4 EffectiveTreatments for Chronic Tension Headaches

More days than not, you feel like your head is caught in a vice, leaving you with a dull ache around your head called a tension headache. Fortunately, we have solutions that relieve the discomfort and prevent further head pain.
May 8th, 2023

When to Consider a Nerve Block for Your Chronic Pain

Finding a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for chronic pain is the goal of millions of Americans who struggle with daily discomfort. If you find yourself in this position, explore whether nerve blocks can help.
Apr 12th, 2023

5 Signs You're Dealing with a Herniated Disc

Millions of Americans struggle with herniated discs in the lower back or neck each year. If you suspect you’ve joined these unfortunate ranks, here are some telltale signs of a herniated disc.
Mar 14th, 2023

What Role Does Aging Play in Arthritis?

Nearly half of the adults over the age of 65 in the United States have some form of arthritis, which might suggest that these conditions are related to aging. The answer is a little more complicated.
Feb 14th, 2023

The Many Benefits of CBD for Pain Relief

With National CBD Day on August 8 each year, we thought we’d devote this month’s blog post to the benefits of using CBD for pain management, and there are quite a few. Read on to learn more.
Aug 4th, 2022

How Dry Needling Can Help with Myofascial Pain

About 85% of people experience myofascial pain at some point in their lives, but some develop myofascial pain syndrome. Whether acute or chronic, explore how dry needling can bring relief for this type of pain.
Jul 1st, 2022

How Losing Weight Can Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

You’re overweight or have obesity and you also suffer from frequent, and often debilitating, lower back pain. The two conditions may be related, which makes weight loss a great first step toward finding relief.
Jun 8th, 2022

The Link Between Hormone Changes and Frequent Headaches

Women’s reproductive hormones fluctuate a great deal, which can cause a wide range of side effects from mood swings to debilitating headaches. Here’s how hormone-related head pain develops and how we can help.
May 1st, 2022

5 Actions to Take to Alleviate Your Pain

Every day, you face chronic pain and you want to do what you can to lessen the discomfort. While we can certainly do our part here, there are some steps you can take on your own that are proven to relieve pain.
Apr 1st, 2022

Why Are Prescription Painkillers So Frequently Misused?

It starts off innocently enough — you take a painkiller a little bit before you’re supposed to, thinking it’s no big deal. This quickly becomes a slippery slope toward addiction if you’re not careful, and we explain why.
Mar 2nd, 2022

3 Factors That Can Lead to Osteoarthritis

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is, by far, the most common. There are many factors that can lead to osteoarthritis and we review three of the more common here.
Feb 1st, 2022

Is There Help for My Frequent Migraines?

It feels as if your life is at the mercy of migraine attacks that occur with alarming frequency each month, and you want your life back. The good news is that there’s a treatment that may reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines.
Jan 5th, 2022

Alleviate Your Pain with a Nerve Block

You have a specific nerve, or group of nerves, that are hyper irritated, sending them into overdrive, which causes you a great deal of pain. Through targeted nerve blocks, we can quiet these nerves and your pain.
Dec 7th, 2021

4 Signs of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Most of us experience muscle pain from time to time, including myofascial pain, which has a lifetime prevalence of 85%. If this pain doesn't go away, it becomes a syndrome and can benefit from expert care.
Sep 14th, 2021

How Hormone Changes Can Trigger Headaches in Women

Unlike men, women’s hormones fluctuate considerably throughout their lives, and these highs and lows can create, among other problems, headaches and migraines. Here’s a closer look at hormonal head pain.
Aug 9th, 2021

Opioid Awareness

In the 1990s, medical providers liberally prescribed opioids, believing them to be an effective and safe route to manage pain. We now understand that there are some serious risks with opioids, and we discuss them here.
Jul 7th, 2021

Considering a Nerve Block? Here's What You Should Know

Your world has become much smaller thanks to ever-represent pain that oral medications can’t manage. The next step is to target — and quiet — the nerve responsible for your pain, which is what we accomplish through a nerve block.
Jun 20th, 2021

Track Your Health with NeuroFlow®

Imagine a world where you take charge of your mental and physical health, a world where your life isn’t overshadowed by pain. That world is within your reach thanks to a ground-breaking app called NeuroFlow®.
Apr 1st, 2021

Consider These Benefits of Hemp Oil

For thousands of years, people have turned to hemp oil to address a wide range of mental and physical health problems. From addressing arthritis to anxiety, here’s a look at a few of the many benefits of hemp oil.
Feb 2nd, 2021

How To Get Relief for Your Sciatica

There’s nothing quite like the pain that comes with sciatica, which can make even a shower a miserable affair. If you’re struggling with sciatica pain, here are a few tips and treatments that can help bring you relief.
Jan 1st, 2021

