Where Neck Pain Begins

Do you have pain in your neck and you aren’t sure why? Many adults suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain is a common problem that can severely impact your quality of life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss out on daily activities such as work, school, playing with your children or grandchildren, and more. Continue reading Where Neck Pain Begins

Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a type of chronic, long-lasting pain. In most cases, it develops in an arm or a leg that you have previously injured[1]. CRPS causes severe pain and it may spread. Complex regional pain syndrome is uncommon. Treatment is most effective when started early. In such cases, improvement and even remission are possible[2]. Continue reading Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

5 Exercises You Can Do at Home to Help Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be debilitating and disheartening. A recent market research report states that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide(1) suffer from chronic pain. There are many ways to treat chronic pain but how do you know which path is best for you? Exercising is a cheap and effective way to help manage chronic pain. It has been proven that exercising at least a few times a week can help decrease pain and improve function, mobility, and mood. Here at Spinal Interventions, we encourage our patients to take part in active rehabilitation programs including diet and daily exercise. Before starting any exercise programs, make sure to consult your physician about what the best plan is for you. Continue reading 5 Exercises You Can Do at Home to Help Chronic Pain

DRG Stimulation: The Breakthrough CRPS Treatment Has Finally Arrived in the United States

By Corey W. Hunter, MD

Most patients with CRPS can attest to the fact that many of the existing treatments for it are extremely limited.  Recently, Ketamine moved into the spotlight and gave physicians and patients, alike, a great deal of hope that we were getting closer to an answer.  Sadly, the data has been mediocre and insurance coverage remains a problem.  Fortunately, there has been a substantial breakthrough in the understanding of CRPS and how to better treat it. Continue reading DRG Stimulation: The Breakthrough CRPS Treatment Has Finally Arrived in the United States

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

By Dee Rapposelli

Thoracic facet joints are a source of pain for about 40% of patients who complain of chronic mid or upper back pain,1 but effective diagnosis and treatment of chronic, intractable thoracic pain has been challenging.2

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Daily Use of Opioids – Almost Always Detrimental

By Dr. Daniel Faber

Much is being made in our community and the press about community use of opioid/opiate/ narcotic medications. The recent statistic that deaths due to prescription opioids now exceeds motor vehicle accidents and gun accidents combined is cause for alarm.  Continue reading Daily Use of Opioids – Almost Always Detrimental