/ Jan 20, 2022

Spinal Fusion and Why You Might Need It

2022-03-21T19:06:39+00:00January 20th, 2022|Back Pain, Spine Surgery|

Pain can be an unfortunate part of life. It’s the way that your body signals an underlying problem. So you schedule an appointment with your doctor, get medication prescribed, and the pain gradually fades away with time. But, for people suffering from chronic back pain, this is not usually the case. Conditions such […]

/ Jan 13, 2022

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Chronic Pain

2022-03-23T19:34:42+00:00January 13th, 2022|Back Pain, Pain Management|

Chronic pain is a severe condition that can affect your quality of life. With chronic pain, your body keeps sending pain signals to your brain.

Chronic pain lasts over 12 weeks without any indication of getting better. It can compromise your mobility, flexibility, and strength, affecting your day-to-day activities and leading to […]

/ Jan 6, 2022

What to Expect from a Pain Management Doctor

2022-03-21T19:27:37+00:00January 6th, 2022|Pain Management|

Interventional pain management is not just pain relief, it’s a growing specialty of medicine that focuses on reducing pain and improving the quality of life for patients with pain-related conditions. Interventional pain management doctors are medical professionals who have specialized training in injection procedures and expertise in diagnosing, treating, and managing pain.

/ Dec 23, 2021

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

2022-04-28T01:15:04+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Back Pain, Pain Management, Spine Health|

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SJD)  also known as Sacroiliitis, is a condition that directly affects the sacroiliac joints that reside in the lumbar region of the spine. These joints sit right where the spine and pelvis connect with several ligaments supporting them. Studies show that almost everyone will experience lower back pain at […]

/ Dec 16, 2021

What is Interventional Pain Management?

2022-04-28T13:20:21+00:00December 16th, 2021|Pain Management|

Pain management traditionally deals with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a myriad of acute and chronic pain. As more research develops and medicine progresses, physicians learn about the complex intricacies of pain. The accessibility to research and new technologies has led to a sub-specialty called interventional pain management. 

What is Interventional Pain […]

/ Dec 9, 2021

Natural Remedies for Sciatica

2021-12-14T03:42:15+00:00December 9th, 2021|Back Pain, sciatica|

Sciatica is a term often used to describe pain that radiates from the back, buttock and down the leg. It can disturb daily activities, quality of life, and cause pain, discomfort, and limit function.  Pain radiating down the legs can be caused when the nerves get pinched, and a painful signal can […]

/ Dec 2, 2021

Herniated vs. Bulging Disc: What’s the Difference?

2021-12-14T03:10:42+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Back Pain, Spine Health|

Spinal discs act as the cushioning between the individual vertebrae in the spine. They consist of cartilage – soft on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. There are 23 vertebral discs in the back that have three prominent roles: act as a shock absorber, allow spinal mobility, and hold the […]

/ Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Downing Interview with Peter MacArthur

2022-01-06T15:42:53+00:00November 26th, 2021|Cell-based therapy, Regenerative Medicine|

Listen to the whole interview here, or read the transcript below:

 

Peter MacArthur: It’s 9:10pm now here on Del-Aware on WDEL, on Tuesday, November 9th, and I’m Peter MacArthur. Maybe in your case, it started as a slip or a trip or a fall, maybe you used to dismiss it as “I slept […]

/ Nov 25, 2021

Platelet-Rich Plasma: How it Works

2021-11-30T14:43:24+00:00November 25th, 2021|Cell-based therapy, Regenerative Medicine|

You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma before, but what is it, and how does it help reduce pain from arthritis? These injections, which are composed of your own blood, are being increasingly used to heal joint injuries, tendons, ligaments, and wounds. 

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

The liquid part of blood […]

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