You Might Have a Herniated Disc (and Not Even Know It!)


Herniated Disc

Your spine is made up of a stack of individual bones, known as vertebrae, which are separated by spinal discs. These discs are somewhat rubbery in nature and provide your spine with important cushion and shock absorption to protect your spine. While the spinal discs are supposed to be firmly connected to your vertebrae, due to changes in age (disc degeneration), genetic factors or injury, they can move out of place and take on a bulging quality— potentially contributing to a bulging disc, slipped disc, ruptured disc or what is known as a herniated disc. When a herniated disc interferes with or touches nerves or nerve roots, it can be the culprit behind pain in other areas. For example, if the herniated disc is affecting your sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down your buttocks, and into your leg, the results can be pain, numbness or tingling radiating down the leg—potentially even as far as the back of the calf or into the foot.

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Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body


Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is behind a myriad of disorders and thought to be associated with diseases as serious as cancer and diabetes. In our business, we treat patients whose inflammation causes significant pain in varying parts or throughout their body. In addition to the treatments we offer to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, we also counsel patients on steps that they can take on their own in their everyday life to fight inflammation and maximize the results of their respective treatment plans. Read more

Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain or Neck Pain


back pain or neck pain

For anyone who suffers from back pain or neck pain, the primary goal of any treatment plan in to maximize their quality of life by minimizing pain. Another priority is typically to avoid the hassle and risks inherent in surgery and its associated recovery, if at all possible.
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Trigger Points and Release Techniques


Trigger points

In its most basic terms, a trigger point is an exceptionally sensitive area of skeletal muscle. You might have noticed one and recognized it as a “knot” in your back or, more rarely, an extremity like a leg. Read more

5 Ways To Use Yoga To Manage Fibromyalgia Pain

Yoga has been used for centuries in India as a practice which envelopes a combination of mind, body, and soul, but didn’t make its way to the U.S. until 100 years ago, amazingly. Considering how popular the practice has become in this day-and-age, it’s amazing to learn just how far its journey has come with Americans. Read more

Can Exercise Help Prevent Migraines?

We all know exercise is good for you. It keeps internal organs functioning; it keeps the body healthy; it builds the immune system—the list is seemingly endless. But can we confidently add “helps to prevent migraines” to the numerous benefits that regular activity offers? Read more

How Sleep Affects Chronic Pain

It makes sense that chronic pain would inhibit a good night’s sleep. After all, many of us learned at a young age that even temporary minor aches cause us to toss and turn endlessly, unable to fall asleep due to the distraction of discomfort. However, an increasing number of studies are beginning to show that it’s not a one-way street. As it turns out, insomnia (a term that covers the inability to fall asleep, the inability to stay asleep, and low-quality sleep itself) can further contribute to ongoing pain. Read more

Anti-inflammatory Diet and Chronic Pain

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While a special anti-inflammatory diet can be beneficial for everyone (especially when it comes to preventing arthritis, cardiovascular problems, and other diseases), it’s particularly helpful for those who suffer from chronic back pain. The direct link between nutrient intake and pain management often goes overlooked, but it’s been scientifically proven that some foods can cause inflammation levels to swell while others create drastic improvement. Read more