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What Can I Do If My Back Pain Doesn't Respond to Medicine?

Back pain affects millions of Americans. Medication, rest, and other home treatments often provide temporary relief, leaving many people searching for more lasting solutions. Read about a long-term solution for medication-resistant back pain.
Mar 1st, 2024
How to Turn Your Sciatica Symptoms Around

How to Turn Your Sciatica Symptoms Around

Sciatica is painful, yet often very responsive to the correct treatment approach. Read insight from a top pain management specialist about sciatica and the treatments that can turn your symptoms around.
Sep 1st, 2023
5 Lifestyle Habits for Reducing Your Joint Pain

5 Lifestyle Habits for Reducing Your Joint Pain

What if you could reduce joint pain by tweaking a few bad habits? Good news — you can. Our pain management specialist explains how to ease your discomfort with five joint-friendly habits.
Aug 16th, 2023
Is My Neck Pain from a Herniated Disc?

Is My Neck Pain from a Herniated Disc?

Only a physician can say for sure, but that pain in your neck could very well be related to a herniated disc. And if you ignore it, the discomfort may spread into your head, shoulders, or arms. Learn how our pain management specialist can help.
Jul 1st, 2023
When to See a Specialist About Your Back Pain

When to See a Specialist About Your Back Pain

Back pain is so common that drugstore aisles are filled with over-the-counter remedies that offer temporary relief. But when do you give up on self-care and seek a specialist’s help? Check these guidelines from our team
Jun 1st, 2023
What Most People Don't Understand About Shingles

What Most People Don't Understand About Shingles

You’ve heard of the painful rash associated with shingles. Did you know, though, that the pain can continue for months to years after the rash fades? Our specialist explains the complex nature of shingles pain and the treatments that help.
May 1st, 2023
Tips for Exercising When You Have Arthritis

Tips for Exercising When You Have Arthritis

So, you know you’re supposed to exercise when you have arthritis because it’s good for your joint health. But how do you get your achy joints moving when you’d rather spend the day camped out on the couch? Check these tips from a pain specialist.
Apr 1st, 2023
Could Kyphoplasty Be Right for You?

Could Kyphoplasty Be Right for You?

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can solve the pain and disability from vertebral compression fractures. Read what kyphoplasty entails and when our pain management specialist may recommend this quick outpatient procedure.
Feb 2nd, 2023
Treating Radiculopathy: Know Your Options

Treating Radiculopathy: Know Your Options

Radiculopathy is one of those funny-sounding medical conditions that’s hard to pronounce. But you probably aren’t laughing if you have this painful nerve issue. Our specialist explains radiculopathy and the treatments available.
Jan 1st, 2023
When to Consider an Epidural Injection for Your Neck Pain

When to Consider an Epidural Injection for Your Neck Pain

Are you interested in long-term relief from neck pain related to a compressed nerve? How about a quick, in-office procedure that delivers results without any downtime? Check the facts about epidural injections for neck pain.
Dec 5th, 2022
Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

You may not think much about your knees when picking a new pair of shoes, but you probably should. Our pain management specialist explains the role of shoes in knee pain and which types are best for your achy joints.
Sep 1st, 2022
A Closer Look at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

A Closer Look at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome can cause pain, joint stiffness, and numerous other symptoms that are often hard to understand, let alone treat. Our pain management specialist explains this painful nerve disorder and the treatments that help.
Aug 1st, 2022
Bad Habits That Are Making Your Neck Pain Worse

Bad Habits That Are Making Your Neck Pain Worse

Many habits can cause, worsen, or prolong neck pain. Unfortunately, most of them are so ingrained you may not realize they’re part of your daily routine. Check these facts about activities that worsen neck pain and tips for changing your routine.
Jul 1st, 2022
Osteoarthritis and Back Pain: What You Need To Know

Osteoarthritis and Back Pain: What You Need To Know

Isn’t osteoarthritis just part of aging? Usually, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with back pain related to this wear-and-tear type of arthritis. Our specialist discusses how he addresses back pain caused by osteoarthritis.
May 1st, 2022
Bothered by Migraines? Botox May Help

Bothered by Migraines? Botox May Help

Many effective treatments exist that can stop migraine pain once it starts. But how about a treatment that can help prevent migraine pain before it begins? Check these facts about Botox® for chronic migraine.
Apr 1st, 2022
5 Ways to Protect Your Joints from Pain and Damage

5 Ways to Protect Your Joints from Pain and Damage

That achy stiffness in your joints doesn’t have to be part of the normal aging process. Check out these suggestions for protecting your joints no matter your age and steps to take if you’re already feeling the pain.
Mar 1st, 2022
Can Neck Pain Be a Sign of Disease?

Can Neck Pain Be a Sign of Disease?

Neck pain can make even simple daily tasks difficult. Our pain management specialist explains the many causes of neck pain, when to worry, and the nonsurgical therapies that can eliminate your discomfort.
Feb 1st, 2022
When Should I See a Specialist About Chronic Pain

When Should I Seek Professional Help for My Chronic Pain?

