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10 Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common and often painful condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist within the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway made up of bones and ligaments… Continue reading

5 Reasons to Consider Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery

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If you are suffering from chronic back pain or other spinal conditions, you may be considering spine surgery. However, the thought of undergoing a traditional open surgery with a large incision and lengthy recovery time can be daunting. Fortunately, there is another option. The renowned specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, with five California… Continue reading

5 Non-Surgical Treatments for Osteoarthritis

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If you are one of the millions of people suffering from osteoarthritis, you know how debilitating this condition can be. The joint pain and stiffness can make it difficult to perform even the simplest of daily tasks. Fortunately, several treatments can help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here are six treatments… Continue reading

Piriformis Syndrome – It Can be a Pain in the Butt

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Located in the pelvic and hip region, the piriformis muscles are vital for almost all leg movements. These flat muscles connect the femur bones to the spine, running down through the pelvis to the top of the thigh bone. If this muscle becomes inflamed, it can press on the sciatic nerve that also passes through… Continue reading

7 Causes of Sciatica Symptoms

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Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerves are compressed or irritated, causing symptoms that range from the lower back and extend down to the leg and feet. Sciatica is not a disease but a combination of symptoms involving the two large sciatic nerves that are caused by a wide variety of spine conditions and… Continue reading

Four Common Causes of Knee Sprain

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The knee is a major load-bearing joint. A sprain can lead to debilitation, pain and discomfort. People of all ages are susceptible to knee sprains. However, quick movements and twisting are two of the contributing factors that are likely to cause a knee sprain or strain. As such, athletes are more likely to suffer this… Continue reading

Are Tension Headaches Impacting Work or Play?

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Excruciating head pain can cause concern. Tension headaches may provide answers as to the root cause. Although a relatively common condition, many people are unfamiliar with the symptoms of tension headaches. A tension headache can cause debilitation. Sudden head pain that can last from minutes to hours is likely to disrupt your work and lifestyle.… Continue reading

3 Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Treat Them

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Shoulder injuries are common, especially among athletes and individuals who perform repetitive motions daily. These injuries range from mild to severe and can significantly impact daily activities. Below are three common shoulder injuries and how to treat them. Rotator Cuff Tear The rotator cuff consists of a set of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder… Continue reading

A Chiropractic Treatment’s Unexpected Gains Beyond Pain Relief

The benefits of chiropractic treatment extend beyond relieving chronic back and neck pain, but they are unexpected perks for most patients. When someone visits a chiropractor for the first time, it is typically due to spinal pain. Yet, once the pain has subsided, many of them continue to see their chiropractor because of the additional… Continue reading

Advancing the Treatment of Pain Alternatives to Pain Medications

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Join Allied Pain & Spine Institute at this Control Your Pain event: Dr. Kristine Watford Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:30pm to 6:30pm (408) 528-8833 This is an online event, Join us by registering today! We welcome family, friends and care providers to attend. To register for this event online, visit: Or use your smartphone… Continue reading