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Is Spinal Stenosis to Blame for Your Chronic Back Pain? Oct 21st, 2020

It’s estimated that up to 500,000 individuals suffer from spinal stenosis, a painful degenerative condition that develops when the nerves in your spine become compressed. This happens with the narrowing of your small spinal canal, which houses your spinal cord and nerve roots.   Sometimes referred to as “baby boomer back,”...

Medical Marijuana: An Alternative Treatment for Chronic Pain Aug 17th, 2020

Table of Contents Marijuana as Medical Treatment What is Medical Marijuana? What are CBD and THC? Medical Marijuana vs. Opioids for Chronic Pain Is Medical Marijuana Legal? How Do You Get Medical Marijuana? The Best Medical Marijuana Doctor for Chronic Pain   Marijuana as Medical Treatment Medical marijuana treatment is...

Control Pain and Improve Your Life with Regenerative Medicine Aug 17th, 2020

Table of Contents What is Regenerative Medicine? Application for Regenerative Medicine Cellular therapies Organ Transplant Self-Regeneration and Self-Repair Types of Regenerative Medicine Treatments Cartilage Regeneration Surgeries Prolotherapy Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Treatments The Best Regenerative Medicine Doctor   What is Regenerative Medicine? Regenerative Medicine refers to the branch...

5 Myths About Chronic Pain Jul 29th, 2020

Overview Pain is inevitable. The International Association for the Study of Pain states that pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with or resembling an actual or potential tissue damage. You experience acute pain from a papercut, cut on your knee, muscle sore, sprain, or broken arm. There’s always tissue...

6 Causes of Back and Neck Pain While Working From Home Jul 20th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview Causes of Back and Neck Pain Uncomfortable sitting position Looking down at your computer screen Reading from a document or your iPad that is flat on the table Not taking stretch breaks Not resting your feet flat on the floor or foot support Doing most of...

7 Causes of Wrist Pain You Should Never Ignore Jun 26th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview Causes of Wrist Pain You Should Never Ignore Repetitive Stress Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Rheumatoid Arthritis Sudden Accidents Ganglion Cysts Osteoarthritis Kienbock’s Disease Conclusion   Overview The prevalence of smartphones and computer-focused work has prompted more people to feel pain in the wrists. Our wrist is primarily...

Meniscus Tear: Management and Treatment Options Jun 26th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview Symptoms of Meniscus Tears What Causes Meniscus Tears? How to Diagnose a Meniscus Tear Physical exam Imaging tests Knee X-ray Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Ultrasound ArthroscopyArthroscopy refers to the surgery where there will be a small cut or incision near the knee where an arthroscope will...

Time of Crisis: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Mar 23rd, 2020

Table of Contents Overview What is Coropirus Disease 2019? How Does Coropirus Disease (COVID-19) Spreads? Worldwide Spread Coropirus Disease (COVID-19) Symptoms How to Protect Yourself from Coropirus Disease (COVID-19)? Wash your hands regularly Maintain social distancing Practice proper respiratory etiquette  Stay Informed Seek medical care when sick  Stay at home...

Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries Mar 17th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview Risks in Sports Injury Types of Sport Injuries How to Prevent Sports Injuries? How to Treat Sports Injuries? Talk to a doctor   Overview Sports injuries can be considered as inevitable when doing a strenuous physical activity. While doing an exercise or participating in a sports...

Using CBD for Pain Management Mar 17th, 2020

Many people are still reluctant about the beneficial effects of CBD in relieving pain. Even though it is becoming increasingly popular in the medical field, more scientific research is needed to make sure that it is safe. But what do we really know about CBD oil? In today’s blog, let...

The Best Ways to Treat and Prevent Tendonitis Feb 17th, 2020

Table of Contents How Do You Know If you Have Tendonitis? What are the Symptoms of Tendonitis? How to Prevent Tendonitis? The RICE Treatment Medications Surgical and Other Procedures Final Thoughts   How Do You Know If you Have Tendonitis? If you’re into sports, then you are familiar with Tennis...

How to Choose The Right Pain Doctor Feb 17th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview The Pain Medicine Field Does medical specialty matter? Specialty Care and Primary Care Who’s the best pain specialist?   Overview Pain has two distinct types; acute, and chronic. Acute pain refers to the pain that has a healing or recovery process with a predictable timeframe but...

When to See a Doctor for Back Pain? Feb 11th, 2020

Table of Contents What is Back Pain? What is a back doctor called? When to See a Doctor for Back Pain? Prolonged Pain Sudden Weight Loss Nighttime Pain Drop foot Cancer and immune suppression Osteoporosis Problems on Bowel or Bladder Function Weakness and Numbness Fever Trauma Takeaway   What is...

