The term “rotator cuff” pain means different things to many people. The rotator cuff contains a group of tendons that surround the top of the arm bone called the humerus. These tendons can become partially or fully torn, both of which can lead to pain and weakness.
For parents of youth pitchers we would like to bring increased awareness of throwing injuries that are preventable with proper pitch counts as well as education. There is no magic number of pitches for every individual athlete, although there are guidelines that can be found on the Little League Baseball Regulations website. More importantly, let’s review a few key points.
Did you know that the word ‘sciatica’, does not necessarily refer to a specific medical condition? Rather, it is an expression used to describe pain radiating down the leg. So where does the pain come from? The main places it could be originating from are the nerves in the low back called “lumbar nerve roots” or the sciatic nerve itself which is a peripheral nerve that lives below the back beginning in the buttock area.
Spinal cord stimulation has been a successful treatment within the realm of electrodiagnostic medicine for quite some time. The best part about it is that you get to “test drive” an external version of the device to ensure that this is the proper treatment for you.
Listed below are some common questions we often get asked about spinal cord stimulator trials, along with our answers. Click on the question titles below to learn more.
Until recently, our acupuncture services were only offered in our Point Pleasant and Jackson offices. For the convenience of Southern Ocean County residents, a NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine Acupuncturist can now be seen in our Barnegat, New Jersey office.
There are a wide variety of non-surgical treatment options available for people who have a herniated disc. The first course of action should be to stop doing any activities that are causing pain and to try to gently stretch your arms and legs. Over-the-counter ibuprofen will assist with decreasing swelling. If the injury occurred in the lower back, ice should help with inflammation. If pain persists for more than two to four weeks, seeking help from a medical professional is recommended.
The Today Show recently reported that over 3 million Americans are now using acupuncture. It is rapidly becoming one of the most popular alternative medical techniques practiced in the world. As for physical therapy, most people associate it with sports or work-related injuries; however, there are multitudes of health issues in which physical therapists help people function in a pain-free manner and improve their over-all quality of life.
Physical therapy is defined as the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by not using drugs or surgery but rather by physically helping a patient through massage, exercises and heat treatments. Here at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, our wonderful physical therapy team at our Barnegat office is ready to help you.