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Treatment Options for Chronic Migraines Dec 9th, 2019

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.  When diagnosing chronic migraines, it is important to know the exact number...

What is a Pain Management Doctor? Dec 3rd, 2019

If you live with chronic pain or suffer from an incident where you find yourself in pain, chances are, you’ll be referred to a pain management specialist.  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...

Spinal Cord Stimulation: How it Works Nov 29th, 2019

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. This is an option for patients who suffer from chronic pain, leg, or...

What are NSAIDs & How Are They Used? Nov 19th, 2019

Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or irritation. As a self-defense mechanism, inflammation can be key to determining what is wrong, although reducing that inflammation is crucial to managing your pain.  Instead of prescribing opioids or narcotic pain medications, many physicians recommend taking NSAIDs to relieve aches and pains. ...

Effective Ways to Find Neck Pain Relief Nov 12th, 2019

A pain in the neck - a quiet literal condition. Neck pain is one of the most common complaints and aches that doctors hear. Fortunately, neck pain is rarely the sign of a more complicated condition.  Your neck supports the weight of your head and is flexible, making it prone...

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Nov 4th, 2019

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. The central nervous system contains the brain and spinal cord. Things...