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Which Conditions Can Be Helped by Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Now more than ever before, you have an overwhelming number of pain treatment options — which can be both a blessing and a curse. Here, we take a closer look at one of the most popular and effective ones: spinal cord stimulation.

Oct 1st, 2021
How Exercise Reduces Pain

If you have chronic pain, you may want to lie in bed all day — but that can cause more harm than good. Find out more about how exercise works against your pain and helps you manage your symptoms.

Oct 1st, 2021
Signs You May Have Occipital Neuralgia

You might think it’s just a bad headache, but the symptoms you’re feeling may be occipital neuralgia and indicate a problem with the nerves in your spine. Learn more about the warning signs of this not-so-common nerve condition.

Sep 1st, 2021
What Types of Pain Does Botox® Help?

Believe it or not, Botox® — the world’s most popular cosmetic injectable — is also an effective pain management treatment. Don’t believe us? Here’s a closer look at all the different types of pain Botox can help you manage.

Sep 1st, 2021
Common Causes of Failed Back Surgery

If you go under the knife to relieve your back pain, then you expect results. Unfortunately, many back surgeries fail, leaving you in more pain than you started with. We’re exploring why back surgeries fail and how we fix it when it happens to you.

Aug 1st, 2021
Treating Sciatica Pain With an Epidural

When you have sciatica, you don’t just have an achy back — you have pain that shoots down the backside of your lower body. Take a look at how epidural injections neutralize that pain and help you find relief.

Jun 15th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Epidural Steroid Injections

Is back pain impacting your quality of life, but you can’t help but be skeptical about the claims made for epidural steroid injections? Separate fact from fiction so you can make an informed decision.

May 26th, 2021
3 Reasons We Think You Should Opt for Nonsurgical Options

One of the best things about modern medicine can be summed up in one word: options. You now have more control over your health, especially your options for pain relief. Here are three reasons to consider nonsurgical pain relief.

May 17th, 2021
Tips for Managing Your Diabetic Neuropathy

Don’t let pain or numbness in your extremities hold you back. With these tips, you can get a better handle on your diabetic neuropathy and even prevent or delay the associated nerve damage.

Apr 30th, 2021
Complications of Untreated Migraines

They’re more than just really bad headaches. Migraines cause intense head pain and other symptoms and can lead to even more concerning health problems, especially if they go untreated. Here’s a closer look at the potential complications of migraines.

Apr 30th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Fibromyalgia

When it comes to fibromyalgia, there are many misunderstandings. Read about some of the myths and facts about the condition and what treatments are available to help you overcome the pain.

Mar 14th, 2021
Common Conditions That Respond Well to PRP Injections

You may have heard of the rich and famous using PRP injections as cosmetic treatments and for pain relief, but what can they do for you? Take a look at some common painful conditions that respond well to this revolutionary pain treatment.

Mar 10th, 2021
What Is Wharton’s Jelly and How Does It Help Me?

You’ll probably try anything to get rid of your aches and pains, but before you jump into a new treatment, it’s best that you’re fully informed. We’re here to share our best information about pain treatment that comes from Wharton’s Jelly.

Feb 23rd, 2021
Help for Your Hip Dysplasia

Are you tired of living with hip dysplasia pain? Let us help you step out in confidence and without the frustrating, debilitating symptoms of hip dysplasia.

Jan 11th, 2021
Don't Let Fibromyalgia Control Your Life

Do you suffer from fibromyalgia? We can help you manage your symptoms with our compassion, expertise, and experience. With our treatments, you can get your pain under control.

Nov 5th, 2020
Stem Cells Can Ease Knee Joint Pain

Rotator cuff injuries may be common, but that doesn’t mean these shoulder problems don’t need proper medical care. Here’s what to do if you’re having symptoms of a rotator cuff tear.

Oct 1st, 2020
Are You a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator?

You’ve lived with chronic pain for a long time, and it feels as though it’ll never stop. Traditional treatments have failed. Is there hope? Yes. You may be a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation.

