The Spondylolithesis Condition Symptoms and Causes

Spondylolisthesis is when a vertebra in the spine slips out of place, either forward or back. The nerves become pinched causing pain. It is most common in the lumbar spine but can occur in the thoracic and cervical spine as well. This can also be caused if there is a defect or a fracture ofRead More

The Importance of Stem Cell Therapy Today

Stem Cell Therapy had become a mode of treatment for athletic injuries and is also used as a means to enhance beauty. The therapy involves collecting blood and processing it in a centrifuge. The plasma concentrate of growth factors and healing agents that separates from other blood components is then collected and injected into theRead More

Lumbar Provocative Discography

Lumbar provocative discography is an invasive diagnostic procedure for evaluation of diseases involving the intervertebral disc. It is performed in patients with persistent, severe low back pain. These patients have been found to have abnormal intervertebral spaces between vertebrae on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).   It is currently used to determine whether the intervertebral discRead More

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