Top 8 Risk Factors for Back Pain

Back pain is an all-too-familiar problem. From a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that leaves you incapacitated, back pain can come on suddenly and linger endlessly. It can occur from an accident, a fall, or by lifting something heavy. It can also develop slowly, a result of age-related changes to the spine. […]


Uterine Fibroids 101

What are Uterine Fibroids? Fibroids – also called leiomyomas – are non-cancerous tumors, or growths, that appear on the walls of the uterus. Although they are composed of the same smooth muscle fibers as the uterine wall (myometrium), they are much denser than normal myometrium. Uterine fibroids can be all sizes but are usually round. […]

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Top 7 Varicose Vein Risk Factors

Both men and women are susceptible to varicose veins. In fact, more than half of all people 50 years and older suffer from varicose veins. Vein problems, in total, affect more women than of men, but it’s an issue that is fairly universal. Several factors impact whether you are susceptible to varicose veins. The following […]

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Alan’s Story

Background Alan struggled from considerable back pain caused by a number of incidents over the course of a year. The first, which resulted in two collapsed vertebrae, was caused by tripping over an extension cord. After having his vertebrae repaired at the Indiana Back Pain Center, Alan returned to his exercise routine. The second injury […]

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Susan’s Story

Background Susan was suffering from daily fatigue, discomfort, and pain in her legs. She had large throbbing varicose veins that were gradually worsening. After researching the issue and learning about the long-term implications, she made the decision to seek treatment. Solution Susan went to the Vein Center of Indiana with specific expectations, namely that she […]

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Angela’s Story

Background Angela suffered relentless fatigue. In fact, she didn’t realize how horrible she constantly felt because it had become the new normal for her. She was extremely anemic and, due to lack of iron, was suffering from pica, a debilitating eating disorder. Unexpected spotting and blood clots caused Angela constant worry and she endured heavy […]

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Understanding Uterine Fibroids and their Risk Factors

What Are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids – also called leiomyomas – are noncancerous growths of the uterus. In fact, they almost never become cancerous. Uterine fibroids grow in the tissue of the uterus, often during a woman’s childbearing years. They have no set growth pattern. Some appear rapidly while others grow steadily over time. In […]

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain. The reasons vary greatly. Fortunately, there are ways you can minimize the discomfort and improve pain management. Below are 5 things you can do to relieve your back pain: 1. Stay Active Activity is often the best medicine for back pain. Studies show that people with short-term, […]

You May Be Able To Treat Your Varicose Veins Or Spider Veins For Little Out-Of-Pocket Cost

The leaves are turning. There’s a chill in the air. The end of the year is quickly approaching. In all the holiday frenzy make time to take care of yourself. Now is the time to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit from your health insurance plan. If you’ve been putting off a procedure – […]

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Meet Joseph W. Yedlicka, Jr., M.D., FSIR

Dr. Yedlicka, Jr. is director of vascular and interventional radiology at Community Hospitals. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with Honors from Rush Medical College (M.D. 1982). He subsequently completed two years of general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and four years of diagnostic radiology training at Loyola […]