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Myths and Facts About ALS Oct 4th, 2021

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known commonly as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare neurological disorder. It’s a progressive disease that gets worse with time, and doctors aren’t sure exactly what causes it.  Various campaigns and challenges have drawn attention to ALS in recent years, but some misconceptions continue to persist...

What's Involved in Rehabilitation? Sep 5th, 2021

Physiatry is a medical specialty that aims to restore function, range of motion, and independence. Injuries, diseases, and disorders can make it difficult or impossible to complete certain tasks — even simple or mundane ones. With physical therapy and rehabilitation, you can condition your body and find ways to overcome...

These Bad Habits Are Making Your Hip Pain Worse Aug 5th, 2021

Living with hip pain can be a constant uphill battle. Simple tasks can seem difficult, and sitting, relaxing, and even sleeping can be unsatisfying and painful. Luckily, there are ways to improve your quality of life without surgery. Changing your lifestyle, eliminating bad habits, and working with a hip specialist...

What Is Prolotherapy? Jul 11th, 2021

While discussing regenerative medicine, treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy often come to mind. However, prolotherapy is a similar treatment that uses simple irritants like dextrose to trigger your body’s natural healing response. If you’re struggling with pain and interested in regenerative medicine, prolotherapy is worth looking...

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Jun 9th, 2021

Our bodies work very hard to keep us alive and moving. When you’re injured, your body responds immediately to try and heal the wound. However, some injuries are difficult for your body to heal properly, leading to inflammation and chronic pain. If you’re struggling with arthritis, lower back pain, or...

7 Sleep Disorders and How To Treat Them May 9th, 2021

Many of us don’t get as much sleep as we should. Between work, school, relationships, hobbies, errands, chores, and our social lives, there’s no time for a full night’s rest.  One-third of American adults report a lack of sleep, and students get even less. This lack of proper sleep can...

Understanding Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Apr 12th, 2021

Up to 500,000 people in the United States suffer from spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) alone is the leading diagnosis in people over 65 who undergo spinal surgery.  This prevalent issue among people struggling with back pain can become a serious, debilitating condition over time. But with proper diagnosis,...

Using Therapy and an Expert Evaluation to Treat Hip Pain Mar 8th, 2021

Hip pain can be traced back to a number of issues, but the most common are old injuries and deterioration of the joint. If you’re struggling with hip pain, it might feel like surgery is your only option. However, conservative treatments like physical therapy and massage can be used to...

How Arthritis Affects Your Hips Feb 11th, 2021

Regardless of what kind of arthritis you have or what joints are affected, inflammation and pain are probably two constants in your life. Hip arthritis can seriously impact your mobility and quality of life, and even lead to disability.  At The Spine and Sports Center at The Galleria in Houston,...

Who Can Benefit from Electrical Stimulation? Jan 12th, 2021

As medical technology progresses, we’re finding new ways to rehabilitate injuries and treat chronic pain. One of these methods is electrical stimulation, which alleviates pain, boosts healing, and improves your range of motion.  When combined with other treatments like rehabilitative therapy and medication, electrical stimulation can help create an effective,...

Spine Conditions that Respond Well to Minimally Invasive Procedures Dec 8th, 2020

If you’re struggling with a spinal condition, you might feel like surgery is your only option. This isn’t necessarily the case. A trained doctor can use minimally invasive procedures instead, negating the need for surgical intervention. Not all spine conditions can be treated using minimally invasive procedures, but they do...

Is PRP Right for Me? Nov 2nd, 2020

If you’re struggling with chronic pain, you’re likely willing to try anything to get relief. Sometimes surgical options aren’t advised and oral medications can feel like a slippery slope.  That’s why more and more people are seeking out holistic, regenerative medicine options like platelet-rich plasma (PRP).   At The Spine and...

Common Habits that Fuel Back and Neck Pain Oct 18th, 2020

When it comes to pain that interferes with daily activities, 60-80% of adults experience back pain and 20-70% experience neck pain of that intensity during their lifetime. Pain can be acute due to an accident or trauma, or chronic caused by a lifetime of bad posture or other habits.  At...

