What Your Back Muscles Are Trying To Tell You


If you suffer from regular back pain, it’s very easy to assume that something is grievously wrong. When your back hurts, it can comprise everything you do in your day to day life. Activities like folding laundry and even just going for a walk can be exceptionally uncomfortable. And while you’re right to seek medical… read more

Nerve Block, Steroids, or Facet Joint Injections: What’s the Difference?


With the variety of injections available to treat many different types of pain, it’s hard to distinguish one from another. At the Spine Institue of North America, we offer a variety of injections in order to best serve our patients, find them pain relief, and be as minimally invasive as possible. All of the injection… read more

What are Large Point and Trigger Point Injections?


As a common treatment option for individuals who suffer from joint pain and trigger-point pain, large point and trigger point injections often go misunderstood by those who are new to the procedure. Understanding the what these injections are, the benefits, and who they can help is exceptionally important in order to help provide patients with… read more

Preparing for Your Spinal Injection: What to Expect


If you aren’t a fan of needles then we can understand your trepidation prior to a spinal injection. In fact, even if needles don’t bother you, a spinal injection is in a whole different ballgame compared to a simple vaccination or blood draw for most people. However, you shouldn’t worry about your epidural steroid injection… read more

Best Weight Training Exercises for Back Pain – Part 6

In our last blog, we looked at two exercises that you can use to keep your body fit. We have been focusing on weight training exercises, which are easier on your back than cardio. You need to give your back a balance of strengthening and rest. Too much of either, and you will have troubles.… read more

Foods to Avoid If You Have Arthritis – Part 2

When you have arthritis, it can seem like nothing will work to relieve the pain. We understand. At the Spine Institute of North America, we are experienced with arthritis pain. We always treat each of our patients with compassion and respect, because we know what you are going through. Part of what we do is… read more

Foods to Avoid If You Have Arthritis – Part 1

We just finished three blogs on what you can eat to reduce the painful inflammation that causes arthritis. However, we would be remiss not to address the other side of the equation: what you should not eat. It doesn’t matter if you are eating a bunch of anti-inflammatory foods if you are also eating plenty… read more

Foods That Relieve Arthritis Pain Part 3

If you have arthritis or other joint pain, keeping your body healthy is one of the best things you can do. Luckily, Nature is on your side – and so are we! At the Spine Institute of North America, we know what it takes to keep backs healthy, and food is one of those things!… read more

Foods That Relieve Arthritis Pain – Part 2

When you work with the Spine Institute of North America, you’ll have a team of world-class experts as you allies – why not make food your ally, too? In our last blog, we have discussed foods that help with the painful inflammation of arthritis. Our goal is to set a foundation upon which you can… read more

Foods That Relieve Arthritis Pain – Part 1

If you have arthritis, you have inflamed joints. As if that isn’t difficult enough, the food you eat can make it better or worse. At the Spine Institute of North America, we are passionate about understanding back pain and helping each and everyone one of our patients live the happy lives they were meant to… read more