Pennsylvania Pain and Spine

4 Common Migraine Triggers and How to Treat Them

Migraines are a common condition that many people of varying ages experience at some point in their lives – some more chronically than others. Migraines differ from ‘normal’ headaches due to their severity level, intensity, and other accompanying symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or sensitivity to light. There are certain factors in your life that …

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Learn about Referred Pain: Feeling What, Where, and How

People everywhere experience pain. Whether it is physical, a sensation, chronic, or from an injury – at some point in most lives’ people experience some sort of pain. Many times, chronic pain comes about in an inconclusive manner which makes it difficult for the person experiencing it to understand what started the pain, and where …

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Know the Signs of “Runner’s Knee”: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? This syndrome is really a vague term that encompasses multiple different conditions of anterior knee pain. You may have heard of it as Runner’s knee or Jumper’s knee. In this condition, pain can be located in a number of places including inferior pole of patella (most common), tibial tuberosity (bump …

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Best Chronic Pain Prevention: Staying Active & Mobile on a Regular Basis

Many people hear the terms “working out” or “physically fit” and quickly shutter  in reaction to thinking about their fitness or health level in comparison to others. Feeling inadequate or lacking motivation to workout, stay active, stretch, etc. is a common feeling among many during recent years – especially after being at home during a …

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New Findings for Treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A 5 Year Study on the MILD Procedure

Research The results are in! This month a paper was published covering a 5-year study of the MILD procedure aimed at determine length of effectiveness of the procedure on patients with Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.  Mild is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis symptom relief, but also helps decrease …

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woman receiving a trigger point injection in her deltoid

Trigger Point Injections Explained

Affecting nearly 50 million US adults, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Chronic, debilitating pain can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s quality of life because it can adversely affect functional capacity; cause psychological distress; and cause strain in personal relationships. The spectrum of pain consists …

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Chronic Pain Series: Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been approved for medicinal purposes under Pennsylvania state law since 2016. Chronic pain is one of the more than twenty-three approved conditions in the United States, allowed to benefit from the medicinal use of maijuana.   According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 50 million Americans are struggling with some form of chronic …

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Charlie’s Shares His Amazing Experience with Kyphoplasty

Charlie shares his amazing experience with the Kyphoplasty procedure, performed by Dr. Robert Kelly of the Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute. Here is Charlie’s story! “I had the procedure done and I was like a new man. It was excruciating before and Dr. Robert Kelly changed my life.”~ Charlie – Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute …

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