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The Effectiveness of Radio Frequency Ablation

2024-07-09T06:23:16-04:00July 9th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Chronic pain affects millions of people around the world, hindering their quality of life and causing immense physical and emotional distress. Addressing this issue is crucial, and fortunately, medical science has made remarkable advancements in pain management techniques. One such groundbreaking treatment option is Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA). Let’s explore the effectiveness of RFA and [...]

How Safe Are Spinal Cord Stimulators for Long-Term Use?

2024-06-03T03:06:31-04:00June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Imagine suffering from chronic pain that affects your everyday life. Tasks that were once simple and enjoyable become excruciatingly painful. Spinal cord stimulators offer hope to individuals suffering from chronic pain by providing relief and improving quality of life. However, when it comes to long-term use, questions arise regarding the safety and effectiveness of these [...]

What to Avoid After a Facet Joint Injection

2024-05-17T02:24:58-04:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Facet joint injections are a common treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic back and neck pain. This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a combination of numbing medication and anti-inflammatory drugs directly into the facet joints, which are the small joints located between the vertebrae in the spine. While facet joint injections can provide significant [...]

The Impact of Spinal Stenosis on Everyday Activities

2024-04-04T22:48:59-04:00April 4th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the spaces within the spine narrow, putting pressure on the nerves and causing pain, numbness, and weakness. This debilitating condition can have a profound impact on a person’s everyday activities, ranging from simple tasks like walking and bending to more [...]

Activities to Enjoy with a Spinal Cord Stimulator

2024-03-15T14:43:55-04:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Living with chronic pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life. However, advances in medical technology, such as spinal cord stimulators, are bringing hope to those suffering from debilitating conditions. A spinal cord stimulator is a small device that is implanted near the spine to send electric pulses to the [...]

How Your Sleeping Position Can Ease Back Pain

2024-02-25T23:15:17-05:00February 25th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

For millions of people, a peaceful night’s sleep can feel like an unattainable luxury, especially when back pain becomes a ubiquitous companion. The truth is, the way you sleep could be making a world of difference – for better or worse – when it comes to managing that incessant ache in your lower or upper [...]

Understanding How Epidural Injections Provide Lasting Relief

2024-01-03T05:42:15-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Are you experiencing chronic pain in your neck, arms, back or legs? Does the thought of undergoing surgery make you anxious? If so, then epidural injections may be a viable option for you. This non-surgical procedure is often recommended by doctors to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by various conditions such as herniated discs, [...]

The Positive Long-Term Effects of Selective Nerve Blocks

2023-12-06T01:04:26-05:00December 6th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Are you suffering from chronic pain that just won’t go away? Have you tried numerous treatments, but nothing seems to work? If so, then a selective nerve block may be the solution for you. In this article, we will discuss the positive long-term effects of selective nerve blocks and how they can help alleviate your [...]

How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Can Help You Rediscover an Active Life

2023-10-26T02:44:40-04:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Chronic pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life, making everyday tasks seem almost impossible. It can affect physical and emotional well-being, leading to decreased mobility, loss of independence, and even depression. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have brought about a solution for individuals suffering from chronic pain – the [...]

Understanding Medial Branch Blocks

2023-10-04T04:42:34-04:00October 4th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

What are Medial Branch Blocks? Medial branch blocks (MBBs) are a type of interventional therapy used to treat chronic pain in the back, neck, and other areas of the body. They target the medial branches of spinal nerves that transmit pain signals from the facet joints in the spine. These tiny nerves are responsible for [...]

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