Blog Archive

Trigger Point Injections for Neck Pain: What to Expect Dec 2nd, 2022

You have unremitting neck pain. Our experts with Apollo Pain Management are the specialists you want to see if you have unexplained pain. We work with your medical team to get to the root of the problem and provide relief. Depending on your diagnosis, we may decide that a trigger...

5 Causes of Severe Lower Back Pain Nov 1st, 2022

Your back pain is severe. You can’t get enough relief to carry out your normal daily tasks, never mind playing your favorite sport or engaging in your favorite hobby if it involves moving.  Our caring staff at Apollo Pain Management in Bradenton and Sun City Center, Florida, has special expertise...

Vertos Medical: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lumbar Stenosis Oct 7th, 2022

Have you been living with pain from compressed nerves in your spine? You’ve gotten relief off and on with injections, physical therapy, and medication, but the pain always comes back. Sometimes your upper legs feel numb. The pain and numbness make it hard to move. You may only be able...

How to Manage Fibromyalgia-Related Digestive Problems Sep 1st, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a central nervous system disorder. You’re plagued by chronic joint pain and fatigue. Added to that, you have disturbing digestive symptoms that may be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal disorder; you likely have cramping and pain in the belly which may be accompanied by...

How Does Cluneal Nerve Stimulation Help Chronic Pain? Aug 1st, 2022

You’re tired of chronic back pain. You’ve tried several treatments, none of which has brought significant relief. Lower back pain and pain down your legs can have a number of etiologies, each with different treatment strategies.  If your pain has been diagnosed as possible cluneal nerve entrapment, then cluneal nerve stimulation may...

Epidurals Aren’t Just for Pregnancy Jul 1st, 2022

If you have severe, ongoing lower back pain that doesn’t stop from sciatica, a herniated disc, or other back condition, you may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection. You’ve heard of or may have experienced an epidural block given to reduce pain during childbirth. An epidural steroid injection...

What Can You Expect from a Compression Fracture? Jun 28th, 2022

You’re having back pain. There are numerous reasons why back pain occurs. If you’ve been told you have a compression fracture, Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, is the practice you want to consult for treatment.  Compression fractures explained You know that a fracture is a break in a bone. A...

Your Treatment Options for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction May 1st, 2022

You’ve had nagging lower back pain that sometimes moves to your hips, buttocks, or groin. Now you learn the cause is sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  At Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, we treat many cases of SI joint dysfunction successfully. We can use a number of conservative treatments...

Treat Your Peripheral Vascular Disease With Revolutionary Spinal Cord Stimulation Apr 1st, 2022

Has your world shrunk because your legs hurt and moving is difficult? If you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease and the treatments you’ve tried so far haven’t helped, is there hope?  Our caring staff at Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, provides an array of noninvasive and...

What to Expect During a Medial Branch Block Mar 1st, 2022

Your back pain isn’t getting any better. You might also have pain radiating down your leg. You’ve had X-rays and tried ice, medication, rest, and gentle exercise, but the cause hasn’t been defined. You can’t keep functioning at half-speed. You’re missing regular leisure activities because of the debilitating pain.  The...

MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression): What is it, and Can it Help You? Feb 1st, 2022

You have a diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis, meaning your spinal canal has narrowed, compressing the nerves around the spinal cord. You’re dealing with disabling symptoms such as weakness in your legs, pain when standing or walking, and/or numbness in one or both feet or legs. You may experience sciatica,...

What to do if You Have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Jan 4th, 2022

Lower back pain can be very disabling. Add numbness or weakness of the legs or intense pain radiating down the legs from your back, and you’re in a world of hurt. Our caring staff at Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, work with your referring provider to get...

Why You Might Be A Good Candidate For Kyphoplasty Dec 2nd, 2021

If you’ve been diagnosed with a compression fracture in your back, you may have been suffering from intense pain. Our expert staff at Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, specializes in treating compression fractures with a minimally invasive procedure called a kyphoplasty.  Your spine is made of 24...

Compression Fracture: What Is It, and What Can You Expect? Nov 5th, 2021

Your back hurts. It even hurts when you cough or sneeze. One of many causes of back pain is a compression fracture. This type of bone break is usually a small, hairline fracture in one or more vertebrae — the bones in your spine. You’re not alone; doctors treat about...

