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Our spotlight procedure for May is the Radiofrequency Ablation. This minimally-invasive procedure is most commonly offered to patients with neck or back pain from facet joint problems like arthritis or injury and reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. ...

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. Free Radicals are man-made or natural elements including chemicals your body produces by turning food into energy; environmental toxins, like tobacco, alcohol, and pollution; UV rays from the sun or tanning bed; and substances found in processed foods....

Our ingredient of the month for May is the walnut. With heart healthy and anti-inflammatory properties, walnuts pack a powerhouse of nutritional benefits. Not only are they an excellent source of plant-basted protein, they taste great too! Walnuts have a nutty, savory taste profile, perfect in any dish. Check out these tips for incorporating more walnuts into your diet, as well the health benefits of this versatile nut that should be a pantry staple for all....

For an easy one-pan side dish to add to your next meal, try this simple recipe for Italian Corn Skillets with Toasted Walnuts. This recipe serves six people and only takes 30 minutes to make (15 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook). Better yet, it incorporates our May ingredient of the month, walnuts. Enjoy!...

Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain, affecting millions of Americans. Knee pain may result from injury, excess weight or a medical condition, such as arthritis. At the Pain Management Group, we focus on treating minor knee pain with interventional methods like stretching and exercise. Strengthening the muscles around the knee can help to strengthen and support the knee joint, which can help reduce knee pain. ...

It is important to stay as active as possible to keep our muscles strong as we age. I always tell my patients with chronic pain that exercise does not have to be a vigorous, long work out. The recommendation is 150 minutes over the course of one week. This can also be broken up into various workout sessions throughout the week. Even doing 10 minutes 3 times a day can add up to big changes down the road. Remember, every little bit counts. Try these exercises at home using your own body weight or light hand weights...

My husband and I make burrito bowls all the time. They're cheap, easy to make and if prepared using the right ingredients, can be a healthy, nutrition-packed meal all in one bowl. Not to mention, they usually last about 2-3 days with leftovers. ...

What better way to kick off our new blog than during National Nutrition Month?! Each year during the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDNs) as the Food and Nutrition experts. The 2017 theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. This campaign reminds us we each hold the most important tool for making informed and easy nutrition choices: the humble Fork! ...

Recently “ancient grains” have gained popularity among health food crazes. This ancient grain, known as “the mother of all grains”, has been around for over 4,000 years and was grown near the Andean Region of Peru. With its mild nutty flavor, this edible seed packs a powerful nutrition punch, containing anywhere from 17-27 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per cup cooked. Quinoa is also considered to be a whole grain, gluten free and contains anti-inflammatory properties. It’s easy to prepare and cooks the same way as rice....

The Pain Management Group (PMG) is excited to announce the addition of Behavioral Health and Nutrition & Dietary Services. Behavioral health specialist, Michael Radyko, PMHNP-BC, APN, LCSW, and registered dietitian/nutritionist, Amanda Arnold, MS, RDN, LD, are now available to see patients and equip them with the tools needed to help better manage pain and ultimately, win the battle against chronic pain....