Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tingling in the fingers. Weakness in the hands. Loss of hand function. These may all be symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders affecting b[...]
Stress Fracture

Stress Fractures in Young Athletes

Stress fractures affect many people of all ages, but they are particularly prevalent in young athletes who are not fully grown and lack the proper training to participate in a competitive sport. Even [...]
Neck Pain Relief

Cervical Disc Degeneration and Neck Pain

Having a degenerative disc is very painful. But decades of bending, lifting and twisting can take its toll on your body, especially your neck. Eighty-percent of people suffer from neck pain at some po[...]
Sciatica Pain

Ways to Treat Sciatica Without Surgery

Sciatica references the pain that travels along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back through your buttocks and hips, and then down each leg. This condition usually only affects one si[...]

MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK

Do you know what a medial branch block is? A medial branch block is a treatment we perform at Summit Spine and Joint Centers to help with pain that has developed due to a damaged or inflamed facet joi[...]
ACL Injury

Treatment Options For ACL Injuries

ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This is one of the critical ligaments responsible for stabilizing your knee joint. When you experience an injury to your ACL, this is a tear or sprain of tha[...]
Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain

How to Tell Acute Pain From Chronic Pain

Pain is the way your body can signal that something has happened or that something may be wrong. When that pain happens rapidly and then starts to go away once the source is removed, that is called ac[...]
Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage you may experience if you suffer from diabetes. High glucose (blood sugar) levels can damage nerves throughout your body, but most often those in the legs[...]
Text Neck Pain

What is “Text Neck” and How Can You Prevent It?

So-called “text neck” is a very common affliction affecting people who text on a phone or other device frequently. This condition is a result of the constant growth in the mobile user population, [...]
What is a Slipped Disk?

What is a Slipped Disk?

Most common in older adults, a slipped disk, also known as a herniated disc, is when the rubbery cushions (called discs) located between the vertebrae in your spine become displaced. Spinal disks have[...]