Does Physical Therapy Help Sciatica Pain?

The painful symptoms of sciatica can be successfully managed without surgery. By: Yusuf Hammoud – BASIC Physical Therapy Assistant Sciatica Pain is one of the multiple pain disorders that physical therapy excels at treating. Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated due to a disc herniation in the lumbar … Continue reading Does Physical Therapy Help Sciatica Pain?

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Facet Injections as a Treatment Option for Back Pain

The role that facet joints play in maintaining a healthy spine. Navid Farahmand – Pain Management Specialist WHAT ARE FACET INJECTIONS AND HOW DO THEY CAUSE BACK PAIN? To thoroughly understand the role that facet joint injections can play in back pain relief, we must first cover what exactly the facet joints are and the … Continue reading Facet Injections as a Treatment Option for Back Pain

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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – The Great Pain Disruptor

Forging new paths in the treatment of chronic pain conditions Navid Farahmand, MD – Pain Management Specialist. WHAT IS A RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION? Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), also commonly referred to as “rhizotomy” is a medical procedure that is done in order to disrupt the signal generated by the facet joint that is transmitted to and processed … Continue reading Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – The Great Pain Disruptor

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Is PRP a Safe Treatment for Chronic Pain?

The potential benefits of regenerative medicine in the treatment of back pain and other conditions. Ravi R. Patel, MD – Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon WHAT IS PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP and also sometimes referred to as “prolotherapy,” is a safe and natural form of regenerative medicine used for decades to treat chronic pain conditions … Continue reading Is PRP a Safe Treatment for Chronic Pain?

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Top 3 Reasons Why Physicians Order Urine Drug Tests

What “athlete doping” has to do with all of us Bryan Oh, MD – Neurosurgical Spine Surgeon As the 2016 Olympic Games draw nearer, we’ll likely be hearing more on the subject of “athlete doping,” “performance enhancing” drugs and the important message that drug accountability holds for a watching public – especially our world’s youth. … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons Why Physicians Order Urine Drug Tests

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On International Women’s Day – “Equal” Does Not Mean “Same”

Unique challenges in treating a woman with SI Joint Dysfunction Ravi R. Patel, MD – Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon International Women’s Day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements made by the women of the world. While there has been tremendous progress so far, women continue to strive and struggle for social … Continue reading On International Women’s Day – “Equal” Does Not Mean “Same”

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Was Tiger Woods’ Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery a Failure?

Use Caution When Comparing “Most Patients’” Spine Surgery Results to those of Professional Athletes Reports have circulated recently that Tiger Woods’ back condition may have worsened following repeated microdiscectomy surgery. Specifically, Golf journalist Robert Lusetich noted that Woods “can’t move well” and has trouble sitting. Lusetich added that while microdiscectomies are successful over 90% of … Continue reading Was Tiger Woods’ Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery a Failure?

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Men – Best and Worst Sexual Positions for Low Back Pain

Are you suffering from chronic low back pain and avoiding sexual intimacy with your partner because of it? Desiring to know the best sexual position for low back pain? When it comes to the wide world of back pain topics, there’s plenty of information out there. With up to 80% of the American population experiencing … Continue reading Men – Best and Worst Sexual Positions for Low Back Pain

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Stentrode blog

There is new hope for people who are currently suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, intractable epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or paralysis secondary to a stroke.  Over the past decade, brain cortex stimulation via direct surgical implantation of electrodes has improved the lives of many individuals suffering from conditions listed above.  It has given these people an alternative … Continue reading Stentrode blog

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Von Miller

Von Miller of the Denver Broncos was just named MVP of Super Bowl L. He led the stifling Bronco defense to a dominating performance against NFL league MVP Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. His sack and forced fumble in the first quarter that led to Denver’s first touchdown set the tone for the game. With the game on the …

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