Causes of and Cures for Cervical Stenosis Oct 5th, 2021

You’ve been feeling a pain in your neck. It may come and go, but it’s not getting any better. You may even be feeling other symptoms such as a tingling sensation or numbness. The pain might be traveling down into your shoulder or arm, or even into your leg.  You...

Relief for Your Sciatic Nerve Pain Sep 1st, 2021

Is your lower back pain getting worse? Do you have a painful, burning sensation moving down one of your legs? It may be difficult to sit for long periods of time. You likely have sciatica, a painful condition resulting from compression of your sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in your...

How to Know if Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Right for You Aug 4th, 2021

If you’re suffering chronic pain, you’re seeking immediate and lasting relief. The caring staff at Apollo Pain Management in Sun City Center, Florida, are experts at treating chronic and intense pain. You’re in safe hands as your double-board certified pain management physician coordinates with your primary care and other physicians...

Understanding Radiculopathy and Your Treatment Options Jul 29th, 2021

Do you have intense burning pain in your back, arms, legs, or shoulders? Perhaps your arms or legs even feel weak or numb. These are common symptoms of radiculopathy.  Apollo Pain Management, located in Sun City Center, Florida, is devoted to personalized treatment of your pain. We get to the...

How Neurostimulation Combats Chronic Pain Jun 22nd, 2021

Suffering from chronic pain places great limitations on all aspects of your life. You may have asked for workplace disability or for early retirement even though you didn’t want to because your pain makes it difficult to perform your job. Perhaps you can no longer take part in activities that...

Treatment Options for Achy Knees May 13th, 2021

Instead of “Oh my aching back,” is your litany through the day, “Oh my aching knees”? Are you so stiff in the morning that it’s hard to get going? Knee pain can be very disabling because it limits walking and your desire to move. Not exercising enough is bad for...

Fibromyalgia: There Is Relief Apr 1st, 2021

You’ve developed chronic pain. Your body just seems to hurt all over. It’s not only in one place — it’s widespread. You may also experience a complete lack of energy and be unable to carry out your normal tasks during the day. What’s going on? It could be fibromyalgia, a...

When are Hip Injections Helpful? Mar 1st, 2021

Hip pain can be disabling because it can greatly impair your mobility. Your hip joint moves every time you sit down or stand up, walk, run, or make any other move involving your torso and legs. The pain can interfere with daily activity and reduce your quality of life.  The...

Benefits of Cluneal Nerve Stimulation Feb 1st, 2021

Chronic pain saps your energy and can darken your mood. There are many reasons for chronic pain in your lower back and buttocks, and pain that radiates down your leg. If you’ve received all the traditional treatments for pain with no real relief, you’re seeking an alternative.  If your pain...

When to Seek Medical Care for Neck Pain Jan 1st, 2021

Neck pain can be disabling. You may be losing sleep; when you try to turn over at night, the pain wakes you up.You just can’t get comfortable. You never realized how often you turn your head during the day until you feel pain every time you try to do it. ...

Healing From a Compression Fracture: What to Expect Dec 10th, 2020

A compression fracture can be disabling. When it occurs in your back, the pain can prevent you from carrying out your normal daily activities and put a stop to playing sports or engaging in other active hobbies.  If you have osteoporosis, you’re more at risk of a compression fracture in...

Do You Have Symptoms of Sciatica? Nov 9th, 2020

You’re having pain in your back and/or leg. You can tell that this isn’t some minor muscle ache you might get the day after a long tennis match. This pain is sharp and severe. You may have sciatica.  What is sciatica? Sciatica is a painful condition that affects your lower...

The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Oct 8th, 2020

You’re plagued with aching, swollen joints. If this is a buildup of pain over a period of time rather than the result of a long day on the golf course, then a trip to the orthopedist’s office is overdue. The cause is probably arthritis. There are over 100 kinds of...

Is Ablation Right For You? Sep 17th, 2020

If your quality of life is seriously compromised by chronic pain, you’re seeking solutions. You may have tried the familiar recommendations: medication, physical therapy, injections. If they haven’t been effective, you might be looking at surgery  – but is there another, less invasive option you could try?  You may be...

