Get the Right Doctor for Neck and Shoulder Pain
Because the neck and shoulder share the same densely packed nerve pathways, a neck or nerve injury can feel like shoulder pain to a patient. In many cases the cause for neck pain is nerve damage–a serious issue. See symptoms that are likely from neck or shoulder pain, and learn which doctor specialty to see first for correct diagnoses and for non-surgical options.
What To Do About Bone-On-Bone Knee Pain
Bone-On-Bone knee pain does not mean a patient has zero cartilage in the knee. The condition happens when the knee cartilage may thin or disappear completely in spots, resulting in areas of exposed bone. Explore surgery-free procedures that patients can consider before electing invasive knee replacement surgery.
Looking For Alternatives To Knee Surgery?
Knee surgery can be daunting and painful, with high risks and long recovery times. However, several alternatives to traditional knee surgery offer faster healing times and dramatic improvements in pain and function. This article will explore some of the most common alternatives to knee surgery, including physical therapy, steroid injections, and regenerative treatments.
The Case for PRP Vs. Corticosteroids and Hyaluronic Acid
The CDC estimates that by the year 2040, 78.4 million adults aged 18 years and older (25.9% of the projected total adult population) will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Among non-surgical solutions, too often corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid are prescribed as “therapeutic injections”. . See some cautionary RCT evidence about corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections. And, see a compilation of random controlled clinical trials, RCTs, that show how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections use your body’s own live cells to repair muscle injuries and alleviate joint pain for the long term.
To Surgery Or Not To Surgery?
”There are surgical orthopedic specialists and non-surgical orthopedic specialists. If you go see a surgical specialist…they’re going to offer you surgery”. -Dr. Booth from the video below Consider A Spine and Joint Specialist Who Specializes in Helping You Avoid Surgery How you treat your back or joint pain can have a big impact on your […]
Does a Meniscus Tear Mean Surgery?
Consider the Pros and Cons of a Surgical Vs. Surgery-free Procedure Seeing a Meniscus tear on your MRI doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have surgery. If you’re experiencing low back pain, knee pain, or any other joint/orthopedic pain, consider the pros and cons of a surgical vs. surgery-free procedure. What is a Meniscus Tear? […]