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Topical Analgesic in treating Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain

In the recent article in PainMedicine discusses the role of topical administration of anesthetics and analgesics.  One of the benefits is that it allows for the efficient, painless delivery of medications that may reduce systemic side effects associated with the medication while...

Should I get an MRI?

One of the first questions we are asked by patients is if they should get an MRI for the new onset of back pain. It just so happens that someone did a study to find out.  In a study that reviewed a large number of cases (1,226), that looked at patients with new onset back pain...

Smoking and Spine pain

Add this one to the long list of reasons to quit smoking! Recent studies with a large number of participants have shown that people who have quit smoking demonstrated greater improvements in pain sumptoms than those who continued to smoke. Those people who did not quit smoking...