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Why Has PRP Therapy Become So Popular?

Why Has PRP Therapy Become So Popular?

Have you been hearing a lot about PRP lately? This innovative treatment has been making headlines for its therapeutic benefits, thanks to famous athletes. But it’s also revolutionizing the world of pain management. Read on to learn more.
Mar 28th, 2024

Botox® Can Treat My Migraines? How?

Are chronic migraines derailing your life? Their disabling symptoms can last for hours — or days. But they don’t have to. Botox® treatments may be able to stop your migraine before it even begins. Read on to learn how.
Mar 1st, 2024
My Sciatica Is Unbearable: Do I Need Surgery?

My Sciatica Is Unbearable: Do I Need Surgery?

Sciatica can cause debilitating symptoms that often become even more intense when you sit. But there’s good news — you can find relief with no surgery required. Here’s what you should know.
Feb 7th, 2024
Is Spinal Stenosis Reversible?

Is Spinal Stenosis Reversible?

Spinal stenosis can cause significant pain, cramping, and problems walking. Unfortunately, you can’t cure this spine issue, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it. Learn how the right treatment can ease your symptoms.
Jan 10th, 2024
When Not to Push Through a Sports Injury

When Not to Push Through a Sports Injury

No one wants to stop training, especially with a big race or game coming up. However, “pushing through the pain” of an injury, even if it seems minor, can cause more serious problems. Here are a few signs of a sports injury you should never ignore.
Dec 15th, 2023
 What to Expect After the Vertiflex™ Procedure

What to Expect After the Vertiflex™ Procedure

Do you have lower back pain due to spinal stenosis? It could be time to consider the Vertiflex™ Procedure. This minimally invasive procedure eliminates nerve compression by creating more space in the spine. Read on to learn more.
Nov 15th, 2023
How PRP Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

How PRP Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Struggling with chronic pain but don’t want to turn to risky medications or surgery to find relief? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) could solve your problems with little or no downtime. Read on to learn what sets this innovative treatment apart.
Sep 30th, 2023
3 Early Signs of Failed Back Surgery

3 Early Signs of Failed Back Surgery

Surgery is supposed to solve problems, especially when they involve back pain. But what if it doesn’t? If you had back surgery, here are the early signs that your procedure didn’t provide the results you were counting on.
Sep 1st, 2023
Got a Hump In Your Neck? Here Are Some Tricks to Fix It

Got a Hump In Your Neck? Here Are Some Tricks to Fix It

People often associate neck humps and rounded upper backs with older age. However, technology use is making this an increasingly common problem in younger individuals as well. Have you noticed one forming? It’s time to take action.
Aug 1st, 2023

The Dangers of Ignoring Whiplash

People often try to ignore whiplash. After all, nothing’s broken, right? But this common injury can cause serious damage, even when it’s due to a minor fender-bender. If you suspect whiplash after an incident, here’s what you should know.
Jul 1st, 2023

How to Manage Migraine-Related Nausea

Nothing can derail a day faster than a migraine — and it’s not just the pain. For many, migraines also come with stomach-turning queasiness, nausea, or even vomiting. Sound familiar? Here’s what can help.
Jun 1st, 2023
Diet Changes to Make If You Have CRPS

Diet Changes to Make If You Have CRPS

When you live with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), your diet is probably the last thing on your mind. However, the foods you eat can have a dramatic effect on inflammation and chronic pain. Keep reading to learn more.
May 1st, 2023
The Link Between Your Diet and Migraine Attacks

The Link Between Your Diet and Migraine Attacks

Do you suffer from migraines? It may not seem like an obvious culprit, but it’s time to take a closer look at your diet. While migraine triggers vary from person to person, a common cause involves certain foods, beverages, ingredients, and chemicals.
Apr 1st, 2023
A Closer Look at Spinal Stenosis

A Closer Look at Spinal Stenosis

Several issues can trigger back pain, but one that becomes increasingly common with age is spinal stenosis. If you’re growing older, here’s what you need to know about this condition and how to spot the signs of a problem.
Mar 1st, 2023
Resolve to Deal With Your Joint Pain This Year

Resolve to Deal With Your Joint Pain This Year

Tired of aches and pains slowing you down? You can take steps to improve your joint pain symptoms — with no surgery required. If you’re ready to start the new year right, here’s what you can do.
Feb 1st, 2023
Tips to Fix Tech Neck

Tips to Fix Tech Neck

Has the time you spend on your phone, tablet, or laptop gone from minutes to hours? Technology does come with numerous advantages, but it can also be a big pain in your neck — literally. Keep reading to see what you can do about it.
Jan 17th, 2023
Failed Back Surgery Pain: 3 Common Causes and How to Treat Them

Failed Back Surgery Pain: 3 Common Causes and How to Treat Them

Did you have back surgery but still live with chronic pain? Unfortunately, this can happen for several reasons, even with a skilled surgeon. Keep reading to learn why this occurs and how you can find relief when surgery doesn’t provide answers.
Oct 10th, 2022
How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Work?

