There are varying degrees of cervical spine injuries, which occur from trauma like accidental falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, or sports activities. The higher up the injury happens on the vertebral column, the closer it is to the brain and the bigger effect it has on sensation and bodily function, like breathing.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]