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How Injections Can Diagnose And Treat Spinal Problems

While imaging scans can sometimes reveal which nerve or joint is affected, this is not always the case. When used to diagnose neck or back pain, injections can help determine if a specific nerve or joint is the source of a patient’s discomfort.

What Causes Arthritis of the Spine?

The most common type of spinal arthritis — osteoarthritis — is caused by normal degeneration that comes with age. In cases of osteoarthritis, the smooth coating of cartilage that protects joints wears away over time, leading to pain, stiffness and inflammation within the joint.

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes New Spine Surgeon, Dr. David Prior

Spine & Orthopedic Center welcomes board-certified orthopedic surgeon, David Prior, M.D., FAAOS, to its medical team. Dr. Prior is fellowship trained in spine surgery and due to his extensive training and experience, he specializes in most minimally invasive and reconstructive spine procedures. A well-known spine surgeon due to his previous successful staff positions, Dr. Prior's [...]

3 Knee Strengthening Home Exercises

While knee strengthening exercises do not affect the knee joint directly, they help strengthen the muscles surrounding it leading to better support for the knees. This provided support may help alleviate knee pressure and strain, which can also relieve pain.

Sciatica Symptoms Caused by Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition that causes the compression of the sciatic nerve due to a tightened, spastic or inflamed piriformis muscle, located near the buttock and crosses over the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica Radiculopathy | Causes and Treatments

Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy where the symptoms occur as a result of nerve compression along the spine. Radiculopathic pain radiates from one part of the body to another.