Whether it’s due to aging, injury, or disease, pain that becomes chronic can quickly take over your life. Learn how a pain management specialist can help you rediscover the pleasure of living pain-free and when it’s time to schedule a visit.
Jan 1st, 2022
4 Common Sports Injuries That Affect the Knee

4 Common Sports Injuries That Affect the Knee

All that extra movement you engage in during sports makes your knee joints vulnerable to injury. Read about symptoms and causes of the most common knee injuries and the treatments that can help reduce your pain and get you moving again.
Dec 1st, 2021
How Kyphoplasty Works

How Kyphoplasty Works

Kyphoplasty can help reduce and even eliminate back pain caused by spinal compression fractures. Learn more about how it works and what to expect during and after this minimally invasive procedure.
Oct 1st, 2021

Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures With Kyphoplasty

Are you experiencing back pain that worsens when you stand or walk? Are you finding it difficult to twist or bend at the waist? Learn more about these and other symptoms of a spinal compression fracture and how kyphoplasty can help.
Aug 1st, 2021

When to See a Specialist About Chronic Pain

Have you tried all the home remedies typically recommended for muscle aches and pains? Are over-the-counter medicines seemingly useless for the back, knee, or shoulder pain that greets you every morning? Find out if it’s time to call a specialist.
Jul 6th, 2021

4 Effective Treatments for Chronic Neck Pain

Is neck pain making it hard to get through your day? Are you looking for effective relief? Learn how a pain management physician can help conquer your pain and get you moving again.
Jun 6th, 2021

What Injections Help Back Pain?

Our pain management expert shares why a customized treatment strategy for back pain may include spinal injections, and which type he might recommend to help speed resolution of your discomfort and get you moving again.
Apr 1st, 2021

Living With Arthritis: 5 Pain Management Tips

Whether your arthritis is linked to age, injury, or an autoimmune disorder, there are steps you can take to manage the pain and protect your joints. Our pain management specialist shares tips on ways to control discomfort caused by arthritis.
Mar 14th, 2021

What is Kyphoplasty and How Can it Help Me?

Are you experiencing back pain due to compression fractures linked to osteoporosis? What’s the solution? Top-level pain management specialist John S. Michels, MD, shares information on minimally invasive kyphoplasty and how it can help.
Feb 18th, 2021

The Most Common Stressors That Cause Back Pain

Is stress psychological or physical? It’s both. So which type of stress causes back pain? They both can. Find out why from an expert who specializes in relieving pain and eliminating its underlying triggers.
Jan 1st, 2021

Bad Habits That Are Making Your Knee Pain Worse

Are there habits that can make knee pain worse? Absolutely. Find out what a pain management specialist has to say about the habits you should consider changing if knee pain is making life dreary.
Dec 1st, 2020

What Is Tech Neck?

What do neck pain, tablet use, and the weight of your head have in common? Tech neck. Learn more about what that is and how it’s treated.
Nov 1st, 2020

5 Myths About Neck Pain

Are you convinced that neck pain is part of getting older and you just have to live with it? Learn the truth about this and other myths surrounding neck pain, what causes it, and how a medical expert can help.
Oct 4th, 2020

Can Changing Your Posture Reduce Chronic Pain?

It takes focus and a little practice but improving your posture can help reduce chronic pain in your neck, back, hips, knees, and feet. Seriously? Yes. Find out how a pain management specialist can help improve your posture and relieve your pain.
Sep 1st, 2020

Understanding Pain Management

Are you having problems with neck, back, or other chronic pain issues? Wondering if a doctor who focuses on interventional pain management can help? Find out what an award-winning expert can do to help you experience life without pain.
Aug 6th, 2020

Injections for Knee Pain: Understand Your Options

Are you having problems with knee pain? Wondering how a specialist can help? Learn what an award-winning pain management physician has to say about injections for knee pain and the benefits they offer.
Jul 8th, 2020

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain is a common condition, and the possible causes are as diverse as the individuals who experience it. Learn more about upper back pain and what issues may be driving your symptoms.
Jun 23rd, 2020

What to Expect During Your Rhizotomy

Despite its odd-sounding name, a nonsurgical rhizotomy is a fairly common, highly effective procedure that can provide long-lasting relief from pain in your neck, back, and/or knees. Find out what you can expect during and after a rhizotomy.
Apr 10th, 2020
Tech can be a pain in the neck.

5 Treatment Options for Your Neck Pain

Having problems getting through your day because of pain and stiffness in your neck? The good news? You don’t have to live with it. Find out what a pain management physician can do to help relieve your discomfort and get you moving again.
Mar 3rd, 2020

Solutions for Painful Peripheral Neuropathy

Are you having problems living with the sometimes stinging, sometimes burning, sometimes stabbing pain associated with peripheral neuropathy? Expert care by a pain management specialist may be your solution. Learn more about available treatments.
Feb 1st, 2020

Gaining the Upper Hand on Chronic Headaches

Do you get heachaches a lot? Are they so common that you just expect them? You don’t have to go on living this way. Read on to find out things you can do to help prevent getting them, and learn how medical intervention can help as well.
Jan 1st, 2020

These 3 Habits Are Causing Your Neck Pain

Neck pain can be excruciating and a cause for concern. The good news? Neck pain is rarely due to a serious underlying condition. The bad news? It’s often bad habits that bring on the pain. Read on to learn which habits could be causing your neck pain.
Nov 1st, 2019

How to Live an Active Life While Managing Knee Pain

Knee pain can be a sudden storm or a gradual onslaught, but chronic pain doesn’t mean you’re relegated to a life of inactivity. Learn about a multitude of implements that can be added to your pain management toolbox.
Oct 1st, 2019

The Best Long-Lasting Treatments for Chronic Back Pain

Millions of people suffer from back pain each year. In fact, low back pain is the most common work-related ailment. Sadly, when back pain doesn’t go away, it can take a toll on your quality of life. Here are some of the best ways to treat it.
Aug 1st, 2019