Pennsylvania Pain and Spine

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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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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The Mild Procedure: Minimally Invasive & Maximally Effective

What is lumbar spinal stenosis? Lumbar spinal stenosis is the progressive, degenerative, age-related narrowing of the spinal canal that can lead to lower back pain, leg pain and numbness and tingling that is worsened while standing and walking.  Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common form of spinal stenosis and is diagnosed in more than …

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The Facts on Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is now officially legal in the state of Pennsylvania with several dispensaries located in Sellersville, Bethlehem and Doylestown. For most, the legalization of medical marijuana within the state of Pennsylvania has led to the dissemination of more misinformation than not, due to the insufficient public knowledge of the medical aspects of marijuana. Most …

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