What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is a painful condition of the lateral elbow that typically occurs because of overuse.  The muscles that attach to the lateral epicondyle of the elbow, primarily responsible for wrist extension,  get injured.  The condition is very common in tennis players, but racquetball, squash and pickle ball players are not immune to the common condition, that is why many of them end up hiring an injury lawyer.   The condition can develop … Read More

Genicular Nerve Ablation

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Genicular Nerve Ablation | Genicular Neurotomy Are you looking for relief of your knee osteoarthritis pain but want to avoid surgery at all costs? Have you already completed a knee replacement surgery but still suffer with knee pain?  Genicular Nerve Ablation is a proven treatment option for treating knee pain with clinical trial data that demonstrates the amazing benefits of this proven treatment. How Does it Work? The Genicular nerves are a group of three nerves that surround the knee … Read More

BioFunctionalMed eBook: Weight and Obesity Research Compilation

We are pleased to offer our readers a compilation of the best available research on weight management and obesity. The compilation is written in an easy to understand and digest fashion. The compilation demonstrates research on many great topics: Can cinnamon help me lose weight?   Does sleep effect insulin sensitivity?  How does the timing of eating effect weight?     BioFunctionalMed eBook_Compilation Weight and Obesity

Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

The Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy for Men and Women 1. The cardiovascular benefits of testosterone therapy are numerous. These study authors showed that restoration of natural steroid hormones like testosterone provided a favorable benefit on cholesterol profiles. Cardiologists should consider hormone replacement therapies (which now come discounted through a prescription discount card) to provide additional cardiovascular benefits [1] [2]. [1] Dzugan SA, Smith RA. Hypercholesterolemia treatment: a new hypothesis or just an accident? Med Hypothesis. 2002 Dec;59(6):751-6. … Read More

What is Kyphoplasty for vertebral body compression fractures?

Kyphoplasty Procedure   A kyphoplasty procedure is a type of vertebral augmentation procedure for compression fractures that occur in osteoporotic vertebral bodies. Compression fractures can be extremely painful conditions and fracture stabilization can greatly improve the patient’s mobility and respiratory ability. During a kyphoplasty procedure, a narrow spinal needle is directed through the pedicle using fluoroscopy into the optimal position inside the affected vertebral body.  The doctor will insert a special balloon through the needle and into the vertebral body. … Read More

What are Epidural Steroid Injections?

Epidural Steroid Injections: Rocky Mount, Wilson, Raleigh An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. Your healthcare provider and spine specialist can determine from MRI or CT imaging which type of ESI would be most beneficial in your unique case.  The professionals at Carolina Sports and Spine have completed over 10,000 injections with no complications. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused … Read More

Medial Branch Blocks: Effective Spine Arthritis Pain Treatment

Arthritis Pain Relief of the Spine: Medial Branch Blocks Rocky Mount, Wilson and Raleigh Medial branch nerves are small nerves that feed out from the facet joints in the spine and carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain. A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint.  The illustration below shows the facet joints with medial branch nerves innervating the joints at … Read More

LipoB12 Shots

Lipotropic B12 injections, which are sometimes referred as LipoB12 shots, contain high doses of fat blasting compounds Methionine, Inositol, Choline (MIC) and a potent dose of B12. B12 provides high energy and increases metabolism. The results are often fast acting with individuals reporting 1-2 lbs the first day and up to 4-5 lbs in a week after starting B12-Lipo shots (results vary). Jump Start your weight loss today with a weekly program of LipoB12 Shots. The benefits are numerous: 1. … Read More

What is a facet joint cyst?

What is a facet joint cyst? A facet joint cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is an out-pouching of the capsule that surrounds the facet joints.  Facet joint cysts are typically found in the lumbar spine and are most often related to degeneration.  The facet joint cysts can be present in the neuroforaminal space or in the extra-foraminal area.  When the cyst is located in the neuroforaminal space, patients may experience radicular legs symptoms and discomfort.    When the cyst … Read More

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