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Being diagnosed with a condition or disorder can be overwhelming but once your physician or specialist delivers the news that surgery should be considered as an option, it can be frustrating, overwhelming, and scary at the same time. Although spinal surgery is a big decision,...

The term arthritis comes from the Greek word “arthros” which means the joint and its attachments. The -it is at the end of the word is used medically to signify inflammation. The term "osteo” means bone and osteoarthritis typically affects weight-bearing joints. In the United...

There are many causes of headache pain which are treated at Illinois Pain Institute, one treatment is Botox. You may have heard of Botox – which has made its name famous by celebrities for smoothing troublesome wrinkles on the face. What may be news to...

"Certainly yes," was the response of Jeff Miller, senior vice president of health and safety for the National Football League, when asked at a recent congressional hearing on concussions if there is a connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative...

Studies show that soldiers and veterans have some of the highest rates of opioid use in the United States. A 2011 report by the American Public Health Association stated that the fatal overdose rate of opioids among veterans is nearly double the national average, mostly...

We all experience pain to different degrees, but a new study of adult patients at the Pain Management Center of Loyola University suggests that there is a distinct difference between how men and women experience pain, with women being more likely to seek treatment for...

If you've ever experienced sciatica, you know that the pain and discomfort can be relentless. Caused by compression or irritation of nerves connected to the spine, sciatica can lead to pain, numbing, and general weakness in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs. ...