Spinal Stenosis

Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman This essentially means narrowing in your neck and the spine. The bones of your neck around the spinal cord, due to arthritis, the bones and the discs have overgrown, and the joints are encroaching on the spinal cord, and can that condition can cause headaches. Those nerves are connected with…

Patient Stories

Written by, Gen I have experienced unexplained, long term back pain for 17 years. A long line of doctors prescribed medications, rest, and physical therapy, but my pain did not resolve. After a car accident compounded my pain, I found Dr. Javery. I firmly believe that Dr. Javery has changed my life. He took the…

Training for a Triathlon

Written by, YiJia Chu, MD   Those who know me well know that sports and fitness is a huge part of my life.  I played sports throughout my youth and into my young adulthood, and I rowed collegiality during my time at MIT.  More than just staying fit, I rely on it as a stress…

Midwest Society of Interventional Pain

Written by, Keith Javery, D.O.   Dr.’s Javery, Suderman, and Chu were all invited to present to the inaugural meeting of the Midwest Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in Chicago, Illinois the weekend of June 8  – 10, 2018.  This was a meeting of the top experts of interventional pain specialists from the entire Midwest…

Sciatic Nerve Pain

Written by, Josh Suderman, MD Sciatic nerve pain is often referred to as “sciatica” and generally means pain beginning in the back and running down the leg.  This is commonly due to problems in your spine irritating the nerves in your back that travel into your leg.  These nerves normally control sensation and strength in…

Pain Control Without Narcotics

Written by Dr. Josh Suderman The term “narcotic” comes from the Greek word for “stupor” and originally referred to a variety of substances that dulled the senses and relieved pain.  Today, it commonly refers to an opioid medication which is a class of narcotic that can cause side effects such as drowsiness and is used…

How Does a Pain Clinic Work?

Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman The term pain clinic can be met with a fair amount of stigma these days and many people don’t understand what this term means and how it can be a helpful place for many people in pain.  Some doctors may advertise that they operate a pain clinic, but here at…

Low Back Pain

Written by Josh Suderman, MD Low back pain is one of the most common reasons someone visits a doctor and one of the most common reasons people are referred to our clinic. Low back pain has many different causes and can impact a person’s life in many ways. There are multiple parts of the low…

Why I became a doctor

Written by, Josh Suderman, MD The cliché goes that when someone is asked why they want to be a doctor they say because they “want to help people”. Although this is a simple answer, it captures a common sentiment among doctors and an essential motivating factor to embarking on a career in healthcare. Growing up…