Epidurals for Back Pain: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections in the low back are the most common type of spinal injections that I perform in my practice.  The goal of epidural injections is to deliver anti-inflammatory medication (similar to cortisone) as close as possible to irritated and painful nerves, often seen in conditions like sciatica from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and.. read more →

Back Pain: 8 Causes to Know

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is a huge problem!  In fact, back pain is the most common reason why I see patients in my office.  According to the CDC’s National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, over 13 million doctor’s visits occur each year for “back symptoms,” and most commonly this is in the lumbar spine.. read more →

Radiofrequency Ablation: How It Works for Pain Relief

Radiofrequency Ablation (also called RFA, radiofrequency neurotomy, radiofrequency nerve lesioning, or facet rhizotomy) is a great treatment option for certain types of back pain, neck pain, whiplash pain, and even headache.  It is a minimally-invasive procedure that takes only minutes but provides months to years of lasting pain relief.  Instead of using short-lasting medication, radiofrequency.. read more →

Chronic Pain: Why See a Pain Management Doctor?

As a physician specializing in chronic pain and pain management, I deal exclusively with painful problems and pain treatments.  Just as you might consult a cardiologist for a heart problem, or a neurologist for a nerve problem, there are specialist doctors like me who have in-depth knowledge and experience in treating problems like chronic back.. read more →