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Can Spinal Stenosis Be Reversed? Feb 7th, 2024

Spinal stenosis is a common condition among older adults, with about 20% of those older than 60 having some degree of this degenerative disease. Fortunately, around 80% of adults with spinal stenosis don’t experience any symptoms. But, for those who do feel pain and weakness in their legs, neck, or...

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Jan 11th, 2024

Sciatic pain is common, affecting about 40% of adults at some point in their life. Fortunately, there are many ways you can reduce your risk of developing this intense shooting pain that travels down your leg. One way to reduce the risk and pain of sciatica is to lose weight....

Do You Have Sports-Related Back Pain? Know When to Call a Doctor Dec 13th, 2023

Sports are good for your health and your body. However, sports can also put a strain on your body, especially your back. About 20% of all sports injuries involve the lower back or neck. Fortunately, at Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine, located in Kenosha and Franklin, Wisconsin, board-certified interventional pain...

3 Nonsurgical Methods for Treating Neck Pain Nov 27th, 2023

While your family or friends may think you’re a pain in the neck, many people experience true neck pain. Eighty percent of adults experience neck pain in their lifetime, and 20-50% suffer from it annually. In many cases, neck pain resolves within days with rest and stretching. However, if your...

5 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Arthritis Pain Oct 25th, 2023

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of back and neck pain, so it’s a condition we see often here at Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine.  Our esteemed doctor, board-certified anesthesiology and interventional pain management specialist Cyril Philip, MD, understands that patients with arthritis just want to get back to...

5 Ways to Manage Psoriatic Arthritis May 3rd, 2022

More than 2 million Americans suffer from psoriatic arthritis, a painful side effect that impacts about 30% of people with psoriasis. Of that 30%, roughly 4 out of 10 say their symptoms take a toll on their everyday activities. You may think of psoriasis as a skin condition, and that’s correct. Psoriasis...

Effective Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis Apr 3rd, 2022

As many as a half million Americans suffer from spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spaces inside your spine and spinal canal.  Spinal stenosis is a relatively common cause of back pain among older people, and it’s also a major reason why people in this age group wind up having back...

5 Gout Symptoms To Take Seriously Mar 7th, 2022

More than 8 million Americans have gout, a type of arthritis in which uric acid builds up in your tissues. Gout causes joint pain when the acid crystallizes around joints, causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Gout can appear in any joint, but it often begins in the joint at the base of...

When to See a Specialist About Neck Pain Feb 2nd, 2022

More than 30% of Americans suffer from some type of neck pain every year, making it the fourth leading cause of disability. In about half of those instances, symptoms resolve with some TLC. But for the other half, symptoms tend to persist or even get worse. Cyril Philip, MD, and...

Exercises for Arthritis Jan 16th, 2022

Nearly 60 million American adults suffer from arthritis, making it one of the most common causes of chronic pain for both women and men. In fact, about 1 in 4 people with arthritis suffers from severe joint pain, and about half report persistent pain from their disease. While you might...

Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc Dec 15th, 2021

Herniated discs are a common cause of back and neck pain, affecting about 2% of the population each year. As with many spine-related problems, early treatment is the key to feeling better and preventing complications. As a top-ranked interventional pain management specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin, Cyril Philip, MD, offers state-of-the-art...

Ways You Could Be Making Your Sciatica Worse Nov 28th, 2021

If you have sciatica, you have a lot of company. As many as 40% of Americans wind up suffering from painful sciatica symptoms at some point during their lifetimes.  But just because sciatica is common, that doesn't mean it can’t cause serious health problems. Not only can the pain of...

Is Spinal Stenosis Causing Your Chronic Back Pain? Oct 11th, 2021

Your spine runs the length of your back, from the top of your neck down to your tailbone. The vertebral bones and cushioning discs of your spine also house many nerves. These nerves refer sensory information up to your brain. Issues with your spine can put pressure on spinal nerves,...