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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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