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  • Chronic Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Chronic Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation

    An Innovative Alternative for Unrelieved Chronic Pain - Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced. Identified as an effective treatment option for many chronic sufferers, SCS is most often used for neuropathic pain, including diabetic neuropathy, post-laminectomy syndrome (residual pain after back surgery), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). If you suffer from chronic neuropathic pain, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may enable you to control and relieve your pain. The board-certified pain specialists can determine if this is an option for you and help stop pain from interfering with your life.

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  • COVID19: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

    COVID19: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

    If you are caring for someone with COVID-19 at home or in a non-healthcare setting, follow this advice to protect yourself and others. Learn what to do when someone has symptoms of COVID-19 or when someone has been diagnosed with the virus. This information also should be followed when caring for people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms. Note: Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more severe illness from COVID-19. People at higher risk of severe illness should call their doctor as soon as symptoms start.

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  • Lower Right Back Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Lower Right Back Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    There are several potential troubling symptoms that accompany lower right back pain and these symptoms, while rare, may indicate a serious medical condition and must be treated on an urgent basis. Specific red-flag symptoms related to lower right back pain include: 1. Retention of Urine or Complete Loss of Bowel and/or Bladder Control - If you experience any changes in your bowel and/or bladder control, it can indicate damage to your spinal cord or cauda equina (nerves that descend from the spinal cord).

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  • Pain Management: SI Joint Injection

    Pain Management: SI Joint Injection

    The sacroiliac (SI) joints are located at the base of the spine and connect it to the pelvis. Inflammation in the SI joint is a common source of lower back pain. It can also cause pain in the buttocks, groin, and legs. Unfortunately, these symptoms are very common and can be caused by other things. SI joint dysfunction does not respond well to generalized pain treatments, so it is crucial that your doctor confirms this as the source of your pain in order to start an appropriate treatment plan.

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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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