Guide to Sciatic Nerve Pain

Approximately five to 10 percent of people who have low back pain have sciatica. Although sciatica can be painful and disruptive, most people who have it will recover within six to 12 weeks with the proper treatment. If you think you might be suffering from sciatic nerve pain, this guide will help you understand what sciatica is, the different… read more

Average Recovery Times for Endoscopic Procedures

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When you undergo endoscopic surgery, you want to know how quickly you can get back on your feet. After all, we get surgery so we can live our lives comfortably. Why wouldn’t you want to have a minimal recovery time? Fortunately, our least-invasive endoscopic procedures have short recovery times. Keep reading to learn about the… read more

Types of Spinal Disc Problems

Your body has 24 spinal discs. They are located between individual vertebrae in your back and neck, and have tough exteriors with soft, gel-like interiors creating cushions between the bones in your back. Your spinal discs function as shock absorbers for your body keeping your vertebrae separate when your body jars from impact and activities. When… read more

What Are Common Pain Management Techniques?

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Pain management doctors understand that pain comes from a variety of sources and affects different parts of the body. This knowledge is what makes a pain management specialist different from other doctors. You can learn some of the most common techniques used at pain management centers below. Medications Medication is one of the most common therapies used… read more

What Is a Rhizotomy Procedure?

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Least-invasive procedures can have names that not everyone is familiar with. For example, not many people without medical training know what a rhizotomy procedure is. However, if you experience back pain, rhizotomy surgery provides relief with the least invasive methods possible. Keep reading to learn about rhizotomy and endoscopic rhizotomy procedures. What Does “Rhizotomy” Mean?… read more

Ice vs. Heat: A User’s Guide to Hot and Cold Therapy

Did you know pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment? That’s right. Out of all the reasons people go to the doctor, the number one is that they’re hurting. At some point in time, everyone experiences pain of one kind or another. Some experience acute pain — pain that comes on suddenly and… read more

How Does a Pinched Nerve Heal?

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Pinched nerves can happen due to aspects of everyday life, making them a common condition. Unfortunately, they also commonly cause pain in the neck and back. Your nerves communicate messages between your brain and body, so you need to take good care of them. Learn more about pinched nerve symptoms and possible treatments below. Pinched Nerve… read more

Tips for Flying With Neck and Back Pain

Whether you’re flying with a pre-existing condition causing your neck pain or you start feeling back pain after a flight, you should understand how a several-hours flight can impact your spine. If you’re already a frequent flier or taking your first overseas flight, you have more options to prevent or alleviate back and neck pain… read more

Preventing Joint Pain While Exercising: A Guide for Active Adults

Joints connect your bones to each other, creating the movement and motions that allow your body to do all of the things you need it to do during the day. When you’re feeling good, you probably don’t think about all of those movements. But if you’re one of the 14.6 million Americans who suffer from severe… read more

When to Seek Care for a Pinched Nerve

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When you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, the suffering can manifest through a variety of aches and pains. While some of these may go away on their own, others can become persistent, affecting your quality of life for their duration. Since they can cause such a range of symptoms, and with their duration unknown, when… read more