COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Coronavirus Information

The CDC recommends the following precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Avoid contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick. Practice Social Distancing of at least 6 feet. Limit unnecessary travel and exposure to large gatherings. Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds. Don’t touch your mouth,… Read more »


Questions to Expect from your Pain Management Physician

QuestionsTo Expect From Your Pain Management Physician

Where Does it Hurt? “Where does it hurt?” That simple question has been around for eons in the medical community. For thousands of years, patients have visited their doctor and the doctor asks “Where does it hurt?” Moms too have been asking that very question to their kids year after year since the beginning of… Read more »


Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty

Osteoporosis and Kyphoplasty Osteoporosis is a disease that causes loss of bone density and is also the main cause of vertebral compression fractures. If you weren’t aware that you have osteoporosis, these bone fractures may be your first clue. These fractures can result in excruciating and incapacitating back pain. These fractures can, and often do,… Read more »


A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears with Bone Marrow Concentrate and Platelet Products Compared to Exercise Therapy: A Midterm Analysis

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Injectable regenerative therapies such as bone marrow concentrate (BMC) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may represent a safe alternative in the treatment of rotator cuff tears. This is a midterm review of a randomized, crossover trial comparing autologous BMC and platelet product injections versus exercise therapy in the treatment of partial and full-thickness supraspinatus tears. Patients… Read more »


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 »