What’s the Difference Between COX-2 Inhibitors and NSAIDs?

For millions of Americans, pain is an everyday occurrence. In fact, it’s estimated that almost one-third of the American population (over 100 million people) suffer from chronic pain. Whether its the sting chronic lower back pain, or the unrelenting pain or osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) millions of Americans are looking for simple solutions toRead More

How To Overcome Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Back pain is common and often incredibly disabling. Some 4 out of 5 Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, with 10% of the population having a chronic lower back pain. This chronic pain can be caused by a whole host of different things, and for some sacroiliac, joint dysfunctionRead More

Complications of Spinal Cord Stimulator

A spinal cord stimulator is an electrical unit that is inserted into the back and delivers impulses to relieve pain. The device comes with some complications as does any surgical procedure.  Complications are rare but patients need to be aware of the possible problems that can occur during and after the procedure.   Complications thatRead More

Cortisone Shot in Hip

Cortisone injections into the hip joint can alleviate pain by decreasing inflammation and providing long-term pain relief. The hip joint is susceptible to arthritis, mechanical stress, and injury that can cause pain in the hip, buttock, leg, and low back.   There are two main functions of the hip injection. These include: diagnosis pain reliefRead More

Migratory Joint Pain

Migratory joint pain is pain that is felt in a variety of joints that occurs at random intervals with/without warning signs or other symptoms. This strange condition has researchers baffled because they are unable to determine a definitive cause. Diagnosing and treating the condition is a challenge for medical professionals.   There a two differentRead More

Multiple Sclerosis Life Expectancy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. The body’s immune system begins attacking the myelin, a protective layer that surrounds the nerve fibers. The result is inflammation, scar tissue, and lesions. The brain can no longer send messages to body parts.   MS is not fatal and life expectancyRead More

When can an Epidural Steroid Injection relieve Pain?

Epidural steroid injections are highly effective in providing pain relief to patients with lower back pain and leg pain. Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a non-surgical method of pain management for patients with sciatica and lower back pain. The epidural space is the outer part of the spinal canal. It is filled with CSF orRead More