Your joints need cartilage to move smoothly. Without this important cushion, bones rub against each other and cause pain and other symptoms.
Your joints need cartilage to move smoothly. Without this important cushion, bones rub against each other and cause pain and other symptoms.
Regenerative medicine is a breakthrough treatment that addresses the root cause of chronic pain by stimulating the repair of painful joints, tendons, and ligaments.
Nerve pain from diabetic neuropathy can impact your productivity and make it difficult to lead an active lifestyle. Effective treatment plays a role in restoring your quality of life so that you feel and function better.
Chronic pain often takes a toll on not only your body, but your mind and several important aspects of daily life. Effective treatment can help you feel better and live a more fulfilling life.
Sleep is an important aspect of your overall health and well-being, and can have a significant impact on your arthritis symptoms. Improving your sleep can help better manage arthritis pain and help you feel better.
Problems with facet joints are an underlying problem in many cases of back pain. Medial branch blocks are one way to treat back pain that can provide immediate, lasting relief.
Millions of Americans are affected by knee pain, which may limit your ability to do everyday tasks and impact your quality of life. Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment that can provide months of pain relief.
Taming sciatica pain can help you continue to function normally while your body heals. For most people, sciatica improves with self-care. Managing pain while your body does it’s job of healing is a top priority.
Neck and back pain can prevent you from living life to the fullest. But you don’t have to live with daily chronic pain. Visit our pain management specialists to discuss treatment options to get the relief you need.
Radiofrequency ablation relieves pain by stopping the affected nerve from sending pain signals. If you’re struggling with chronic pain, radiofrequency ablation may be an effective option for getting relief.
Living with peripheral neuropathy doesn’t have to mean dealing with daily pain that interferes with your quality of life. Our treatment options can ease your pain and improve your day-to-day functioning.
Complex regional pain syndrome causes intense burning, pain, swelling, and other symptoms. Although there’s currently no cure, treatments are available that can reduce your symptoms and restore function to the affected limb.
Sciatica pain can really throw a wrench into your life. Daily activities that you once performed with ease can become difficult and painful. Fortunately, there are effective treatments to help you get the relief you deserve.
If you’re living with neck pain, don’t wait to get relief. Pain specialists are experts at getting to the root of your pain and finding the right treatment approach to improve function and restore your quality of life.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can transform your damaged cells and tissues using your own blood. Keep reading to learn how it works and if this treatment might be right for you.
You may associate epidural injections with labor and delivery, but did you know epidural injections can also be used to relieve back and neck pain? These anesthetic injections are not just for women who are about to give birth.
Regenerative medicine is the science of using the body’s own natural healing powers to relieve pain or heal injured tissue. Stem cells are found throughout the human body and have the ability to specialize into different types of cells...
If you are experiencing pain or any kind of physical disability as a result of an injury or illness, a physiatrist can be an ideal solution to treat your condition – particularly if you are looking to avoid or postpone surgery.
Physical pain, although unpleasant and at times debilitating, is an important way for the body to let us know that something is wrong and requires attention. There are multiple causes of pain, and people respond to it in very different ways.
Opioids are prescribed to patients who are experiencing severe and debilitating pain from illness or disease or during recovery from surgery. Opioids are extremely effective in relieving pain that over-the-counter and many prescription drugs...
The use of opioids to relieve pain that is chronic and debilitating is a point of contention, for the reason that there are serious risks associated with the use of opioids. While every type of medication come with side effects...
Addiction is the overwhelming compulsion to drink, use drugs, or perform a detrimental act in excess. An addiction that is not kept under control or treated can result in job loss, the end of important relationships, disability, or even death...
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves using a patient’s blood to accelerate healing and treat chronic pain and tissue injuries. PRP therapy was initially a popular treatment for athletes who needed to quickly return to their sports...
Did you know about 1.5 billion people around the world are living with chronic pain. Chronic pain can make it difficult for you to concentrate during the day and tough for you to sleep at night.
