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Could You Have a Herniated Disc? Signs it’s Time to See a Pain Specialist

Could You Have a Herniated Disc? Signs it’s Time to See a Pain Specialist

If you have unexplained pain, weakness, or numbness in one of your arms or legs, then a herniated disc might be the cause. Although fairly common, most people don’t understand what a herniated disc is and why it might be the root cause of their pain. Let’s look at what a herniated disc is and […]

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spinal stenosis

Spinal Stenosis: What You Need to Know

What is Spinal Stenosis?Spinal stenosis is a condition where the space around the spinal cord and in between vertebrae narrows and puts pressure on the spine and nerves. It usually occurs in the lower back and can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in the legs, buttocks, back, or arms. In more severe cases, […]

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What You Need to Know About Tennis Elbow

What You Need to Know About Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that develops on the outside of your elbow joint where the tendons in your forearm attach to bone. These tendons may become swollen and inflamed due to repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Left untreated, the pain may spread into your forearm and […]

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Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Sciatica 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

What is Sciatica?Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. This nerve starts at your lower back and branches through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?The symptoms of sciatica can vary and may include a […]

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What You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome may sound like a serious condition, but in fact, it’s quite common and easily treatable without surgery. The term is used to describe pain around the patella (i.e., kneecap). This type of pain often develops in runners and athletes because of the large amounts of stress they put on their knees. However, […]

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How to Prevent and Treat ACL Injuries

How to Prevent and Treat ACL Injuries

One of the most common injuries among those who participate in sports is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament, otherwise known as the ACL. This ligament runs diagonally across the center of the knee and provides rotational stability. ACL injuries are most common in athletes who participate in sports that require sudden stops, […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, and weakness in one or both of your hands? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome.What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway made up of small bones in your wrist. The median nerve, which assists with finger movement, travels through the […]

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trigger point injections

Trigger Point Injections for Treating Pain

Do you have areas of muscle pain, spasm, or inflammation in your body? Can you feel knotted muscle tissue anywhere under your skin? These localized areas of pain are what are known as trigger points. The good news is that a procedure called a trigger point injection (TPI) is an effective treatment option that can […]

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meniscus tears

Meniscus Tears 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Knee pain is a chief complaint among many people. In the majority of instances, the cause of that pain is a torn meniscus. It’s a common injury among athletes and, at times, may require surgical intervention. Other times, ice and rest are all that’s called for. Let’s take a closer look at this small but […]

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Dr. Mingi Choi M.D.

6 Reasons to See a Pain Management Specialist

​Dr. Mingi Choi, M.D.Physical pain is, unfortunately, something we all have to deal with from time to time. We can usually relieve common aches and pains with simple remedies like hot showers, ice packs, rest, and over-the-counter pain relievers. But if your pain persists, or even worsens, then you should seriously consider making an appointment […]

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