December 2014

Meralgia paresthetica (MP) sounds like a mouthful, but is actually a common condition seen by Illinois Pain Institute physicians. MP is a condition that causes thigh pain as a result of nerve impingement. The impinged nerve is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), which is...

Opioid addiction and overdose has become a growing epidemic in the United States. A position paper of the American Academy of Neurology (September 2014) stated there is a lack of evidence that opioids are effective for long-term pain relief. Most studies performed were an average...

According to the American Diabetes Association (June 10, 2014), 29.1 million Americans, 9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2012. Of those 29.1 million, 8.1 million Americans went undiagnosed. The number of diabetics had risen from 25.8 million in 2010, which was a 13% increase....

Its summer – time for fun in the sun! Summer is a great time of the year, the weather is nice and people can finally get outdoors! Of course, summer offers a number of activities for both children and adults. There’s so much to do—bicycle...

Ankylosing spondylitis, also known as Bechterew’s Disease, is a form of arthritis affecting the bones and joints at the base of the spine where it connects to the pelvis. This form of spinal arthritis, will cause the joints to become swollen and inflamed throughout the...