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Herniated Disc Treatment Options

In this article, we'll take a high-level look at the types of treatments available for patients suffering from disc herniations. The headline is this: many patients do not need surgery. There are...

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Cervical Disc Replacement Proves Superior to ACDF After 10 Years

A recent study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery has found that cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) is a superior option to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...

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Artificial Disc Replacements: The Future of Spine Care

If you are among the thousands suffering from chronic pain and limited mobility caused by a degenerative and/or herniated disc, it may be time to consider a surgical alternative. Artificial disc...

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Simple Tips to Make Your Life as Pain-Free as Possible

As a Board-Certified Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist, a lot of my patients ask me for simple tips to make their lives as pain-free as possible. I'm always happy to hear this question from my...

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Home Remedies for Neck Pain

It’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced musculoskeletal pain at some point. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of Americans reported...

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Why Does Cold Weather Affect My Arthritis?

Anyone who struggles with arthritis knows all about the aches and pains that seem to come along with cold weather. The temperature drops, and like clockwork, you start to feel it in your muscles and...

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Here’s What to Expect from a Pain Management Doctor

Consistent pain can be debilitating and discouraging. It can keep you from living the healthy, active lifestyle you want and can have a significant impact on your mental health and overall quality of...

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Alternative Treatment Options to ACDF Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with a damaged disc in your neck? Are you experiencing radiating pain or numbness and weakness in your arm from pressure on your spinal cord or nerves? Perhaps your doctor has...

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4 Reasons You Should Consider Interventional Pain Management

You’ve made the decision to see a doctor for your neck or back pain. But now you’re faced with another question: Who should you see? Because many types of healthcare providers treat spine conditions,...

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Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain (Conservative and Surgery)

“I’ve been having a lot of pain in my lower back, and it’s traveling down my leg.” If a patient comes into DISC Sports & Spine Center with a complaint like this, it’s likely due to sciatic nerve pain...

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The Role of Interventional Pain Management in Chronic Back Pain

Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, this pain will resolve with common treatments like rest and pain medication. But for a significant number of...

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Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Melikian

As an award-winning, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center, Dr. Rojeh Melikian always tries to establish a unique connection with every patient. He states, “I...