Herniated and Bulging Discs: What’s The Difference?

2023-06-01T15:56:14-04:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , , |

Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is a problem with the spinal discs. The spinal discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. They act as shock absorbers and help with movement. However, sometimes these discs can become damaged, leading to herniated or bulging discs. While [...]

How To Maintain Good Spine Health

2023-02-24T17:15:32-05:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: |

The spine has an important job. It is the protector of the spinal cord which is the central nerve highway of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can result in many devastating conditions, including paralysis and death. Keeping the spine strong and healthy is not a difficult task. Here are some tips for maintaining [...]

What Is Facet Joint Syndrome?

2022-11-04T13:12:32-04:00January 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Conditions, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Facet Joint Syndrome causes pain in the lower back, thighs, buttocks, or neck. When it affects the neck, it may trigger headaches or difficulty when attempting to move the head. Some sufferers feel they must rotate the entire body to simply look right or left. Stiffness and pain from facet joint syndrome may create problems [...]

The Burning Pain Of Neuropathy

2023-02-08T13:43:39-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , |

What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is nerve damage. It is often referred to as peripheral neuropathy as it describes any health condition that results from damage to the peripheral nerves. Once damage to the peripheral nerves occurs, it is irreversible. Peripheral neuropathy is common in diabetes and is often a side effect of chemotherapy. Neuropathy is [...]

Sciatica: Top 5 Questions Explained

2022-07-25T12:49:55-04:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , , |

Not sure whether or not you're experiencing sciatica? Read below for the top five questions about sciatica explained. What is Sciatica? Sciatica is nerve pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back into the buttocks and the legs. The pain typically starts in the spinal area and then feels as [...]

What’s That Ache? Identifying Two Common Causes Of Head Pain

2023-02-08T13:43:50-05:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , |

Most people experience headaches at one point or another. Whether it's from computer eye strain, a stressful day, or chronic conditions such as migraine, everyone can understand the misery that comes from head pain. There are dozens of causes, and in this post, we'll discuss two similar conditions, what causes them and what can be [...]

What is Nerve Compression?

2022-07-25T12:50:37-04:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , |

Nerve compression also known as a “pinched nerve” occurs when excess pressure is applied to an area of the body and the nerve’s function is impaired. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord, sending important messages throughout your body. If you have a pinched nerve your body may send you warning signals such as [...]

The Painful Reality of Fibromyalgia

2022-07-25T12:50:52-04:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , |

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition similar to arthritis but is not considered a form of arthritis. This condition causes widespread pain, fatigue, tenderness and other conditions such as cognitive, memory, digestive problems. At Commonwealth Spine & Pain, we take fibromyalgia pain seriously and work with each individual patient to help them [...]

Sciatica Treatment: The Road to Recovery

2022-07-25T12:51:21-04:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Conditions, Pain Management|Tags: , , |

Have you been diagnosed with sciatica? Lower-body nerve pain can be acute, but relief is in sight! Learning more about sciatica and understanding your sciatica treatment options is your starting point down the road to recovery. Commonwealth Spine and Pain Management offers a brief guide to this mild-to-severe painful lumbar nerve inflammation below. What is [...]

Arthritis Care for Your Longterm Health

2022-07-25T12:51:29-04:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Conditions, Pain Management|Tags: , |

One of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. is arthritis, affecting more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. It is a highly complex disease with multiple symptoms that make finding relief difficult.  While there is no one size fits all cure for arthritis, it is possible to manage the symptoms of arthritis [...]

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