Unless you’re a doctor or a scientist, you probably don’t spend your days discussing the moving parts of stem cells. Instead, you may think of them as science fiction, created in a lab, with the capabilities to grow human organs, and you’d be almost right! Fortunately, stem cells aren’t science fiction – they’re very real. And,…

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According to a survey, about one in four Americans has had a recent bout of lower back pain. As people start ageing, everyday wear and tear on the body contributes in muscle and bone deterioration. Scenarios such as bending down the wrong way while lifting heavy machinery, injuries and trauma results in persistent pain and…

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We take healthy backs for granted. That is, until back pain makes its debut in your life. If you’re experiencing back pain now, you may find solace knowing you’re not alone (although it won’t relieve your suffering). Back pain is frighteningly common – affecting about 80% of people at some point in their lives. While the many…

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Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is more than diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer COMBINED. Chronic neck pain is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. Fortunately, most neck pain is caused by sprains or strains, which typically get better on their own with time, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications.  Neck pain…

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Pain Associated with Bulging Disc FAQs on Bulging Disc It is estimated that 90% of Americans will experience some form of back problems at some time in our lives. These types of conditions usually affect us between the ages of thirty and fifty by natural age related wear and degeneration, but trauma can cause them…

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Interventional pain management is referring to a specialized approach that concentrates on the use of minimally invasive techniques in the field of medicine known as pain management. Examples of these techniques are facet joint injections, spinal cord stimulator implants, pain pumps, joint injections, ketamine infusion therapy and regenerative therapy. Interventional pain management generally refers to the special procedures that are used in the…

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All of us experience back pain at some point in our life. In fact it’s the second most common complaint ever to be cited by people to their doctors. According to a study, an estimated 80 % of Americans suffer at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. The study also reveals that…

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Learn About Lower Back Surgery Considerations Hello. This is Dr. David Green education director for premier pain specialists in Chicago. Today’s topic is five things to ask yourself before undergoing elective back surgery. Over 600,000 low back surgeries are performed every year in the U S unfortunately half will not obtain the desired outcome and…

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Pain Associated with Whiplash Whiplash is a laymans term used to describe injury to the soft tissues in the neck sustained when one experiences a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD). The term whiplash is used as it describes the rapid back and forth, whip-like, motion of the head that occurs. While the physics of the injury is…

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Pain Associated with Tension Headaches WHAT IS A TENSION HEADACHE? Collapse A tension headache, also commonly referred to tension-type headache or stress headache, is the most common kind of headache. It causes mild to moderate pain in your head that feels like a tight band around your forehead. Most people suffering from tension headaches experience…

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