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Lumbar spinal stenosis

Are you a good candidate for Vertiflex?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a compression of the nerves in the lower spine. It typically causes the patient a lot of pain in the legs when walking, which is generally relieved only upon sitting down or leaning forward. This often results in the patient needing

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PRP treatment

Recovery Post-PRP Treatment

Whether you’re getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss, osteoarthritis, postsurgical repair, or tendon and acute injuries, we’re going to break down the post-treatment recovery process.

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Can a Patient with Scoliosis Have Vertiflex Superion?

Scoliosis often occurs during a child’s growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases are mild, with hardly any symptoms, but some people will develop spine deformities that can get severe as they grow. Vertiflex is a new treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but if you

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When Spine Surgery Fails

When patients come to my practice after back surgery, they are often disheartened because they have gone through a massive operation in the hopes that it would cure their underlying issue and leave them pain-free. The reality is much different. Many continue to have pain

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What Type of Headache Do I Have?

Being a pain management doctor, I often see patients with headaches at my practice. I get asked two questions most often: “Is it a migraine?” And “Could this be something serious, like a brain tumor?” The good news is, most headaches are not a brain

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When Is Spine Surgery Needed

Many patients are lost when they start developing back pain and or sciatica (pain going down a leg). Oftentimes back pain, neck pain, and sciatica can be severe. However, this does not necessarily mean surgery is necessary.    Where does a patient go when they

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PRP therapy: a great alternative to surgery and steroids

PRP therapy has been used for years to stimulate your body’s natural healing capacity. Most people want to try to avoid surgery for their conditions causing pain. PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that promotes the healing of damaged soft tissues such as

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COVID Is Not a Death Sentence

Many people are worried about the coronavirus and what it will mean for their families, their businesses, and their lives. It feels like we are all at a standstill right now, trying to determine how we will move past this. While the economic recovery, and

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Can PRP Treat My Arthritis?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine used to promote healing of damaged soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Concentrated platelets are obtained from your own blood. These cells are essential for tissue regeneration and repair. Through a sophisticated,bio-advanced

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Time recovery post-Vertiflex treatment

Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and one of the most common reasons people miss work. In fact, most people will experience back pain at least once. Fortunately, there are measures that you can take to prevent or relieve episodes of back

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How can back pain affect your mood

Chronic pain, or pain that lasts persistently for longer than three months, can make a person more susceptible to emotional changes such as depression and anxiety. Living with chronic pain can also affect relationships with others. Back problems can cause physical limitations, which makes a

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Back pain and outpatient treatment

Most people suffer from back pain at least once, and it is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. In most cases, back pain can get better without surgery, but if your back pain disrupts your daily life and negatively impacts your quality of

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What About The Knots?

Muscle knots are a common source of back pain. “Myofascial trigger point” is the medical term for them, which occur when the fibers of the muscle tense up and tighten. These feel like small, painful bumps that can cause pain and affect the range of

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Ocular Migraines and Migraine Auras

Of those who report having migraines, one of out every five experience a visual aura. This may be an ocular migraine or a visual migraine. An “ocular migraine” is used interchangeably to refer to two different conditions:  migraine aura—or visual migraine—and retinal migraine.   An

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New Migraine Medications

In the U.S. alone, more than 4 million people suffer from chronic migraines. Many of these people miss work and cannot function normally during a migraine attack. Despite how common and how debilitating migraines can be, many migraine sufferers do not seek treatment though there

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Alcohol and pain medication

Alcohol can have serious side effects on its own but when mixed with prescription painkillers, the effects can be lethal. There are many different types of painkillers available to those who suffer from chronic pain, but a good rule of thumb is to not consume

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CRPS

CRPS and How to Live with It

You may be asking, “What is CRPS?” CRPS is a chronic condition that causes constant, burning like or fire-like pain, usually in an arm or leg. Patients are often sensitive even to light touch.  CRPS typically manifests after an injury such as a fracture or

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