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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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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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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