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Is Degenerative Disc Disease Unavoidable? Jul 1st, 2021

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that take people to the doctor. If you have unexplained back or neck pain, as with any medical condition, it pays to get to the root of the problem early. You may have degenerative disc disease. The condition may also cause...

Could Your Head Pain Stem from Occipital Neuralgia? Jun 2nd, 2021

You’ve developed blinding headaches. They’re so bad that you’ve had to take time off from work. It’s almost impossible to get through the day. You may have already been treated for migraine headaches, but the treatment didn’t provide relief. You need a proper diagnosis quickly.  Your pain may be from...

Radiculopathy: Beyond a Pain In the Neck May 14th, 2021

Did you wake up with a stiff, sore neck? It may hurt whenever you try to move it. You’re looking for relief — fast. It’s hard to accomplish your normal daily routine without moving your head. You likely have cervical radiculopathy, or as it’s more commonly known, a pinched nerve. ...

Recognizing Sacroiliac Joint Problems Apr 15th, 2021

Your lower back pain isn’t getting any better with home remedies. Lately, the pain seems to move into your hip or groin. You need to find out what’s causing this disruption to your daily activities. The problem could be your sacroiliac joint.  Daniel Loder, MD, double board-certified pain management physician,...

The Difference Between Regenerative and Interventional Medicine Mar 2nd, 2021

Chronic pain — pain lasting more than three months — is the most common cause of workplace disability across the globe. More than 50 million adults in the US have some form of chronic pain, and the number is expected to increase as people live longer.  Perhaps you have joint...

What Might Be Causing Your Hip Pain Feb 4th, 2021

Hip pain can be disabling. If your hip hurts every time you move, you may start limiting your activities and stop getting the regular exercise you need to stay healthy. If your pain isn’t from something obvious like a fall, it’s important to receive the correct diagnosis to ensure proper...

Understanding the Specialty of Sports Medicine Jan 18th, 2021

Whether you’re 19 or 90, you can injure your musculoskeletal system: muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones. Sports medicine physicians help you regain function after a musculoskeletal injury or accident. If you play sports, making an appointment with a physician trained in sports medicine is a no-brainer for an injury.  If you...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Help for Your Sciatica Dec 13th, 2020

You have sciatica, which means your sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in your body, is compressed. When a nerve experiences compression, your body usually sends a pain signal to your brain. Sciatic nerve pain often extends from your lower back all the way down your leg, making it difficult to...

Orthobiologic Treatment: A Game-Changer in Treating Joint Damage Dec 10th, 2020

Have you been sidelined from your normal routine because of severe, chronic joint pain? Perhaps you enjoy gardening, dancing, playing a sport, or just going on walks. If those activities have gone by the wayside lately, consider a new approach using the power of regenerative medicine: platelet-rich plasma, also called...

Should You Consider a Spinal Cord Stimulator? Nov 15th, 2020

If you have a condition like arthritis, sciatica, a herniated disc, or other condition causing back, neck, or leg pain, you want relief. Chronic back pain is a leading cause of workplace disability claims. It can stop you in your tracks. Lasting pain can also derail your ability to enjoy...

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Pain Management Appointment (linked to Pain Awareness Month) Oct 16th, 2020

Back pain. Pain from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Pain resulting from a car accident or sports injury. About 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain. You’re looking for relief. Dr. Daniel Loder, double-board certified pain management specialist, provides state-of-the-art pain management approaches to help relieve your pain and increase your mobility...

When Epidural Injections are the Correct Solution for Your Chronic Back Pain Aug 25th, 2020

Most Americans can expect to experience a bout of back pain at some point. For many individuals, however, back pain can become a chronic (long-term) issue. When it lasts longer than a few weeks, your discomfort can seriously impact your overall well-being and interfere with your ability to accomplish daily...