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facet arthropathy injection
The back of your spine has facet joints that offset the discs in your vertebrae. Facet joints are essential because they keep the vertebrae in place and enable an optimal range of flexibility. What Causes Facet Arthropathy? Like the other joints in your body, facet
person clutching shoulder because of tendonitis
Shoulder tendonitis occurs when your rotator cuff or biceps tendon becomes inflamed. The inflammation can cause a lot of pain in the shoulder. Fortunately, many people do not need to suffer from long-term shoulder tendonitis pain. There are treatments for shoulder tendonitis that might let
black man suffering from PTSD and seeking help
A Stellate Ganglion Block is an injection of local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion nerves, which are responsible for the transmission of pain. The anesthetic blocks the nerves from transmitting pain signals to the brain. Stellate ganglion blocks are used to treat different kinds of
doctor holding up diagram of spinal cord
Have you been experiencing mild to severe back or neck pain that seems to come and go at random? Perhaps, you’re one of several million Americans suffering from degenerative disc disease. Dealing with degenerative disc disease can be exhausting. Although there’s no way to cure
what is spinal fusion surgery
If you’re struggling with chronic back pain or neck pain and have not found much relief from medication, injections or physical therapy, you may be thinking about surgery as a last resort. Spine surgeries are serious, which is why orthopedic specialists tend to only recommend
man holding his neck and back for pains
Back pain happens for a diverse array of reasons and can vary significantly in its intensity and location. Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Whether it’s an acute muscle strain from working out too strenuously or a chronic degenerative
National Blood Donor Month

January 3, 2022

January Blood Donor Month

Blood Donor Month January is national blood donor month, and someone in the USA needs blood every 2 seconds, according to the American Red Cross. There are 111 million citizens eligible to donate, but fewer than 11 million donate annually. Red blood cells, the most
October Cover
Origins of Halloween The origins of Halloween are typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated October 31st to November 1st to mark the end of the harvest season and the start of winter. There was a belief that the souls of
The Boston Red Stockings The Atlanta Braves is touted as the oldest continuously operating sports team in America. Founded in Boston in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings they were a charter member of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players and won 4
Atlanta in October

October 1, 2021

Atlanta in October

Atlanta Mayoral Election Early Voting Atlanta will elect a new mayor as well as have all 15 city council seats up for election. The voter registration deadline is October 4th, 2021, and early voting starts October 12th running to the 29th. The actual election day
Workout Atlanta

September 19, 2021

Atlanta 10th Fittest City

Keeping Fit in Atlanta Physical fitness is essential to every person’s health, and contributes to the prosperity of a community. It’s one of the best ways to fight chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart related illnesses. Staying fit also improves mental health,
Back Muscles

September 12, 2021

The Structure of the Back

The back has a complex structure made up of the spine, discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons that all work together. The spine contains 26 stacked vertebrae with discs in between to provide cushioning and allow flexibility. The spinal cord runs through the center, with
Haymarket Riot
Labor Day falls on September 6th this year and started with the trade union and labor movements in the late 19th century. The holiday was proposed in the early 1880’s as a celebration of the achievements of American workers, and became a federal holiday in
What is a herniated disc? The spine is made up of vertebrae stacked on top of each other, with soft discs in between. The muscles of the back attach to the spine with tendons and ligaments, and there is a spinal cord in the middle
Types of Doctors
Who Treats Back Pain? When you’re experiencing intense back pain, or even mild back pain, on a regular basis you’ll most likely reach out to a primary care doctor. There are many levels of back pain, sometimes it’s chronic, and sometimes it’s a one off