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Treating Chronic Arthritic Pain with Radiofrequency Ablation Jan 3rd, 2023

A radiofrequency ablation procedure is an effective tool in relieving chronic pain related to arthritis in the spine (i.e. neck or low back) or joints. An RFA procedure is minimally invasive and consists of administering radiofrequency waves to certain nerves. By doing so, pain signals carried to the brain by...

Treating Your Pain With Spinal Cord Stimulation Jan 3rd, 2023

Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) have been used to treat pain since the 1960’s. The device was invented to treat chronic pain and over the years has been found to provide relief to a wide range of types of pain associated with many different conditions. SCS might be the answer for...

Treating Compression Fractures With Kyphoplasty Dec 30th, 2022

Vertebral compression fractures involve one or multiple small breaks in the vertebrae and occur when the bony block or vertebral body collapses. Compression fractures often occur within older individuals over the age of 50 with osteoporosis (weakening of bones in postmenopausal women and older men). Other causes include sport or...

MILD Procedure For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Dec 29th, 2022

Background Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal and can in turn cause impingement of the spinal cord leading to a variety of symptoms including but not limited to: Back pain Burning pain in the buttocks and down the bilateral lower extremities Numbness, tingling,...

Botox Treatment For Migraine Dec 28th, 2022

Background Finding a treatment that works for your migraines (i.e. chronic migraine, tension-type headaches, etc) can be a long and stressful experience. Botox treatment has been found to be an effective way of managing and controlling migraines. Although people generally associate Botox with reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, Onabotlinum...

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Oct 20th, 2022

Normally, the body is temporarily paralyzed while sleeping due to multiple neuronal pathways. When these pathways are inhibited, the body’s motor neurons will remain active while sleeping. This can result in a variety of movements and vocalizations taking place while sleeping and lead to one physically acting out their dreams....

Managing Radiculopathy Oct 20th, 2022

Radiculopathy is a condition that results from compression of the nerves at the nerve root, the area where the nerves leave the spine. This can be caused by injury or trauma to the spine or degenerative changes that can take place with time, like herniated discs, bone spurs, thickening of...

Protecting your memory Sep 14th, 2022

The years after retirement are meant to be the “Golden years.”    A time to enjoy a break from the 9 am. to 5 pm. routine. A time to spoil grandkids, play golf, join a book club, volunteer at church, and do everything we have put off in our working...