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Many are confused when they hear the terms bulging and herniated discs. What, if anything, is the difference? Our discs lie between the vertebrae in the spine and when damaged cause back pain. Essentially, what discs are composed of is an outer layer made of tough cartilage that surrounds a much softer cartilage in the center. Visualize a small, cream filled...

Rest assured there are treatments for sciatica- the backaches and shooting pains can be controlled with epidurals when exercises fail to ease the pain. Sciatica refers to pain that can radiate along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your...

Knee Pain is a common problem, and because it is so prevalent there are a plethora of options available such as Joint Injections, and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Orthovisc. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) can affect your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down. Surgery can help bring relief, but doctors almost always advise trying other treatment options first. We also invite...

Loss of hyaluronic acid appears to contribute to joint pain and stiffness, and orthovisc can solve this issue. Joints resemble gears, and they work their best if they are well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Will Replacing Hyaluronic Acid With Orthovisc Injections Do The Trick? The U.S....

Degenerative disc disease refers to the pain, the weakness, or the numbness that occurs from a deteriorated disc in the spine, more than often due to aging. If you have been experiencing back pain along with numbness or a prickly sensation, you may be suffering from this condition. Mostly for aging individuals, disc degeneration is one of the most common causes...

Opioids can make a dramatic difference to people with moderate to severe pain. These drugs can be an effective therapy -- as long as you use them safely and follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Because of the potential side effects, risks, and complications of opioids, and the body's increasing tolerance to opioids over time, these medications are most clearly indicated for...

Many people experience joint pain for a variety of reasons. Injuries, arthritis, gout, bursitis and other conditions can cause pain in any of the body’s joints. The knees are most commonly affected, but shoulders, hips, elbows, feet, ankles, and hands can also experience joint pain. Prescription medications are often prescribed for the pain, but the relief is temporary. If you are...

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