Do you have back pain?
You’re not alone. It is estimated that between 11 percent and 40 percent of the population in the United States suffers with chronic back pain. Chronic pain is characterized as pain on most days or every day in the past 6 months.
People with this kind of pain find that it limits their daily activities and interferes with their enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression which may cause you to withdraw from your routine. You may feel alone in your suffering. However, we are here to help you regain the quality of life that allows you to participate and relish your days.
At InterveneMD, we believe that you can get relief from your back pain. For over 20 years we have been treating people with spine pain. We believe in empowering you and assisting you with knowledge.
We care about you. We want you to get better.
Educating you is important to us. We want to teach you about your spine so you can get better. We want you to partner with us in the management of your pain.
Visit our YouTube channel for a full array of videos about back pain and treatments.
If you have back pain get information to help you nowDr. Todd Joye discusses why he is creating videos to help you begin the process of recovery from pain coming from the spine. For over 20 years Dr. Joye has shared this information with his patients and he's sharing it with you now to help you learn about your pain, your recovery and your treatment options.
How can you help yourself and improve your spine pain?Our aging body can have spinal disc bulges, herniations, or tears, arthritis, stenosis, degenerative disc disease. Our bodies often adapt as we age and these conditions are part of getting older. Often 1 in 7 people will have these conditions. We can help these conditions and participate in our care by following the advice Dr. Todd Joye gives us in this video.
What is an epidural steroid injection and what does it treat?A video presentation by Dr. Todd Joye of Charleston explains what an epidural steroid injection is, the two ways to administer them. Dr. Joye also discusses why you may need one. In addition he talks about why it is important to ask your doctor which way the injection will be done.
Spinal fusion surgery and adjacent segment diseaseDr. Todd Joye, Charleston pain doctor, speaks about adjacent segment disease of your spine after getting a spine fusion: how the bones of your spine above and below the fusion have to work harder and bend more than usual in order to give you the same range of motion after surgery, which increases the risk of those levels quickly deteriorating.
Spine Pain: Teaching you about your spine, pain, joints and healingAt InterveneMD, our pain physicians take the time to educate you about pain so you can become a better participant in your treatment, helping you decide when to get physical therapy, chiropractic, yoga or Pilates, and also when to see a spine surgeon.
Epidural Steroid Injections Is there a limit to how many I can get?Your unique condition helps determine how many and how frequently you may get a steroid injection for the relief of pain. Dr. Todd Joye of Charleston speaks about these limitations and considerations.