Epidural Steroid Injections: An Overview

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common, non-surgical pain treatment method that involves injecting steroid medication into the Epidural Space of the spine where inflamed nerves are located. Inflamed nerves caused by the narrowing of the spinal passages can cause spinal related arm or leg pain in which the ESI can reduce the inflammation […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2017
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A patient’s guide to EMG testing

How are EMG tests performed? Electromyography (EMG) is a study that measures muscle and nerve response to electrical activity, used to identify neuromuscular abnormalities. The EMG procedure may be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis. These tests are performed in two ways: Nerve Conduction Study: This test examines how well the nerve is conducting […]

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2017
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What a Pain in the Butt(ocks)!

Typically, when we hear an exclamation such as this, we think of its hidden meaning. Not today! In this post, we are going to address the literal pain that may occur in the buttocks. In many cases, cramping or aching in this region goes untreated. It shouldn’t. The buttocks sit in proximity to the spine, […]


The Question of Stem Cell Therapy for “Bone on Bone” Conditions

More and more, patients are seeking out accurate information regarding regenerative treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Those related to degeneration, such as osteoarthritis, affect millions of people. At some point, a large number of these people are told that they are “bone on bone.” To hear this term can be unsettling, to say the least. It […]


Give yourself the gift of the right type of exercise

Exercise is a necessary aspect of staying healthy and mobile. Adults are encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control to engage in moderate aerobic activity at least 5 hours a week. Getting the right amount of exercise is important in order to maximize benefits. However, it is also crucial to identify which type of exercise […]


Elbow Pain may not be What you Think

Elbow pain is a pretty common reason to see the doctor. We consult with patients of all ages who complain of pain that originates somewhere in the elbow. Sometimes, pain stems from a known injury, but there are other reasons that problems in this joint may occur. Often, it is nothing more than degeneration. The […]


Sodium Hyaluronate Injections

Hyalgan, Supartz, Orthovisc, and Synvisc are viscosupplementation injections that contain sodium hyaluronate. These Injections are used to treat knee pain in patients that have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between joints are worn down which can lead to pain, stiffness, or swelling in the affected joint. Patients who have not received relief from other […]

  • Posted on: Nov 14 2016
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Top 10 Most Common Sport Injuries

Top 10 Most Common Sport Injuries There are a plethora of injuries that can occur while playing  sports. Certain body parts are more prone to injury depending on the sport. Below are the top 10 most common sport injuries: Knee Injuries – About 55% of sports injuries are knee injuries and about a quarter of […]

  • Posted on: Oct 20 2016
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Professional Athletes and PRP Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP, is a new revolutionary technique in sports medicine that has recently gained widespread recognition in the sports scene. The list of high profile athletes that are receiving PRP therapy is increasing at a rapid rate. Not only does PRP therapy promise a quick return to the field/court but it is safe, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2016
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Is Hip Pain a Daily Stressor? Here’s what you Might want to Do!

Daily hip pain could indicate that you have osteoarthritis or bursitis. Arthritis in the hip joint often results over time; a simple matter of wear and tear. Bursitis describes inflammation in the lining of the joint, rather than a wearing down of the joint itself. If hip pain is a daily occurrence, there are steps […]