Pain that is due to underlying health conditions or injuries may become chronic – and when that happens, it usually sends patients into a spiral of try-and-test methods just to achieve some relief...
Opioid addiction can feel insurmountable, especially for an addict. The addiction can become so overwhelming that it’s nearly impossible to get out of it without any support.
The Civil War, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 … America has faced many adversities in its history and has managed to emerge stronger in the aftermath. But how do you fight and defeat an invisible medical enemy...
Do you feel recurring or chronic pain in your neck, shoulders, or back? Does the pain make it hard for you to do your normal daily activities? You do not need to suffer through that pain anymore.
Spinal cord stimulation or SCS is a neuromodulation technique used to help manage chronic back pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. The device consists of an electrode connected to a generator placed between the spinal cord and vertebrae.
For patients who are suffering from severe back pain due to compression in the spine, and who have already tried noninvasive traction-type techniques to no avail, there are several surgical procedures that can effectively relieve the pain...
Facet joints are small joints between each set of two vertebrae along the spine that provide stability and enable motion. They are also called zygapophysial joints, or Z-joints.
For chronic lower back pain sufferers, radiofrequency neurotomy may be the treatment to bring you much-needed relief. Radiofrequency neurotomy, also called radiofrequency ablation, is a conservative, non-surgical treatment that reduces or eliminates pain..
One of the most debilitating health problems people experience is chronic pain. Chronic pain can develop anywhere in the body and can stop you from doing the things you love and enjoying life.
Vertebroplasty is a type of back surgery that involves the injection of cement into the spine in an effort to stabilize a fractured vertebra, which is usually caused by spinal compression. The goal is to reduce debilitating pain and restore mobility...
Did you know clinical research has shown that pain from your facet joints causes up to 45% of your lower back pain? The facet joints are the bony structures that connect the spinal vertebrae, helping with the movement of the spine and giving support...
Back pain is very common, and people of all ages can experience it. It can dramatically affect your daily routine, making it difficult to function at home, work, or school.
For those living with chronic pain, medically prescribed opioids are a legal and effective way to manage symptoms. However, it is easy to become dependent on opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone, fentanyl, and tramadol.
Physiatry is medical specialty that focuses on the treatment of injuries, disabilities and disease by employing exercise, massage, mechanical aids, as well as a variety of other physical methods...
Arthritis is a broad term that describes more than 100 different conditions that cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. For some, the pain is mild and easily managed with anti-inflammatory medications, rest and diet.
Imagine lifelong chronic pain and injuries healing without the need for surgery or shorter recovery periods for patients who undergo surgery. Such is the promise of regenerative medicine.
The body’s nerves serve as a signaling system that send messages from different parts of the body to the brain and spinal cord. A lot of times when people feel unexplained pain in the body, it is caused by issues with the nerves.
They say pain is a natural part of life, and while that may be true metaphorically, no one should ever have to live life in constant pain. Even at different levels — mild, moderate, and severe — pain is never a pleasant experience and takes away from you .
Addiction and substance abuse are characterized by a compulsive need to use and abuse something that leads to harmful consequences. Any type of addiction or substance abuse comes with long-term negative effects.
Spinal pain is quite common, but its debilitating effects are always a cause for concern. It can manifest in two ways: pain in the lumbar region or lower back and pain in the cervical region or neck area.
Joint pain can drastically affect the quality of your life. Patients may find it difficult to walk or move around as they please. Fortunately, several treatments can help ease joint pain, allowing people to use their joints unimpeded.
Chronic pain is debilitating, and no one wants to live with it. If you are one of the millions of Americans living with chronic pain, you may be struggling to find an effective solution to relieve pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is steadily gaining popularity for use in treating musculoskeletal conditions, especially knee pain. Currently, PRP therapy is used to treat athletes with injuries in order to speed up the healing process.
The bones that make up your spine can weaken and break resulting in chronic back pain, hunched posture, and lost height. It usually occurs when a bloc-like part of the spine’s vertebrae become compressed due to trauma or disease.
