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 »

Nociceptive vs Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic Pain

Nociceptive Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt from a sports injury, a dental procedure, or arthritis. Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain people experience. It develops when the nociceptive nerve fibers are… Read more »

Getting A Nerve Block? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Nerve Block

Many patients suffer with severe, chronic pain and nerve blocks can be an integral part of their treatment. A Nerve Block is a procedure in which an anesthetic agent is injected directly near a nerve to block pain. A local anesthetic or steroid injected directly to the area of the affected nerve can help with… Read more »