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Zoom Calls and Pain: Tips for Preventing Discomfort

The digital age has brought us many conveniences, including the ability to connect virtually through platforms like Zoom. However, spending extended periods in front of a screen can lead to a different kind of discomfort: musculoskeletal pain.
Dec 18th, 2023

Rotator Cuff Tears: Will They Heal on Their Own?

A rotator cuff tear can be a painful and debilitating condition, impacting your shoulder's range of motion and overall quality of life. One common question patients ask is whether a rotator cuff tear will heal on its own.
Nov 27th, 2023

Navigating Disc Diseases: Understanding Types and Treatment

Disc diseases can significantly impact your spinal health, causing pain and affecting your quality of life. At Peak Spine & Sports, we believe in educating our patients about various conditions so they can make informed decisions about their well-being.
Nov 20th, 2023

Empowering Weight Loss with Ozempic: A Path to Pain Relief

Ozempic, a medication originally designed to manage diabetes, has gained attention for its potential to aid in weight loss. At Peak Spine & Sports Medicine, we understand the intricate relationship between weight management and pain relief.
Nov 13th, 2023

Empowering Healthcare with Remote Patient Monitoring

The healthcare landscape is evolving rapidly, driven by technological advancements that aim to improve patient care and outcomes. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is one such innovation that has gained significant traction.
Oct 16th, 2023

Tenex for Tendon Pain

Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat soft tissue injuries and degenerative conditions. It is an innovative treatment that uses ultrasonic energy to remove damaged or diseased tissue.
Jul 24th, 2023
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist, leading to numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist.
Jul 17th, 2023
Electrodiagnostic studies

What are Electrodiagnostic Studies?

A group of medical tests used to evaluate the functioning of muscles and nerves. They are used to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, and sciatica, among others.
Jul 10th, 2023
 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Pros and Cons of Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS)

A type of pain management technique that involves placing electrodes on the surface of a nerve or a group of nerves. These electrodes then deliver a mild electrical current that interrupts the pain signals traveling from the nerve to the brain.
Jul 3rd, 2023
Opioid and Chronic Pain

The Drawbacks of Opioid Therapy

Chronic pain can significantly impact an individual's life, and traditional pain management methods have relied on opioid therapy. However, overuse and abuse of opioids have led to a public health crisis in the US.
Jun 26th, 2023

What is Viscosupplementation for Joint Pain?

Viscosupplementation is a medical treatment for joint pain that involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the affected joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the synovial fluid, which lubricates and cushions joints.
Jun 19th, 2023

The Many Benefits of Tumeric

Its active ingredient, curcumin, has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a popular natural remedy for pain and inflammation.
Jun 12th, 2023
Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Chronic Pain

Tai chi has been shown to have numerous benefits for people with pain conditions. Tai chi is a gentle form of exercise that can improve physical, mental, and emotional health, making it an excellent choice for people looking to manage chronic pain.
Jun 5th, 2023
Epidural Injection

What are Epidural steroid injections (ESIs)?

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for a variety of spinal conditions that can cause pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.
May 22nd, 2023
Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Musculoskeletal pain can be a challenging condition to manage, and many patients are turning to alternative treatments, such as medicinal cannabis, for relief.
May 8th, 2023
Functional Capacity Evaluation

Functional Capacity Examinations

(FCEs) are evaluations conducted by medical professionals to assess an individual's physical abilities and limitations. These examinations are often used to determine an individual's ability to perform work-related tasks after an injury.
May 1st, 2023

Prolotherapy: A Non-Surgical Treatment Option for Pain Management

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While surgery and medication can provide relief, they are not always the best option for everyone. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment option for chronic pain.
Apr 24th, 2023
Lumbar Corset

Pros and Cons of Bracing for Pain Management

Braces are a common tool used in pain management to support and stabilize injured areas of the body. While braces can provide benefits for pain management, there are also some drawbacks to consider.
Apr 17th, 2023
Anti-inflammatory Diet

How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Help Manage Pain

Chronic pain can be challenging to manage, and traditional pain medications may not always be effective. However, making changes to your diet can help reduce inflammation in the body and manage pain.
Apr 10th, 2023
Aquatic Therapy

The Healing Power of Water: Aquatic Therapy for Pain Management

Aquatic therapy, also known as water therapy, is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with chronic pain. Water's buoyancy, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure provide unique benefits that can help relieve pain and improve function.
Mar 27th, 2023
What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Malfunctions in your peripheral nerves can be quite painful, and finding relief can be frustrating. This is certainly true of complex regional pain syndrome, which we discuss in detail here, as well as your treatment options.
May 5th, 2022
How Can I Manage My Chronic Pain?

How Can I Manage My Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain affects about 20% of adults in the United States. Learning to manage chronic pain takes time and effort, but it is doable. Read on for strategies that can help.
Apr 19th, 2022