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Tips for Avoiding Back Pain When Lifting Heavy Items Apr 19th, 2021

Every year, 50% of working Americans experience back pain. Lifting or carrying heavy items can’t always be avoided, so it’s important to learn the proper technique to avoid back pain. At offices In Wilmington, Delaware, and Springfield, Pennsylvania, pain management expert Dr. Steven Grossinger and his talented team offer the...

What Every Athlete Should Know About Concussions Mar 17th, 2021

Experts estimate that 5%-10% of athletes experience a concussion during a sports season. Concussions are so common, in fact, that about 3.8 million occur each year in the United States from sports-related injuries. The idea persists that a concussion heals easily with a little rest and protection. But many people...

Why Regenerative Medicine Is the Best Alternative to Pain Medication Feb 23rd, 2021

The next revolution in health care is here: regenerative medicine. Duke University, for example, is studying regenerative medicine as a way to repair spinal cord injuries. The Army already uses this cutting-edge medical breakthrough to help wounded soldiers. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that regenerative medicine can...

How We Treat Chronic Pain Jan 19th, 2021

Chronic pain can result from inflammation, neuropathy, mechanical malfunctions of nerve cells, or muscle pain. Traditional pain relievers often don't help. However, chronic pain can be managed with drug-free treatments and specialized therapies. Pain that persists, repeatedly returns, or lasts longer than an average amount of time is referred to...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Dec 14th, 2020

If you’re familiar with modern technology, then you’re probably also familiar with “tech neck.” Whether you’re an office worker, stay-at-home parent, or student, if you rely on technology, you may have experienced the head, neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as eye strain, that tech neck can cause. Left...

What Causes Shoulder Pain? Nov 9th, 2020

Shoulder pain and injuries are among the most troublesome complaints for many patients. The shoulder joint is a complex structure made up of muscles, tendons, and cartilage. In the event of injuries, strains, or overload, these connective tissue structures can pull or even tear. At his offices in Wilmington, Delaware,...

Should You Give Epidural Injections a Shot for Your Back Pain? Oct 9th, 2020

More than 30 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Whether it’s chronic or acute, back pain can cause misery and social isolation. If you have trouble running errands or playing with your kids because of back pain, consider epidural injections.  At his practice in Wilmington, Delaware, and...

Will an EMG Show a Pinched Nerve? Sep 16th, 2020

Living with chronic pain can bring anyone to their wit’s end. While it’s normal to experience a little muscle soreness every now and then, normal muscle soreness generally goes away after a couple of days. Sometimes, what you think is muscle soreness is actually a pinched nerve. If you notice...

Suspect a Concussion? Recognize the Signs, and Know What to Do and Not Do Aug 17th, 2020

A concussion is one of the most common types of head injuries. Strictly speaking, it’s a traumatic brain injury that occurs when your brain hits your skull. Most often, this is a result of some type of trauma, maybe from playing sports or having a bad fall. Even though concussions...

When a Cervical Epidural Is the Best Choice for Your Neck or Back Pain Jul 27th, 2020

Living with chronic neck and back pain isn’t fun. It limits your mobility and functionality and keeps you from living an active life.  Chances are good that you’ve already tried more conservative measures, like physical therapy and daily pain medication. But you’re still not receiving the kind of results that...

How Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing Pain Management Apr 13th, 2020

Is chronic pain making your life a misery? Regenerative medicine can help. Regenerative medicine helps replace, repair, or regrow diseased or injured cells and tissues. The discipline involves the use and growth of therapeutic stem cells tissue, engineered to heal or replace tissues and even organs damaged by disease, age,...