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How Facet Injections Can Relieve Your Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain makes you miss work and give up favorite activities — that’s no way to live. When conservative treatments don’t help, another innovative treatment option is available. Learn more here.
Jun 1st, 2023

5 Benefits of Microdiscectomy

A herniated disc can cause unbearable, persistent pain, curtail your comfort, and limit mobility. Sometimes pain medication and physical therapy can help, but when they don’t, a procedure called microdiscectomy often can. Learn more here.
May 1st, 2023

How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Work?

Spinal cord pain is crippling and can slow you down to a snail’s pace. When other treatments fail, your doctor may suggest a spinal cord stimulator trial, a test run of a revolutionary treatment that banishes pain and allows you to move again.
Apr 3rd, 2023

Understanding Your Treatment Options for a Herniated Disc

Nothing can lay you flat like the pain from a herniated disc. Learn what causes the condition, its varied symptoms, and the treatments available to help relieve the pain, numbness, and tingling that can affect many body parts here.
Jan 17th, 2023

Why Are Girls More Likely to Get Scoliosis?

Side-to-side spinal curves — scoliosis — affect millions of kids every year, but more girls than boys get the diagnosis, and the condition progresses in girls more often than in boys. Here’s why.
Dec 2nd, 2022

Looking to Stay Away From Pain Medication? Here Are Your Options

Chronic pain not only impacts your physical health and mobility; it can lead to depression. Though opioids were long-favored pain medications, they’re highly addictive. Fortunately, many non-addictive pain relief options exist. Read on to learn more.
Nov 1st, 2022

Is a Pain Pump Right for You?

Unrelenting pain is enough to disrupt sleep and cause depression, understandably. If other treatments don't help, your doctor might recommend a pain pump, an innovative pain relief device that you control. Learn if one is right for you.
Oct 1st, 2022

Conditions That Can Be Helped with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Debilitating chronic back pain limits your mobility and makes you feel stuck, literally and figuratively. Learn about an advanced treatment, spinal cord stimulation, and the relief it provides back pain sufferers when other treatments fail.
Sep 1st, 2022

How Does Scoliosis Impact a Teen’s Self-Esteem?

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can be mild or severe and painful. The condition is often diagnosed in teens, and it can wreak havoc with their self-confidence. Learn how you can help your teen, here.
Aug 1st, 2022

How to Improve Your Posture to Prevent Chronic Pain

Practicing good posture doesn’t just look good and make you feel more confident, it prevents you from suffering pain in many parts of your body. Learn what good posture is and how improving it helps you avoid painful conditions.
Jul 1st, 2022

5 Habits for Staving off Arthritis Complications

The pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited mobility that accompany arthritis can really put a damper on your comfort and life. Learn about ways you can keep worsening symptoms at bay, here.
Jun 1st, 2022

Does Botox® Really Help Chronic Migraines?

There are few things worse than a migraine — except if they affect you for 15 or more days per month. Then you’re officially a chronic sufferer. Learn about how BotoxⓇ, often used in aesthetics, was discovered to be an effective migraine treatment.
May 1st, 2022

5 Signs of a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is very common, but it can be uncommonly painful. The discomfort may lead to limited mobility as well. Learn about the signs and symptoms of a herniated disc and treatments that free you from pain and restore your mobility.
Apr 1st, 2022

When to Consider a Pain Pump

A pain pump can transform how you live if you’ve been suffering with chronic pain for a long time. Read on to learn more about what conditions they can relieve, how they administer pain medication, and what’s involved in their placement.
Mar 1st, 2022

6 Common Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain not only causes great pain, it puts a stop to enjoying your favorite activities, as well as everyday movement. Familiarize yourself with the most common causes of hip pain here, and learn about the many effective treatments we offer.
Feb 1st, 2022

Can Injections Help My Sciatica?

Sciatica means agonizing pain and other symptoms. There are a host of treatments for it, but epidural steroid injections offer long-term relief, convenience, and other benefits. Learn more about how injections can banish your sciatica discomfort.
Jan 1st, 2022

When to Seek Medical Care for Neck Pain

So many suffer from neck pain annually, but how can you distinguish between a minor and major problem that requires medical attention? Read on to learn about the origins of neck pain, conditions that cause it, and effective treatments.
Dec 1st, 2021

6 Signs of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is painful, progressive, and can greatly reduce the quality of your life. Learn about the signs and symptoms of this condition, what causes it, and effective treatments that provide lasting relief.
Nov 1st, 2021

Is Microdiscectomy Safe?

