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Radiofrequency Ablation: A Solution To Stubborn Back Pain

A majority of Americans suffer from back pain and many find it hard to achieve long lasting relief. Conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications is often not enough to relieve pain and spasms for more than half of patients that suffer from chronic spine conditions. Fortunately for those with arthritis, nerve compression, […]

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What Is Nerve Compression?

Causes Nerve compression can be caused by external pressure, especially for extended periods of time. Examples include resting your arm on a bar or chair, resting elbows on tables or desks, prolonged used of crutches, or similar actions that have the same effect. It also can be caused by rapid weight gain or any condition […]

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What Happens During an EMG

Curious about what happens during an EMG (electromyography) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)? Maybe you’re scheduled for a test and are nervous about it. First off, what does an EMG/NCS test, and what conditions are to be ruled out? NCS tests peripheral nerves, and an EMG tests the electrical activity of muscles. The doctor will probably […]

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