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Causes and Treatments for Facet Syndrome

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Facets are the small joints that are located between each vertebra, assisting in helping the spine and body move and twist. When these joints are injured or worn, they can cause pain and stiffness to varying degrees, depending on the damage. This is referred to as facet syndrome, which can occur in the cervical, thoracic …
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Dangers of Taking Painkillers for Back Pain

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Back pain can be difficult to live with and sufferers often seek any relief they can. Unfortunately, one of the options is using prescription painkillers to help dull the discomfort. While short-term use of painkillers for an injury is understandable, when the injury is to the back or spine, quick recovery is not always the …
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Prolotherapy for Chronic Back Pain

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Back pain can be disabling, causing a person to lose time from work and the leisure activities they enjoy. Many back pain problems are caused by damage or injury to the connective tissue in the back, neck and surrounding the spine. While many of these types of injuries heal with rest or non-surgical treatments, when …
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Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment

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Low back pain or neck pain that spreads into the arm, chest, and/or shoulders can be symptoms of cervical radiculopathy. While some people feel constant tingling or a dull ache, others feel a burning or pulsating pain that may cause them to be unable to move. If one of the nerve roots near the cervical …
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Managing Chronic Back Pain

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Living with chronic back pain can often feel like an uphill battle, especially when treatments have proved to be ineffective or bring minimal relief. When your back pain becomes an unpleasant daily reality, seeking out a doctor with pain management as an area of specialization can make a very real difference in your quality of …
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