Blog Archive

Is Auto Accident Treatment Covered by Insurance? Oct 11th, 2021

Following an auto accident, you're responsible for your medical expenses, including any copays. In some cases your auto insurance may require your health insurance to cover your medical bills first, and then the car insurance covers the remainder.  How much is covered depends on the type of auto insurance policy...

Understanding the Different Types of Arthritis Sep 8th, 2021

More than 100 types of arthritis exist, though just a few account for most of the cases that affect more than 50 million American adults. Arthritis causes joints to ache, stiffen, and swell, and even a mild case can interfere with your daily life. If you’re diagnosed with arthritis, it...

Treatment for Your Herniated Disc Aug 12th, 2021

Herniated discs are a common cause of back pain. Also called a slipped or ruptured disc, herniated discs occur when the intervertebral discs that cushion the bones of your spine break down from injury or age-related changes, and the jelly-like center bulges out.  When this happens, the disc can push...

Choosing the Right Spinal Stenosis Treatment for You Jul 20th, 2021

Up to 500,000 Americans live with symptomatic spinal stenosis. If you’re one of them, your symptoms can include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and reduced coordination, which may severely impact your quality of life. Selecting the right spinal stenosis treatment is essential if you want to get back to your regular...

How Workers’ Compensation Works Jun 22nd, 2021

Whether you work in a high-risk environment or not, you still run the risk of injuring yourself at work. From factories to offices, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal work accidents in 2019. Just in Florida, these injuries resulted in about 62,000 workers' compensation claims.  As workplace injuries are...

I Had an Accident on the Job: What Should I Do Now? May 18th, 2021

If you have an accident at work and hurt yourself, you're not alone. Every year, more than more than 4 million Americans sustain injuries at work.  Your safety should be your first concern, but you may also be eligible for workers' compensation. To receive this coverage, you need to see...

How We Can Treat the Nagging Pain of Your Sciatica Apr 14th, 2021

Up to 40% of Americans live with sciatica, a collection of painful and disruptive symptoms including shooting pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in one or both legs, as well as lower back pain. While sciatica is common, the condition is often misunderstood, which prevents patients like you from getting the...

Understanding the Different Treatments for Spinal Stenosis Mar 21st, 2021

Between 250,000-500,000 Americans have symptoms of spinal stenosis at any given time, although many more may have a narrowed spinal column without any warning signs. It has a wide range of potential causes, including: Herniated discs Bone spurs Thickened ligaments Spinal injuries Tumors  Spinal stenosis can cause localized pain, but...

Treatments to Help You Overcome Neuropathy Feb 12th, 2021

Up to 30% of Americans will develop neuropathy at some point during their lives. But that doesn’t mean you have to look forward to a lifetime of pain, weakness, and other disruptive symptoms. Dr. Navdeep Jassal, our pain-management specialist here at Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland, Florida,...

Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Jan 13th, 2021

Around 4 million Americans have fibromyalgia and live with widespread, chronic pain. Fibromyalgia pain can affect various parts of your body, from your neck to your legs. You might have pain in one region, or your entire body could ache.  But pain isn’t the only symptom of fibromyalgia. The condition...

How to Get Relief for Your Sciatica Dec 10th, 2020

Sciatica is a widespread chronic pain condition — 10-40% of American adults live with it. Despite its prevalence, sciatica is widely misunderstood, and there are many myths about its causes and treatments.  At Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland, Florida, Dr. Navdeep Jassal, our board-certified pain-management specialist, diagnoses...

How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Can Help Your Lower Back Pain Nov 4th, 2020

While everyone has occasional low back pain, around 8% of Americans have such severe low back pain that it gets in the way of their everyday activities and limits their quality of life. If this sounds familiar, how many different low back pain treatments have you tried? With so many...

I Hurt Myself at Work: What Should I Do? Oct 7th, 2020

Every year around 4.6 million Americans injure themselves at work. In addition to first aid and following company protocol to ensure you’re eligible for workers’ compensation, you need to get the medical treatment you need to recover quickly, minimize your pain, and get back to work and your regular activities...

