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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are officially defined as “discrete, focal hyperirritable spots found on any taut band of skeletal muscles.” Most of us more simply refer to these as knots in the muscles that develop as a result of muscle tension

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epidural injection

Epidural Steroid Injections

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.

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chronic back pain

Selective Nerve Root Blocks

Selective Nerve Root Blocks are minimally invasive procedures that involve the injection of a local anesthetic along a selected nerve root. Nerve blocks can help to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and diagnose the source of pain.

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facet syndrome

Diagnostic Joint Injections For Facet Syndrome

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.

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chronic knee pain treatment

Treating Chronic Knee Pain

Often patients suffering from knee pain – especially those that have knee pain after a knee replacement – worry that they’ll have to live with pain. No matter the cause, you do not have to live with chronic knee pain.

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migraine symptoms and treatment

Innovative Treatments For Migraines

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

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pain management physician

Partnering With Your Pain Management Physician

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

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sciatica exercises

Will Sports Make My Back Pain Or Sciatica Worse?

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.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Stages

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Symptoms and Treatment

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.

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Nerve Ablations

Nerve Ablations/Rhizotomies For Neck And Back Pain

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.

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Migraine treatment

Migraines – Diagnosis And Treatment

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

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chronic non-cancer pain guidelines

Opioids Are Not Indicated For Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

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”

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spine surgery

When Is Spine Surgery “Needed”?

8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from at least one major episode of back pain at some point in their lives. While surgery might seem like a good way to relieve chronic back pain, in most cases surgery is not “needed”. In fact, for

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Neck Pain – Diagnosis And Treatment

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

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Sciatica Pain – Diagnosis And Treatment

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

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Back Surgery

Failed Back Surgery

Many patients suffering from chronic back pain look to surgery as a way to relieve their pain. While there are some situations when surgery is necessary, more often it is not the best way to resolve back problems. Among the many risks associated with back

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