Conditions Treated at Illinois Pain Institute

We believe that no one should live their life in pain. Illinois Pain Institute,  Chicago’s longest established multisite pain management practice with locations throughout the surrounding suburbs, offers innovative solutions for treating pain without the use of opioid medications. The goal is to trace pain to its source, healing painful conditions at their roots instead […]

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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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What are the Different Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

There are five basic types of diabetic neuropathy that all damage the nerves but in different parts of the body and hence different symptoms and results. However, all these are linked and it may be difficult to differentiate one type of neuropathy from another without proper diagnosis. To understand this better explained below are the […]

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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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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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The Science of Sciatica Pain

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. In the most recent issue of Chicago Health magazine, John Prunskis, MD, […]

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