Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

minimally invasive spine surgery
At Metropolitan Pain Consultants, we offer a couple of different options for minimally invasive spine surgery. Why might you need minimally invasive spine surgery? Well if you are suffering from chronic pain, you may want to consider spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Read More

Drug Related Deaths Rising

drug related deaths
While education on both illegal and legal drug abuse improves, each year the total number of deaths related to drug abuse also increases. According to Vox Media (in the video below), in 2015, 52,000 Americans died from drug abuse. The New York Times reported that in 2016 that number climbed to 65,000 – the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States. Read More

Stress and Back Pain

stress and back pain
A lot of people suffer from back pain, 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain alone. Further studies show that approximately eight out of 10 Americans experiencing back problems at some point in their lives. Moreover, according to the American Psychological Association, 77 percent of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Read More

Stiff Joints? Signs and Causes

Stiff joints
If you experience stiff joints – be it in the morning, as you age, or somewhere in between – you are not alone. Joint stiffness is often associated with joint pain and swelling. Depending on what causes your stiff joints, redness, tenderness, tingling, warmth, and/or numbness may be present. Read More

Migraine Triggers: What to Avoid

Migraine Triggers
In last week’s blog post on chronic migraines, we discussed that your horrible headaches could be triggered by foods. Alcohol, chocolate, processed foods, and caffeine are common migraine triggers. If you suffer from migraines or even bad headaches, you may have noticed that it is common for food to trigger migraines. Read More