Your Pain Could be Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle begins in the lower spine and connects to each thigh bone or femur, helping the hip to rotate and enabling the foot and leg to turn outward. When the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks spasms, it can push against and aggravate the sciatic nerve, triggering pain, numbness, and tingling all the [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Prevention Tips|0 Comments

Holiday Travel with Prescription Medications

Sharing time with family and friends, or simply enjoying time away from it all is part of the fun during the holiday season. Although traveling with prescription medicines can be challenging, proper planning can help keep your trip a relaxing and enjoyable one. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan. • Ensure that [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Osteoporosis Risks and Screening for Men

The word osteoporosis means porous bone. This bone disease is characterized by losing too much bone or making too little. Therefore, bones become brittle and weak, and can easily break. Almost 1.5 million men over the age of 65 have osteoporosis in the United States and over twice that many are at risk for developing [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Spine Conditions|0 Comments

Are Cortisone Injections Bad for You? Nonsense… Clarifying the Cortisone Myth

As a pain management physician, one of the most powerful tools in my arsenal against pain is a steroid injection, also known as a “cortisone injection”. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that reduces the inflammatory response of many painful conditions including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and sciatica, to name a few. For the treatment of [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Back Pain, Spine Conditions|1 Comment