Medial Branch Blocks: Effective Spine Arthritis Pain Treatment
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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

The 7 Most Important Decisions You Can Make to Avoid Back Surgery (Part 3 of 7)
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The 7 Most Important Decisions You Can Make to Avoid Back Surgery (Part 3/7) Decide to get Skinny Of course, we live in a society of great abundance and it shows in so many negative ways.  We suffer from alarming obesity rates mainly because we carry thrifty genes.  These thrifty genes helped our ancestors survive times of extreme famine by storing excess food as fat on our bodies.  Unfortunately, these thrifty genes work against us in times of tremendous abundance … Read More