Pain Management

Cervical Pain or Neck Pain

August 13, 2019 |

Cervical Pain or Neck Pain What is it, what are possible causes and approaches and for treatment. The cervical spine is comprised of 7 segmented vertebrae. The spinal cord, an extension of the brain, exists through an opening at the bottom of the skull. At each spinal vertebrae two sets of nerves controlling sensory and…

Hip Pain

August 13, 2019 |

Hip Pain Hip Pain is a condition where you can develop sudden pain in your Hip or it can gradually develop over time to a degree causing severe pain and dysfunction. Hip Pain can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma to hip, fall, excessive loading to the leg, or sports injury…

Pinched Nerve In Low Back

August 12, 2019 |

Pinched Nerve In Low Back A Pinched Nerve In The Low Back can be a chronic (long term) or acute  (short term) painful disorder that usually is due to compression of a spinal nerve root (branch coming off of the spinal cord) that can be compressed as it exit through the sides of the vertebra.…

Shoulder Tendinitis

June 1, 2019 |

Shoulder Tendinitis – What Is It? Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something that is too heavy or falling on an outstretched arm.  The sudden stress on the tendon causes microtears which lead to inflammation of that tendon. Shoulder tendinitis is…

Shoulder Tendinitis Or Is It Tendinosis?

May 30, 2019 |

Shoulder Tendinitis (Or Is It Tendinosis?) –  What Is It? When most people think of tendinitis they often think of an injury that is a result of overuse -this is actually not the case.  Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

May 1, 2019 |

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, What Is It? Arthroscopic knee surgery is a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to see inside the knee to diagnose or treat knee conditions without making a large incision. The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside the knee joint.  Since the tools used to perform arthroscopic…

Lower Back Muscles

April 20, 2019 |

Muscles are a specialized soft tissue, comprised of cells whose unique function is to contract or stretch. Muscles attach to various bones and allow for human motion. The lower back muscles are made up of several layers. They hold the body erect (upright), maintain posture and allow for motions of the trunk, including bending, and…

Caffeine Headache

April 20, 2019 |

Caffeine Headache, What Is It?  First let’s explore caffeine.  Caffeine is a crystalline compound most commonly found in tea and coffee. Physiologically, even in small doses it acts  to decrease blood flow in the brain and also acts as stimulus on the nervous system. Historically humans have sought the benefits of these actions to help…

Tendonitis of the Knee

April 20, 2019 |

Tendonitis of the Knee, What It Is? Tendonitis of the Knee is when you have an irritated tendon in the front part of your knee usually below the knee cap but is can also be a generalized diffuse tendon irritation from the lower quadriceps to the insertion at the top of the tibia (shin bone).…

Sciatica Treatment

April 20, 2019 |

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is also known as Sciatica Syndrome and is a generalized phrase or term to indicate pain in the buttocks region usually on one side of your body but can affect both sides at once.  The lumbar/sacral nerves exit the spine and travel down the back part of your leg. Shortly after…

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