Step Off the Treadmill and Into the Weight Room

If you’re putting in mile after mile on the treadmill, you might want to consider another exercise to add into your health routine: weight lifting. This activity can help you get in shape and it’s also been found that weight lifting for bone health can be extremely beneficial. By Basic Spine Staff People tend to … Continue reading Step Off the Treadmill and Into the Weight Room

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Healing After Herniated Disc Surgery

Charlotte’s Story of Hope By Dr. Bryan Oh When most people think about a herniated disc, they don’t often associate it with the life-altering complications that can accompany the condition, especially when it isn’t well managed. But the story of my patient Charlotte is a great example of hope and healing after surgery to correct … Continue reading Healing After Herniated Disc Surgery

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Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome: What’s the Connection?

Interventional Pain Management Specialists Help Get to the Bottom of Pain Dr. Navid Farahmand, MD Many people are unfamiliar with the condition called Piriformis Syndrome, especially when learning of its possible relationship to Sciatica pain. Sciatica, or the complaint of pain shooting down one’s leg, is a common problem that is often blamed on a … Continue reading Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome: What’s the Connection?

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What Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Know About Marijuana

Cannabis may not be as simple as puff, puff… pain relief By Dr. Ravi Patel When it comes to chronic pain, there are many sufferers who will try just about anything if there is hope that It might provide relief, including Marijuana. The Cannabis plant, commonly referred to as Marijuana, has actually been in use … Continue reading What Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Know About Marijuana

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Three Promising Treatments for Sciatica Pain

Chronic Pain Sufferers – Take Comfort in New Options Bryan Oh, MD When it comes to Sciatica pain treatment, we spine surgeons have historically been left with few options when it comes to effective and lasting pain relief. But new advances in modern medicine are paving the way for new pain treatments that can deliver … Continue reading Three Promising Treatments for Sciatica Pain

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The Strain (and Sprain) of March Madness

More than half of aspiring basketball athletes experience orthopedic injuries Michael Sen, DC March Madness is finally here and with it comes the thrill and the strain (or sprain, but we’ll get to that) – incredible wins and bracket-busting defeats. But the real “strain” I am referring to here has to do with orthopedic pain … Continue reading The Strain (and Sprain) of March Madness

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Epidural Steroid Injections for Sciatica

Non-Surgical Methods Spell Relief for Many Sufferers Navid Farahmand, MD Epidural Steroid Injections as a treatment for Sciatica pain are one effective way for sufferers to find considerable relief. or irritation or impingement of one or more of the nerves contributing to the sciatic nerve, is a common problem. It can be debilitating and can … Continue reading Epidural Steroid Injections for Sciatica

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