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The Difference Between Vertiflex and Open Surgery for Spinal Stenosis Oct 1st, 2020

The pain, discomfort, or numbness that comes with spinal stenosis can be unbearable. If you suffer from these symptoms, you’re probably wondering what you can do to relieve your pain.  One of the options you may come across is the VertiflexTM procedure. Another is surgery. What’s the difference between the...

How Can Interventional Medicine Resolve My Chronic Pain? Sep 30th, 2020

Has your chronic pain become severe enough to interfere with your daily activities? Have you been trying to manage your pain with more conservative treatments but haven’t gotten the relief you need?  Don’t allow chronic pain to hold you back any longer. Interventional medicine may be the solution you’re searching...

Everything You Need to Know About Vertiflex Aug 3rd, 2020

If you’re living with lumbar spinal stenosis, daily routines and activities can be difficult, and even unbearable. The pain, numbness, and weakness interrupts the things you love to do and leaves you feeling drained.  There are several treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis, ranging from nonsurgical treatments — like pain medications,...

How You May Benefit From Spinal Cord Stimulation Jul 22nd, 2020

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic back pain or other back problems? Up to 80% of Americans will have back pain at one time or another. Whether you’re living with postsurgical pain or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal cord stimulation may be a...

Chronic Pain and Emotional Health Jun 4th, 2020

Do you live with chronic pain and suffer from more than just the physical discomfort? You’re probably so busy focusing on how to alleviate your physical pain that you may not even realize the effect that pain has on your emotional well-being.  If you want to return to the way...

More Than Fatigue: Lesser-Known Fibromyalgia Symptoms May 12th, 2020

Fibromyalgia is somewhat of a mystery, with no known cause or cure. Living with it is certainly taxing, not only because of the symptoms you may be experiencing, but also because of the frustration that comes with not fully being able to understand it. What we do know is that...

What Can Vertiflex Do for Your Spinal Stenosis? Apr 24th, 2020

If you have spinal stenosis, you know that living with its effects can be miserable. Not everyone experiences the worst of the symptoms, but many suffer from back pain, leg pain, numbness, and tingling. In severe cases, you may even suffer from weakness in your legs and have issues standing...

Could Osteoarthritis Be Causing Your Joint Pain? Learn the Risk Factors Mar 1st, 2020

Are you experiencing pain in your joints? Whether joint pain has been a part of your life for a while or is a fairly new experience for you, you should understand why that pain exists. One of the common causes of joint pain is osteoarthritis.  At Houston Pain Specialists, we...

The Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis and What to Do About It Feb 1st, 2020

Are you beginning to notice pain, tingling, or numb feelings in your extremities? What about neck or back pain? It’s possible that these symptoms could be associated with spinal stenosis, a condition that requires a medical diagnosis and treatment. A pain specialist like Hui Kang, MD, at Houston Pain Specialists...

Top 5 Ways to Help Alleviate Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Living with rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t have to limit your mobility or keep you from work and social activities. With effective treatment and daily at-home care, you can maintain your quality of life, and it’s possible your disease could even go into remission.  Over 1.5 million Americans live with rheumatoid arthritis...

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief for Chronic Back Pain Dec 1st, 2019

Back pain is a common condition, and current research from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes estimates that 8 out of 10 adults suffer from back pain at some point. Back pain isn’t just a minor inconvenience. The same research estimates that the burden of back pain is...

More Solutions for Fibromyalgia Pain Than Ever Before Nov 1st, 2019

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. And while up to 90% of people who have the condition are female, fibromyalgia can affect anyone, and the chance of getting it increases with age.  A chronic pain condition, little is understood about fibromyalgia, though genetics are thought to play a...

That Chronic Headache Could Be the Result of a Back or Neck Injury Sep 30th, 2019

Are you constantly dealing with chronic headaches? Simple things can trigger headaches, like a small dietary change or lack of sleep. But chronic headaches are usually a sign that something isn’t right. Back and neck injuries are normally associated with headaches; patients often report that they experience headaches even after...

Should You Get an Epidural for Your Chronic Back Pain? Sep 10th, 2019

To give you an idea of the prevalence of low back pain, the National Institute of Health reports that 80% of the adult population in the United States suffers from low back pain at some point during their lives. And of those who experience an acute problem in their backs,...