How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain Feb 10th, 2020

Table of Contents Overview Cause of Phantom Limb Pain Phantom Pain Treatment Medications for PLP Management Non-medication for PLP Management Final Thoughts   Overview Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) refers to the pain that the one feels from a limb that is no longer there. The most common limb pain is...

What You Need to Know About Knee Bursitis Nov 27th, 2019

Table of Contents What is Knee Bursitis? Knee Bursitis Symptoms Knee Bursitis Causes  Knee Bursitis Diagnosis Knee Bursitis Treatment Stretches for Knee Bursitis Heel Slide Quad sets Standing calf stretch Wall squat with a ball Final Thoughts    What is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa...

Good Posture Guide to Prevent Back Pain Nov 27th, 2019

Table of Contents Overview  What is Posture?  Why Do We Need Good Posture? How Can Posture Affect my Health?  How Can You Improve Your Posture? The Takeaway    Overview  At some point in our lives, we get back pains and this is something we cannot avoid. This may be caused...

Radiofrequency Ablation: Chronic Pain Treatment That May Be Right For You Nov 26th, 2019

Table of Contents Overview What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?  What are the Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation?  Is Radiofrequency Ablation Painful? What Happens During the Treatment?  Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure: What to Expect After Radiofrequency Ablation? What if Radiofrequency Ablation Doesn’t Work?  Takeaway     Overview Everyone feels pain. Pain occurs when...

Lifestyle Changes You Must Try To Manage Migraines Oct 8th, 2019

Table of Contents Dealing with Migraine Lifestyle Tips For Managing Migraine Get Enough Sleep Track Your Eating and Drinking Habit Bring Sunglasses With You Moderate Exercise Keep Calm and Avoid Conflicts Less Alcohol Intake Have Sex Get a Great Pain Doctor   Dealing with Migraine If you’ve ever experienced a...

Viscosupplementation Treatment: Good Option for Osteoarthritis Oct 8th, 2019

Table of Contents What Is Osteoarthritis? What Causes Osteoarthritis? What Is Viscosupplementation? Who Can Benefit From Viscosupplementation Treatment How Is Viscosupplementation Done? Takeaway   What Is Osteoarthritis? With the aging of the world’s population, age-related diseases become rampant, especially osteoarthritis. It is one of the most common forms of joint...

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injection: Illness-Causing-Pain Treatment Sep 17th, 2019

Table of Contents What is Platelet-rich Plasma Injection? How PRP Injection is Performed? Is Platelet-rich Plasma Effective? What are the Benefits of PRP Therapy? PRP Injection Side Effects Cost of Platelet-rich Plasma PRP Injection for Pain Relief   What is Platelet-rich Plasma Injection? Just recently, more and more doctors have...

6 Healthy Habits To Prevent Arthritis Aug 15th, 2019

Table of Contents What causes arthritis to flare up? 6 Healthy Habits To Help Prevent & Alleviate Arthritis Keep your stress levels low Eat Breakfast in your home Get up and do arthritis prevention exercise Don’t forget to snack every three hours while still controlling your weight Drink supplements Eat fish...

How To Prevent Sprains and Strains Aug 5th, 2019

Table of Contents Sprains vs. Strains How Would You Know if You Have a Strain or Sprain? Symptoms of a Sprain: Symptoms of a Strain: Why and How do I Get Sprains or Strains? Sprain Strain What Kind of Tests Should I Get? How Can Sprains and Strains be Treated?...

Best Treatment for Arthritis Pain Jul 16th, 2019

Table of Contents Overview Best Medicines for Arthritis Pain Arthritis Pain Relief Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain Summary   Overview You’re likely just thinking about opening jars, pulling out weeds, hanging up washing or even just getting out of your chair. But for those with arthritis, these sorts of everyday tasks...

How To Tell If You Have Scoliosis Jul 2nd, 2019

Table of Contents What is Scoliosis? Signs of Scoliosis Diagnosis Severity of Scoliosis Did You Know? Treatment of Scoliosis Takeaway   What is Scoliosis? Medical condition where the spine curves sideways is a signs of scoliosis. A person with scoliosis either has a C- or S-shaped curved spine. Scoliosis can...

How To Combat Lower Back Pain Jun 14th, 2019

Table of Contents What is Lower Back Pain? What are the Types of Lower Back Pain? Acute Lower Back Pain Chronic Lower Back Pain Severe Lower Back Pain How Do I Prevent Lower Back Pain? How Do I Treat Lower Back Pain? Consider acupuncture Use a hot and cold pack...

