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Chronic Post-Surgical Nerve Pain in Athletes

If you’re an athlete who’s had surgery and is now struggling with chronic post-surgical nerve pain, we have good news. Special nerve repair techniques can end your pain and get you back in the game. Here’s what you need to know.
Apr 13th, 2023

4 Problems a Schwannoma Can Cause

Schwannomas are benign tumors that form on your nerves. They may not be cancerous, but these tumors are far from problem-free. Here’s a look at four common issues schwannomas can trigger.
Mar 14th, 2023

Surgery for Migraines? Here's What You Should Know

Migraine pain can derail your life, stopping your personal and work lives in their tracks and making basic things, like sleeping and eating, a challenge. Low-risk surgical decompression can restore your quality of life. Here’s what you need to know.
Dec 1st, 2022

Reasons Why You May Want to Avoid Breast Implants

If you’ve had breast cancer surgery, you’ve probably thought about implants. But a better solution could exist. Learn about why you might want to avoid implants and the procedure that can restore your figure — no implants required.
Nov 2nd, 2022

Myths and Facts About Phantom Limb Pain

If you’ve lost a limb and are struggling with phantom limb pain, you should know many myths about this uncomfortable condition exist. We’re here to set the record straight and give you the facts about phantom limb pain.
Oct 1st, 2022

Is There Any Way to Prevent a Sports Hernia?

Sports hernias can make even the tiniest movement, like a sneeze, a real pain and keep you sidelined for months. Here’s a look at what you can do to prevent a sports hernia and how to get back in the game faster if you develop one.
Sep 1st, 2022

When is Pelvic Pain a Sign of Pudendal Neuralgia?

If you’re suffering from chronic pelvic pain that worsens when you sit, you could have a nerve condition called pudendal neuralgia. Keep reading to learn more about this frequently misdiagnosed condition, including the signs you have it.
Aug 1st, 2022

5 Important Facts About Piriformis Syndrome

If you have pain in your buttocks and legs that gets worse when you sit, you could have piriformis syndrome. Keep reading to get the facts you need to understand this painful condition and how we help.
May 1st, 2022

Do I Need to Have My Nerve Tumor Removed?

If you have a nerve tumor, you’re probably wondering if surgery is the next step. The good news is that not all patients with these tumors require surgical treatment. Keep reading to find out when nerve tumors need to be removed.
Apr 1st, 2022

Understanding the Different Nerve Repair Techniques

Nerve injuries affect your ability to function, can cause pain and other uncomfortable sensations, and even make routine tasks a challenge. Fortunately, different repair techniques can help. Here’s what you need to know.
Mar 8th, 2022

The Role of MRI-Neurography for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

MRI-neurography, or magnetic resonance neurography (MRN), is an advanced technique useful for diagnosing disorders of the peripheral nerves. It’s also important during the surgery used to treat these conditions. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 1st, 2022

Foot Drop & Peroneal Nerve Compression: How We Can Treat It

If you have trouble lifting your foot when you walk, tingling in your feet, or difficulty straightening your toes, you may have a condition called foot drop. Take a moment to learn what you need to know about this condition and how we can help.
Dec 1st, 2021

A Closer Look at Nerve Transfers

When a nerve injury is so severe that the muscle it controls loses function, a nerve transfer can help. Keep reading to learn more about nerve transfers, the conditions they treat, and the benefits this type of surgery provides.
Oct 12th, 2021

Treatment for Breast Pain after Reconstructive Surgery?

If you had surgery for breast cancer and are experiencing pain, you’re not alone. Between 25-60% of women have pain or uncomfortable sensations months and even years after surgery. Learn about breast pain surgery and how it can help you find relief.
Sep 1st, 2021

Relieving Phantom Limb Pain After Amputation

Up to 70% of post-amputation patients suffer phantom limb pain, in which you feel pain in the part of limb that’s no longer there. Now, innovative procedures offer relief: Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Regenerative peripheral nerve interface.
Aug 24th, 2021

Warning Signs of Foot Drop

Are you having trouble lifting your foot when you walk? You may have common peroneal nerve compression, or “foot drop.” Because early treatment means a better prognosis, take a moment to learn the signs of foot drop and what to do about it.
Jul 12th, 2021

Phantom Limb Pain: How TMR Can Help

When severed nerves from your amputated limb keep sending signals to your brain, you develop phantom limb pain. The good news is there’s a treatment that can help. Learn how targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) can give you relief.
Jun 22nd, 2021

Recovering from Hernia Surgery: What to Expect

If you’re scheduled for hernia surgery, chances are you’re wondering about what to expect as you recover. We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn what you can do to stay comfortable following hernia surgery.
May 14th, 2021

4 Signs of a Nerve Tumor

Did you know tumors, called schwannomas, can form on different nerves in your body? Although not usually cancerous, these tumors can still cause troublesome symptoms. Take a moment to learn the signs your symptoms may be a schwannoma.
Mar 8th, 2021

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

If you’ve had a mastectomy and are considering breast reconstruction, learn how DIEP flap surgery can help you achieve the look you want without implants by using your own body tissues. Learn what you need to know about this innovative procedure.
Dec 11th, 2020

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR)

Are you among the 70% of amputees struggling with phantom limb pain? Phantom limb pain can be severe and disrupt the quality of your life. Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) offers a lasting solution. Read on to learn more!
Nov 30th, 2020

Do I Have a Sports Hernia?

Did you suffer an injury on the field or on the ice? Athletes who play vigorous sports are at risk for a painful condition known as a sports hernia. This injury causes groin pain, and it can be severe enough to keep you out of the game.
Oct 20th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Mar 19th, 2021

Can You Play Football With A Hernia?

It depends, but you should always check with your physician before proceeding with playing football since there is a different degree of inguinal hernias and everyone is going to have a different set of circumstances.
Apr 20th, 2020

What is Targeted Muscle Re-innervation (TMR)?

Targeted Muscle Re-innervation, or simply TMR, is a novel procedure that involves the rewiring of the body’s peripheral nerves. While nerve transfers have been around for decades, they have mainly been in upper extremity nerve injuries. The TMR...
Feb 20th, 2020

Post-operative groin pain solutions

Groin pain after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon regardless of the type of repair, which includes laparoscopic, robotic, open, mesh, and no mesh repairs. There are three main nerves that run in the inguinal...
Feb 13th, 2020

Post Operative Pain: Inguinal Hernia Surgery with Mesh

Chronic pain after inguinal hernia or sports hernia surgery occurs in approximately 2-4% of all patients who undergo the procedure. There are several reasons for chronic pain, but the most likely source is an injury, kinking, or scarring to the sensory...
Feb 6th, 2020

Mesh versus No Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repairs

Mesh is commonly used with inguinal hernia repairs through an open or laparoscopic approach to reinforce the weakened inguinal floor. With an open repair, an incision is placed on the lower abdomen/pubic area to allow placement of the mesh from an...
Jan 30th, 2020

How is the Muschaweck repair different?

There are several different types of non-mesh repair techniques for sports hernias or inguinal hernias. The technique that I perform routinely is the Muschaweck minimal tension repair technique, which is a modification of the Shouldice Repair technique...
Jan 24th, 2020

Chronic pain from football and other sports

Chronic pain in the high-performance athlete is a serious concern since it can result in a career ending decision as we have seen with several athletes in the NFL recently. The most recent high-profile athlete was Luke Kuechley, a linebacker on...
Jan 17th, 2020