Is Your Pain Coming from the Sacroiliac Joint?

By |2021-12-09T18:20:36+00:00December 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Over the last 6 months roughly 60% of the United States adult population experienced pain from any cause. Forty percent of those in pain report this pain coming from the low back. The low back is a common area of significant pain that can become a chronic issue. One often-overlooked area of low back pain can [...]

Dr. Charonn Woods, M.D. Joins M.I.S.S.

By |2021-08-25T20:59:30+00:00August 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Charonn Woods has joined Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists. Education & Training Dr. Woods graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University. He attended medical school at the St. Louis University School of Medicine (2016) where he was the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Gerald W. Grawey Scholarship and was awarded the Coe Distinction [...]

Quote of the Week: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% …

By |2020-05-15T17:32:51+00:00May 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week on WJOB, Dr. Kondamuri shared some ideas for getting motivated to improve your health (mentally and physically) during stressful times. He shared this quote by Charles Swindoll, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it ... we are in charge of our attitudes..." Be sure to tune in [...]

What Causes Hip Pain?

By |2019-10-25T17:19:56+00:00October 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

What Causes Hip Pain? The hip joint is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Let's take a closer look at the main parts of the hip joint's anatomy. Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists (M.I.S.S.) is committed to [...]

What Causes Back Pain?

By |2019-10-25T17:13:03+00:00October 25th, 2019|Tags: , |

What Causes Back Pain? Lower back pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your lower back. Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists (M.I.S.S.) is committed to patient education. We [...]

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – FBSS?

By |2019-10-16T21:38:35+00:00October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome - FBSS? The International Association for the Study of Pain defines failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) as: "Lumbar spinal pain of unknown origin either persisting despite surgical intervention or appearing after surgical intervention for spinal pain originally in the same topographical location." According to the National Institute of Health's statistics [...]

What is Chronic Pain?

By |2019-10-16T18:48:23+00:00October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain often develops gradually. It can be mild, moderate, or severe pain that worsens over time. Chronic pain persists (constantly or intermittently) for longer than 3 months and can last for years. With chronic pain, the underlying cause may not be clear or easily identifiable, making diagnosis and treatment more challenging. [...]

What Causes Herniated Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease?

By |2019-10-16T18:26:12+00:00October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

What Causes Herniated Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease? A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs. Degenerative Disc Disease is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion [...]

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

By |2019-06-11T20:48:25+00:00June 11th, 2019|Tags: , |

What Is Spinal Stenosis? The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine. Midwest Interventional [...]

Dr. Shaun Kondamuri Speaks About the Opioid Epidemic with Nurse Practitioner Students at IU Northwest

By |2019-02-21T19:36:49+00:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Shaun Kondamuri, the director of Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists, was invited to speak at the Indiana University School of Nursing to the Nurse Practitioner class on February 12, 2019. He spoke to the NP students on “Managing your Patients' Chronic Pain in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic.” The students enjoyed the 3-hour presentation and [...]

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