Non-Surgical Management of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a neurological condition associated with a narrowing of the spinal canal where the spinal cord runs through. This causes pressure on the spinal cord and the affected individual will present with various neurological signs and symptoms depending on where the narrowing occurs in the spine. The most common area for stenosis toRead More

Is Stem Cell Therapy A Breakthrough For Achilles Tendonitis?

It seems that 2017 was the year of the Achilles as a number of high profile athletes suffered debilitating Achilles injuries throughout the year. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny has been suffering throughout the year and requires constant treatment to keep him match fit. This comes after news that the Atlanta Brase Adonis Garcia suffered fromRead More

Causes and Management of Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendons are the thick, fibrous tissue bands that connect the calve muscles in the lowers legs to the heel bones of the feet and are the largest tendons in the body. Inflammation of these tendons may occur due to overuse of the lower legs resulting in repetitive or intense strain on the AchillesRead More

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation the Right Treatment Option for my Back Pain?

The biggest benefits of spinal cord stimulation treatment are that it is a non-medicinal, minimally invasive, reversible pain treatment. However, not everyone is a good candidate for this pain therapy. Those who have undergone back surgery and are still in significant pain, suffer from a condition called FBSS or failed back surgery syndrome. They canRead More

When Muscle Problems Aren’t to Blame for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is, in 95 percent of cases, caused by muscle and bone-related issues of this area of the spine. The pain associated with the musculoskeletal system tends to remain central in the back. However, there are other causes of pain around the lower back that do not involve the muscles, bones, and jointsRead More

How Acute and Chronic Back Pain are Managed

There are ways to make sure that the medication prescribed to a patient is appropriate and adequate to control their level of pain. Physicians must try and look at the individual’s unique situation and circumstances when making a decision of what medication needs to be prescribed. Taking the example of back pain, for instance, whenRead More

Consistent Pain May Hide More Serious Gut Health Conditions

It happens to everyone at some point or other. Abdominal pains can occur without warning, be uncomfortable, painful and annoying. In most case, symptoms pass just as quickly as they begin, or, certainly within a few days. When stomach pain continues, a doctor will note the symptoms to ensure the pain is not indicative ofRead More

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