Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Persistent Pain

What is spinal cord stimulation? A spinal cord stimulator is a pacemaker-like device that acts by sending electrical impulses to the spine to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Generally, spinal cord stimulation is useful in the treatment of chronic pain or pain that is persistent even after other treatments like surgery. SCS can often be a useful treatment …

Back Pain & Posture

We’re sure many individuals have been told a few times by their mother to “sit up straight”. Contrary to popular belief, Mom doesn’t that just to annoy you and this piece of advices is definitely worth taking. Alongside playing a role in having balance, good posture allows individuals to maintain correct form while exercising. Good posture also strengthens abilities in …

Sciatica Back Pain

Whether it’s heartbreak or physical, chronic pain will always be, well a pain to deal with. There’s a number of different symptoms that categorize certain chronic pains accordingly. Sciatica back pain is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, according to spine-health.com. Spine Health also states that “Sciatica is a term described as the symptoms of leg pain that originates …

Does Stem Cell Therapy and Lower Back Pain Mix?

For years, stem cell therapy has been known to replace the neurons that have been damaged by either stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injuries. According to cirm.ca.gov, “In theory, there’s no limit to the types of diseases that could be treated with stem cell research. Given that researchers may be able to study all cell types via …

What is the cause of your back pain?

by Dr. Sameer Sharma Low back pain, a ubiquitous condition that seems so familiar to everyone, has become ever so prevalent.It is common to hear of low back pain among parents, siblings, and even colleagues. Not surprisingly, neck and back pain are the leading musculoskeletal complaints that contribute to impairment and disability. Studies have shown that the lower back has a …

Pack Mule Syndrome

Pack Mule Syndrome

Have you ever seen a little mule overloaded with packs and supplies almost as big as the poor animal itself? These days with every greater proliferation of smart phones, tablets, laptops, portable game consoles and other assorted electronic devices, it is all too common that men, women, and even children are loading themselves up like pack mules. And carrying heavy …

Back Pain: Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, and Spondylolisthesis

Have you read your MRI report recently and ended up more confused about your low back pain than before you began? If so, you are not alone.  The medical terms for low back problems confuse many medical professionals who don’t deal with these issues on a regular basis.  The purpose of this post is to help explain what is going …

Fast facts: Are you at an Increased Risk for Back Pain?

An important question that is frequently put to our back pain management specialists here at the Capitol Pain Institute is whether there are certain jobs or lifestyles that increase the risk of back pain. The simple answer to this question is that it is not professions or lifestyles that influence back pain probability, but due to a wide specter of …