Treating Your Chronic Pain with Physical Therapy

If someone mentions physical therapy to you, do you automatically think about sweating it out at a gym? Think again. Physical therapy goes far beyond a few exercises to help people overcome painful conditions of all kinds.
Dec 1st, 2020

Why Regenerative Medicine Might Be Right for You

If you’re among the 50 million Americans who struggle with chronic pain, relief is your top priority. Through regenerative medicine, we not only bring relief, we help your body rebuild the damaged tissue for long-term success.
Nov 1st, 2020

When You Should Consider Epidural Steroid Injections

Back pain, especially in your lower back, has a way of hijacking every aspect of your life, making finding relief a priority. Here, we explore how an epidural steroid injection may be just the solution you’re looking for.
Oct 1st, 2020

Sleep and Posture Tips for Reducing Chronic Pain

If you struggle with chronic pain, especially in your back or neck, your posture can influence the issue in both directions: Bad posture can exacerbate the issue, while good posture may help alleviate some of your discomfort.
Sep 2nd, 2020

How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain

The human nervous system is incredibly complex and there’s much we still don’t understand, which is certainly true of phantom limb pain. Thankfully, we do have effective solutions for managing the pain and discomfort.
Aug 14th, 2020

Is Arthritis Curable?

Spoiler alert: Most forms of arthritis aren’t curable, yet, but we’re making great inroads in managing joint diseases of all kinds. Read on to explore how we can help you lead a happy and active life when you have arthritis.
Jul 16th, 2020

What to do About Recurrent Migraines

If you’re among the millions of Americans who struggle with debilitating and chronic migraines, there’s hope in the form of BOTOX® injections, which can reduce their frequency. Here’s a closer look at why you may want to consider BOTOX.
Jun 15th, 2020

When is Medication the Best Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Approximately 15% of women in their childbearing years experience chronic pelvic pain, making the problem fairly widespread. If you’re struggling with ongoing pelvic pain, here’s a look at when medications may provide the best solution.
May 22nd, 2020

Learn About Our Kyphoplasty Back Pain Treatment

If you’re in pain because of a damaged vertebra, a kyphoplasty may offer the perfect solution. This innovative procedure not only alleviates the pain, it can also restore your spine to its normal height.
Mar 1st, 2020

How a Genicular Nerve Block Can Alleviate Knee Pain

Do you wake to knees that ache, or do you struggle with knee pain after activity? If you want to put a spring back in your step, you may want to consider a genicular nerve block, which can provide you with immediate relief.
Feb 19th, 2020

Chronic Pelvic Pain: 5 Injections That Can Offer Relief

Is chronic pelvic pain interfering with your life? If noninvasive therapies haven’t provided relief and you don’t want to undergo surgery, learn how these in-office injections can help you find relief with other treatments have failed.
Jan 21st, 2020

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

That telltale shooting pain can strike at any time — wrapping gifts, decorating a tree, or sitting in traffic. Is your sciatica acting up? It could be due to the extra winter weight you’re carrying. Find out how pounds and pain are connected.
Dec 6th, 2019

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc

When you have back pain, it’s easy to assume a pulled muscle is to blame. But your discomfort could due to a herniated disc. Don’t ignore the signs of this common cause of back pain; we can help you find relief fast.
Oct 31st, 2019

How Does Diabetes Cause Neuropathy?

People with diabetes may be at risk for severe and often painful nerve damage. Read on to learn more about how symptoms of diabetes are linked to neuropathy and how you and your physician can treat this condition.
Oct 1st, 2019

When is a Nerve Block the Best Solution?

If you suffer from chronic pain, a nerve block may be able to help. Nerve blocks are effective and have few side effects. Read on to learn how they work and how they may be able to help you.
Aug 31st, 2019

What’s Involved In a Psychological Assessment For Pain?

The role that your psychological health plays in your physical health can be significant, which is especially true when it comes to dealing with chronic pain. Here’s how a psychological assessment can shed light on this influence.
Aug 1st, 2019

Honoring Our Veterans

On Veterans Day, we are saluting all veterans of all branches, including those on the Commonwealth Pain & Spine team.
Nov 11th, 2022

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Yoga’s extremely beneficial for those who want to be healthier or in better shape overall, both physically and mentally. It’s also a great way to help reduce lower back pain and other types of chronic pain.
Jul 4th, 2018

The Latest CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

The Center for Disease Control or CDC published its latest Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in March of 2016. They help medical professionals prescribe opioids to patients 18 and older. The guidelines are recommendations, not law.
Apr 4th, 2018

Reasons to Monitor Your Resting Heart Rate

Keeping tabs on your resting heart rate is crucial when it comes to taking certain types of medications, being on certain types of treatments, and with varying health conditions such as MS or heart conditions.
Jan 4th, 2018

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Few Facts About a Common Pain Disorder

Although back pain may not receive as much attention as more life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, it is still nothing to scoff at. Back pain conditions and disorders are the primary cause of disabilities for Americans under 45.
Nov 2nd, 2017