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August 25th, 2017

Is Your Bag Causing Back Pain?

Could the way you carry bags be harming your back? Perhaps. Lugging around heavy bags can cause or worsen pain in your neck, shoulders, and back. The size and weight of bags, as well as the posture used to carry them, can lead to aches and pains. Small fixes, like how much you put in […]

December 23rd, 2012

Sacroiliac Joint RF Ablation (L5DR, S1-3 LB)

SIJ RFN Review J. Scott Bainbridge, MD   Back pain is a pervasive problem in the general population [1].  The origin of this pain is not always well understood, and as a result of this, there is mixed evidence for many treatments.  Living with chronic pain results in lost productivity, decrements in quality of life […]

October 15th, 2012

How to Rake Leaves Without Hurting Your Back

How to Rake Leaves Without Hurting Your Back Stretch before and after To help alleviate the muscle pain that you feel after raking leaves you need to stretch both before and after your raking sessions. Raking can be an aerobic activity, just like when you do cardio at the gym. When stretching, try to remember […]

July 11th, 2012

Spine Intervention for Allied Healthcare Professionals: A Team Approach

Dr. Bainbridge is proud to have been a part of this ISIS course’s conceptualization, creation, and programing, and thankful that outstanding ISIS faculty members have agreed to volunteer their time and expertise for this inaugural presentation for allied healthcare professionals.

July 11th, 2012

Stem Cell Study to Treat Low Back Pain

Denver Back Pain Specialists’ Physician Continues Enrollment in United States Stem Cell Therapy Study
in Subjects with Chronic Back Pain

April 22nd, 2012

Behavioral and Psychological Interventions

Behavioral and Psychological Interventions Spine or other pain is experienced by each individual through a complex interaction of neurological (peripheral and central), psychological, and social variables. Pain elicits various autonomic, neuro-protective, and affective responses. (Turk, Swanson et al. 2010) These physiologic and cognitive-behavioral responses can be altered with appropriate training and insight, leading to partial […]

April 22nd, 2012

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections (CESI) and Other Interventions for the Treatment of Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections (CESI) and Other Interventions for the Treatment of Neck and Upper Extremity Pain Cervical epidural steroid injections are the only form of conservative treatment for cervical radicular pain (CR) that has supportive data and some consensus opinion(Carragee, Hurwitz et al. 2008; Bono 2010) of their efficacy. There is evidence for the […]

April 22nd, 2012

Physical Therapy for Cervical Radicular Pain

Physical Therapy for Cervical Radicular Pain Physical therapy, when treating neck and/or arm pain, is more efficacious if performed in a multi-modal fashion – combining stretch, strength, and manipulation/mobilization components (Gross, Kay et al. 2002; Kay, Gross et al. 2005; Salo, Hakkinen et al. 2010) or when combined with other treatment options (Saal, Saal et […]

April 22nd, 2012

Overview of Guide for Conservative Treatment of Cervical Radicular Pain

Cervical and Lumbar Spine Radicular And Axial Neck and Back Pain Conservative Treatment Guide J. Scott Bainbridge MD DenverBackPain.org 11.20.2011 Overview This treatment guide was originally written for a research protocol, to guide the conservative treatment of cervical radicular (shoulder/arm) pain. This guide also serves, however, to help direct the care of neck and back […]

April 20th, 2012

Stem Cells for Low Back Pain

Denver Spine Physicians Begin Enrollment in United States Stem Cell Therapy Study in Subjects with Chronic Back Pain DenverSpine today announced that it has enrolled its first patient in a nationwide FDA- cleared adult stem cell study testing novel treatment for chronic low back pain. The study will test the use of Mesenchymal Precursor Cells […]