Chronic Refractory Cardiac Pain Syndrome

Chest pain is usually a concerning event warranting immediate attention. This is because it can be the key symptom of a serious cardiopulmonary event. Even when the source of pain is cardiac, not all patients are suitable for coronary revascularization (coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention). Angina pain is defined as chronic refractoryRead More

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina is the anatomic term for the collection of nerves at the end of the spinal cord, which ends at the upper portion of the lumbar spine. These nerve roots innervate the legs and the bladder, and cauda equina is the continuation of these nerve roots in the lumbar region. Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)Read More

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

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