Entries by Charles P

How to Treat Facet Joint Disease

What is Facet Joint Disease? Facet joint disease is an inflammation of the joints along the spine. This inflammation can be extremely painful, limiting a patient’s quality of life. Fortunately, this condition can be treated in a number of ways that don’t involve the use of addictive painkillers. What are Facet Joints? Facets are located […]

Top 5 Conservative Remedies for Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the passageway where a nerve root exits the spine becomes too narrow and compresses the nerve. This leads to a “pinching” of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots and can become a very painful back condition affecting everyday life. Nerve compression can be caused […]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

The symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are pretty clear: severe pain when walking more than 50 feet, and relief when bending over or sitting. And the cause is usually clear-cut, too; it’s another sign of aging. The good news is there are effective outpatient surgical procedures available when physical therapy, chiropractic and other conservative […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Can Relieve Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is not related to spiders, but one of its symptoms is a creepy-crawly sensation. It is a rare condition of a web-like spinal membrane that is difficult to treat; however, spinal cord stimulation is proving to be a highly effective to relieve arachnoiditis symptoms. With only about 11,000 cases diagnosed each year, this condition […]