How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Work?

Did you know you can find out if spinal cord stimulation helps before committing to it? That’s the goal of a trial — to learn whether this innovative treatment can ease your symptoms before the device is implanted surgically. Learn how it works here.
Aug 10th, 2022
The Effectiveness of PRP for Your Osteoarthritis

The Effectiveness of PRP for Your Osteoarthritis

Are you tired of painful, aching joints? Have you struggled to find treatments that provide relief or restore your lost joint function? PRP could be the solution — and it could minimize your need for other therapies at the same time.
Jul 1st, 2022
Understanding the Two Types of Spinal Stenosis

Understanding the Two Types of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis comes in different types, has many causes, and triggers varying symptoms. However, all cases share one thing: structural changes in the spine that put pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots. Keep reading to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2022
My Back Surgery Failed: Can You Help?

My Back Surgery Failed: Can You Help?

Nothing is more frustrating than going through surgery only to continue living with chronic back, neck, or leg pain. However, even if you have failed back surgery syndrome, the right treatments can ease your symptoms and provide relief.
May 1st, 2022
The Link Between Spinal Injuries and Spinal Stenosis

The Link Between Spinal Injuries and Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis can occur for a variety of reasons, so knowing what’s behind your symptoms plays a crucial role in finding the most effective treatment strategy. If you’ve had a back injury, here’s what you need to know about spinal stenosis.
Apr 1st, 2022
Is Spinal Cord Stimulation the Answer to Your Chronic Back Pain?

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation the Answer to Your Chronic Back Pain?

Do you struggle with chronic back pain and/or sciatica? Does your discomfort keep you up at night or interfere with your daily life? Spinal cord stimulation could provide relief, even if you haven’t found effective solutions in the past. Keep reading to le
Mar 1st, 2022
How an Epidural Injection Can Help Your Sciatica

How an Epidural Injection Can Help Your Sciatica

The pain that accompanies sciatica can affect your daily life and drive you to seek relief by any means necessary. Learn more about how an epidural injection can help your sciatic nerve pain.
Jan 1st, 2022
Tips for Travelers With Back Pain

Tips for Travelers With Back Pain

If you love to travel but struggle with back pain, you may wonder how you can still get out and about. These tips for comfortable and safe travel prove that back pain doesn’t have to stop you from hitting the road.
Oct 1st, 2021
Am I A Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Am I A Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Living with chronic back or neck pain is a real challenge. Have you tried other therapies or taken medications but haven’t received sufficient relief? Learn more about whether you might be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation.
Sep 1st, 2021

Is It Normal to Develop Back Pain as You Age?

Millions of Americans live with back pain. But is back pain inevitable as you get older? Learn more about the effects of aging on your back, preventive tips, and available treatments.
Jun 28th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Are You A Good Candidate For Vertiflex?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a compression of the nerves in the lower spine. It typically causes the patient a lot of pain in the legs when walking, which is generally relieved only upon sitting down or leaning forward.
Jul 22nd, 2020

Recovery Post-PRP Treatment

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a substance derived from blood that has properties that promote healing. PRP injections are inserted into damaged tissues and will stimulate your body.
Jul 15th, 2020

Is Degenerative Disc Disease Hereditary?

Many people wonder what degenerative disc disease is. For starters, it’s not technically a disease; it’s a condition in which a damaged disc will start to cause pain.
Jul 8th, 2020

When Spine Surgery Fails

When patients come to my practice after back surgery, they are often disheartened because they have gone through a massive operation in the hopes that it would cure their underlying issue and leave them pain-free.
Jun 24th, 2020

What Type Of Headache Do I Have?