Percutaneous Discectomy for a Herniated Disc Sep 20th, 2020

Low back pain, hip pain, numbness or tingling of the buttocks and legs, and sharp stabbing pain running up and down the legs are all signs of a herniated disc in the spine. Pressure from the bulging or ruptured disc on the nerves that run alongside or branch out from...

What to Do About Lasting Hip Pain Aug 17th, 2020

Hip pain is often thought of as an “older person’s problem,” but you can have hip pain at any age or physical fitness level. Constant or chronic hip pain can lead to limited mobility and decreased quality of life.  At The Spine and Sports Center at The Galleria in Houston,...

What's the Difference Between Parkinson's vs Parkinsonism? Jul 7th, 2020

If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease but treatment isn’t working, you may be feeling frustrated. It’s important to understand that while you might have symptoms of Parkinson’s, those symptoms could be caused by factors other than the disease itself.  These are called parkinsonisms and they often don’t respond to...

How Can I Treat My Shoulder Arthritis? Jun 24th, 2020

It can be difficult to navigate your daily life when you have constant shoulder pain. Even a simple task like getting a cup down from a shelf can become a problem. As your arthritis advances, the pain can last from the moment you wake up to the time you go...

Lifestyle Habits That Could Be Contributing to Your Chronic Headaches May 27th, 2020

If you suffer from chronic headaches, your lifestyle habits might contribute. Chronic headaches can stem from diet, sleep patterns, alcohol and tobacco, and even your posture. In many cases, chronic headaches and pain have a neurological component. At The Spine and Sports Center at The Galleria in Houston, Sugar Land,...

5 Daily Habits That Can Help Alleviate Your Knee Pain Apr 22nd, 2020

Your knees bear the brunt of taking your body from place to place. The joints are constantly in motion with almost every move you make, whether it’s standing up, sitting down, walking, climbing stars, or crouching to pick something up. Knee pain can make every motion a misery. At The...

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and Noninvasive Treatments That Help Mar 10th, 2020

Do you have acute or ongoing shoulder pain? Injuries of the shoulder are common, whether caused by trauma or repetitive use. Fortunately, there are noninvasive treatments that help you get back to living your life.   Blog:  Does shoulder pain make it difficult for you to do the things you...

5 Signs You Have a Sleep Disorder You Shouldn't Ignore Feb 10th, 2020

If you’re among the estimated 38 million Americans who have sleep apnea, or millions more with other sleep disorders, you might not even be aware there’s a problem. However, sleep disorders don’t just impact your sleep quality, they can have adverse effects on your overall health.  At the Spine and...

Treat Hip Pain Early to Increase Your Chances of Avoiding Surgery Jan 9th, 2020

When you develop hip pain, it may drastically affect your life. You may find the pain causes you to have trouble walking and even keeps you from sleeping at night. Finding the root cause of your hip pain and available treatment options will be your number one priority. In most...

Radiofrequency Ablation: A Drug-Free Solution for Chronic Back Pain Dec 1st, 2019

It is estimated that 80% of adults experience back pain at some time. From small aches and pains to moderate injuries, most back pain responds to over-the-counter medications for relief and goes away on its own after a few days. However, chronic back pain is more serious pain that lasts...

How Hyaluronic Acid Injections Alleviate Arthritic Knee Pain Nov 1st, 2019

The reason for the rising popularity of hyaluronic acid is that it’s a naturally occurring lubricant in your skin, eyes, and joints, so it’s safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid has a variety of aesthetic and medical uses. Aestheticians use it to plump up wrinkled skin, and doctors use it to...

4 Regenerative Medicine Therapies That Can Remedy Joint Pain Oct 16th, 2019

Stiff and achy joints make it tough to get through the day. Whether it affects your knees, elbows, shoulders, or hips, chronic joint pain can be debilitating. When conservative treatments haven’t brought you relief and surgery isn’t an option, regenerative medicine may be the solution.  Dr. Benoy Benny at The...

When an Epidural steroid injection is the Best Treatment for Your Chronic Sciatic or Back Pain? Sep 25th, 2019

If your chronic back or sciatic pain is the result of inflamed tissues, joints, and nerves, an epidural steroid injection or other spinal injection offers safe and effective relief.  At The Spine and Sports Center, nationally-recognized physician Benoy Benny, MD, specializes in spinal pain management and the latest interventional treatments....