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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a type of neuromodulation that effectively treats neuropathic (nerve-related) pain. Spinal cord stimulation has been shown to reduce the amount of pain medication required, reduce pain scores (patients’ measures of their pain), improve...

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Cervicalgia: A Pain in the Neck

Cervicalgia: A Pain in the Neck

Cervicalgia is the medical term use to describe pain located in the back of the neck, over the cervical spine. It is very common and affects approximately 2/3 of the population at some point in their life. Cervicalgia is the 4th major cause of disability. Risk factors...

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What is Whiplash?

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by rapid change of direction. It can happen in any situation where the head is suddenly forced from one position to another. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-ending car accidents, but it can also happen as a result of sports...

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What Could be Causing Your Knee Pain?

What Could be Causing Your Knee Pain?

Knee pain is rarely a straight-forward problem to figure out. With so many important structures packed into such a small space, it can be difficult to guess exactly what's causing your knee pain, without visiting a doctor. TOP OF KNEEQuadriceps Tendinopathy INSIDE OF...

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Ankle Instability

Ankle Instability

Ankle instability is a condition causing recurrent giving way of the ankle, usually into inversion (when the ankle rolls inward). Ankle instability develops after repeated ankle sprains that have not been treated or rehabilitated appropriately, though on occasion can...

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What is the Workers Compensation Process in Ohio?

What is the Workers Compensation Process in Ohio?

The Workers compensation process in Ohio can be a bit of a mystery. Very few people under stand how it works, how and when to use it, and if they are entitled to it. In this article, we hope to clear up some of the smoke surrounding Workers Compensation. If you have...

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Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion Cyst Removal

A ganglion cyst is a swelling filled with jelly-like fluid that sticks out from the lining of a joint or tendon. While these lumps are usually harmless, you may need surgery to remove one if it becomes painful. What causes a Ganglion Cyst? Ganglion cysts are over-use...

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RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation

RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation

RICE - The fastest, safest and most effective way to reduce pain and inflammation. No matter what the cause, experiencing joint pain can make your everyday life much more difficult. Luckily, these minor aches and pains can be alleviated with a few simple measures you...

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What Causes Cartilage Damage?

Cartilage damage is a relatively common type of injury. It often involves the knees, although joints such as the hips, ankles and elbows can also be affected. Cartilage is a type of connective tissue found in many parts of the body. It is firm, flexible, and is often...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral (side to side instead of forward or backward) curvature of the spine. This condition often develops in adolescence during the growth spurt before puberty. It is more common in girls than in boys. The exact cause of the most common type...

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Sprained Ankle and Ankle Instability

Sprained Ankle and Ankle Instability

A sprained ankle is an injury caused by a twist of the ankle, either inwards (inversion) or outwards (eversion). The most common method of injury is usually found in plantar flexion (toes pointed down) and inversion. This is a very common injury and is important to...

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