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Ultrasound Therapy: 2 types

Ultrasound therapy is a treatment used by physical therapists or occupational therapists to relieve pain and to promote tissue healing. There are two main types of ultrasound therapy: thermal and mechanical. Both use sound waves..

Stellate Ganglion Block Injections

A stellate ganglion block is an injection of local anesthetic in the sympathetic nerve tissue of the neck. The nerves are located on either side of the voice box, in the neck…

Acute Pain and Blood Pressure

 In healthy people, a higher resting blood pressure is associated with a decreased sensitivity to acute pain. In other words, if you’re blood pressure is high, you wouldn’t feel as much pain..

Transforminal(Lumbar) Epidural Steroid Injections

After cleansing the skin, a drape will be applied. The medications will be placed in syringes, ensuring sterility. A needle will be placed precisely to the target area, utilizing multiple views for..

RadioFrequency- For skin

Skin Tightening: One of the best things about Radiofrequency is that is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to skin tightening. Deep-seated soft tissues from under the skin are stimulated through RF. This..

Drop pounds to relieve back pain

You may worry about your heart or diabetes if you’re packing on a few extra pounds. But a new study finds that extra weight also contributes to disc degeneration in your spine,..

The Preparation, Background, and Clinical Application of Platelet-Rich Plasma

This FREE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO will cover: The history and background of PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) Different ways you can prepare PRP and best practices The different types of PRP and their clinical uses The data..

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes and high blood sugars can cause nerve damage called Peripheral Neuropathy which presents as numbness and pain in feet, legs, or hands and sometimes loss of sensation.  This can present as..

Happy Holidays!

Look at this sweet card we received from one of our patients! We would like to wish everyone a blessed holiday season!

Radiofrequency Ablation to Relieve Pain

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to create heat that is used to kill tissue. When the procedure is done on nerve tissue, it can provide relief from pain that hasn’t been helped..

PRP Injections for Pain

https://www.aaomed.org/Platelet-Rich-Plasma-Injections-for-Pain PRP injections (or platelet rich plasma therapy) is a new treatment method that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. This rapidly emerging technique is showing exciting potential..

Scoliosis pain ! call us 704 503 9338

Scoliosis Scoliosis (from obliquity, bending) is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side. Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves..

Sciatica or could be other things?

Sciatica – pain along the large sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg – is common. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed by a problem..

Lower Back Pain Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment options

The lower back- is a structure of interconnections and overlapping key elements. Tendons and muscles and soft tissue . Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the lower back down..

Low Back Pain 5 facts

31 million (31,000,000) americans # 1 cause of disability under 45 yrs #2 reason for doctor’s office visits $ 50 Billion (50,000,000,000) per year 80 % feel back pain some point in..

Multi- disciplinary approach to chronic pain management

Core disciplines to high quality pain care 1. Knowing about your pain condition, behavioural modification and social support help to cope with pain. 2. Judicious pain medication use –  benefits of functional improvement should outweigh risks of..

Pain and pleasure in its shades

Well said , pain / pleasure cycles of life. Its a secret and it’s a steep learning curve for few. I dont know if its a destination but more a process.  Control..

Know your cost before you see or switch your doctors

2015: The Year of Health Care Cost Transparency BCBSNC’s Transparency Tool BCBSNC helped kick off an active year for health care cost transparency in January with the launch of a new transparency tool…

Back surgery and its role in back pain

Back surgery and its role in back pain A total of 1806 screws were placed from L1 to S1 Consider all options Before you agree to back surgery, consider getting a second..

Pain ( Emotional & Physical ) Tolerance

Pain Tolerance First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. MK Gandhi We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is..