Epidural Steroid Injections to Treat Pain

An epidural steroid injection may be performed to relieve pain associated with inflammation around the nerves in the neck or back. An injection delivers medication directly to coat the nerves in the area. An epidural injection may be used to treat the symptoms from a variety of conditions that

Laser Therapy to Treat Pain and Inflammation

Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. Treatments take just a few minutes,

Symptoms and Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. This condition occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Patients suffering from spinal stenosis often experience pain as the spinal column begins to narrow.

Symptoms and Treatment of Sciatica

The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. Symptoms of sciatica are usually only felt in one leg. Although rare,

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

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