A2M Research Continues – Alpha 2 Macroglobulin for Orthopedic Treatment

For many years, corticosteroid injections were a mainstay for osteoarthritis pain treatment. However, a recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that corticosteroid injections sped up cartilage loss in the knee joint. For many, this low-cost and effective pain treatment is no longer an option because research now indicates corticosteroidsRead More

Back Pain Following Surgery: Creating a Multidisciplinary Treatment Solution

While back surgery has brought relief to millions, unfortunately, for most patients who experience back pain, there is no simple solution. Although a large percentage of low back pain patients report significant post-surgery pain relief, there is no guarantee surgery will help every individual, which is why the benefits of undergoing a spinal procedure shouldRead More

Revolutionary Pain Treatment: Radiofrequency Ablation

Treating and relieving pain is complicated. Treatment results vary from person to person. One revolutionary addition to pain treatment provided at All Star Pain Management is radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Radiofrequency is another name for radio waves, which are electromagnetic waves. The procedure, also known as radiofrequency lesioning, uses radio waves to create heat and directRead More

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