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  • What to Do If You Have Symptoms of Covid-19

    What to Do If You Have Symptoms of Covid-19

    If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. 1. Keep track of your symptoms. 2. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.

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  • 7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

    7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

    The marvelous strength and flexibility that's engineered into your lower back also make it susceptible to developing lots of problems. And because of the many nerves that run throughout your spine and into the rest of your body, a problem in the lower back can lead to leg pain, hip problems, and more. Protecting your lower back involves taking measures to avoid direct injury, prevent indirect trauma, and control the progression of a problem that may have already occurred. Here are 7 proven tips that can go a long way in protecting and stabilizing your lower back.

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  • Selected Nerve Root Injections (SNRI)

    Selected Nerve Root Injections (SNRI)

    Selected Nerve Root Injection Facts & Information - Selected Nerve Root Injections (SNRI) deliver medication directly into an inflamed nerve root that exits the spinal cord. Spinal nerve roots are positioned along the length of the spinal column. They are responsible for sending and receiving sensory (feeling) and motor (motion) signals throughout the body. Nerve roots extend off the spinal cord and branch out in a complicated infrastructure of nerves.

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  • Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

    Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

    Can A COVID-19 Vaccine Make Me Sick With COVID-19? No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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  • Sciatica Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Sciatica Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    While your sciatica pain can be severe and cause your leg to feel weak, the symptoms typically do not produce any long-term complications. Rarely, if the underlying cause of your sciatica becomes severe, it may produce troubling symptoms when your spinal nerve roots and/or spinal cord get compressed, sometimes triggering a medical emergency.

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  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy Genicular Nerve Block

    Radiofrequency Neurotomy Genicular Nerve Block

    Thermal Denervation to Decrease Knee Pain - Radiofrequency neurotomy of the genicular nerves is injecting local anesthetic on the genicular nerve to interrupt its ability to send pain signals. Radiofrequency Neurotomy Genicular Nerve Block for Knee Pain - The knee joint is surrounded by several nerve branches, known collectively as the genicular nerves. For patients with severe knee degeneration due to osteoarthritis, surgical joint replacement is often the most appropriate option for alleviating the pain these nerves generate.

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  • When Vaccine is Limited, Who Should Get Vaccinated First?

    When Vaccine is Limited, Who Should Get Vaccinated First?

    Because the U.S. supply of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be limited at first, CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. CDC’s recommendations are based on those from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

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  • The Best Sleeping Position for Your Back Pain

    The Best Sleeping Position for Your Back Pain

    When you sleep, you lose conscious control over your body, and you can end up twisting your spine or tucking your pelvis in. Existing back pain can get further aggravated, resulting in a restless night of sleep. Using supported sleeping postures can prevent the concentration of stresses on your spine, keep your back relaxed, and create a healing environment. As a general rule, avoid sleeping on your stomach it disturbs the normal alignment of your spine. Also avoid sleeping on the side that hurts more, especially if you have sciatica.

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  • Pain Management - Nerve Blocks

    Pain Management - Nerve Blocks

    Fast-acting pain treatments that target nerves in a specific part of the body - Nerve blocks are versatile treatments used by pain specialists to diagnose and treat a wide range of painful conditions. They reduce acute pain due to injury, nerve trauma, surgery, and headaches. They are also used to alleviate chronic pain, in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, neuralgia, cancer, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Whether you are experiencing a new injury, a flare-up of an old injury, or an ongoing pain issue, nerve blocks can provide a faster and more comfortable recovery.

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  • Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

    Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

    We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated. Below is a summary of the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination based on what we currently know. CDC will continue to update this page as more data become available.

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