Herniated disc pain can be excruciating and put a stop to your activities, and conservative approaches aren’t always successful. Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical solution that brings lasting relief and may be the solution for you.
Oct 4th, 2021

Does Hip Pain Usually Go Away on its Own?

Do you suffer from severe or persistent hip pain? When is it best to take a wait-and-see approach and heal at home, or seek medical treatment? Learn about the many sources and symptoms of hip pain, and the sophisticated treatment options available.
Sep 1st, 2021

I Think My Teen May Have Scoliosis

Has your teen complained of back pain or their clothing fitting differently? Or maybe you’ve noticed a posture difference or asymmetry in their shoulders. These are signs of scoliosis, a spinal curvature problem affecting many teens. Learn more here.
Aug 4th, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a painful condition characterized by everything from pain and tingling to numbness and weakness in your neck or lower back. Learn about each type and, and how you can get relief from the condition's unpleasant symptoms.
Jul 19th, 2021

What Causes a Disc to Herniate?

Herniated disc pain, numbness, and weakness affects many areas of your body, from your neck and shoulder blade to various spots on your back, and even the soles of your feet. Learn why and how disc herniation occurs and which treatments work.
Jun 16th, 2021

There Are 3 Types of Epidurals: Which One is Right for You?

Sometimes standard pain relief options aren’t successful when treating pain along your back, neck, legs, and arms. Epidural steroid injections are pain management game changers, but there are several types. Learn about them here.
May 4th, 2021

Is a Spinal Cord Stimulator Right for Me?

Chronic back pain can be excruciating, debilitating, and hopelessness-inducing. The spinal cord stimulator offers a high-tech customizable treatment option that succeeds where other treatments fail. Learn more here.
Apr 11th, 2021

How BioCorRx Can Help With Your Opioid Addiction

For some, the nightmare of opioid addiction is neverending, for others, it ends tragically. If you or someone you love is struggling with dependence on opioids, it’s time to learn about a revolutionary recovery program called BioCorRxⓇ.
Mar 1st, 2021

Why a Pain Pump Might Be Right for You

Severe pain that just doesn’t quit can make you feel like you’re losing your mind, and dramatically limit your life. For those with difficult-to-treat pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments, a pain pump can be the answer. Learn more here.
Jan 1st, 2021

Sciatica: Can Steroid Injections Help?

Sciatica pain can be sudden, debilitating, and life-altering. There are multiple advanced, safe treatments available, but one — epidural steroid injections — is especially effective when other treatments fail. Learn more here.
Dec 2nd, 2020

PRP Therapy for Arthritis

The pain, reduced mobility, and emotional effects of arthritis undoubtedly reduce the quality of life of its 32.5 million sufferers. Multiple treatments exist for it, but platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is an exciting regenerative option for patients.
Nov 3rd, 2020

How Does Osteoarthritis Affect the Neck?

Osteoarthritis affects over 32.5 million people, and it can zero in on your neck, causing considerable pain, reduced mobility, and other symptoms. Learn more about how the condition impacts your neck, and what you and your doctor can do about it.
Oct 5th, 2020

Three Diseases That Cause Hip Pain

Hip pain can be debilitating, but are you aware that chronic diseases are linked to it in addition to sports injuries and accidents? Read on to learn about disease-related hip pain and effective treatments.
Sep 14th, 2020

Opioid Addiction: Are You a Candidate for Pain Pump Treatment?

Opioid misuse, abuse, and sadly, overdoses, have skyrocketed over the last two decades. If you’re struggling with dependence on opioid medications, there’s an innovative long-term solution that offers pain relief and helps free you from dependence.
Jun 25th, 2020

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Treat Tennis Elbow

You don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer from tennis elbow, but you do need to know who to treat it. If conservative treatments don’t work, there’s a new type of regenerative therapy that you should consider before opting for surgery.
Feb 1st, 2020

Why Spinal Cord Stimulators Are so Effective

If you have chronic back pain, you know it can negatively impact your life. If you’ve tried various treatments and they’ve failed, a spinal cord stimulator may be able to help you. Read on to learn more about this drug-free treatment.
Jan 1st, 2020

