Opioids

Opioids

The National Opioid Dependence Epidemic The United States is presently experiencing an unprecedented opioid epidemic crisis. According to the National Institute of health, more than 115 people in the United States die daily from an opioid overdose. The misuse of, and addiction to opioids is a serious

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HF10 – A Breakthrough Pain Treatment

HF10 – A Breakthrough Pain Treatment

What is HF10? The Nevro HF10 is a type of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) and is named for its ability to deliver high-frequency stimulation at 10 kHz. It is a non-addictive, minimally-invasive and reversible option that provides patients with long-term chronic pain relief. It is FDA-approved for

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Occipital Neuralgia

What is Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia is a condition in which the nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp, known as the occipital nerves, are inflamed or injured. Common symptoms include pain in the back of your head or the

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How Can Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Me?

How Can Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Me?

Am I a Good Candidate? Candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy are typically identified through a screening process, which evaluates the person’s medical condition, and begins with a thorough assessment by the specialists at Comprehensive Spine & Pain Physicians. Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy has been used for

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Steps to Prevent Tendinitis

Steps to Prevent Tendinitis

Tennis elbow, quarterback shoulder, golfer’s elbow, tendinitis of the wrist and jumper’s knee are a few examples of forms of tendinitis, a painful, but easily preventable injury. Causes of Tendinitis Repetitive strain on the tendon: Repetitive strain is the most common cause of tendinitis.  This is when

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Osteoarthritis: What? Who? When?

Osteoarthritis: What? Who? When?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a joint degenerative disease and the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cushion between the cartilage of the joints suffers from “wear and tear.” There is an estimated 27 million Americans affected by osteoarthritis. While it can

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Exercising While Living with Spinal Stenosis

Exercising While Living with Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is due to the narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel along that course. The types of spinal stenosis are classified based on where on the spine the condition is occurring, and it’s possible to have

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7 Ways to Treat Piriformis Syndrome

7 Ways to Treat Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and causes pain in the buttocks. A spasm of the piriformis muscle can also compresses the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks, leg and foot. The piriformis muscle is a small flat muscle deep in

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