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Four Signs of Compression Fractures in Your Spine

Four Signs of Compression Fractures in Your Spine

Between 1 and 1.5 million Americans experience spinal compression fractures each year in the United States. To help you recognize a compression fracture, here are some subtle and not-so-subtle signs.
Jan 5th, 2023
Does Diet Play a Role In Pain?

Does Diet Play a Role In Pain?

There’s an old adage — “You are what you eat” — which can be broken down even further to, “You feel what you eat.” Diet can play a role in pain, and we review that connection here.
Nov 1st, 2022
What Happens During a Kyphoplasty?

What Happens During a Kyphoplasty?

You’ve developed a spinal compression fracture, and it’s greatly impacting your life. To correct the problem, you may want to consider kyphoplasty. Here’s how this procedure works to restore your spine health.
Sep 1st, 2022
Here's Why Opioids Are So Dangerous

Here's Why Opioids Are So Dangerous

The idea that a pill can make your life easier and pain-free is alluring, but the risks that come with using opioids as painkillers are very serious and can make your life much, much worse. Here’s why.
Aug 1st, 2022
Is Chronic Pain Affecting You in One of These Ways?

Is Chronic Pain Affecting You in One of These Ways?

Dealing with chronic pain often goes far beyond the discomfort itself, as the problem can seep into many other areas of your life. Here, we explore some of the many potential complications of chronic pain.
Jul 1st, 2022
I Think I'm Misusing Opioids: Can You Help?

I Think I'm Misusing Opioids: Can You Help?

You look at the clock and figure taking your pain medication just one hour earlier isn’t a big deal. This behavior is the start of a slippery slope toward opioid addiction, and our goal is to guide you away from this dangerous outcome.
May 1st, 2022
How Does Radiofrequency Ablation Relieve Pain?

How Does Radiofrequency Ablation Relieve Pain?

You move a certain way and you’re met with pain, which means that the movement, quite literally, struck an overactive nerve. Through radiofrequency ablation we can quiet this nerve, allowing you to move freely.
Apr 1st, 2022
The Importance of a Pain Management Evaluation

The Importance of a Pain Management Evaluation

There’s no getting around the fact that pain can have an overwhelmingly negative impact on almost every aspect of your life. Our goal is to find the best road to relief, and it all starts with a pain management evaluation.
Mar 1st, 2022
Is It Dangerous to Manage My Pain With Medications?

Is It Dangerous to Manage My Pain With Medications?

Your life has been hijacked by pain, and you’re tired of being imprisoned in a world of discomfort. While painkillers offer you relief, you’re understandably worried about the dangers of managing your pain with medications.
Feb 1st, 2022
Can Kyphoplasty Relieve My Muscle Spasms?

Can Kyphoplasty Relieve My Muscle Spasms?

You’re plagued by spasms in your back, but you’re sure you didn’t strain or injure it. These could be a sign of a compression fracture along your spine, and one of the best roads to relief is a kyphoplasty procedure.
Jan 1st, 2022
How Are Pain-Management Treatments Determined?

How Are Pain-Management Treatments Determined?

You can hardly remember a time when pain didn’t overshadow everything in your life, and you just want relief. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for managing pain, rest assured, there are solutions.
Dec 1st, 2021
When Spinal Cord Stimulation Might Be Right for You

When Spinal Cord Stimulation Might Be Right for You

You’re struggling with ongoing pain, and so far the treatments you’ve tried have been ineffective. It might be time to explore an innovative neuromodulation treatment called spinal cord stimulation.
Nov 1st, 2021
What to Expect During Recovery From an Opioid Use Disorder

What to Expect During Recovery From an Opioid Use Disorder

The road to recovery after an opioid use disorder may not be easy at first, but we’re here to help ease your journey. Here’s a brief look at what you can expect during your recovery and how you can finally reclaim your life.
Sep 5th, 2021
Pain and Its Impact on Your Sleeping Habits

Pain and Its Impact on Your Sleeping Habits

Pain of any kind can overshadow just about every aspect of your life, including your sleep patterns. The connection between chronic pain and sleep issues is a deep one and the consequences can be serious.
Aug 6th, 2021