Wave Goodbye to Shoulder Pain

Your shoulders are important joints in your body; without them, you can’t move your arms much at all. Shoulder pain limits your ability to do basic life tasks. A number of treatments bring you relief from your pain and allow you to move again!
Dec 1st, 2019

Understanding the Genetics Behind Addiction

Effective relief of chronic pain carries a risk of addiction. Learn more about the genetics behind addiction, how it may increase your risk, and ways you can safely manage pain while addressing addiction risk.
Oct 1st, 2019

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica

It’s often easy to recognize the debilitating symptoms of sciatica thanks to the way they radiate from your low back into your buttock and down the leg. But did you know that your weight could be worsening your discomfort?
Aug 14th, 2019

Beware the Dangers of Tech Neck

Your mobile device helps you keep in touch with friends and family, stay connected with work, and catch up on your favorite shows. But all that time you spend hunched over your phone can be problematic and lead to tech neck.
Jul 22nd, 2019

How to Get Ahead of Age-Related Knee Pain

Are your knees starting to hurt more as you age? Getting ahead of age-related knee pain can help you enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle for many more decades. Read on to learn what you can do so your joints don’t slow you down!
Jun 18th, 2019

How to Prevent a Herniated Disc From Causing You Pain

Herniated discs are a common cause of back pain, but the good news is, most pain can be treated with conservative approaches. If you've got disc-related back pain, here are three steps you can try to help you feel better.
May 13th, 2019

Tips to Prevent Neck Injuries

Neck problems are common, and most people will experience pain or injury in this part of the body at some time during their lives. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of sustaining a neck injury by taking the proper precautions.  Follow these 6 tips!
Apr 23rd, 2019

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Knee Pain

Stem cell therapy uses your own blood and bone marrow to help "regrow" healthy tissue in your knee so your joint can function normally again. The entire procedure is performed right in the office during a single appointment.
Mar 1st, 2019

Can an Epidural Steroid Injection Help My Condition?

Epidural steroid injections treat the nerves around your spine to "short-circuit" the process responsible for chronic pain. With the right treatment plan, injections can help you manage pain without long-term use of potentially harmful medication.
Feb 11th, 2019

Your Treatment Options for Finding Relief From a Herniated Disc

Even though herniated discs can cause a lot of pain, they often can be treated conservatively. But sometimes, surgical intervention is needed to relieve painful nerve compression. Learn about the two outpatient options that can help you feel better.
Jan 18th, 2019

Four Treatment Options to Consider for Your Joint Pain

Wondering what your options are for treating your joint pain? The doctors at Advanced Pain and Spine offer a number of joint pain treatments to residents of Virginia and Maryland. Read this article to find out more about possible remedies.
Dec 21st, 2018

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Did you know that in 2014 almost 20,000 stem cell transplants took place in the United States? Moreover, there are almost 3,500 completed or ongoing trials using adult stem cells. Fortunately, Advanced Spine and Pain offers stem cell therapy.
Sep 26th, 2018

How an Epidural Steroid Injection Can Help Treat Pain

Epidural steroid injections, ESIs, are a non-surgical pain management solution. This minimally-invasive procedure relieves spine and extremity pain which may be caused by conditions such as inflamed nerve roots, disc degeneration or disc herniation.
Aug 22nd, 2018

What Are Ketamine Infusions?

Infusions of ketamine — a drug used as a surgical anesthetic and as a treatment for medication-resistant depression — can also help people with certain kinds of chronic pain, reducing their suffering and improving their quality of life.
Jul 5th, 2018

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Lower Back Pain

The way you approach everyday living can affect the health of your lower back. Adopt lifestyle habits that promote a pain-free spine, so you reduce your risk of low back pain.
Jun 19th, 2018

Will a Herniated Disc Heal on Its Own?

Herniated discs can cause pain and mobility issues that affect the long-term quality of life. While herniated disc pain can resolve on its own, you may still need medical intervention.
Apr 17th, 2018

Best Stretches for Hip Pain

If you’re among the 7% of adults who suffers from hip pain and stiffness, a properly designed exercise routine can help increase your mobility and minimize discomfort. Read on to learn five hip stretches to keep you limber.
Feb 7th, 2018

Preventing Chronic Pain: What You Can Do Today

If you have a chronic condition that’s causing pain on a regular basis, here are some helpful tips for minimizing your pain so you won’t have to miss out on living your life to the fullest.
Jan 4th, 2018