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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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  • Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

    Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

    There are a number of back pain and related conditions that women are more susceptible to developing. Moreover, for women, back pain is more likely to become chronic over time. Several conditions are more common (and can be exclusive) in women. Back pain-related problems are typically seen in the post-menopausal age (above 50 years). Read on to learn more about the common causes of back pain in women and the reasons why they occur.

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  • Lumbar Sympathetic Injections

    Lumbar Sympathetic Injections

    Significantly Reducing Lower Back, Leg, & Foot Pain. Lumbar sympathetic injections can determine if the sympathetic nerves in the lumbar (lower) spine are the cause of your pain issues. Lumbar Sympathetic Injection Facts & Information - If you are suffering from pain or weakness in your lower back, legs, or feet, you know how these symptoms can have a major impact on your quality of life. Lumbar sympathetic injections can determine if the sympathetic nerves in the lumbar, or lower, spine are the cause of your problems and treat the inflammation in order to relieve the pain.

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  • U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.
    1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • 10 Quick Facts About Sciatica

    10 Quick Facts About Sciatica

    Sciatica is common, affecting 10% to 40% of the population. Despite it being commonplace, many myths and misconceptions persist and, in turn, make it hard for people with sciatica to get better. Here are 10 definitive facts about sciatica to quickly get you up to speed:
    1. Sciatica Overlaps with Multiple Diagnoses
    2. Sciatica Refers to A Set of Symptoms
    3. Level of Spinal Nerve Involvement Matters...

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  • Chronic Pain: Joint Injections

    Chronic Pain: Joint Injections

    Instant & Long-Term Pain Relief from Chronic Conditions - If you are having a difficult time finding relief from joint pain from medications or physical therapy, a joint injection may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Joint injections are non-surgical procedures that apply a solution of anesthetic and corticosteroid directly to damaged joint tissue. This can provide you with the relief you need to improve your range of motion and participate in physical therapy exercises that were too difficult for you before.

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