illustration of the nerves in the body

Sciatia and Leg Pain

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Sometimes it becomes inflamed. This condition is called sciatica. If you have leg pain it may not be sciatica, but sciatica almost always involves leg pain. People that suffer from sciatica often have pain along the nerve path, usually in the back of legs and thighs. Pain may also be …

A wrist showing that its in pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What is it again?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition that results from pressure applied to the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist that causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and/or muscle damage affecting the thumb side of the hand and fingers, including the thumb, index, 3rd and thumb side of the 4th finger. There is literally a tunnel through which 9 …

A woman holding her head and neck in pain

The Neck and Headache Connection

When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, more specifically, “…what part of the head hurts?” But, upon careful questioning of patients, we usually find some connection or correlation between neck pain and headaches. The key to this connection can be found in looking at the anatomy of the …