Sep 13th, 2020
How We Use PRP to Treat Knee Pain

Knee pain is common and, depending on the cause, can take a long time to heal. But platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your body’s natural healing factors to expedite the process. Read on to learn more.

Aug 5th, 2020
The Physical Effects of Staying At Home

With stay-at-home orders in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are far less active than usual. For most, being quarantined means adopting a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, being seated for the majority of the day, day in and day out,...

May 11th, 2020
Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Arthritis

If you suffer from lumbar arthritis, you know that it can cause disruptive pain and discomfort all day long. Before, surgical treatments may have been your only option for long-lasting pain relief.

Apr 10th, 2020
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy For Sports Injuries

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can speed healing and tissue regeneration for a wide range of conditions. In particular, stem cell therapy can be highly effective in the treatment of sports injuries.

Jan 15th, 2020
How Does Stress Affect Muscle Pain?

Most people associate muscle pain with an injury or chronic condition. But, the truth is that muscle pain is most commonly caused by stress and tension. Here, we’ll learn more about the connection between stress and pain, as well as...

Jan 15th, 2020
6 DIY Tips for Immediate Neck Pain Relief

Roughly half of the clients I see all have the same complaint – neck and shoulder pain. We develop neck pain for a myriad of different reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor work place ergonomics, poor pillow support or even because of...

Jul 8th, 2019
Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. Stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of research that is showing promise in treating autoimmune conditions such as this.

Jul 2nd, 2019
Stem Cell Therapies for MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system attacks your central nervous system and damages your nerve fibers. That makes it hard for your brain to “talk” with the rest of your body and causes symptoms like weakness,...

Jul 1st, 2019
Using Botox for Migraine Prevention

Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable muscle paralytic drug used for migraine prevention. It had been approved as a medical treatment for severe muscle rigidity and for cosmetic use to smooth out wrinkles before it was approved by the U.S.

Jul 1st, 2019
16 Ways to Banish Back Pain Right Now

Maybe it’s a bit of slouchy posture, or carrying around a kiddo. Perhaps it’s that overcrowded heavy handbag or hovering over your smartphone. Whatever the cause, your back pain is no joke.

Jun 18th, 2019
What to Do About Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is It? Nerve damage, what doctors call neuropathy, is a common complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Peripheral means the nerves in your feet, hands, legs, or arms are affected.

Jun 18th, 2019
What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that are away from the brain and spinal cord. These distant nerves are called peripheral nerves.

Jun 9th, 2019
Home remedies for fast back pain relief

Back pain is a common problem that can interfere with a person’s work and personal life. Fortunately, many home remedies exist to help relieve bothersome back pain.

Jun 4th, 2019
How Massage Benefits Your Brain

Massage helps promote proper neurological function throughout the body which translates to the brain better perceiving its environment. The brain works similarly as a computer. It is receiving a constant stream of sensory (input) signals...

Jun 1st, 2019
Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

Are you a serial sitter? Unfortunately, nowadays most of us tend to be. When you lead an inactive lifestyle where you spend a lot of your time — professionally or personally — seated, your posture, and eventually your health take the brunt of the blow.

May 20th, 2019
An Overview of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral nerves are thin structures located in your arms, legs and throughout your body. When one or more of these nerves become damaged (as a result of an underlying disease process, medication, or infection, to name a few),...

May 20th, 2019
Easy Exercises for Knee Arthritis

How exercise helps knee arthritis Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both types often lead to knee pain.

May 13th, 2019
The Benefits of Regular Massage

It’s 6 a.m., your alarm is screaming at you to rise and shine. It’s time to hit the ground running after a restless night of sleep, make breakfast for the kids, pack bags, jump in the shower and begin the mad rush through traffic to school and work.

May 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis

There is a lot of debate around stem cell treatment, and it is helpful for potential patients to understand what stem cells are and the issues surrounding their use in arthritis therapy.