When to Seek Medical Care for Chronic Pain

There are few things in life that can hijack your overall wellness like chronic pain. Not only is seeking medical help the wise path, but managing the pain right from the start will help you take back control of your life.
May 10th, 2021

5 Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Back Pain

Every morning you wake up and wonder whether your back is going to have a good day or a bad one. Rather than leaving it to chance, here are five lifestyle changes you can make to reduce back pain.
Apr 11th, 2021

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Neck Pain

For such a small area, it’s amazing how much pain your neck can have and how much it can affect your everyday like. If you want to enjoy seeing and hearing the world around you again, without pain, radiofrequency ablation may be just the ticket.
Mar 9th, 2021

5 Myths About Chronic Pain

You’re struggling with pain from the moment you get out of bed, and you’re tired of not getting any answers — or relief. Rest assured, there are solutions, which first come with a little education about the problem of chronic pain.
Feb 10th, 2021

What's Involved With a Pain Management Evaluation?

It’s hard to overstate the impact that pain can have on your life, as it exacts a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our goal is to help you find relief, and the first step is a pain management evaluation.
Jan 13th, 2021

How Radiofrequency Ablation Works

Back, neck, and joint pain is often caused by a compressed or irritated nerve. To avoid surgery or structural changes to free up the nerve, we can disable the nerve’s ability to send pain signals through radiofrequency ablation.
Dec 3rd, 2020

The Many Approaches to Managing Your Pain

As a nation, the United States is in an alarming amount of pain, as a whopping 50 million adults report chronic pain. To remedy the problem, we offer a wide range of pain-management therapies, which we explore here.
Nov 8th, 2020

Myths and Facts About Substance Abuse

When it comes to misusing substances and addiction, there are plenty of myths that surround these issues. In the following, we explore some falsehoods and truths about substance use disorders — and how we can help.
Oct 6th, 2020

Life With a Spinal Cord Stimulator

If you’ve been living with chronic pain, a spinal cord stimulator may provide the key to your pain-relief puzzle. Here’s a look at what you can expect as you move forward with this implantable device.
Sep 22nd, 2020

What Are Epidural Injections and How Can They Help You?

Back and neck pain have a way of hijacking your life, making finding relief a top priority. One of the more effective treatment options are epidural injections, which can help with both acute and chronic problems. Here’s how they work.
Aug 21st, 2020

When Does Your Back Pain Require Medical Attention?

As your foundational structure, your back carries a heavy burden, which is why back pain can crop up from time to time. If you’re struggling with back pain, there are times when medical intervention can make all the difference.
Jul 28th, 2020

Signs You May Have a Herniated Disc and How Disc-FX Can Help

There are many conditions that lead to back and neck pain, with a herniated disc near the top of the list. This problem comes with its own set of symptoms and effective treatments like Disc-FX®, which can quickly restore pain-free movement.
May 27th, 2020

The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain

While the sharp pain of stubbing your toe is obviously acute, there are conditions that can blur the lines between an acute or a chronic pain problem. Here we explore the differences.
Mar 1st, 2020

Common Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques

When you’re struggling with chronic pain, you may not want an invasive procedure, which can add to your discomfort in the short term and carry significant risk. Thankfully, there are many innovative, minimally invasive approaches to relieving pain.
Feb 1st, 2020

What is Kyphoplasty?

If you have a compression fracture in your vertebra, one of the most effective solutions for relieving your pain and correcting any deformity is kyphoplasty. Here’s a look at how this innovative and minimally invasive procedure works.
Dec 1st, 2019

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

If it seems like each year you’re met with a new ache or pain in your body, welcome to the world of aging. While back problems are common as you get older, the pain shouldn’t be part of your new normal.
Nov 1st, 2019

Avoid Addiction Through Medication Management

Treating chronic or acute pain with medications is not without serious pitfalls, namely addiction, which can destroy the very thing we’re trying to improve — your quality of life. Learn how medication management can help.
Oct 1st, 2019

The Best Treatment for a Compression Fracture

Looking for a drug-free solution to the intense pain and immobility caused by compression fractures? Consider kyphoplasty. It’s an outpatient procedure that can restore movement and relieve your pain and usually takes about an hour to perform.
Mar 20th, 2019