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A discography (also known as discogram) is an interventional diagnostic imaging test that helps to decide whether a specific intervertebral disk may be the source of back pain...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies have found that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t....

These days, everything is at our fingertips. Smart phones make it easy to order, pay and connect with the click of a button. Weight loss prescription medications promise quick and long-lasting results. However, I continue to preach one thing to my patients: "There is no quick fix or magic pill for weight loss. It takes effort and commitment, but the end results are worth the effort."...

An ESI is a common, minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the lowest portion of the epidural space to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Who is a candidate?...

We all know exercise, stress management and a good night's sleep are crucial to fighting fatigue. Yet, we shouldn't forget our eating habits also profoundly and directly impact our energy levels. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked diet and energy-related questions and ways to avoid that 3 p.m. slump...

Rolled, whole, Irish, instant or steel cut. Oats can have an amazing benefit when added to a balanced diet. Rich in fiber, whole grains and protein; oats can fill you up and keep you full throughout the morning...

Pain can be related to stress when we focus too much on the outside world. Shifting the focus from the outside world to the inner mind and body has piqued the interest of the scientific research community in recent years, resulting in hundreds of studies conducted on the use of meditation as a treatment for chronic pain. As a result, meditation practices have gained respect as a legitimate alternative chronic pain management treatment. One of these studies...

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....