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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is Radio Frequency Ablation?

2022-07-25T12:52:09-04:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , , |

At Commonwealth Spine and Pain Management, we offer many services that help us to serve our patients in the best way possible. One service that we offer that many people may not have any knowledge of is radio frequency ablation.  Radio frequency ablation is a pain management procedure offered by the board certified providers at [...]

What You Need to Know About Epidural Injections

2022-07-25T12:52:32-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , , |

While it's common to associate epidural injections with childbirth, they are also used for a variety of pain management options. For some, medication and physical therapy do not alleviate the pain they are suffering from. The next step in the line of pain management is epidural steroid injections. The injection provides short-term nerve pain relief, [...]

Cervical Disc Herniation

2022-07-25T12:55:55-04:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , , |

Cervical disc herniation is a common condition that the providers of Commonwealth Spine & Pain Management treat.  But what is it, really?  Understanding why discs herniate may help you work with your provider to find the right treatment plan for you.  The discs between the vertebrae of the spine act as a cushion to the [...]

How to Sleep Better with Lower Back Pain

2022-07-25T12:57:26-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , , |

Do you ever lie awake at night, tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep? Well, you are not alone. Millions of people have trouble falling asleep every day across the United States. A study conducted by Consumer Reports found that 27% percent of people have trouble falling asleep almost every day, while 68% have trouble [...]

5 Effective Tips for Relieving Lower Back Pain

2022-07-25T12:57:59-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , , |

Methods of relieving lower back pain can depend a lot upon what type of lower back pain someone is experiencing. While conditions like disc prolapse, infections, or sports-related injuries are commonly treated with medication or surgery, the most frequent reasons for lower back pain are "non-specific." In other words, pain not caused by a particular condition [...]

Lower Back Pain: Treatments (Part 2)

2022-07-25T12:59:08-04:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Pain Management|Tags: , |

At Commonwealth Spine and Pain Specialists, we will perform test and diagnostic imaging to determine the source of your lower back pain. Once we determine the cause, then the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Our doctors begin treatment with the least invasive and most conservative approach to reduce your pain. Often, a short period of [...]

Lower Back Pain: Causes (Part 1)

2022-07-25T12:59:28-04:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Conditions|Tags: , |

Lower back pain is very common, and the degree of pain can vary greatly depending on the cause of the problem. Many people experience sudden lower back pain after heavy lifting, twisting or sudden movements. Others experience a dull lower back pain that aches constantly and is often worse after long periods of inactivity. At [...]

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