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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 27th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Connection Between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy May 27th, 2020

Your nerves perform many essential functions in your body, including controlling muscle movement, regulating body functions, and delivering sensory information. Many illnesses and injuries can disrupt your nerves’ normal functioning, causing uncomfortable symptoms and significant long-lasting issues. At Spinal Diagnostics, with offices in Tualatin and Newberg, Oregon, our focus is...

Common Causes of Headaches and Ways to Treat Your Pain Apr 22nd, 2020

Headaches are a very common ailment, one that most people experience from time to time over their lifetime. Headaches typically go away on their own after a period, but chronic headaches can be excruciating and persistent and disrupt normal activities.  There are over 300 different types of headaches, but only...

8 Nonsurgical Treatments for Chronic or Complex Arm Pain Mar 10th, 2020

Chronic or complex arm pain can be uncomfortable, distressing, and debilitating. You may require treatment for your pain but wonder if surgery is your only option. Many nonsurgical treatments can relieve your symptoms and allow you to move more comfortably again. At Spinal Diagnostics in Tualatin and Newberg, Oregon, our...

When Incontinence Disrupts Your Life: Here's What to Do About It Feb 1st, 2020

Many people experience mild incontinence from time to time. Perhaps a sneeze causes you to leak a little urine, or diarrhea makes you need to dash to the bathroom. These types of incontinence are not very serious health issues, don’t last very long, and the cause of the issue is...

DRG Stimulation Is Today's Innovative Treatment for Neuropathic Pain Jan 1st, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 20% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, and 8% have high-impact chronic pain. If you’re suffering from severe, chronic neuropathy that’s compromised your quality of life, you may have tried multiple treatments to control your pain in...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Dec 1st, 2019

When neck pain strikes, you just want it to go away. But how can you solve your pain if you don’t know the root cause? Whether you call it tech neck or text neck, using your favorite tech gadgets can cause pain in your neck. And, even though it may...

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

Because our backs bear the brunt of so much movement, it’s probable that you’ll have some back pain in your lifetime. Yet for many people a low-grade back pain stays with them for months or years. While some degeneration is an inevitable part of aging, chronic back pain is not...

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Risk of Migraines Oct 1st, 2019

Migraines can be an incredibly frustrating condition to deal with — and one out of every four households in the United States has someone who suffers from these debilitating headaches, including children. While there’s no silver bullet when it comes to a cure, we do know that many migraines can...

Everything You Need to Know About MILD® For Spinal Stenosis Sep 1st, 2019

You’ve had chronic pain in your lower back that hasn’t resolved in months. Tests reveal that you have lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis (LSS). Stenosis means your spinal canal has narrowed, putting pressure on your spinal nerves.  Symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis The following symptoms characterize LSS:  Numbness or tingling...

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Provide Ongoing, Drug-Free Relief from Chronic Back Pain Aug 8th, 2019

Chances are, you or someone you care about lives with chronic back pain. The leading cause of disability and one of the top reasons for missed work, low back pain affects 31 million adults in the United States at any given time. For many people, back pain lingers, interfering more...

Physical Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Sciatica Pain Jul 22nd, 2019

Sciatica is a condition caused by a damaged, irritated, or pinched sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body and affects your buttocks, feet, legs, and hips. Sciatica develops for many reasons, ranging from medical conditions like lumbar spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) and degenerative...

Are Epidural Steroid Injections Safe? Jun 20th, 2019

Back pain can sideline you for weeks, months, or years. Depending on what’s causing your pain, you may be able to treat it with an epidural steroid injection. Our team of doctors at Spinal Diagnostics specializes in identifying the source of your back pain and helping you manage or eliminate...

New Interspinous Spacers Provide Drug-free Pain Relief From Spinal Stenosis May 22nd, 2019

If you’re living with back pain, it can be hard to find effective relief, especially when you have spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis develops when your spine grows narrow in certain areas, which puts pressure on the nerves traveling through your spinal canal. While it doesn’t always cause symptoms, spinal stenosis...