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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a common therapy for patients with lower back and leg pain as  a result of a disc bulge or herniation.   If the disc is bulging or herniated it can compress the nerve root causing leg pain and or weakness. The epidural space is a area around the spinal cord and … Continued

Benefits of Back Surgery and Nonsurgery

Benefits of Back Surgery and nonsurgery are controversial and a topic of much debate among physicians and patients. Benefits of Back Surgery and Nonsurgery have been examined and Weber et al demonstrated that at 4 years there was not a significant difference in outcome between those patients who underwent surgery vs conservative non operative management. … Continued

Chronic back pain

Back pain left untreated often results in chronic back pain.  Yes often the spasms and  aches that weekend warriors experience resolve on their own. Unfortunately for others, back pain continues for weeks to months at a time resulting in chronic back pain.  Back pain treatment varies from each speciality but at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we … Continued

Back Pain Treatments

Back pain is very common problem that plagues millions.  At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic it is our commitment to  correctly identify the source of ones back pain.  Failure to correctly identify the source of back pain can result in misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy.  Back surgery is all too often the answer provided to patients.  Back surgery … Continued

Back Pain Relief

Patients both in the US and elsewhere are accustom to quick fixes.  If they have a sore throat they go to their doctor and receive an antibiotic and the sore throat resolves.  if they have rash, they go to the dermatologist and cream is dispensed and the rash resolves. Lower back pain unfortunately can arise … Continued