May 10th, 2019
7 foods to improve arthritis symptoms

Arthritis touches an estimated 91 million American adults — 30 percent of whom are ages 18 to 64 — according to the Arthritis Foundation. The condition, which refers to joint pain or joint disease, can cause pain and long-term joint damage.

May 6th, 2019
5 common causes of lower back pain in men

Did you know that more than 80 percent of the population deals with lower back pain? Think about it: so much of what we do on a daily basis, whether it’s moving or sitting, involves the back. Humans are constantly twisting, sitting, reaching, and lifting.

May 2nd, 2019
The Best and Worst Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

People with rheumatoid arthritis(RA) know all too well the inflammation and pain that come with the disease. Although there’s no “RA diet” that treats the condition, some foods can lower inflammation in your body. And because they’re good for you,...

Apr 29th, 2019
The Benefits of a Massage

When in pain or plagued with a headache, most people turn to pain relievers like Aspirin or Ibuprofen. If those don’t help, the next step is usually to go see a doctor for a prescription pain killer, some of which can be become dangerously addicting.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. There are many types of arthritis, but most will start with similar symptoms. These symptoms can worsen over time, and while there are steps that you can take to...

Apr 18th, 2019
Why Massages Really Do Keep You Healthy

We’ve all seen it on TV or in a movie. The scene is tense and the patient is doing poorly. The doctor calls out urgently. Retractor! Scalpel! Suction! Massage Table! Wait a minute …. Massage table? Did Dr. House ever scream for body oil?

Apr 15th, 2019
Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Sleep Better When you have back pain, sleeping can be hard. It can be a vicious cycle because when you don’t get enough sleep, your back pain may feel worse. A poor sleep position can also aggravate back pain. Try lying on your side.

Apr 10th, 2019
7 Tips to Ease Migraine Pain

Even if you avoid your triggers and practice healthy habits, you may still experience migraines. Here are some home remedies that might bring relief.

Apr 4th, 2019
Tendinitis – Symptoms and Causes

Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons,...

Apr 2nd, 2019
Causes of Hip Pain at Night and Ways to Find Relief

Overview Hip pain at night can wake you up during the night or make it nearly impossible to fall asleep in the first place. The pain can come from the position you sleep in, or it could be caused by something else.

Mar 26th, 2019
10 Cooking Tips for People With Arthritis

Tip 1 of 10 – Use Ergonomic Cooking Tools Arthritis pain, especially affecting the hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, can make simple cooking tasks more difficult. Ergonomic, lightweight cooking tools which have easy grips and...

Mar 26th, 2019
A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.

Mar 12th, 2019
The Causes of Different Types of Arthritis

“What causes arthritis” is a complicated question. There is more than one cause, just as there is more than one type of arthritis. Actually, there are over 100 types of arthritis. The vast nature of the condition itself should give you a sense of...

Mar 4th, 2019
Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Everyone loves the luxury of getting a massage. Whether it’s a special treat during that elusive tropical vacation, part of a medical rehabilitation program for an athletic injury, or to fight off pain, the reasons people seek out...

Mar 3rd, 2019
How to Manage Sore Muscles and Joint Pain

You work hard all week, so when the weekend finally rolls around, you want to play just as hard. There’s nothing like a few rounds of golf, a hike in the mountains, or an intense workout at the gym to help you feel recharged.

Feb 28th, 2019
Foods That Reduce Inflammation

Diet tips to treat inflammation There’s truth to the adage “you are what you eat.” It’s especially relevant when managing inflammation and reducing swelling in your joints. While some foods can make things worse, ...

Feb 21st, 2019
Exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness

As you consider starting an arthritis exercise program, understand what’s within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results. Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility,...

Feb 14th, 2019
Everything you need to know about Arthritis

Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. He or she will also want to see how well you can move your joints. Depending on the type of arthritis suspected,...

Feb 11th, 2019
Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage

Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold.

Jan 29th, 2019
Possible Causes of Joint Pain Beyond Arthritis

A joint forms where the ends of two bones come together (e.g., hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, finger). Most of our joints facilitate movement. In normal anatomy, joint components stabilize the joint, allow bones to move freely,...