Treatments After a Car Accident to Help You Feel Better Fast Sep 18th, 2020

Automobile accident-related injuries are remarkably prevalent. Every year, around 3 million Americans are injured in an automobile collision. These injuries range in severity and can interfere with your mobility, independence, and overall quality of life.  Dr. Navdeep Jassal, our board-certified pain management specialist here at Spine & Pain Institute of...

The Connection Between Sciatica and Diabetes Aug 21st, 2020

About 10% of Americans — more than 34 million people — have diabetes. Diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce or use insulin correctly, and your blood sugar levels become dangerously elevated.  You’re probably wondering why a pain specialist is writing about diabetes. Well, diabetic neuropathy, a painful condition caused...

5 Symptoms of Neuropathy Jul 28th, 2020

Around 20 million Americans have peripheral neuropathy, but many more might have the condition and not realize it. Knowing the signs is your first step in recognizing that something is wrong. Then it’s time to have a conversation with an expert like Dr. Navdeep Jassal, our board-certified pain management specialist,...

Pain Management and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 25th, 2020

COVID-19 causes at least three challenges to patients living with chronic pain conditions — and this could change as we learn more about the virus every day. First, your condition could make you more susceptive to the virus. Second, if you get the virus, it could intensify your pain. And...

Are You at Risk of Developing Sciatica? May 15th, 2020

Sciatica, the collection of symptoms caused by sciatic nerve compression, is a common spine issue. In fact, up to 40% of Americans experience sciatica at some point during their lives. Do you know the risk factors for sciatica? Many of them are under your control. At Spine & Pain Institute...

Top Warning Signs of Neuropathy Apr 15th, 2020

Around 20 million Americans have peripheral neuropathy, a painful and disruptive condition that is due to nerve damage, although the condition may be underdiagnosed. Neuropathy symptoms vary significantly, and many people might not know that they’re experiencing signs of nerve damage.  At Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland,...

Injured on the Job? Your First Steps Are Important Mar 19th, 2020

If you’re one of the 4.6 million people who are injured at work every year, you need to follow certain steps to make sure you recover quickly and get the workers’ compensation coverage you deserve.  Here at Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland, Florida, Dr. Navdeep Jassal, our...

Is Spinal Stenosis an Inevitable Part of Aging? Feb 3rd, 2020

Many people think that aches and pains, including back pain, are an inevitable part of aging — but they’re wrong. While age is a factor in conditions like spinal stenosis, herniated discs, arthritis, and other back problems, that doesn’t mean we’re all in for a future of pain.  Here at...

Why You Should See a Doctor After an Auto Accident Even if You Don't Feel Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Car accidents are scary situations, and if they’re severe, you could be badly injured. But even when they don’t seem like a huge deal, you can still be injured in a way that can affect you for the rest of your life.  The truth about car accidents is that even...

How to Stay Active with Arthritis Dec 12th, 2019

Nothing brings an active lifestyle and exercise routine to a grinding halt like joint pain and inflammation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 54 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis and rheumatic condition every year. That’s why finding the right activities to both maintain...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Kyphoplasty Nov 14th, 2019

Are you dealing with damaged vertebrae due to osteoporosis, fractures, or cancer? Do you experience pain, have limited movement, or are hunched in the upright position? If so, kyphoplasty may be able to help you. At the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland, Florida, Navdeep Jassal, MD, offers...

Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief for Chronic Back Pain Oct 1st, 2019

If you have persistent pain for six months or more, it’s considered chronic. By that point, you may have tried just about everything to find relief, but you know you don’t want to undergo even more painful surgery or take medication for the rest of your life. What do you...

How Effective is Radiofrequency Ablation? Sep 20th, 2019

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic back or neck pain? Have you tried multiple treatment options with little or no success? If so, radiofrequency ablation might be the solution to your chronic pain.  At the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida in Lakeland, Florida, Navdeep...

Should You Get an Epidural Steroid Injection? Aug 30th, 2019

Statistics show that most people won’t make it through their adult years without suffering at least one bout of neck or low back pain, whether due to everyday muscle strain, an injury, or degenerative changes. Unfortunately, the pain becomes chronic for about 10% of patients, often turning into a debilitating...