If you have been experiencing lower back pain recently, be assured that you are not alone. At some point in their lives, 80% of adults will experience back pain. It is one of the most common causes of missed workdays and the leading contributor of job-rela
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly 218,000 people in the United States have died from overdose related to prescription opioids. That number represents deaths between 1990 and 2017, with deaths rising “five times higher in...
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems. Their primary focus is on using nonsurgical treatments to relieve pain and improve mobility which has been affected by an injury or...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder where your body mistakenly attacks your body’s tissues, causing chronic inflammation in your joints as well as other bodily systems.
If working long hours or engaging in heavy activity has taken a toll on your body, you may experience physical and mental fatigue. Such fatigue may lead to back pains that may seem harmless.
Pain medications, surgery, and injections are not your only options when it comes to joint pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a versatile and effective regenerative medicine treatment that can also help.
People often perceive physiatrists and physical therapists as one and the same. While it’s true that physical therapists and physiatrists treat the same conditions, there are marked differences between how they treat patients.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system (meant to protect you from infections and illnesses) to attack joints. This results in inflammation, pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints.
Most people are aware that arthritis targets the joints and causes swelling and pain. But did you know that aside from this, other parts of the body like the skin and eyes can also be affected?
The shoulder is very versatile in terms of function and range of motion, but with this versatility comes the risk of sustaining short-term and long-term injuries. When your shoulder is injured, your ability to do routine tasks can be affected...
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in healing a patient via physical medicine and rehabilitation rather than the use of surgery. Their goal is to help correct disability and to relieve pain that may be caused by an underlying...
Pain is the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and it needs your attention. However, there are many people who have chronic pain caused by trauma or an underlying health condition, and this requires treatment by a pain management doctor.
If you had chickenpox as a child, you now carry the herpes zoster virus in your body – for life. This virus will hide and lie inactive in nerve tissues in the brain and spinal cord (which together comprise the central nervous system).
Almost 90% of all Americans will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Patients who suffer with chronic pain usually have an underlying cause for the pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or a past injury. However, if a patient has endured chronic pain for many years, the pain signals may continue due to a sort of...
Any bodily pain that lasts for several months or longer is considered chronic pain. If the pain interferes with your normal daily activities or keeps you awake at night, it might be time to consult with a pain management doctor.
Anyone who promises a one-and-done treatment for everyone with addiction doesn’t appreciate the complexities of addiction – which is a very personal thing. The truth about addiction is that there is no cure for it, but there are solutions.
Regenerative medicine is an umbrella discipline that focuses on the study of molecular and cellular processes and attempts to find ways for the body to heal itself. It seeks to treat diseases and injuries by using the body’s healing abilities rather...
Anyone who has an injury, disability, or disease knows how hard it can be to regain your mobility, function, and independence as you begin to recover. Recovering from any condition takes time, dedication, and professional medical assistance.
A marriage of old-fashioned house calls and modern technology, telemedicine offers patients and their providers the opportunity to conduct medical care through secure, HIPAA compliant collaborative technologies, rather than in-person.
We all experience pain at some point. This is not to say that you have to live with it – especially if it prevents you from enjoying life. Interventional pain medicine uses nonsurgical methods to target the source of your pain.
You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy before but may not know exactly what it is or how it works. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered up some fast facts about it and why you may want to give it a try.
At least 30 million Americans have an eating disorder; of these, 10 million are men. Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses that require immediate medical attention and treatment.
Choosing the right doctor for you and your family can be a difficult, even complex, decision. With healthcare becoming increasingly fragmented there are even more options to choose from...
Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against viruses, bacteria, allergens, and other foreign invaders. When the body detects a harmful or foreign invader, an immunoresponse is triggered – it’s at that time when the body mobilizes its...
Opioid therapy is a method of treatment for chronic pain, particularly when other treatments have not worked. It is highly effective at relieving pain and improving the mood and everyday functioning of patients.
