How Long Does it Take for an Epidural Steroid Injection to Take Effect?

An epidural steroid injection procedure is a technique where a corticosteroid medication and local anesthetic agent is injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord. This epidural space is an anatomical area that is the outermost part of the spinal cord. Indications Medical indications for an epidural steroid injection include the following conditions whichRead More

Is Selective Nerve Root Block the Same as Epidural Steroid Injection?

A selective nerve root block is a procedure where a small amount of corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic agent is injected around a very specific nerve root or spinal nerve that exits out of the spinal cord. The areas of the back where this procedure can be performed include the neck (cervical), mid-back (thoracic),Read More

Do Facet Joint Injections Hurt?

A facet joint injection involves administering a steroid medication and local anesthetic agent into facet joints in the back to help relieve chronic spinal pain due to conditions affecting these joints. The facet joints are a set of joints located between the articulating processes of two adjacent spinal bones (vertebrae) and therefore these bones. NerveRead More

4 Common Stem Cell Therapy Myths Busted!

Stem cell therapy is a highly effective treatment to relieve chronic pain and allow the body to heal. An increasing number of doctors and patients now favour stem cell therapy over other treatments for its many advantages and virtually no risks or side effects. However, many people still carry several myths and misconceptions about theRead More

Treating Osteoporosis with Kyphoplasty for Older Adults

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is administered to stop pain caused by spinal fractures. Other reasons for doing the same can include stabilizing damaged bones or restoring height lost as a result of compression fracture. Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is a condition where individuals experience low bone mass and the gradualRead More

Specialist Management of Severe Upper Back Pain

Causes of severe upper back pain can result in potentially debilitating problems that need to be managed in a timeous and adequate manner. The following are causes of upper back pain that need addressing: Poor posture when sitting or standing. Injury and/or overuse of the back leading to inflammation and strain or spasm of theRead More

Could Spinal Cord Stimulation Curb America’s Opioid Epidemic?

Every says new news stories appear about America’s deadly addiction to Opioids. The drugs which may be more commonly recognized by their drug names (eg Morphine, Codeine, Fentanyl) have been overprescribed by Doctors for years. Usually given out to patients with chronic pain, who cannot find relief elsewhere, they were recently withdrawn causing a massiveRead More