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Medicine can help you feel better. It can maintain your health, too. But all types of medications come with risks and side effects. It doesn’t matter your age or your condition, you need the right medication strategy to ensure you reap the benefits and not the adverse effects of your medicine. Side effects, for example, are the undesired effects of medication. Even...

Many health care providers believe that a sympathetic nerve block is an effective way to manage chronic pain. This therapy is designed to target your sympathetic nervous system, which is a series of nerves spreading out from the spine to the rest of your body. The nerves control a number of involuntary functions, such as sweating, blood flow, and even digestion. Sympathetic...

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require surgery. The procedure uses heat to reduce or stop the pain. It’s most commonly used to treat chronic pain, sacroiliitis, and spondylosis. On the other hand, steroid injections are corticosteroids, or an anti-inflammatory injection, that may be used to treat an array of problems, like sciatica and arthritis. When it comes...

Reducing arthritis pain isn’t impossible or something only powerful painkillers can do. Facet arthropathy, or arthritis, affects millions and stops them from doing the things they love. The good news is it isn’t just something you have to deal with. Medial branch injections target the affected facet joints, relieving your pain. This gives you more freedom to go back to doing...

Epidural steroid injections for sciatica are often a great way to reduce or even completely block sciatica pain. This helps you go back to your daily activities. The biggest question most patients have is how long do these injections last?  Before going through with any treatment for sciatica pain, it’s a good idea to fully understand how well the treatment will...

No one enjoys knee pain and osteoarthritis is no exception. When your knee isn’t responding to more conservative treatments, you might think surgery is your only option. However, you might be able to avoid knee surgery with viscosupplementation. It’s always a good idea to look at alternatives to managing your osteoarthritis knee pain over surgery. Viscosupplementation not only reduces pain and...

When you hear the term joint injections, you probably don’t think about headache relief. However, joint injections for migraines are becoming a popular solution to reduce painful headaches. Often times, headaches and migraines originate from pain in the joints around the neck and spine. Treating the joints themselves helps to block the nerves from receiving the pain signals.  As a result, you...

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