Botox: A Non-Surgical Treatment for Migraines Jun 10th, 2019

Table of Contents Chronic Migraine Symptoms Causes of Chronic Migraine What is Botulinum Toxin (Botox)? Function of Botox Procedure Side effects and risks Botox Injections for Migraine Treatment Bad headache after botox   Chronic Migraine Symptoms A migraine isn’t just a bad headache. A migraine is an incapacitating syndrome with...

The Impact of Chronic Pain in Your Work Performance Jun 3rd, 2019

Table of Contents Understanding Chronic Pain The most common forms of chronic pain include: Chronic pain is associated with: Causes of Chronic Pain Back pain, for example, can be caused by: Other factors that can influence pain: 4 Common Types of Chronic Pain Chronic Back Pain Common causes of chronic...

Stem Cell Therapy May 10th, 2019

Table of Contents Stem Cell Therapy: What Is It and What Is It For? What Are Stem Cells? Stem Cell Therapy is usually administered to treat: Sources of Stem Cells Stem Cell Therapy For Knees Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Stem Cell Transplant Procedure Stem Cell Therapy Side Effects The...

Understanding Arthritis Apr 17th, 2019

Table of Contents An Overview of Arthritis Types of Arthritis Inflammatory arthritis Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain Back pain Degenerative or mechanical arthritis Metabolic arthritis Connective tissue disease (CTD) Infectious arthritis Causes of Arthritis Risk Factors for Arthritis Treatment of Arthritis Medication Physical Therapy Non-pharmacological therapies/Natural remedies Food to avoid Diet...

Facet Joint Syndrome Apr 3rd, 2019

Table of Contents Facet Joint Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options Causes of Facet Joint Syndrome Symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome Diagnosis Treatment Non-Surgical Treatment Options Surgery for Facet Joint Pain Treatment Options   Facet Joint Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options Your spine functions as a three-joint...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Do You Think You Have It? Mar 25th, 2019

Table of Contents An Overview of Fibromyalgia What Causes Fibromyalgia? Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Widespread pain Fatigue Cognitive difficulties Tender Points Who can be affected by fibromyalgia? What Triggers Fibromyalgia? What does fibromyalgia feel like? Tests for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Diagnosis Blood Tests for Fibromyalgia Treatments for Fibromyalgia Treatment Medications...

Superior Hypogastric Plexus: A Procedure Used To Decrease Pelvic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

Superior hypogastric plexus block is the common treatment for tailbone or pelvic pain. The superior hypogastric plexus is a retroperitoneal structure located bilaterally at the level of the lower 3rd of the fifth lumbar and upper third of the first sacral promontory and in proximity to the bifurcation of the common iliac vessel. In...

Everything You Need to Know About Scoliosis Feb 14th, 2019

Table of Contents Overview Types of Scoliosis Spinal Curvatures in Scoliosis Causes of Scoliosis: Symptoms of Scoliosis: Risk Factors of Scoliosis: Treatments of Scoliosis: Frequently Asked Questions for Scoliosis What is Levoconvex Scoliosis? What is Mild Scoliosis? Symptoms of Mild Scoliosis? How to Manage Scoliosis Pain? What is Rotoscoliosis? What...

Cervical Radiculopathy: More than just a “Pinched Nerve” Feb 1st, 2019

Table of Contents Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) Overview Cervical Radiculopathy Symptoms Cervical Radiculopathy Tests Cervical Radiculopathy Nonsurgical Treatment Cervical Radiculopathy Surgical Treatment   Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) Overview Compression and irritation of nerve in the neck may branches away from spinal cord. This causes pain that travels towards the shoulder,...

Medical Marijuana: It Really Does Work Jan 21st, 2019

Marijuana Legality by Sate America is one of the few countries whose states have legalized marijuana either for medical or recreational use. Out of 50 states, 33 legalized the restricted use of medical marijuana which are: Alabama Florida Georgia Iowa Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri North and South Carolina Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Alaska Arizona Arkansas California...

Dangers of Opioids and Using Alternative Pain Management Techniques Jan 15th, 2019

Table of Contents If You Think Pain Killers Can Save You All The Time, Think Again! What are common prescription opioids? How do people misuse prescription opioids? What are some possible effects of prescription opioids on the brain and body? What are the other health effects of opioid medications? Alternative...

Meet Dr. Ronak Patel: Your Pain Management Doctor in NJ Dec 27th, 2018

Dr. Ronak Patel, founder and medical director of Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute, is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist in NJ. Having completed his undergraduate training with honors at Drexel University, he also obtained his medical degree at the College of Medicine at Drexel University. He finished his...

Back Pain Links to Mental Health Problems Dec 17th, 2018

Talk to Your Pain Management Doctor in NJ Did you know that people who did experience back pain were likely to experience one of five mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, psychosis, stress, and sleep deprivation? Back pain is a leading cause of disability across the globe. In fact, it causes...