Neck Pain Exercises

In many instances the neck paiin that your’re feeling is caused by poor posture. Here is the good news, that neck pain you are experiencing is common, typically goes away after a few weeks and is rarely serious. The other good news? Like the core of your body (your belly) there are exercises that you…

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Shoulder and Arm Pain

We have started the year talking about some common injuries that you might be experiencing in part because of the work from home mandates or even because the weather makes walking and running a bit more treacherous because of ice and snow. Today we are talking about shoulder pain and some of the causes, in…

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Back Pain Blog

In 2020 many people experienced working from home for the first time ever. One of the issues with working from home is that the seats in your house are not designed to sit in for 8-10 hours a day hunched over a computer. These sitting arrangements can lead to poor posture which can lead to…

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Knee Pain Blog

Written by, Heather Metz, AGNP-C Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that patients discuss with their medical providers. Knee pain can be caused by arthritis, injury, and overuse. The knee’s main function as a hinge joint is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body. The knee is made…

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Degenerative Disc Disease vs Herniated Disc

Several of you have been asking about the difference between degenerative disc disease and a herniated disc. One of the characteristics is the shape of the disc. In degenerative disc disease we think of this as a long-term condition where the cushioning material, meaning the water and the gel in the disc wears out over…

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How Animals Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

Written by, Heather Metz, AGNP-C (Yes, your furry friends do much more than offer companionship) Many people have pets whether it be man’s best friend, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, and everything in between, but did you know there are health benefits to owning a pet? Even if you’re not enthusiastic about owning a pet yourself,…

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Dr. Javery Top Docs

Dr. Javery give us some of your thoughts about you and your colleagues being voted “Top Docs” for Pain Management in West Michigan.   Well I can tell you one thing, I’m quite humbled, first of all what I’m told was that we were voted Top Docs in Pain Management among our peers. Our physician…

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Frequently Asked Questions (Conditions)

Javery Pain Institute answers several questions that are often asked by patients and those curious about different chronic pain conditions.   What is Bursitis? A bursa is a small fluid filled sac near any joint. The bursa allow your joints to move smoothly. When the sac becomes irritated or swollen, this causes bursitis pain. Bursitis…

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The Stigma Surrounding Chronic Pain

Written by: Heather Metz AGNP-C In my ten years as a registered nurse, pain was the sixth vital sign, something to take seriously and treat promptly. Pain is exactly what the patient states it is. I am now a practicing nurse practitioner, specializing in chronic pain management. During my practice many of my patients tell…

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What I Have Learned In Private Practice

Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman   First, I want to state that my medical school education at the University of Virginia and my residency/fellowship training at the University of Michigan were both superb.  At these eminent institutions I learned the foundations of becoming a caring physician and pain management specialist.  In this post, I would…

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