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Pain Specialist Dr. Aneesh Singla Discusses Newest Drug, Zohydro, on The Diane Rehm Radio Show

National Spine & Pain Center’s Dr. Aneesh Singla made a guest appearance on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR’s WAMU 88.5 Washington, D.C. station to discuss the new opioid medication, Zohydro. The key difference between the two is Zohydro is an extended release formula without acetaminophen (Tylenol) that only needs to be Read more…

Review Shows Success of Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain Related to Herniated Discs

Epidural steroid injections have been available for many years, but a recent large-scale review confirmed the significant benefits of such injections for the treatment of herniated discs. The review, published in Pain Medicine journal, found that epidural steroid injections were effective for each of the following: reducing pain, restoring function, Read more…

Ultrasound is Best for Guiding Certain Injections

Recent research supports the use of ultrasound technology for the most accurate placement of injected medicines into the joint space of areas such as knees, shoulders and hips. This data reinforces the practice of National Spine & Pain Centers physicians who routinely use ultrasound for better targeting of injections for Read more…

Kyphoplasty Proven Effective for Spinal Compression Fractures

Scientists confirmed the effectiveness of Kyphoplasty as a treatment for compression fractures of the spine during a recent research trial. Appearing in the prestigious journal Lancet, the results were definitive: “in patients with acute, painful, vertebral fractures, balloon kyphoplasty improved quality of life, function, mobility, and pain….” Kyphoplasty is a Read more…

Tai Chi: An Alternative to Helping Patients Decrease Pain and Improve Function

Many individuals dealing with chronic pain also suffer from functional limitations. These limitations often lead to further deterioration and can also contribute to increasing pain. In many cases, physical therapy has been exhausted and medications may have been escalated to doses that are no longer therapeutic. This vicious cycle is Read more…

ABC News Features Back Pain Treatment Option: Spinal Cord Stimulation

“Good Morning America” aired an interesting piece about Spinal Cord Stimulation on October 14, 2013. The segment featured a patient whose life had been turned upside down because of chronic back pain. This relatively young woman had developed severe pain in her arm to the point that she could not Read more…

Successfully Treating Arthritis Pain & Injured Ligaments: Common Ailments of Aging

As we age, the body breaks down. It’s a fact of life. Two of the more common ailments of aging are arthritis and ligament injuries. Now, there are new treatments for these conditions using stem cells and platelets from your own body to repair the damage. Known as Regenexx™ Procedures, Read more…

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