An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to alleviate pain from a number of spinal problems. These steroid injections are generally used in order to decrease pain enough for patients to resume normal activities and to begin physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises.
Pain that comes from facet joints is known as facet syndrome. Each level of your spine has two facet joints that, together with an intervertebral disc, form each intervertebral segment. Facet joints let you bend and twist, and they’re also important for providing support and stability to your spine.
Migraines are complex neurological disorders with unique causes and treatments. Migraines can interfere with every aspect of life—from daily activities to work and sleep—and the pain can be excruciating and debilitating. While the medical field is still working to understand all of the underlying causes
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. For many, this pain interferes with daily activities, work, and sleep. To successfully treat and alleviate this type of pain, there’s rarely a quick and simple cure-all. Instead, it takes a multi-faceted treatment plan to achieve
Determining whether it’s a good idea to return to sports depends on a number of things including the type of back pain you have, the severity of that pain, your overall fitness level, your mental state, your commitment to recovery and the sport that you want to play.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (meaning lasting more than six months) pain condition that usually affects one limb – arm, leg, hand or foot – following an injury or trauma to the affected limb. The most common triggers for CRPS are fractures, muscle sprains or strains, soft tissue injuries (burns, cuts bruises), an immobile limb (cast) or surgical procedures.
Think of SCS as a pacemaker for pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond the usual recovery period or that is associated with a chronic health condition. Because this pain is neither protective nor the result of an injury, it is treated as a condition, as opposed to a symptom
For individuals suffering from chronic neck and back pain, nerve ablations can be an effective way to manage this pain. A nerve ablation, also known as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), is an innovative, non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to destroy the end of small nerves that irritate your facet joints.
Many people think of migraines as just a really bad headache, but this is inaccurate. Migraines are actually a neurological disease that involves a number of troubling neurological symptoms. Around 12% of American adults suffer from migraines, which are painful and often debilitating. As a
Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical treatment, and a 2016 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis found that 50 million Americans suffered from chronic pain, with 19.6 million of those falling in the category of “high-impact”
Recent CDC data reports that almost 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months. While there are a number of factors that could account for this, neck pain or stiffness is usually the result of neck muscles weakening from poor posture
When we talk of sciatica pain, we’re referring to painful symptoms in your buttocks or legs that travel along your sciatic nerve causing numbness, weakness and pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest type of nerve in your body. Each of us has two sciatic