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Is Spinal Stenosis Causing Your Chronic Back Pain? Aug 7th, 2019

About 80% of women and men in the US have had at least one episode of back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, and you’ve had far more than that. In fact, it’s hard to remember a time when your back didn’t ache.  At the Ohio Institute for...

I'm Over 50—Is Back Pain Normal? Jul 25th, 2019

Women and men, over the age of 50, aren’t settling for “normal” when it comes to getting older. Thanks to cutting edge technology, it's easier than ever to look and feel young. Wrinkles and lines can go away with lasers and dermal fillers. Highlights and flattering hairstyles can wipe out...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Jun 4th, 2019

No matter how large or small your head, or how thick or thin your neck, if you habitually bend your head to read a screen — or even a book — you’re in danger of developing “tech neck.” Tech neck is the not-very-technical term that describes how the weight of...

5 Helpful Tips to Alleviate Your Sciatica Pain May 16th, 2019

Normally, you’re not even aware of your sciatic nerve, even though it’s the largest nerve in your body. But when your sciatic nerve gets pinched or irritated — a condition known as sciatica — you pay attention right away. Up to 40% of women and men have at least one...

How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Can Help Relieve Chronic Back Pain Apr 8th, 2019

At some point or another, almost everyone experiences back pain. But if you’re among the 20% of people who develop chronic back pain after an injury, you know how difficult it is to find a treatment to help reduce pain so you can get back to doing the things you...

Arthritis Pain Doesn’t Have to Alter Your Life: A Customized Treatment Can Help Mar 4th, 2019

More than 100 different diseases fall under the umbrella term ‘arthritis.’ These many conditions have several things in common: they affect the joints, they are all degenerative, progressive, and there’s no cure for any of them. Even with all that, there are also some critical differences. The best treatment plan...

Why It Is So Important to Seek Medical Help If You Have Shingles Feb 7th, 2019

With shingles affecting about one in three Americans, it may seem like a common problem, but anyone who has experienced the painful rash that accompanies an episode knows there’s nothing common about it. The same virus that gave you chickenpox also gives you shingles, but why this virus only reactivates...

When to Consider Epidural Injections for Your Chronic Back Pain Jan 16th, 2019

Chronic back pain can severely impact your quality of life. From playing with your children to enjoying vacations or even just working, dealing with chronic back pain makes even the most mundane tasks much more difficult. Unfortunately, around 80% of Americans will deal with some sort of back pain during...

7 Tips for Preventing a Fibromyalgia Flare-Up Dec 12th, 2018

From the chronic pain to brain fog, life with fibromyalgia can be challenging and affect many aspects of your life. But after a rough night’s sleep or an especially stressful day, a fibromyalgia flare-up may make you want to spend the entire day in bed. Mervet Saleh, MD, and her...

How Physical Therapy Can Help Patients With Peripheral Neuropathy Nov 15th, 2018

When you’re suffering from chronic pain due to peripheral neuropathy, exercise may be the furthest thing from your mind as a possible solution. But physical therapy can improve muscle strength, coordination, and mobility, and it can reduce your pain. And, as most cases of peripheral neuropathy are caused by diabetes,...

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation and is it Right for You? Oct 11th, 2018

Is your back stiff or sore? Are bending and lifting harder than they used to be? Do you find yourself missing work or social events due to discomfort? If this sounds familiar, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic back pain.With its intricate system of...