Busting 4 Myths About Healthcare Reform

The national discussion about healthcare reform continues, especially as the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace coverage is set to take effect in January. Healthcare reform is a heated topic, and there is plenty of confusion about what is fact and what is fiction. As we all talk about the future of healthcare, our discussion … Read More

Chronic Back Pain: Non-Surgical Treatments, Prevention

If you have chronic back pain, there may be effective treatments besides surgery that may help, depending on your particular condition. It’s important to see your doctor and discuss the options. Robin Jackson had chronic pain originating in her lower back, traveling down her left leg and into her foot. She was diagnosed with sciatica, … Read More

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Need Pain Relief? Consider Radiofrequency Ablation

If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that you may want to discuss with your doctor called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA).  For some patients, RFA may reduce or eliminate pain for months at a time. The treatment uses an electrical current produced by … Read More

Handling Broken Bones: Diagnosis, Treatment

Most people don’t go around thinking about their bones. That is, until one breaks. Typically, fractures (broken bones) heal fairly well. But what about bones that are shattered in multiple places? Or fractures that won’t heal? Or — worst of all — traumatic breaks that tear the skin? “Trauma is hard because no one plans … Read More

Expert Q&A: Managing Chronic Pain

We all experience pain in our lives, whether from injury, a tension headache or just sleeping in an awkward position. But for many people, chronic pain — most commonly back pain, headaches and pain from arthritis — can make routine activities very challenging. People have many questions about the best ways to address pain. To … Read More

10 Tips for Choosing a Rehab Facility

Finding the right rehabilitation facility can be challenging because there are many factors to consider, says Yana Shumyatcher, MD, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital at Euclid Hospital. “Asking the right questions can help,” she says. Below, find ten questions to ask when choosing a rehab facility: 1. Does it … Read More

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