Blog Articles

Food For Thought – The Main Course

From my previous blogs we now know that gluten can be linked to inflammation which leads to pain. So the million dollar question – What can I eat??

Aug 27th, 2020
Are You Missing Face to Face Appointments?

With the COVID pandemic NovaSpine has adapted Telehealth appointments in an attempt to keep patients safe in their homes during this time. That said, are you missing the face to face appointments?

Aug 4th, 2020
Expectations Of Medications

Having the right expectation of what the medication can do will make for a much better and positive outcome if medication management becomes part of your plan of care.

Jul 31st, 2020
Diversion Therapy

Did you know that you can control some of your pain as simply as changing what you are doing?

Jul 31st, 2020
Immediate Release VS Extended Release Medications

A number of opioid medications come in two different forms, immediate release and extended release. Though they are the same medications in name, they perform very different functions and both can be of benefit to people with chronic pain. 

Jul 31st, 2020
What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Still have that bottle of Hydrocodone from your oral surgery back in 2017? Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs can help prevent accidental overdose and opioid abuse and misuse.

Jul 20th, 2020
Living with Chronic Pain

How do you explain chronic pain to someone who has never experienced it? It’s difficult to comprehend. Most people have experienced pain at one time or another, sometimes even severe pain.

Jun 18th, 2020
Weight Loss- The Struggle is Real

So you put in all that hard work, you lost all that weight, and then "It came back with a vengeance!"  Sound familiar?  Been there, done that?  Well, you are in good company.  

Jun 15th, 2020
Computer Ergonomics 101 to Reduce Pain and Strain

Facebook and Facetime and Doxy, oh my!  Quarantine or no quarantine, there is no doubt that we are all spending more time staring at our computer screens.  Is all this sitting and staring at your screen contributing to your pain levels?

Jun 4th, 2020
Food for Thought

You may have heard, but there is a lot of discussion nowadays about the relationship between food and chronic pain. We’ve all heard it at one time or another; you are what you eat, right!

Jun 2nd, 2020
Do I need a Multivitamin?

I'm sure you've heard the arguments that can range from "It's good 'insurance'!" to "It's just expensive pee!" or "I bet Dr Baker takes one!" So what do you do?

May 28th, 2020
Core Muscles- Necessary?

You've heard it before, "You need to work on your core muscles!" Having a strong core doesn't mean you have to have SIX-PACK ABS.

May 25th, 2020
Face Masks 101

Face mask cramping your style? Importance of wearing a face mask, correctly.

May 17th, 2020
How many steps do I really need?

Did you ever wonder if taking 10,000 steps can actually lead to better health? Would you rather binge watch your favorite TV series?

May 11th, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  At NovaSpine Pain Institute, we are committed to complying with and exceeding all of the recommendations that have been made by the various governing boards as a means of preventing the spread of COVID 19. Learn more:

Mar 19th, 2020
Kyphoplasty- Compression Fracture Treatment

A compression fracture is a fracture of a vertebrae where the bone collapses on itself, many times causing height loss and severe pain.   The most common cause of compression fracture is osteoporosis but trauma can cause these fractures as well.

Feb 12th, 2020
Chronic Knee Pain

An estimated 12.1 percent of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans) age 25 and older have osteoarthritis and knee joints are where this can commonly be seen.

Oct 10th, 2019
Cannabidiol (CBD)

It is almost difficult to pick up a newspaper or magazine today without seeing three letters, C B D. 

Oct 10th, 2019
Sciatica: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Oct 9th, 2019