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The Best Treatments for a Torn Tendon Feb 23rd, 2021

Each year in the United States, more than 16 million tendon and ligament injuries are reported. A tear is a common tendon injury, especially involving the Achilles tendon.  Once you have one, you’re likely to experience joint pain that may be intense from the outset or worsen over time, along...

When to Seek Treatment for a Sprain Jan 7th, 2021

Your body contains many ligaments, which connect your bones and help keep them stable. When you have a sprain, this ligament is torn to some degree, and that stability can go out the window.  Sprains are extremely common, impacting the ankles of some 23,000 people in the United States each...

Do Medications Help Sciatica? Dec 9th, 2020

Some 40% of people experience sciatica at some point. If you’re one of them, pain relief is likely to be a very high priority — especially if you endure long-lasting or frequent flare-ups.  The condition occurs when a root that forms one of your sciatic nerves or a nerve fiber...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Chronic Pelvic Pain Nov 6th, 2020

Most everyone experiences pelvic pain on occasion, and it’s often not a big deal. When symptoms linger or become severe, however, it’s important to seek medical support.  If you experience pain between your bellybutton and hips that lasts or reoccurs for six months or longer, you may have a medical...

How Your Weight Affects Your Joint Health Oct 12th, 2020

Healthy joints allow you to move freely, stay stable when you’re on your feet, and function well physically overall. While added pounds aren’t known to cause joint disease on their own, they can add strain and inflammation, making way for a range of joint-related problems.  Interventional pain specialist Dr. William...

Signs You May Have Cervical Stenosis Sep 1st, 2020

Imagine if you dug a hole to build a house that was too small for the structure itself, then forced the structure into it. That’s similar to what happens when you have spinal stenosis.  The spinal canal is too small for your nerve roots and spinal cord. This can lead...

Recognizing the Signs of a Compression Fracture Aug 17th, 2020

Back pain is extremely common, affecting up to 80% of the population at some point. Compression fractures are one potential cause. Also known as vertebral compression fractures, these injuries happen when one or more bones in your spine weaken and crumble.  While most anyone can experience a compression fracture, factors...

How Epidural Steroid Injections Relieve Chronic Back Pain Jul 29th, 2020

As vital as it is for countless body functions, you probably don’t think a whole lot about your back until it hurts. And when it does hurt, your entire life can be affected. An estimated 8% of adults experience persistent or recurrent back pain that makes going about usual daily...

At-Home Tips To Keep You From Aggravating Your Sciatica Jun 25th, 2020

As many as 40% of people experience sciatica at some point, making it one of the most common, yet misunderstood, types of pain. It involves your sciatic nerve, which travels from your lumbar spine through your buttocks and legs. Sciatica causes bothersome symptoms, such as a burning sensation, electric shock-like...

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Help Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery May 29th, 2020

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who live with chronic back pain or other effects of failed back surgery, you know what a toll they can take. Devoid of pain, illness, or injury, your spine and back allow you to move normally, guard against falls, and help ensure...

The 10 Most Common Causes of Joint Pain Apr 27th, 2020

An estimated 22.7% percent of adults in the United States have some form of arthritis. They experience persistent pain, swelling and mobility issues, but arthritis isn't the only cause of joint pain. Untreated, permanent harm may result. Find out the common causes of joint pain. 1. Osteoarthritis You'll most commonly...

5 Risk Factors That Can Lead to a Herniated Disc Mar 9th, 2020

Herniated discs are painful, sometimes debilitating, and impossible to ignore. It can be difficult to know exactly what caused you to slip a disc in your back, but certain factors can put you at risk for herniated discs. Here are five risk factors that can lead to slipped discs, and...