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Welcome to our Educational Video Library, where we strive to provide you with answers to your questions about pain management. Our goal is to be your trusted source of comprehensive care while making you feel right at home. Feel free to browse our database, and check back as we are adding more routinely. Then, contact us to set up an appointment to treat your acute or chronic pain.

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Chronic Pain vs Acute Pain

Acute pain lasts less than three months, and can be relieved by over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen. Chronic pain lasts longer then three months, and a patient might not be able to pinpoint what triggered the beginnings of pain.

Read more about Chronic and Acute pain in our blog, or watch the video!

Getting out of Pain

When you first start to have pain — Such as throwing your back out — Most people put heat on the area because it feels good. However, you need to be icing these areas instead.

Learn more ways to lessen pain and reduce inflammation in this video.

Anatomy of the Spine & Arthritis
The spine is made up of vertebrae, facet joints (causing back pain across the back), cushions, disc spaces, nerves that run down the leg (sciatica pain) and the sacrum with sacroiliac joints (which can have arthritis in them as well).

When parts of the spine begin to deteriorate, the arthritic pain radiates outward from the spine in most cases.

Learn about it in this video then read more in our Blog Articles about Arthritis.

What is Arthritis & Arthritis Prevention
Arthritis is the deterioration of the spaces between the bones. As time goes by, the fluid between the joints that cushions your bones dries up. This provides a bone-on-bone issue.

Things you should try to prevent arthritis: Exercise and daily activity, supplements like chondroitin, as well as anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric. Follow a low sugar diet to reduce the risk of arthritis.

Learn about it in this video then read more in our Blog Articles about Arthritis.

Facet Joint Arthropothy

Arthritis of the Spine

This type of arthritis occurs in the facet joints of the spine, effecting the back, lower back and neck. It produces a chronic gnawing achy pain in these areas.

There are a variety of treatments to reduce and relieve chronic arthritis pain in the back. Please call us to determine which course is right for you.

Learn about it in this video then read more in our Blog Articles about Arthritis.

Facet Joint Injection

Facetogenic pain is arthritis in the spine that effects the neck and low back. This video will explain a Facet Joint Injection, as well as Facet Medial Branch Block and Lumbar Facet Injection – Their differences and what the treatment is like.

Learn more about the causes and treatments of Facetogenic pain in our video.

Radiofrequency Ablation
A medial branch nerve wraps through the spinal column and facet joints. Under X-ray, Dr. Omar Henriquez uses a special needle with a heated tip to deaden this nerve which was causing pain.
Pain relief from a Radiofrequency Ablation typically lasts six months to two years.

Learn about it in this video then read more in our Radiofrequency Ablation blog article.

Epidural Injections for Sciatica Relief

The Epidural is actually the space that surrounds the nerves. Epidural Injections are medications placed next to a nerve that is in pain or inflamed if you have sciatica pain.

Dr. Omar Henriquez explains the Epidural, Transforaminal, Caudal Injection.

Spinal Cord Stimulator
A Spinal Cord Stimulator is used to mask the pain in your lower back and sciatica so you can get back to everyday activities that you enjoy.
You may have tried surgery, ablations, epidural injections, or facet injections and nothing seems to bring pain relief.

Learn about how a Spinal Cord Stimulator can bring you the pain relief you need in this video.

What are Compression Fractures of the Spine?

Compression Fractures are fractures in the vertebrae due to brittleness of bone, car accidents, a major fall where the vertebrae have compressed.

In this video, Dr. Omar Henriquez explains Compression Fractures and possible treatments.

Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures by inflating a balloon to restore bone height then injecting bone cement into the vertebral body. The goals of vertebroplasty are to reduce pain while also stabilizing and strengthening the fractured vertebra.

Learn about how a Kyphoplasty can bring you pain relief in this video.