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Issue: #39         

May 2014

You Have Been Told That You Need An Epidural...


...So What Are You In For?

One of the larger advancements in the treatment of pain has been the use of epidural steroid injections. When done properly and in the right circumstances, they can be extremely effective in symptom management from many inflammatory conditions that effect the spine. They can also be a great help to the physical therapist...having the patients symptoms of pain reduced can allow the physical therapist to more aggressively work with the patient to achieve their range of motion, strength and ultimately get patients back to full function again. To learn more about epidural injections, click on the image to the right.

Effusion Vs Inflammation
Is There A Difference?
You hear the term "inflammation" used quite a bit when dealing with orthopedic injuries, but all inflammation is not created equally. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process, however, the associated pain and swelling that can occur with the inflammation process can cause other problems. If you want to learn a little bit more about what the differences are with various types of inflammation, swelling and effusion, click on the image.
All You Wanted To Know....
...About Your Cervical Spine!

With the amount of time people spend using their laptops, tablets and cell phones...hunched forward with their necks flexed...neck pain is truly an epidemic. One important thing to know about you neck (or cervical spine) is how it actually works. This month we are featuring an anatomy lesson about the cervical spine (including a video tutorial) to help improve your understanding of the amazing structures that allow you to hold your head up and allow you to turn and look behind you. Having a good understanding will help you be more involved in your health care decisions. To go to the lesson, click the picture to the right.

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