6 Tips for Protecting Arthritic Knees blog: Apollo Pain Management Jun 8th, 2020

Do X-rays show arthritis in your knees? If so, that’s likely the reason they’ve been sore or stiff. Your knees are critical to your mobility. They support you every day. At Apollo Pain Management, in Sun City Center, Florida, we’re here to help by offering these 6 tips to help...

Sacroiliac Fusion: A Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery That Can Ease Your Back Pain May 19th, 2020

You have lower back and even hip or groin pain that doesn’t stop when you stand, walk, or move from sitting to standing or vice versa. You may avoid climbing stairs. If the diagnosis reveals that your pain stems from your sacroiliac joint, and you’ve tried conservative treatments but they...

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Prevented? Apr 21st, 2020

Has back pain slowed you down? Perhaps you’re not able to enjoy activities you normally have engaged in, like dancing or gardening. You may be experiencing the onset of spinal stenosis.  What is spinal stenosis? If you have pain, lack of feeling, or muscle weakness in the lower back or...

Hobbled by Hip Pain? Try an Intra-Articular Hip Injection Mar 4th, 2020

You could be one of the 25% of Americans who may develop arthritis in the hip. Every step you take may cause a deep ache in the hip joint. Another possibility: Your pain may have been caused by hip impingement, a condition in which the ball and socket of your...

6 Tips for Protecting Arthritic Knees Feb 1st, 2020

Do X-rays show arthritis in your knees? If so, that’s likely the reason they’ve been sore or stiff. Your knees are critical to your mobility. They support you every day. At Apollo Pain Management, in Sun City Center, Florida, we’re here to help by offering these 6 tips to help...

How Peripheral Nerve Stimulators Work to Treat Your Chronic Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Millions of Americans wake up to chronic pain every day, which presents significant quality-of-life issues. If you figure among this unfortunate group, your goal is relief, and you’ve likely encountered some frustration trying to achieve it. While medications can help, they aren’t terribly good long-term solutions, which is why we...

Could Radiofrequency Ablation Remedy Your Chronic Back Pain? Nov 1st, 2019

A nagging backache makes everything you do more difficult. It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand, you can’t bend, and you can’t reach. If you’re one of the 80% of adults who experience back pain, you know that there’s nothing more important than stopping it so you can function...

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Whether you have a herniated disc, a bone spur, or spinal stenosis, you likely feel it in the form of sciatica — that sharp, shooting, excruciating pain that starts in your lower back and travels down the length of your leg. Being overweight or obese doesn’t actually cause sciatica, but...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Sep 1st, 2019

Screens, for better or worse, likely play a major role in your life. On the good side, they can help you conduct work, stay in touch with friends and family, play games, and read informative articles. Despite spending so much time on screens, most people haven’t changed their posture to...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Kyphoplasty Aug 1st, 2019

Suddenly, it hurts when you walk or stand, you only feel better when you lie flat on your back, and you’ve lost some height. What’s going on? These are all signs of a fractured spine. Although a fractured spine can happen as a result of an injury like a fall...

Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Your Fibromyalgia Pain Jul 1st, 2019

Fibromyalgia is a pain… in your neck, back, shoulders — basically throughout your body. It’s a tough medical nut to crack because pain is a symptom of so many diseases and ailments. That’s why the team at Apollo Pain Management uses a multidisciplinary approach to manage fibromyalgia pain and its...

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief From Chronic Back Pain Jun 1st, 2019

Approximately 80 percent of adults will have lower back pain issues at some point during the course of their lives. Chronic back pain can be debilitating and can keep you from experiencing life to the fullest, but there are treatment options available. At Apollo Pain Management, a veteran-owned practice in...

When an Epidural is the Best Choice for Chronic Back Pain May 24th, 2019

Chronic back pain not only hurts you physically; it has a financial toll. It’s the reason for the majority of work disability claims in the U.S. You’re more prone to musculoskeletal pain as you age, simply because of normal wear and tear and the accumulation of injuries to your joints...

Arthritis and Exercise: What to Do and Not Do Apr 30th, 2019

Arthritis describes several painful joint inflammation conditions affecting at least 54 million adult men and women as well as 300,000 infants and children. When you have arthritis, at least one of your joints has inflammation, which leads to such symptoms as: Pain Stiffness, swelling, and redness Reduced range of motion...