Jan 25th, 2019
Causes of Morning Stiffness From Arthritis

Feeling stiff when you first wake up in the morning is a common problem associated with arthritis. Morning stiffness causes you to hurt all over as you get out of bed. As you take your first steps,...

Jan 22nd, 2019
Surviving Cold Weather With Osteoarthritis

A sense of dread comes over many arthritis sufferers as winter approaches. They can feel it in their bones—no pun intended. Cold weather can exacerbate joint pain and joint stiffness. ‘Tis the season to be uncomfortable.

Jan 11th, 2019
5 Signs of a Pinched Nerve You Shouldn’t Ignore

Whenever you hear the word “pinch,” you know it’s not going to be good. When you were a kid, getting a pinch sucked, and giving one was basically asking for a timeout. And who hasn’t been told they would “just feel a pinch” during...

Jan 3rd, 2019
Getting a leg up on sciatica

Sciatica’s (pronounced sigh-AT-eh-ka) hallmarks are pain and numbness that radiates down the leg, often below the knee. In nine out of 10 cases, sciatica is caused by a displaced disk in the lower spine.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Types of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer Treatment

In a typical stem cell transplant for cancer very high doses of chemo are used, sometimes along with radiation therapy, to try to kill all the cancer cells. This treatment also kills the stem cells in the bone marrow. Soon after treatment,...

Jan 3rd, 2019
Who May Benefit from Spinal Cord Stimulation

A two-step screening process is typically used to determine whether a person is a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation. The first step is based on the person’s medical condition and begins with a thorough assessment by the doctor.

Dec 24th, 2018
How Chronic Nerve Pain Causes Skin Changes

If you’re experiencing chronic nerve pain, you might have noticed some changes in your skin lately. It may give you some peace of mind to know that this is a common side effect.

Dec 23rd, 2018
9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Aching back got you down? You’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there’s a lot you can do in your daily life,...

Nov 27th, 2018
Stem cells: What they are and what they do

Stem cells and derived products offer great promise for new medical treatments. Learn about stem cell types, current and possible uses, ethical issues, and the state of research and practice.

Nov 21st, 2018
The Causes of Different Types of Arthritis

“What causes arthritis” is a complicated question. There is more than one cause, just as there is more than one type of arthritis. Actually, there are over 100 types of arthritis.

Nov 20th, 2018
Back Pain – Symptoms and problems

Overview Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once.

Nov 15th, 2018
6 sciatica stretches for pain relief

Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip. People with sciatica often experience pain running through the buttocks and down the back of the leg.

Nov 15th, 2018
7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

The marvelous strength and flexibility that’s engineered into your lower back also make it susceptible to developing lots of problems. And because of the many nerves that run throughout the spine and into the rest of your body,...

Nov 13th, 2018
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

People whose back or neck pain has not been relieved by back surgery or other treatments may have another option to consider: spinal cord stimulation. Around the world, some 14,000 patients undergo spinal cord stimulator implants each year.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Information on Peripheral Neuropathy

Overview Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.

Nov 1st, 2018
What Does Arthritis Pain Feel Like?

Are you wondering if the pain and stiffness in your hips, knees, or fingers are caused by arthritis? Here’s how you and your doctor can decide. Hardly anyone escapes the annoyance of occasional aches and pains, especially as they age.

Nov 1st, 2018
How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?

Lower back pain not only affects a person’s daily life but can also disturb their sleep. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even cause a backache. So, what are the best sleeping positions for lower back pain?

Nov 1st, 2018
Muscle Pain Causes

The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries. This type of pain is usually localized, affecting just a few muscles or a small part of your body.

Nov 1st, 2018
10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you’re dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say...

Oct 4th, 2018
How might you ensure your lower-back ?

The lower back is where majority of the motion in your spine takes place. This is also the part of the back that is most likely to wear down over time or sustain injury due to these movable parts.

Sep 4th, 2018