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5 Signs of Sciatica Apr 18th, 2021

Are you struggling with shooting pain that runs from your buttocks or lower back into your leg? You may be suffering from sciatica, a sign that the largest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, is irritated or compressed.  As with other back and lower extremity pain, the sometimes debilitating...

Busting These Common Myths of PRP Mar 14th, 2021

Did you know that minimally invasive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help injuries heal faster, reduce inflammation, and alleviate chronic pain? This amazing treatment has steadily grown in popularity, but with a growth in popularity comes a few myths about this regenerative medicine treatment.  At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine...

COVID-19 and Arthritis: What You Need To Know Feb 11th, 2021

While the good news is that more and more Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, we’re not out of the woods yet. In fact, the CDC modeling estimates up to two million new cases of COVID-19 will be diagnosed each week in February.  Health experts repeatedly warn certain...

Are Your Daily Habits Fueling Neck Pain? Jan 17th, 2021

If you’re struggling with aggravating neck pain, you’re not alone. Over one-quarter of American adults experience neck pain. And because your neck plays an important role, supporting your spinal cord and housing the integral ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves that support your head, neck pain can make your life miserable. ...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

7 Effective Pain Management Options Dec 15th, 2020

Are you suffering from chronic or debilitating pain? You’re not alone! As many as 40% of Americans experience chronic pain, and at least 25% of adults in the US have chronic joint pain.  Many people turn to pain medications to help manage their chronic pain. But over-the-counter options, like ibuprofen...

When to See a Doctor About Chronic Joint Pain Nov 10th, 2020

If you’re one of the 25% of Americans living with chronic joint pain, you know the negative physical, emotional, and social effects it can have. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, John Huffman, MD, and the care team offer pain management services to alleviate your pain...

Numbness and Neuropathy: What You Need to Know Oct 19th, 2020

Have you noticed a tingling sensation in your feet or areas of numbness in your hand? These symptoms could be caused by a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Affecting over 20 million Americans, neuropathy is caused by nerve damage and can come in many different forms. For example, sometimes neuropathy is...

Intrathecal Drug Delivery Sep 15th, 2020

When you have chronic back pain, your entire life can be turned upside down. Even simple, everyday tasks become burdensome chores. Oral pain medications may help, but managing different doses and pills can be troublesome.  Now there’s a better solution: Intrathecal drug delivery. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists...

How Long Should You Power Through Pain Before Seeking Medical Help? Aug 14th, 2020

Board-certified pain management physician John Huffman, MD, has decades of experience helping patients who struggle with pain. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Huffman is committed to helping men and women in Northern Virginia resolve and manage their pain through our comprehensive pain and regenerative medicine services.    Identifying...

How Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing Pain Management Jul 28th, 2020

Are you struggling with chronic pain? If so, you’re not alone. At least 20% of American adults struggle with chronic pain each year, and for about half these people, their pain is so debilitating it prevents them from engaging in at least one of their regular activities.  If this describes...

A Spinal Cord Stimulator Could be the Drug-Free Solution to Your Chronic Back Pain Jun 8th, 2020

Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, with 1.5 billion people suffering from chronic pain. If you’re looking for a solution for chronic back pain, consider spinal cord stimulation. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, John Huffman, MD, is a board-certified pain...