Vertiflex Superion is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. It is the only such class 1 evidence-based treatment, and it provides a minimally invasive alternative for patients that have not had success with other nonsurgical treatments.
Injection therapy is often associated with cosmetic procedures and thought to be used solely for the purpose of smoothing wrinkles, but the reality is that it can also be an effective way to treat chronic migraines. In fact, it’s an FDA-approved treatment for chronic migraines, which means sufferers endure 15 or more migraine days per month.
A herniated or bulging disc is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Intervertebral discs are located throughout your spinal cord and essentially act as shock absorbers for your spine. Discs have a tough outer ring, called the annulus fibrosus, and a soft, jelly-like center, called the nucleus pulposus.
Herniated discs affect people differently but the most common symptoms are arm, leg, sciatica, or neck pain, numbness or tingling, and weakness that can interfere with balance and basic motor skills. For those with a herniated disc in the lower back, pain is often experienced in the buttocks, thigh, and calf.
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