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Natural Approaches to Arthritis Pain Relief Apr 7th, 2020

Arthritis is a catchall term for a host of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in your joints. More than 54 million Americans are diagnosed with some form of arthritis, and experts predict that this number will reach 78 million by the year 2040. No matter the type of arthritis...

Understanding Spinal Stenosis and How Heredity Plays a Role Mar 13th, 2020

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal narrows, placing pressure on your nerves, which can cause pain. While this condition is most often associated with age and wear and tear, heredity does play a significant role in whether you develop stenosis. At Advanced Spine Care and Pain...

Injured at Work? A Thorough Evaluation Is Essential for Effective Treatment Feb 1st, 2020

The numbers surrounding workplace injuries are scary — a worker is injured every 7 seconds in the United States, which totals nearly 13,000 per day. The end result of these injuries are 100 million work days lost to injury. If you’ve been injured at work, your first order of business...

When Muscle Knots Cause Pain, Trigger Point Injections Can Help Jan 1st, 2020

Knots in your muscles or connective tissues are fairly common, especially if you’re under stress or you spend hours hunched over your desk. While they may be common, the pain that results from these little balls of tight tissue is often very uncomfortable. Hot baths, massages, and stretching do provide...

The Right Diagnosis Takes the Right Doctor: How to Choose Yours Dec 1st, 2019

More than 20% of Americans struggle with chronic pain and 8% of people in this group have high-impact pain that limits their lives in significant ways. If you find yourself among the millions who are trying to find a solution for chronic or acute pain, finding the right doctor to...

How Radio Waves Can Silence Your Pain: Is Radiofrequency Ablation Right for You? Nov 1st, 2019

The prevalence of back pain is nothing short of eye-opening: 80% of adults report experiencing lower back pain at some point in their lives, and 20% of those with acute back pain go on to have chronic problems. While these numbers may provide you with some comfort knowing you’re in...

Dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at an Office Job Oct 1st, 2019

Just as a linebacker can be sidelined by a knee injury, carpal tunnel syndrome can make life very difficult for you if your working hours are mostly spent in front of a computer. While carpal tunnel syndrome may not be as sexy as that knee injury, it’s no less debilitating...

Why You Shouldn't Wait to See a Doctor After a Fender Bender Sep 1st, 2019

You’re at a stoplight and someone rear-ends you. You jump out to make sure that your passengers are OK and to assess the damage. Alas, your rear bumper looks like it’s seen better days. But what about your musculoskeletal structure? The same damage you see on your fender could have...

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Sciatica Pain Aug 1st, 2019

Sciatica pain has a way of hijacking your entire well-being as you struggle with even the simplest movements that send shooting pain down your back and leg. When you develop sciatica, the initial pain is often the worst, but there are a few things you can do on your own...

Living with Arthritis Jul 1st, 2019

A whopping 54 million people in the United States have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, a number experts predict will rise to 78 million by 2040 as the population ages. Of these numbers, the majority (31 million) grapple with osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that slowly robs your joints of the ability to move...

I'm Over 50 -- Is Chronic Pain Normal? Jun 1st, 2019

Recent studies found that between 11% and 40% of Americans cope with chronic pain, which are eye-opening numbers. What may not be so surprising is that the prevalence of chronic pain tends to rise in lockstep with age. But is this normal? Here at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management,...

If You're in Pain, Consider Trigger Point Injections May 1st, 2019

If you’ve suffered from chronic pain, you know how discouraging it can be. Chronic pain often leaves you with feelings of hopelessness and a sense that your symptoms may never subside, no matter what you do. Here at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, our pain-management physicians, Dr. Shailesh (Shay)...

The Importance of Pain Medications and Why They Do Work Apr 10th, 2019

If you experience chronic pain from joint injuries, back problems, arthritis, or trauma, you know how debilitating it can be to your daily life. In addition to the areas that constantly throb and ache, chronic pain can cause other conditions, including anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Chronic pain can make...

What You Should Know About the Symptoms and Treatment of Spinal Stenosis Mar 8th, 2019

Your vertebrae form a tunnel that encases your spinal cord. When this tunnel, or spinal canal, narrows, it squeezes these nerves and causes serious symptoms. Spinal stenosis occurs most frequently in the lower back and the neck, but it can occur anywhere along your spine. Not everyone who presents with...

5 Risk Factors that Can Lead to a Herniated Disc Feb 1st, 2019

Do you struggle with pain and weakness from a herniated disc? This condition can happen in your neck or back, and the pain can be enough to slow you down. Understanding what places you at risk of having a herniated disc can help you make healthy self-care choices to minimize...

Steps You Must Take If You’re Injured at Work Jan 15th, 2019

To protect your health and a potential claim for compensation after an injury at work, there are several important things you need to keep in mind. During a medical emergency, it can be chaotic and confusing, especially when your health is at risk. The staff at Advanced Spine Care and...

Why Pain Following Auto Accidents Is Often Delayed Dec 12th, 2018

The shock and surprise of any car accident — even a minor fender bender — can be upsetting. While you may feel protected surrounded by the size and weight of your vehicle, the fact is that tremendous amounts of force get transferred in any collision. Often that force passes through...

Regenerative Medicine Therapies: A Game Changer for Arthritis Sufferers Nov 15th, 2018

Arthritis affects more than 54 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. If you suffer from arthritis, you may already know how it keeps you from doing the things you enjoy. While we do everything we can to help you manage your pain here...

4 Treatments That Can Eliminate the Need for Back Surgery Oct 10th, 2018

Experts estimate that at any given time in the United States, more than 30 million adults are living with the kind of chronic back pain that interferes with day-to-day activities. Given that your back health is central to your overall strength, mobility, flexibility, and range of motion, it makes sense...