Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease 101

Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a disease of the lower or the lumbar spine. The soft intervertebral discs in the lower spine start to wear out as a result of trauma or age. When a disc wears out, the elastic outer ring starts breaking down. This can cause loss of disc space and alignment. TheRead More

Non-Surgical Therapies for Lower Back Pain

In order to determine the correct therapeutic interventions needed for the management of individuals with lower back pain, it is advisable to consult with an appropriately trained back specialist to incorporate the specific needs of the patients and to take into account their condition and medical history.   The main objectives for managing lower backRead More

What are Knee Gel Injections?

Hyaluronic acid injections are gel or jelly-like substances that are administered into an affected knee in order to treat pain in the joint caused by osteoarthritis (OA). This therapy is initiated when conservative management via the use of oral pain relievers and other conservative measures are ineffective.   Hyaluronic acid works as a shock absorberRead More

Symptoms of Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is a medical condition where there is inflammation of one of the membranes that cover and protect the nerves of the spinal cord, called the arachnoid. It is a pain disorder that is characterized by a burning pain, severe stinging, and other neurological issues.   Symptoms of Arachnoiditis   There is no pattern ofRead More

Pain Management: Shoulder Injections

Shoulder pain is one reason people seek medical treatment. Known as the glenohumeral joint, it is the most mobile joint of the body. It is surrounded by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  The shoulder is a common site for injections to manage pain from injury or trauma.             There are two main types of pain, acuteRead More

Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy

A medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy is a procedure performed on patients who are suffering from pain caused by inflammation of certain joints of the spine. When the joints are inflamed, the soft tissue of these structures swells up which compresses the nerves that surround them.   The procedure specifically targets the medial branch nerves whichRead More

Ultrasound-Guided Pain Management For Foot Pain

Pain can be a debilitating experience. When extreme, it can disrupt daily functions and force one to go to great lengths to seek relief. Foot pain can be especially limiting and disabling as it affects walking, running and in some cases, even standing. People experience foot pain for a wide variety of conditions, and forRead More