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Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Aug 14th, 2019

Sciatica develops when your sciatic nerve gets compressed, causing irritation and inflammation. These nerves start on the left and right side of your lower spine, run through your buttocks and down into your legs, before finally stopping in your feet. That’s why sciatica symptoms — like numbness, weakness, tingling, and...

Beware the Dangers of Tech Neck Jul 22nd, 2019

Your mobile device serves many purposes. It helps you keep in touch with friends and family and catch-up on work emails, and it serves as a source of information where you can find answers to any of your questions.  While you may enjoy your multipurpose device, it’s not doing your...

How to Get Ahead of Age-Related Knee Pain Jun 18th, 2019

Age-related knee pain is a terrible reason to have to give up the activities you love. Sadly, pain in the knees affects many Americans, with those who are over 65 or who are overweight at the highest risk. Women over the age of 55, in particular, are likely to have...

How to Prevent a Herniated Disc From Causing You Pain May 13th, 2019

Oh! That aching back! Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints in the U.S., and for good reason: We use our backs for just about everything we do, from standing, walking and climbing, to sitting, bending and lifting. Lots of factors can cause back pain, including herniated discs, one...

Tips to Prevent Neck Injuries Apr 23rd, 2019

1. Avoid activities that put stress on your neck.  Certain activities compromise your neck and make it more vulnerable to injury. Examples of activities you should avoid include holding your head in a forward posture, resting your forehead on your arm and overuse of your upper body or arms.  2....

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Knee Pain Mar 1st, 2019

Knee pain is a common medical complaint, and it gets more common as we get older. Because our knees get a workout pretty much every day, helping us walk, climb stairs, and even sit and stand, even mild discomfort can have a big impact on your life. Physical therapy might...

Can an Epidural Steroid Injection Help My Condition? Feb 11th, 2019

Chronic pain affects more than 23 million Americans on a daily basis, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health. If you’re one of them, you know the severe toll chronic pain can take on your life and even your mental well-being. Unfortunately, finding meaningful, long-term relief for...

Your Treatment Options for Finding Relief From a Herniated Disc Jan 18th, 2019

Herniated discs are a common cause of back and neck pain, and they can cause a host of other symptoms too. While some herniated discs can resolve on their own, other times the nerve-related problems they cause can become worse, even causing long-term or lifelong damage. At Advanced Spine and...

Four Treatment Options to Consider for Your Joint Pain Dec 21st, 2018

Certain joints in your body may be wearing down from years of repetitive action while working. You may find yourself feeling the effects of aging. Regardless of the cause, joint pain can inhibit your natural movements, forcing you to give up the activities you enjoyed in the past. The doctors...

3 Interesting Facts About Spinal Stenosis Nov 29th, 2018

The effects of aging show up in our bodies in different ways. You may have started noticing yourself having constant pain in your neck or lower back. If it’s persistent and doesn’t go away after a few days and you’re over the age of 50, you could be suffering from...

Suffering From Degenerative Disc Disease? Here's How to Tell Oct 30th, 2018

Did you know that nine out of 10 Americans will experience debilitating back pain at some point in their lives, and 40 percent of those with chronic back pain will be diagnosed with degenerative disc disease? So you’ve been suffering from back pain for a while now, and you’re wondering if it could be...

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Sep 26th, 2018

If you can't entertain the idea of undergoing reconstructive surgery to provide relief for your chronic condition, you'll be glad to know that the benefits associated with stem cell therapy have increased considerably in recent decades.Today, researchers are discovering ways to apply this treatment approach to common chronic conditions, for...

How an Epidural Steroid Injection Can Help Treat Pain Aug 22nd, 2018

What to Expect with an Epidural InjectionESI is often recommended in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program, like physical therapy or home exercise, to help restore strength and core musculature to prevent future pain episodes. The ESI is injected into the lumbar spine through a medical needle. The injection is...

What Are Ketamine Infusions? Jul 5th, 2018

Millions of Americans experience chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for months or even years. Two of the most common sources of chronic pain are the back and neck — in fact, more than 26 million adults in the U.S. have frequent back pain.Chronic pain takes a...

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Lower Back Pain Jun 19th, 2018

At any given point, 31 million Americans are suffering from lower back pain. Your lower back moves in six different directions, making it mobile and flexible, but also quite vulnerable to injury.This doesn’t mean you’re inevitably going to experience low back pain. A few smart lifestyle changes can help keep...

A Nonsurgical Solution for Lower Back Pain: Radiofrequency Intradiscal Biacuplasty (IDB) May 29th, 2018

Low back pain is one of the most common medical problems Americans adults face. About 80% of adults will experience low back pain that lasts for six weeks or less -- called acute low back pain -- at least once. A smaller percentage will develop chronic low back pain, which...

Will a Herniated Disc Heal on Its Own? Apr 17th, 2018

Learning you have a herniated disc can trigger a lot of questions, including whether or not you’ll need surgery. You may even wonder if a herniated disc can heal on its own.The answer is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. At Advanced Spine and Pain (ASAP),...

10 Tips to Help Prevent Osteoporosis Apr 10th, 2018

Low bone mass and osteoporosis affects more than 40 million Americans age 50 and over. Many factors influence your risk for osteoporosis, some of which are outside of your control, such as age and genetics. The good news is you can control diet and lifestyle risk factors and implement a...

The Best New Regenerative Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain Feb 26th, 2018

Living with chronic pain can disrupt your life and make it impossible for you to do your job, play with your kids, or remain independent. The good news is there are innovative new regenerative medicine treatments, many now available at Advanced Spine and Pain, that can help restore your quality...

Best Stretches for Hip Pain Feb 7th, 2018

Sitting, arthritis, injuries, bursitis, and sciatica are just a few of the reasons your hips may ache or cause daily discomfort. The orthopedic and pain management specialists at Advanced Spine and Pain with locations in Fairfax County, Virginia; Stafford, Virginia; and the Greater Baltimore, Maryland area recommend stretching exercises to...

Preventing Chronic Pain: What You Can Do Today Jan 4th, 2018

Millions of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Living with pain every day can be frustrating, debilitating, and affect the quality of your life. The doctors and pain management specialists at Advanced Pain and Spine want you to know there are many things you can do to...