Keep Your Spine Aligned with Physical Therapy

How is your posture? Do you frequently find yourself hunched over a keyboard, slouched in a couch, or walking with your fists punched into your pockets? These bad posture habits can lead to health problems. So much of our bodies are dependent on the spine! Thankfully, like most bad habits, you can change your bad [...]

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Rotator Cuff Injuries and Treatment Options

According to this study, "Rotator cuff tears are the most common tendon ruptures in the body. Rotator cuff related problems are second to lower back as the most costly in many workers' compensation systems." A rotator cuff tear is usually a chronic injury that develops over time, caused by repetitive overhead movements of the arm. [...]

By |2019-12-19T15:20:18-05:00January 1st, 2020|BLOG|Comments Off on Rotator Cuff Injuries and Treatment Options

Dr. Barsanti Honored With Best Bedside Manner Recognition!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. John Barsanti for being honored with an Honorable Mention for  “Best Bedside Manner” from OurHealth Richmond Magazine! For the past 6 years. OurHealth Richmond has polled the public for local medical providers that have the best bedside manner, and Commonwealth Spine and Pain has been recognized in the Pain [...]

By |2018-11-10T20:04:23-05:00November 14th, 2018|BLOG|Comments Off on Dr. Barsanti Honored With Best Bedside Manner Recognition!

Using Physical Therapy to Treat Pain

Physical therapy can be very effective at relieving pain for patients whether they are fresh from surgery or suffer from chronic pain. Physical therapy combines the principals of body mechanics, massage, yoga, temperature therapy, and hydration to relieve pain at the source. Physical therapy has been proven to reduce recovery times when incorporated into a [...]

By |2017-05-24T12:15:45-04:00September 1st, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off on Using Physical Therapy to Treat Pain

Diagnostic Consultations at Commonwealth Spine and Pain Specialists

Our team at Commonwealth Spine and Pain Specialists is dedicated to helping you find the most appropriate treatment plan for your pain condition or sports injury. In order to design the most effective treatment plan for you, we conduct an important first meeting between you and one of our Board-Certified Doctors of Pain Management and [...]

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What is Spondylosis?

Spondylosis is a term used to describe the degeneration of the spine; specifically osteoarthritis of the spine. While the condition is common; reported in as many as 80% of people over the age of 40; it cannot be cured. Spondylosis presents as pain in the back or neck. Causes of Spondylosis Spondylosis is caused by [...]

By |2017-05-21T21:37:34-04:00July 1st, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off on What is Spondylosis?

Lower Back Pain: Treatments (Part 2)

At Commonwealth Spine and Pain Specialists, we will perform test and diagnostic imaging to determine the source of your lower back pain. Once we determine the cause, then the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Our doctors begin treatment with the least invasive and most conservative approach to reduce your pain. Often, a short period of [...]

By |2017-04-15T16:35:57-04:00June 1st, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off on Lower Back Pain: Treatments (Part 2)

Richmond Magazine recognizes Drs. Barsanti and Long as “Top Docs”

Once again, Richmond Magazine has published their list of Top Docs in Richmond, and our own Dr. John Barsanti and Dr. Stephen Long have made the list.  Both Drs. Barsanti and Long have been recognized yearly, since 2000, as a "Top Doc" in the Pain Management speciality. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Barsanti and  Dr. [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:12:17-05:00May 17th, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off on Richmond Magazine recognizes Drs. Barsanti and Long as “Top Docs”

Lower Back Pain: Causes (Part 1)

Lower back pain is very common, and the degree of pain can vary greatly depending on the cause of the problem. Many people experience sudden lower back pain after heavy lifting, twisting or sudden movements. Others experience a dull lower back pain that aches constantly and is often worse after long periods of inactivity. At [...]

By |2017-05-16T15:14:37-04:00May 1st, 2017|BLOG|Comments Off on Lower Back Pain: Causes (Part 1)

Ouch! What’s This Shooting Pain in My Head and Neck?

Commonwealth Spine & Pain Specialists focuses this month on occipital neuralgia. Occipital neuralgia is a form of chronic headache which causes neck pain, as well as pain at the back of your head which may radiate to the top of your head. Head trauma, neck tension, inflammation and, rarely, tumor may contribute to the condition. [...]

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