Being a pain management doctor, I often see patients with headaches at my practice. I get asked two questions most often: “Is it a migraine?” And “Could this be something serious, like a brain tumor?”
Jun 17th, 2020

When Is Spine Surgery Needed

Many patients are lost when they start developing back pain and or sciatica (pain going down a leg). Oftentimes back pain, neck pain, and sciatica can be severe. However, this does not necessarily mean surgery is necessary. 
Jun 10th, 2020

Covid Is Not A Death Sentence

Many people are worried about the coronavirus and what it will mean for their families, their businesses, and their lives. It feels like we are all at a standstill right now, trying to determine how we will move past this.
May 27th, 2020

Can PRP Treat My Arthritis?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine used to promote healing of damaged soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Concentrated platelets are obtained from your own blood.
May 13th, 2020

Time Recovery Post-vertiflex Treatment

Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and one of the most common reasons people miss work. In fact, most people will experience back pain at least once.
May 6th, 2020

How Can Back Pain Affect Your Mood

Chronic pain, or pain that lasts persistently for longer than three months, can make a person more susceptible to emotional changes such as depression and anxiety. Living with chronic pain can also affect relationships with others.
Apr 29th, 2020

Back Pain And Outpatient Treatment

Most people suffer from back pain at least once, and it is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. In most cases, back pain can get better without surgery,...
Apr 15th, 2020

What About The Knots?

Muscle knots are a common source of back pain. “Myofascial trigger point” is the medical term for them, which occur when the fibers of the muscle tense up and tighten. These feel like small, painful bumps that can cause pain and affect the range of motion.
Apr 8th, 2020

Ocular Migraines And Migraine Auras

Of those who report having migraines, one of out every five experience a visual aura. This may be an ocular migraine or a visual migraine. An “ocular migraine” is used interchangeably to refer to two different conditions: migraine aura—or visual...
Apr 1st, 2020

New Migraine Medications

In the U.S. alone, more than 4 million people suffer from chronic migraines. Many of these people miss work and cannot function normally during a migraine attack.
Mar 18th, 2020

Shane Lawlor – How Chiropractic Helps Golfers Improve Their Game

Chiropractic is an alternative medicine that is concerned about back pain and treatment for back pain. Today we are joined by Shane Lawlor, one of Europe’s leading Golf Performance Therapists from Ireland, who is an expert in the treatment, assessment...
Mar 18th, 2020

Tennis Elbow Vs Golfer’s Elbow: Know The Difference

The elbow is one of the largest joints in the body. It is responsible for many different movements and so there are a lot of opportunities for injury to the elbow. Because many activities put stress on the elbow, it is a very active joint in the body.
Mar 11th, 2020

Alcohol And Pain Medication

Alcohol can have serious side effects on its own but when mixed with prescription painkillers, the effects can be lethal. There are many different types of painkillers available to those who suffer from chronic pain,...
Mar 4th, 2020

CRPS And How To Live With It

You may be asking, “What is CRPS?” CRPS is a chronic condition that causes constant, burning like or fire-like pain, usually in an arm or leg. Patients are often sensitive even to light touch.
Feb 26th, 2020

What You Can Do About Age-related Back Pain

It’s not uncommon for older adults to develop back problems that can result in severe back pain. As we age, time takes a toll on our bodies overall, especially our backs. 
Feb 5th, 2020

Everything To Know About Endoscopic Discectomy

If you have back problems that are causing consistent pain, you may be in need of an endoscopic discectomy. A back injury can cause you to have a herniated disc, which can cause debilitating pain that doesn’t go away on its own.
Jan 22nd, 2020

What To Know About Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common forms of injury that occur when participating in sports or exercise. They typically stem from overtraining, a lack of conditioning, or poor technique. 
Jan 15th, 2020

Working Out With Back Pain

Working out and staying fit are necessities in living a long, healthy life. “But my back hurts!”, is something a lot of people say, and it keeps them from doing the things they love.
Jan 8th, 2020

Understanding Joint Pain

Joint pain can be defined as any pain, discomfort, or inflammation originating from any part of the joint. This includes structures around the joint such as cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Jan 1st, 2020

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Sex Life

Chronic back pain can interfere with almost every aspect of your life including your sex life. A recent study found that most people with back pain have a significant decrease in sexual activity because it triggers or exacerbates pain.
Dec 25th, 2019

Congenital Spinal Problems

Congenital means “existing from birth.” Congenital spinal problems are those that you are born with. These issues are caused by abnormal development in the spinal canal and usually are the result of atypical vertebral development in the embryo.
Dec 18th, 2019

Valerie Von Sobel – As A Roller Coaster

Valerie Von Sobel shares her life of struggles, misfortune, and surviving through it all. She tells of her son’s fight against a tumor, her husband’s tragic suicide, and how she survived through these critical times by focusing on the brighter...
Dec 17th, 2019

John Heubusch – The Two Faces Of Opioids

John fought through it all. Diagnosed with cancer, he tried everything to stop the pain. The only option that really helped, however, was managing his pain with an opioid prescription.
Dec 12th, 2019

