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All You Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis May 22nd, 2020

Your spine connects your brain and peripheral nervous system and is crucial to your ability to bend, twist, stand, and sit. Your spinal cord houses bones, nerves, joints, tissues, and discs and can be the source of a variety of mild, chronic, or severe pain.  At NuVation Pain Group in...

When to Seek Treatment for Shoulder Pain Apr 21st, 2020

Your shoulder has three primary bones that come together in a ball-and-socket joint. The shoulder joint is cushioned with cartilage and gives your arm a wide range of motion due to your rotator cuff, which is formed by four tendons that link to surrounding muscles and bone. With so many...

What is Spinal Stenosis? Mar 13th, 2020

The small bones in your back are called vertebrae. They surround your spinal cord and its vital nerve supply. As you get older, you may be among the 95% of people who are 50 or older who experience spinal degeneration. The degenerative changes lead to a narrowing of the spinal...

What Are Trigger Point Injections? Feb 1st, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Sadly, chronic pain is linked to depression, anxiety, opioid addiction, limited mobility, and increased medical costs. At NuVation Pain Group in Buena Park and Los Angeles, California, we understand pain and how to...

Ways to Prevent Sciatica from Happening Jan 1st, 2020

When the longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, becomes compressed or irritated, it leads to painful sciatica. Nearly 40% of the population will experience sciatica. Learn how to remain one of the pain-free 60%. How to avoid sciatica in the first place Double board-certified in pain medicine and...

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain Dec 2nd, 2019

Technically, chronic pain is any pain that lasts beyond 12 weeks. It can be the result of surgery, an injury, nerve damage, and serious illness, such as cancer. Over the last several decades, oral pain medications, many of which were addictive, were frequently prescribed to ease many types of persistent...

Bad Habits That Could Be Making Your Knee Pain Worse Nov 1st, 2019

Knees are composed of cartilage that prevents the bones from rubbing together, ligaments that connect the bones to each other, and tendons that connect muscles to the bones. Any of these parts can suffer damage. Knee pain can make it hard for you to move around like you used to...

Drug-Free Ways to Manage Chronic Back Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Back pain affects about 80% of all adults at some point in their lives, with around 25% reporting back pain occurring within the past three months. Fortunately for many, most back pain is acute and generally lasts only a few weeks. But for 20% of those who experience back pain,...

The Dangers of Text Neck Sep 1st, 2019

Neck pain is extremely common. It’s in the top five pain disorders in the United States, affecting up to 20% of the population at any given time. The worst part? In most cases, neck pain is entirely preventable by adjusting your posture and avoiding the dreaded text neck. What is...

Here's What You Need to Know About Regenerative Medicine Therapy Aug 7th, 2019

Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting developments to come out of the medical and wellness industries in decades. The media is filled with stories of top athletes using their own blood and stem cells to regrow injured tissues so they can salvage their careers and maintain their status...

Easy Lifestyle Changes to Improve Sciatica Pain Jul 24th, 2019

Around 40% of the population will get sciatica at some point in their lives, and people between 30 and 50 years of age are most prone to this painful condition. Treating sciatica should be a cooperative effort between you and your doctor. Sciatic pain is normally not resolved in a...

What Makes PRP So Effective? Jun 14th, 2019

Living with chronic pain changes your life. Constant discomfort and ineffective treatments can lead to frustration and depression. From a social perspective, you can easily become isolated when you’re unable to participate in everyday activities. Today’s advances in regenerative medicine offer treatment for pain relief without medication or surgery. Regenerative...

How Frequently Can I Have Epidural Steroid Injections? May 17th, 2019

We all want pain-free days, which can be rare for some neck and back pain sufferers, who may even have radiating pain into the arms and legs. If this describes you, and other treatments aren’t providing the relief you need, you may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections. The...

Learn How New Interspinous Spacers Provide Drug-free Pain Relief From Spinal Stenosis Apr 24th, 2019

Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, is a common condition that causes significant pain for many people. Because nerves are affected, depending on which nerve is involved, you may also experience discomfort, tingling, and other problematic symptoms in your legs or arms.   Dr. Phillip Lim is an interventional...

How Effective Is Viscosupplementation in Resolving Knee Pain? Mar 11th, 2019

Osteoarthritis affects more than 31 million people in the United States, and this number is expected to rise considerably as the population ages. While this form of arthritis can develop in many joints in your body, when it strikes your knees, the results can be especially problematic as pain and...

Why a Spinal Cord Stimulator May be the Right Choice for Remedying Your Chronic Back Pain Feb 20th, 2019

That nearly instant pain you feel when you pull a back muscle is what physicians describe as acute pain. The pain occurs suddenly, and once the muscle heals, the pain usually subsides. Some back problems, however, cause chronic or long-term pain. Chronic pain can occur every day for weeks, months,...