applied to the peripheral nerves to improve chronic pain. In simpler terms, PNS sends electrical pulses to a specific peripheral nerve that is causing pain.
May 3rd, 2019

How Your Chronic Pain Impacts Your Quality Of Life

Debilitating pain, post-op issues, and chronic pain can severely alter how you live your life. Unfortunately, it’s a hard concept for many people to understand if they aren’t dealing with pain daily.
May 1st, 2019

4 Common Types Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is by no means a rare issue. As many as 8 in 10 American adults can experience chronic pain at some point in their lifetime. Commonly classified as any pain throughout the body that lasts for more than 12 weeks, chronic pain can have all...
Apr 24th, 2019

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Your Opioid Dependency

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.
Mar 1st, 2019

How Does A Spinal Cord Stimulate Stop Your Pain?

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...
Mar 1st, 2019

Chronic Pain: 4 Things Patients Wish They Knew

Millions suffer from chronic pain daily. And because this condition is so widespread and individualized, it can lead to questions and plenty of confusion. As a result, patients tend to take a few missteps along the way to finding an effective treatment.
Sep 18th, 2009