Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

One of the most interesting aspects of stem cells is how a doctor can basically predict “when and how” they will work, regardless of age, race and gender of patients. Although it is a puzzle as to how they function in general, one can theorize as to how they act in the affected area in which they

What to Do if You Have Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not necessarily a disease, but is instead a term used to describe changes in the spinal discs as we age. When the spinal discs lose their water content, they become smaller and bring the vertebrae closer together, which narrows the nerve openings in the spine. In the

The Best Treatment for Herniated Discs

The spinal column begins at the base of the skull and spans from the cervical spine in the neck through the thoracic spine in the middle back and into the lumbar spine in the lower back. The spinal column is flexible enough to allow for the full range of motion in the neck and back that’s required

Dietary Supplements for Back Pain

For some people whose chronic back or neck pain is not adequately controlled with pain relievers, dietary supplements may seem like an attractive option. Many dietary supplements and herbs are advertised as treatments for pain and inflammation. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits,

Advantages of Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

An artificial disc replacement in the neck replaces a diseased or damaged disc with a specialized implant that tries to preserve motion. This procedure is called an Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement, or ACDR. The intent of the artificial disc is to preserve motion at the disc space. It is an

Stem Cell Therapy for Disc and Facet Joint Pain

Neck Arthritis and spine disease have two common problems causing neck pain, degenerative disc disease and facet arthropathy (a type of arthritis) of the cervical spine. Many forms of spine pain are actually due to arthritis of the facet joints (small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent

Are You Suffering from Text Neck?

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report. Text neck is the term used to describe this type of neck/back pain and damage sustained from looking down at a cell phone,

What is Causing my Chronic Neck Pain?

The neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness.  Many

How Can a Facet Joint Injection Ease My Back Pain?

If you are living with chronic, unmanageable neck or back pain from facet syndrome or spinal arthritis, a facet injection can be a quick resolution and provide long-term relief. Facet joint injection is used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool to confirm that the facet joint is the source of your

Can a Kyphoplasty Help Heal My Spine Fracture?

Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to treat certain fractures in vertebrae, or bones of the spine. The fractures treated by kyphoplasty are compression fractures. These fractures usually occur in bones weakened by osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones). In compression fractures, the main section of

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