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How is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?

Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes the spinal column to narrow and compresses the spinal cord. This does not happen quickly, but is a more gradual concern. Too much narrowing compresses the nerves in the spinal and causes problems. 

Feb 21st, 2020
Tips for Reducing Pain at Home

Your day-to-day activities play a crucial role in managing your pain and maintaining a healthier life. Making positive changes to your routine and lifestyle are excellent ways to reduce pain and improve your mood. 

Feb 13th, 2020
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the term used for continued pain a patient has after an unsuccessful back surgery. The patient is usually referred to a pain management specialist to treat existing pain. 

Jan 27th, 2020
What is a Facet Joint Injection?

Facet joints are small, bony joints that sit along the spine. hen the joints get inflamed, they cause pain that can be severe. The injection is a strong anti-inflammatory steroid that gets inserted into the facet joint.

Jan 21st, 2020
How Does Colder Weather Affect Pain?

For those with a chronic condition and have a weakened system can suffer, resulting in fatigue, worsened pain, and even immobilization. In fact, 92% of patients suffering from chronic pain believe their symptoms are exaggerated when the weather gets colder

Jan 14th, 2020
Taking Your Life Back from Chronic Pain

Your quality of life and desire to resume regular activities plays an important role in maintaining your health and managing your pain. Positive changes to your lifestyle and simple changes to your daily life make managing your pain easy.

Jan 7th, 2020
Effectively Managing Pain Without Opioids

There are a lot of options for treating pain without the use of narcotics. The opioid epidemic is spreading across the nation at frightening rates. Many state laws are cracking down on opioid prescriptions to prevent excessive prescribing. 

Jan 2nd, 2020
Types of Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica is a term used for any pain or symptom that causes numbness or sensation like tingling along the sciatic nerve.  This means sciatic nerve pain isn’t a true diagnosis, but a description of the pain can help doctors properly diagnose the source.

Dec 30th, 2019
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Dorsal Root Ganglion stimulation utilizes a pulse generator that is implanted on the spine. This blocks pain signals from that specific area traveling to the brain. 

Dec 18th, 2019
Treatment Options for Chronic Migraines

Approximately 12% of Americans suffer from migraines. However, only 1% of the population suffer from chronic migraines. A chronic migraine is defined as a severe headache occurring 15 or more times a month, for more than three months. 

Dec 9th, 2019
What is a Pain Management Doctor?

A pain management doctor is a medical doctor (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who specializes in pain medicine. These doctors focus on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of pain, including the prevention of pain. 

Dec 3rd, 2019
Spinal Cord Stimulation: How it Works

Spinal cord stimulation therapy is a pain treatment that masks the pain signal before they reach the brain. A device similar to a pacemaker is implanted in the body and delivers electrical pulses to the spinal cord.

Nov 29th, 2019
What are NSAIDs & How Are They Used?

NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are used to treat a myriad of symptoms, inflammation, and relieve pain. NSAIDs are sold over-the-counter at a much lower cost than strong pain medications. 

Nov 19th, 2019
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically affects a limb, like a leg or an arm. Damage or malfunction to the central nervous system is what is believed to cause complex regional pain syndrome.

Nov 4th, 2019
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