Bob Charles – Pace Making The Back

Bob had suffered through back pain for over 30 years before meeting Dr. Glaser. To improve his quality of life, Bob had to have a spine surgery. An operation he then followed with a treatment using back-stimulating technology, which is currently...
Dec 10th, 2019

Ron Bahar – Seek The Risk

A success in his field, Dr. Bahar does not let his achievements limit him from further adventures. Discussing the importance of stepping out of one’s comfort zone, Dr. Bahar details his life as a doctor, author, and “regular” human being.
Dec 5th, 2019

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, back pain while pregnant is extremely common. In fact, between 50-70% of women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy.
Dec 4th, 2019

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which one or more spaces in the spine narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord or surrounding nerves.
Nov 27th, 2019

Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease but is a condition where one or more discs between vertebrae deteriorate. These damaged discs can cause pain, primarily in the back or neck.
Nov 6th, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Glaser – What I Was Always Meant To Be

In this first episode, we meet Dr. Jeffrey Glaser as he introduces us to his life’s dedication to medicine. With strong personal motivation, Dr. Glaser seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives with minimally invasive procedures by focusing on...
Oct 31st, 2019

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative and increasingly popular type of regenerative medicine to treat acute and chronic soft-tissue injuries.
Oct 30th, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative medicine is one of the most innovative and cutting-edge fields in the industry, and it offers patients ways to utilize their body’s own healing process to relieve pain, heal injuries, and restore function.
Oct 23rd, 2019

Vertiflex Superion For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Vertiflex Superion is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. It is the only such class 1 evidence-based treatment, and it provides a minimally invasive alternative for patients that have not had success with other...
Oct 16th, 2019

Injection Therapy

Injection therapy is often associated with cosmetic procedures and thought to be used solely for the purpose of smoothing wrinkles, but the reality is that it can also be an effective way to treat chronic migraines.
Oct 9th, 2019

Herniated Or Bulging Discs

A herniated or bulging disc is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Intervertebral discs are located throughout your spinal cord and essentially act as shock absorbers for your spine.
Oct 2nd, 2019

Minimally Invasive Discectomy

Spinal discs are like rubbery cushions between vertebrae in your spinal column. Discs have a soft nucleus and a tough exterior, known as the annulus. Discs essentially act as a shock absorber for bones in your spinal column.
Sep 25th, 2019

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are officially defined as “discrete, focal hyperirritable spots found on any taut band of skeletal muscles.” Most of us more simply refer to these as knots in the muscles that develop as a result of muscle tension.
Sep 17th, 2019

Epidural Steroid Injections

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to alleviate pain from a number of spinal problems.
Sep 11th, 2019

Selective Nerve Root Blocks

Selective Nerve Root Blocks are minimally invasive procedures that involve the injection of a local anesthetic along a selected nerve root. Nerve blocks can help to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and diagnose the source of pain.
Sep 4th, 2019

Diagnostic Joint Injections For Facet Syndrome

Pain that comes from facet joints is known as facet syndrome. Each level of your spine has two facet joints that, together with an intervertebral disc, form each intervertebral segment.
Aug 28th, 2019

Treating Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is defined as long-term pain, swelling, or sensitivity in one or both knees. There are many conditions that can lead to this type of pain; thankfully, however, there are also many treatment options.
Aug 21st, 2019

Innovative Treatments For Migraines

Migraines are complex neurological disorders with unique causes and treatments. Migraines can interfere with every aspect of life—from daily activities to work and sleep—and the pain can be excruciating and debilitating.
Aug 14th, 2019

Partnering With Your Pain Management Physician

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. For many, this pain interferes with daily activities, work, and sleep. To successfully treat and alleviate this type of pain, there’s rarely a quick and simple cure-all.
Aug 7th, 2019

Will Sports Make My Back Pain Or Sciatica Worse?

Patients are often anxious to get back to the sports that they love and regularly ask whether they can do so with back or sciatica pain. As is so often the case, the answer is that it varies widely from patient to patient.
Jul 31st, 2019

Nerve Ablations/rhizotomies For Neck And Back Pain

Nerve roots coming from the spinal cord are often the source of back, neck and shoulder pain. For individuals suffering from chronic neck and back pain, nerve ablations can be an effective way to manage this pain.
Jul 10th, 2019

Migraines – Diagnosis And Treatment

Many people think of migraines as just a really bad headache, but this is inaccurate. Migraines are actually a neurological disease that involves a number of troubling neurological symptoms.
Jul 3rd, 2019

Opioids Are Not Indicated For Chronic Non-cancer Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical treatment, and a 2016 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis found that 50 million Americans suffered from chronic pain, with 19.6 million of those falling...
Jun 26th, 2019