Evidence-based exercise rehabilitation is a critical component of any physical therapy treatment plan to help those recovering from an injury or surgery.
The use of opioid therapy for treating chronic pain conditions has increased substantially in recent years, but so has the awareness of its risks. Doctors look for the underlying cause of a patient’s pain, and a lower-risk treatment will be tried before...
Everyone knows the dangers of blood clots that can occur in the legs, lungs, kidneys and worst, the brain. Antiphospholipid Syndrome – AS – is a condition that occurs when the immune system...
One of the most common plastic surgeries done today is breast augmentation with implants. Breast implants are used to increase the size or appearance of the breasts, or as part of a reconstruction following breast cancer surgery.
Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts at least 3 months and often much longer. No matter the cause of your chronic pain, the fact is it can make life nearly unbearable.
To understand the differences between ADD and ADHD one must know what each denotes. Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD – is a distinct form of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — ADHD – minus the hyperactivity element.
Regenerative medicine has several different approaches: Some center on surgically repairing damaged tissues or organs with bioengineered replacements, and others involve injection-based therapy using a person’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells.
Often, following an injury or joint replacement surgery, patients are left with lingering pain that requires additional physical therapy to regain their strength, stamina, mobility, and function...
So, you wish you could reap the benefits of regular exercise, but you just don’t have the time. A high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, may be just what your body needs.
Being diagnosed and treated for an illness or injury is only half the battle. The other half is recovering from – or least adapting to – one’s condition as best as one can.
It’s an exciting time in the field of regenerative medicine. Stem cells substitute for damaged or injured cells, allowing natural healing and repair of tissue. When injected into an injured area, they immediately boost the natural healing process...
Do you get a dull, aching pain at the front or side of your knee? Do you feel a grinding sensation when you flex your knee? This kind of pain is known as anterior knee pain.
Drug and alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s life. The first step to getting help is acknowledging your addiction.
When you think of seasonal allergies, winter is probably not the season that comes to mind.
It’s a known fact that we all need sleep. It helps us function and keeps our organs healthy.
There’s a revolution in the health care industry, and it involves a promising field called regenerative medicine. This new type of medical treatment is designed to help restore the structure and function of damaged tissues by using the patient’s own...
When it comes to primary health care, patients have two choices – entrust their care to a general practitioner (GP) or to a multidisciplinary practice.
Research shows a definite correlation between chronic illness and one’s mental health. A recent study of cancer patients, for example, found that one in five developed post-traumatic stress after their diagnosis, which was similar...
If there’s an unusual pain bound to get your prompt attention, it’s an aching knee. That’s because your knee houses the largest, most sturdy and reliable joint in your body, supporting a great deal of your upper body weight.
Many people say that essential oils help with ailments ranging from stomach pain to headaches to stress relief. Some even say it can have benefits for more complex diseases like cancer.
Over the last decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in opiate painkiller abuse in the United States. In fact, an estimated 2.1 million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, while approximately 25.3 million are struggling with chronic pain.
Imagine being able to repair damaged body tissue and treat degenerative bone diseases like osteoarthritis without having to resort to invasive surgery. It’s not only possible, but already being done with the non-invasive, cutting-edge treatment known...
Listen to your body. It’s constantly telling you when it feels good – and when it doesn’t. That’s especially true when it comes to warning you that your immune system is not as strong as it could be and that you’re at risk of developing a serious health...
Think of your doctor as your partner in lifelong health. Don’t just wait to see your primary care physician when you’re sick or injured; having regular visits with your can be beneficial to you and help you stay healthier as you age. Here’s some reasons...
Everyone needs someone to talk to every now and then. Whether its anxiety, social issues, or concerns about mental health, many want to explore treatment by seeking out a mental health professional, usually a psychiatrist...
So, you’re looking for a new doctor. Whether you’ve moved across town, your previous doctor retired, or you’re under a new insurance plan, looking for a new doctor...