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Are Epidural Injections Safe? Oct 1st, 2022

Pain is complex, especially severe or chronic pain, and no single treatment works for all. You can benefit from interventional pain management treatments, such as epidural injections, when you have back or neck pain that fails to improve with conservative care. The thought of a needle so close to your spinal cord is...

How Joint Injections Can Help Your Pain from Migraines Sep 1st, 2022

Migraines are more than a headache. They’re a neurological disorder that causes symptoms that are debilitating for many people.  When medical interventions fail to ease your migraine pain, consider joint injections. Our pain medicine expert, Dr. Francisco del Valle, at Healthcare Pain Centers LLC, helps many patients who suffer from chronic migraines get relief from...

I’m an Athlete with a Bone Fracture: Can I Play Again? Aug 1st, 2022

Fractures are a common sports injury and one that requires limited use of the affected body part until the bone heals. If you’re an athlete with a broken bone, the only thing on your mind is: Can I play again? At Healthcare Pain Centers LLC, our sports medicine specialist, Dr. Francisco del...

6 Benefits of Medical CBD Jul 1st, 2022

Cannabadiol (CBD) is one of the many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s a type of cannabinoid. And, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — one of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive properties or make you feel high. Because it doesn’t have the...

The Long-Term Effects of Not Treating Whiplash Jun 1st, 2022

Maybe the car accident was minor or the fall wasn’t too hard so you skipped going to the doctor right away. But if you have neck pain following any type of accident that caused your head to snap forcefully forward and backward, then you might have whiplash, and need to...

Is Your Lifestyle Causing Back Pain? May 8th, 2022

When you hear things like — four out of every five people in the United States will have back pain at some point in their life — it kind of makes you feel like back pain is inevitable. And, yes, there are many factors that cause back pain which are...

6 Conditions That Nerve Blocks Can Treat Apr 7th, 2022

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that your body uses to let you know something is wrong. Though beneficial for injuries and acute illnesses, chronic pain makes routine activities feel like an impossible burden. Your nervous system, including your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (nerves...

Myths and Facts About Epidural Injections Mar 16th, 2022

Are you struggling with persistent pain? An epidural injection may help you get some much needed relief. Here is how it works: Between your vertebral wall and the dura mater — a layer of connective tissue in the spine — is the epidural space, the membrane surrounding your spinal cord....