Back Pain and Winter

Snow and Back Pain

Generally speaking, the two don’t go hand-in-hand. Your back pain is difficult to live with enough without adding the frigid cold temperatures of winter to it. Slipping on ice or trudging through heavy snow only adds to the discomfort. Yet, Michigan’s winter, or any snowbelt state, isn’t always the culprit in wreaking havoc on your… Read more »

Insomnia and Chronic Pain


Insomnia is when you don’t sleep through the night. Virtually every night. For some people stress from the day can bring it on. For others, they’ll often blame it on their poor mattress or pillow. Chronic pain patients? They have a pretty good reason. Spinal pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions are… Read more »

Relief from Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis with PRP

Relief from Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis with PRP

Approximately 23% of the adult U.S. population suffers from osteoarthritis. It’s the most common form of arthritis. The knee joint is the most common joint affected by osteoarthritis. So, if you’re reading this and you have Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA), you’ll be interested to learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma provides the patient… Read more »

Chronic Pain? Get Active

Sedentary Lifestyle

Or, at least as active as you can tolerate. Living with chronic pain means managing your chronic pain every single day and part of that management includes eating right, sleeping well, and exercising to stay limber, control your weight, and to strengthen key muscle groups. Additionally, exercise can improve your outlook on life and bolster… Read more »

Benefits Of An Epidural for Chronic Pain

Epidural for Chronic Pain

What is an Epidural? If you’ve had severe back pain for more than 6 weeks your doctor may recommend an injection of corticosteroid, or steroid medicine, into your spinal canal. This is called an epidural injection. Steroid medicines reduce inflammation and swelling, relieving pressure on nerves and nerve roots. The epidural may provide you with… Read more »