One of the more common conditions we frequently encounter is knee pain. It’s something that affects people of all ages, and several issues can cause it. Sometimes it can be the result of an injury, repetitive use, or lack of exercise, but other times it can be a sign of more serious conditions like arthritis. Chronic knee pain could be a symptom of being overweight or obese or even general weakness in the muscles that make the knee move.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could regrow damaged parts of our body? It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but medicine has progressed to the point where this is possible—at least in a limited form.
After about a month of being under quarantine because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have decided to enter Phase 1 of their reopening plans. While some retailers, parks, and restaurants are open in a limited capacity, the general recommendation is to stay at home and minimize exposure.
Have you ever woken up with a stiff pain in your neck? If so, you’re not alone. Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain people experience. It’s so common that most of us just chalk it up to sleeping in an uncomfortable position and go about our day. But if you’re experiencing chronic neck pain, you might have more serious issues to address. These issues could be a degenerative disc in your neck, osteoarthritis in the spine near your neck, fibromyalgia, or even meningitis.
From cancer to rheumatoid arthritis to stomach ulcers, the causes of chronic pain are widely varied. In most cases, we try to take a simple approach to managing the pain, designed to help the patient regain a certain quality of life they might be missing. Typically that includes non-invasive therapies like spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy, radio frequency ablation, massage, and even over the counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or even acetaminophen. Some patients might even require stronger prescription medications to help manage the pain.
Joint pain is one of the more common types of pain for adults, and there are a wide variety of medical issues that can cause it. These include injury, but can also include more chronic conditions such as arthritis, which affects about 15 million Americans. Joint pain can occur in anywhere in the body where two or more bones meet—hands, shoulders, neck, feet, hips, elbows, and back.
To our valued patients, We at Pain and Spine Specialists wanted to update you on the current status of our practice with regards to COVID-19. We are staying current with the guidelines from the CDC to help protect our patients, their families, and our staff and the...
February is designated as American Heart Month, so it is an ideal time to remind our patients to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.
Think about the last time you experienced pain. According to a market research report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain of varying degrees. An estimated 100 million adults are burdened by chronic pain in the U.S. alone. If you are among one of the millions of Americans who have suffered with pain for several months or longer, you may have a chronic condition.