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  • Pain Management: Facet Syndrome

    Pain Management: Facet Syndrome

    We Can Treat Your Back Pain Without Surgery - Facet syndrome is a spinal condition that causes persistent pain in the back or neck. It is usually caused by normal wear and tears on the spine, with symptoms usually presenting themselves after age 50. Younger people who suffer from facet syndrome most likely suffered a spinal injury. Each vertebra in the spine has a coating of cartilage that allows it to glide past other bones without any issues. Cartilage wears down over time, making the friction between bones more intense. This can result in bone spurs, pain, and arthritis.

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  • Ketamine Can Help with Fibromyalgia Pain

    Ketamine Can Help with Fibromyalgia Pain

    If you’re struggling with fibromyalgia, you’re no stranger to pain, which can hijack your life in countless ways. And finding relief for this musculoskeletal pain is frustrating since the origin of the pain appears to stem from a problem in the way the neurotransmitters in your brain function. To tackle the pain where it starts your brain many pain management specialists are turning to ketamine infusion therapy. If you’re living with fibromyalgia, here’s a look at how ketamine can help.

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  • Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

    Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

    Unsupported postures cause the loads on your spine to disperse incorrectly, weakening the tissues in your lower back. As a result, the intricate network of muscles, discs, and joints in your back tend to be pushed beyond their tolerable limit, causing pain. Likewise, a sudden injury from lifting a heavy object incorrectly can cause immediate back pain and dysfunction. Here are the most common back postures that lead to pain and actions you can take to correct them.

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  • Pain Management: Discogenic Back Pain

    Pain Management: Discogenic Back Pain

    Back Pain Specialists Are Ready to Help - The discs in our spine help keep the vertebrae steady and absorb shock. Over time, these discs wear down, which can cause persistent pain in the back or neck. This typically occurs between the ages of 30 and 60. If you are suffering from back pain, you’re likely having trouble living your day-to-day life without interruption. Thankfully, solutions are available. Disc-related back pain is a very common problem and it can often be treated without surgery.

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  • Is Back Pain Normal as You Age?

    Is Back Pain Normal as You Age?

    With each passing year, it may seem like your list of aches and pains continues to grow with no end in sight. Perhaps that old knee injury rears its ugly head or new problems develop as your joints succumb to years of wear-and-tear. The truth is that aging presents considerable physical challenges, and back pain is one of the chief complaints. While its development may be somewhat normal, we don’t believe that living with back pain should be part of your new normal.

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  • Immediate Treatment for a Back Muscle Strain

    Immediate Treatment for a Back Muscle Strain

    When your back muscle fibers become overstretched or torn called a back muscle strain your body’s natural response is to initiate an inflammatory cascade that causes swelling and may be accompanied by painful spasms. Quick treatment may help reduce symptoms and speed recovery. Here’s how: Stop What You’re Doing - When your back pain suddenly flares up, discontinue the physical activity that you’re doing. It is important to protect your lower back from further injury. Don’t push through your workout or continue to do chores around the house. Overusing a strained back muscle may worsen the damage and delay the recovery.

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  • Pain Management: Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

    Pain Management: Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

    Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is the weakening and breakdown of one or more vertebral discs, a structure that sits between the bones in the spine to provide cushioning and allow movement between the spine levels. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury. Even though “disease” is in the name, this process is local wear and tear of the spine and is not a part of a systemic illness. DDD most often occurs in the low back, or lumbar spine, but can affect the neck and mid-back as well.

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  • How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

    How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

    While life may be full of coincidences, we don’t believe that the general weight problem and the high incidence of sciatica pain is one of them. To be sure, weight isn’t the only risk factor when it comes to this type of back pain, but it can certainly play a role. We help our clients find solutions for both acute and chronic pain, helping them lead active lives. And when it comes to lower back pain, sciatica is one of the more common complaints we treat. In an effort to promote preventive care, we want to partner with our patients through education, giving them the tools, they need to avoid back pain in the first place.

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  • Commonly Overlooked Sciatica Remedies

    Commonly Overlooked Sciatica Remedies

    The constant soreness or intermittent discomfort of sciatica can range from a warm, wet feeling in your thigh to shooting and searing pain along your leg. The symptoms may strike anytime, so it is a smart idea to have a treatment plan in place. Read on to learn about 4 commonly overlooked and easy remedies that may help you find quick relief...

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  • Pain Management: Chronic Pain

    Pain Management: Chronic Pain

    Abnormal Pain That Extends Beyond the Expected Period of Healing - Chronic pain is an enormous problem in the United States, costing millions in lost workdays and decreased efficiency. Chronic pain causes local or widespread pain that remains long after a person recovers from an illness or injury. Unlike short-term pain, chronic pain is abnormal and is considered a disease in itself. If you are one of 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain, a pain specialist can treat your pain and help you regain control over your life.

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