Targeted Healing: How Trigger Point Injections Can Transform Pain Management

2023-08-30T05:27:49-04:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|

Are you struggling with chronic pain that isn’t responding to traditional methods of treatment? If so, trigger point injections may be the answer. Targeted healing is a hot new trend in pain management and millions of people are turning to trigger point injections as an effective way to find relief [...]

What Is A Spinal Cord Stimulator? 

2023-02-24T17:26:03-05:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced.  How Does it Work? Spinal cord stimulation provides pain relief by using an implanted device that transmits mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord. The stimulation interrupts the feeling of pain, substituting a more pleasing sensation called [...]

Yoga And Chronic Pain Management

2023-02-24T17:07:42-05:00April 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: |

Yoga has profound mental and physical health benefits. It is a practice that focuses on breathing, practicing mindfulness, and gentle stretching as it leads the body through various poses. In a 2017 study, the benefits of yoga in the management of chronic low back pain was highlighted:  It reduces low back pain  It reduces the [...]

Easy Spine Stretches To Do From Your Desk Chair

2023-02-08T13:43:24-05:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Most people spend the majority of their day sitting down, whether it's at a desk in an office, on a couch at home or in a seat at school. This prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your spine and posture, leading to back pain and other health problems. But did you know that there are [...]

Epidural Injections: Not Just For Childbirth

2023-02-08T13:43:29-05:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

An epidural injection is typically associated with childbirth, but it has plenty of other uses as well. Commonwealth Spine & Pain Specialists offers epidural injections as a form of pain management to patients with ongoing pain or inflammation. Read on to learn more! What is an Epidural Injection?  An Epidural Steroid Injection is a non-surgical [...]

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 [...]

Managing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

2022-08-26T11:27:59-04:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic condition where high levels of nerve impulses are sent to affected areas. These high impulses result in pain in the affected areas. RSD can develop after an injury and usually affects a single arm or leg. There is no one specific cause of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and no [...]

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2022-08-09T16:05:48-04:00October 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Complex regional pain syndrome is a condition that is characterized by extreme pain. It's more than would be expected after an injury, fracture, or surgery. People with this condition experience extreme pain even with a light touch. Chronic regional pain syndrome is believed to occur due to abnormal functioning of the central and peripheral nervous [...]

All About Nerve Blocks

2022-07-25T12:50:13-04:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

It's not unusual for orthopedic patients to experience pain stemming from the irritation of sensitive nerve roots, especially those located within or around the spine. The type of discomfort often experienced is known as radiculopathy, referring to pain originating in one location that's felt in another place – e.g., sciatic nerve pain felt in the [...]

Immediate Relief for Lower Back Pain

2022-07-25T12:50:19-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons we miss work and other activities that are important to us. It is a painful and frustrating experience. At any given time, 31 million Americans suffer from it. Commonwealth Spine and Pain treats countless patients each year with a variety of treatments for lower back [...]

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