A huge portion of the U.S. population suffers from some form of back pain. It’s actually one of the most commonly cited reasons for skipping work. At some point in your life, you may suffer from back pain. But when it becomes a chronic, unmanageable type of pain, this is when spinal surgery may be […]
Do you struggle with chronic back pain that doesn’t respond to more conservative treatments? You may be a candidate for back injections. Back injections are the laymen’s term for epidural steroid injections (ESI). The treatment targets some of the causes of back pain by introducing medication directly into the epidural space of your spine. The […]
Struggling with back pain and aches? Have a hard time moving around or doing your workouts? You’re not alone. About 80 percent of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point. This condition is a leading cause of disability and accounts for over 264 million lost workdays annually. The winter months are particularly harsh […]
If you have struggled with back pain, you know it can force a change in lifestyle and become debilitating. You and your doctor have decided it’s time to do surgery to address your back issues. What should you expect after surgery? Spinal surgeries vary depending on their invasiveness and the type. There is a period […]
Did you know that the primary cause of degenerative disc disease (DDD) is aging? That’s good news. Why? Because it means that many people can prevent the onset of DDD (but not in all cases). You don’t need to take up a new sport or investing in expensive treatments to avoid DDD. It can be […]
One-half of all Americans suffer from some back pain, which adds up to nearly 300 million days of work missed.
Back pain is a broad term, but in many cases, the cause is the spine, most notably, the discs.
If you are wondering whether there is a recovery period following an epidural spinal injection – the answer is yes.
Epidural spinal injections are non-invasive outpatient procedures, but they still come with some side effects and downtime. Fortunately, the recovery period is short and manageable for the majority of patients and the relief they get from the shot is well worth the process.