Hip Arthritis

Hip Arthritis Description Hip arthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis of the hip. It is most frequently seen in those beyond 45 years of age. The primary mechanism involves the gradual breakdown of the cartilage that serves as a cushion for the joint. Causes The most common cause of arthritis of the […]

Herniated Disks

Herniated Disks Description A herniated disk describes the protrusion of the soft, gel-like inner portion of the intervertebral disk, known as the nucleus pulposus. The nucleus pulposus exits from a weakened layer of the outer fibrous band of the intervertebral disk, known as the annulus fibrosus. The herniated disk, if in the lower back, can […]

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Description Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that results in diffuse pain and tenderness. Additional symptoms vary from person to person. It typically involves the whole body. The pain and tenderness are marked by episodic flares during which the condition feels worse. Aside from physical manifestations, fibromyalgia can also have mental and social repercussions. […]

Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sacroiliac Joint Injections Description The sacroiliac joints are next to the spine and connect the sacrum with the hip. There are a total of two sacroiliac joints, one on the left and one on the right side of the body. Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints can lead to debilitating pain. A sacroiliac joint injection is […]

Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Radiofrequency Neurotomy Description Radiofrequency neurotomy is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting. Radiofrequency neurotomy is effective in treating the following conditions: Back pain Neck pain Hip pain Knee pain Radiofrequency neurotomy uses heat generated by radio waves to target specific nerves and temporarily disrupt their ability to transmit pain […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Description Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves the injection of the patient’s own platelets to promote the healing of: Tendons  Ligaments Muscles Joints During the procedure, a few tubes of blood are drawn from the patient. The sample is then placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. Next, the activated platelets […]

Percutaneous Discectomy

Percutaneous Discectomy Description A percutaneous discectomy is a procedure in which part of a herniated disc is removed, resulting in rapid pain relief. The spinal column is made up of bony vertebrae separated by soft, rubbery structures called discs. When a disc is herniated, it protrudes into the spinal canal and compresses the nerves, causing […]

Neuroma Injections

Neuroma Injections Description A neuroma injection is a procedure that treats pain caused by nerve injuries due to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is a condition characterized by chronic, progressive pain that can affect any part of the body. Patients suffering from CRPS frequently develop neuromas, abnormal nerve clusters that form at the site […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Associated with Tendonitis

Tendon injuries represent a common clinical problem that affects 30 million people annually (1). The injuries can occur as a result of trauma, overuse, and aging, and are typically characterized by pain, inflammation, and dysfunction (2). Tendon injuries are currently managed by conservative treatment and surgical intervention. Conservative treatments include injection corticosteroids, over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and […]

Lumbar Sympathetic Injections

Lumbar Sympathetic Injections Description A lumbar sympathetic injection is a procedure that involves the injection of local anesthetic to alleviate lower back or leg pain. The procedure is effective in treating: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Complex regional pain syndrome Herpes zoster infection (shingles) of the legs Vascular insufficiency Peripheral neuropathy The goal of lumbar sympathetic injections […]