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Facet Joint Injections for Neck & Back Pain

Facet Joint Injections for Neck & Back Pain

Cervical, lumbar and thoracic facet joint injections (also known as facet blocks) can be an effective option for the diagnosis and treatment of short- and long-term neck and back pain. The facet joints, which connect the bones in the spine, may or ... View More...

Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused by Cycling

prevent lower back pain caused by cycling

Did you know you can prevent lower back pain commonly associated with cycling? Cycling is a frequently recommended low-impact cardiovascular exercise for patients with spine conditions and those recovering from sports injuries. But if you spend hour ... View More...

Radial Tunnel Syndrome — Diagnosis and Treatment

Radial Tunnel Syndrome — Diagnosis and Treatment

Radial tunnel syndrome, much like the more common and well-known carpal tunnel syndrome, is a painful condition caused by nerve entrapment. The radial nerve runs from the side of the neck, along the back of the upper arm and down through the forearm ... View More...

Stress Fractures — What Athletes Need to Know

Stress Fractures — What Athletes Need to Know

Stress fractures are among the most common sports injuries, occurring when muscle fatigue sets in. Fatigued muscles cannot effectively absorb added shock, so any overload is transferred to the bone. This can cause a tiny crack — a stress fracture ... View More...

Treating Joint Pain Without Opioid Medication

Treating joint pain without opioid medication

For short-term joint pain — after an injury or surgery, perhaps — physicians and surgeons often prescribe opioid medications, also known as narcotic drugs. For long-term pain management, on the other hand, these medications are almost never a ... View More...