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November 2022

By Advanced Pain Care There are many causes of chronic shoulder pain. The most common is rotator cuff tendonitis or bursitis. Rotator cuff tendonitis happens when the tendons become inflamed. Bursitis is also an inflammatory disorder in the shoulder, but this is when the inflammation is due to the growth of a fluid-filled sac.  Nerve problems, such as cervical radiculopathy, i.e., nerve impingement along the cervical spinal cord, can also cause motor weakness in the shoulders as well.  Other causes of shoulder pain include: osteoarthritis in the should joint, overuse, injury to the nearby tendons, such as in the biceps, poor posture,

Degenerative Disc disorder (DDD) is not a disorder at all. It is a common side effect of aging and usually gets worse as we age. It happens when the fluid-filled cushions between the bones in your back or neck begin to break down and dry out. Essentially, the cushions wear away, and the bones end up rubbing together.  Several things could happen as a result of DDD. You could have a less stable spine, which could impact your movement. You could also experience an increased risk of having a herniated disc or experience bone spurs. If you suspect you have DDD,

By Jefferey Higginbotham, M.D. There are so many unknowns when it comes to postoperative nerve pain. It is difficult to determine why some people may get nerve pain after surgery and others don’t. For most, when nerve pain occurs, it usually recovers spontaneously. For others, permanent damage may happen, and no recovery is possible. Mostly, nerve pain after surgery can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.  Unfortunately, at the moment, no effective treatment can ensure the prevention of postoperative nerve pain preoperation. The solutions on the market are not great, and doctors will likely not recommend anything.  However, once