INTRO TO STEM CELLS

You are invited to this complimentary presentation to learn how stem cells can help improve your health. Topics covered will be: Stem Cell Basics: What are stem cells, and how can they help you? How Stem Cell Therapy Can Improve Your Health: Currently used to treat: Orthopedic Conditions, Autoimmune Disorders, Ophthalmologic Conditions, Urologic Conditions, Pulmonary […]

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State Board Gives Green Light for Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery Expansion at Barrington Pain and Spine Institute

Contact: Valarie Becker                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/16/19 Illinois Pain Institute Phone:   224-535-7004 Email:     vab@illinoispain.com             State Board Gives Green Light for Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery Expansion at Barrington Pain and Spine Institute “With the states Certificate of Need and acknowledgement of our clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating painful conditions, we […]

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Growing interest and innovation in spinal cord stimulation

In the battle against opioid abuse, spinal cord stimulation is emerging as a safe and effective alternative treatment for long-term relief from pain. While spinal cord stimulation is not a new therapy, growing interest and competition in the market is spurring companies to not just create better devices, but to collect better clinical data to […]

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Exercise Tips for Avoiding Low Back Pain

It may be a natural inclination for those who suffer from low back pain to want to avoid exercise or other movements that may exacerbate their discomfort. However, research shows that exercising can actually help relieve and prevent low back pain, provided you’re doing the right moves. The best exercises for finding relief and protection […]

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Facet Syndrome: Medial branch blocks and radiofrequency denervation

1) What are facet joints? There can be more than one cause of spine pain, including muscles, ligaments, discs, nerve roots, and facet joints. The facet joint can be the reason for neck, shoulder, mid back, low back, and leg pain. It can also be a reason for headaches. Facet joints are located between backbones […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Spine

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 States, approximately 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. […]

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Facet Joint Injection to Treat Chronic Neck and Back Pain

A facet joint injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid in the facet joints between the vertebrae in the spine. These joints can become inflamed due to degenerative conditions and injury. Facet syndrome occurs when one or more of these joints become inflamed or irritated. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage lining the joint surface […]

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Pain Differences Between Men & Women

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 chronic pain. The study, led by Meda Raghavendra, MD and […]

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