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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
Pain-Preventing Stretches to Do at Work

Ah, desk jobs. True, they’re temperature-controlled and don’t get you too dirty, but they can also be a big source of aches, such as back pain and neck pain. Sitting in one place for hours at a time often leads to a tight neck, shoulders,...

Aug 10th, 2018
Tips for Traveling When You Have Back Pain

Get Seat Smart Book your flight as early as you can for the best seat choices. If you can afford it or have reward points, upgrading to business or first class may be worth the extra comfort. In coach, exit row seats have more legroom.

Jun 4th, 2018
Does Chronic Pain’s Effect on the Brain, mental capacity ?

Pain is uncomfortable for everybody; from a small cut leading to minor pain or a serious  musculoskeletal injury that results in chronic pain, there is a wide range of levels of suffering  that one may experience as a result of pain.

Apr 30th, 2018
Steps to Get Pain Relief with Physical Therapy and Exercise

Dealing with chronic or acute pain can be mentally and physically challenging especially if the pain cannot be alleviated with medication alone. The solution is to seek pain relief methods that are ideal and will help you improve the quality of...

Apr 30th, 2018
What is a Racz Procedure?

Back pain can disrupt your ability to work, take care of your family, and perform daily tasks. Whether you’ve been suffering from back pain for a few months or many years, newer, more effective options for pain relief are available.

Apr 30th, 2018
How Chronic Pain is Impacting the U.S. Population

People experience two types of pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is a normal sensation that is often triggered by the nervous system to alert you that something is wrong with a certain part of the body.

Apr 30th, 2018
A not-to- do List for Those with Chronic Pain or Illness

Chronic illnesses affect more than half of the adult population in the US. They include conditions like HIV, Crohn’s disease and lupus. Close friends and family members often want to help but sometimes make comments that worsen the situation.

Apr 30th, 2018
Tips for Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain Relief

Lumbar herniated disc can result in serious pain that patients often describe as a burning sensation from the spine towards the leg. The disc pain can occur at different locations and this determines the most suitable treatment option.

Apr 30th, 2018
Radio Frequency Application of Median Branch Nerves

The spine is connected, at different levels, by face joints that are fed by smaller branches of the large spinal nerves. These nerves are called medial branch nerves and they carry pain signals from the joints to the brain.

Apr 30th, 2018
Primary Care Physician or Pain Management Doctor:

Primary Care Physicians and pain management doctors all play important, though distinct rolesin the treatment process. Primary care physicians are the first medical professionals you will see whenever you experience any injuries or symptoms of...

Apr 30th, 2018
What is Pain Management? How Apex Doctors Help

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Pain is not what occurs at the periphery, there is the suffering component of pain, which is also important to recognize.

Apr 30th, 2018
Tips to Reduce Back and Neck Pain at Work

Research shows that people who work on a computer daily are more likely to experience back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Habits like hunching over the computer can put a strain on the spine and cause serious pain.

Apr 30th, 2018
Different Types of Back Pain and symptoms

The beginning of a back pain issue is usually unforeseen and can be sudden or worsen over a period of time. Knowing the type of pain you are experiencing can go a long way in getting the right treatment.

Apr 30th, 2018
6 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

While there are many ways to reduce stress at work, it’s easy to get caught up in your anxiety and forget to take care of yourself. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, review these tips...

Apr 30th, 2018
Types of Neck Pain and how we treat them

Neck pains are less common than back pains but there are a significantly large number of people who suffer from neck pain across the world. This particular pain can be around the neck alone or can involve the arms and shoulders.

Apr 30th, 2018
Top 10 Causes of Back Pain and Care

From a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet to slumped posture and chronic conditions, back pain may be caused by a combination of factors. Fortunately, many of them are within your control. Whether you’re currently experiencing back pain or want to prevent

Apr 30th, 2018
Spinal Cord Stimulators in Back Pain Management

Back pains are becoming more and more common in modern day. The pains are brought on by different causes but overall they affect the performance and well-being of the people affected.

Apr 22nd, 2018
How to Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain

Failing to manage your chronic pain can lead to significant mental and physical issues. Maybe it’s time to approach the situation head on. Look for practical ways to deal with chronic pain.

Apr 15th, 2018
5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy

There is an alarming number of people suffering from chronic back pain today. Most of people live with the pain barely living up to their potential or enjoying a fulfilling life.

Apr 13th, 2018
Quick Back Pain Tips for Lower Back Pain Relief

From arthritis to poor posture, heavy lifting and pregnancy, the causes of back pain are diverse. There is really no single cure for back pain. The best you can do is to take steps to manage your condition. In most cases, it gets better with time.

Apr 10th, 2018