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Feb 10th, 2017
What is Visceral Pain and How to Deal With it

Visceral pain can be described as generalized pain inside the body, which originates from internal organs, and is usually hard to identify. Pelvic pains caused by disorders in bladder or irritable bowel syndrome can be considered as visceral pain...

Sep 12th, 2016
Connection Between Pelvic Pain And Obturator Internus Muscle

The obturator internus muscle does not get much attention and care as the abs, pecs, or quads do. This may be because the muscle cannot be flexed or seen in a mirror, and many people in the world of fitness do not know much about the anatomy and...

Sep 12th, 2016
Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief

Trigger Point Injections (TPI) are administered when there is a painful trigger point that spreads the pain to the surrounding area. The injection is given directly into the source – the trigger point of the pain; this makes the trigger point inactive...

Sep 12th, 2016
Spine Curvature Disorder and Treatment

The human spine is made of small bones called vertebrae, which are stacked together with discs, one on top of the other. A healthy spine will have a gentle curve when looked from the side, which is quite natural. In fact, the curve of the spine helps it...

Sep 12th, 2016
Everything you Need to Know about Occipital Nerve Block

Occipital nerve block is a steroid injection done around the occipital nerves, which are located above the neck area on the back of your head, originating from the top of the spine. It is called “nerve block” because the injection blocks the pain from...

Sep 12th, 2016
Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M)

Fibronectin–Aggrecan Complex (FAC) is a unique molecular complex that is harvested and used as a biomarker in areas of the body. Researchers have recently discovered that FAC is a product of cartilage breakdown but even more prominently, that it is...

Sep 12th, 2016
An Overview of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), though a rare condition, is a serious lower back disorder that requires immediate medical attention. A bundle of nerves emerges from the lower end of the spinal cord in the lumbar spine, resembling a horsetail, hence the...

Sep 12th, 2016
Effective Pain Management with PRP Therapy

Many groundbreaking techniques are introduced to heal chronic medical conditions, and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is one such promising treatment method, which is used for pain management. PRP is an injection therapy that can be used to treat...

Sep 12th, 2016
Symptoms and Treatment of Brachial Neuritis

Brachial Neuritis is the condition of sudden shoulder and arm pain, followed by weakness or numbness. It is caused by the inflammation of the Brachial Plexus, which is formed by the combination of the nerve roots that leaves the cervical spine in the...

Sep 12th, 2016
Five Methods for a Better Spine Pain Management

Our spine or backbone consists of 206 bone disks called the vertebrae, which offers protection to our spinal cord and allows us to stand and bend properly. A number of problems such as infections, injuries, tumors, and herniated disks can change the...

Sep 12th, 2016
Non-Surgical Methods to Treat Hip Joint Pain

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, where the leg joins the pelvis. When the hipbone moves in the socket, a set of cartilages helps to prevent the friction between the bone and the socket. The hip joint is also strong enough to take on wear and...

Sep 12th, 2016
How Epidural Steroid Injection Helps in Upper Back Spine Pain

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a non-surgical method to treat inflammation of nerves in the spine, and thereby reduce spine pain. The injection is usually used to treat conditions of spinal stenosis, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease...

Sep 12th, 2016
Common Elbow Injuries and Their Treatment

The elbow joint is made up of cartilage, bone, ligaments, and fluid, and its movement is made easier with muscles and tendons. As the elbow is an important moving part of our body, any injury or damage in its parts can lead to great pain, which would...

Sep 12th, 2016
Common Myths about Back Pain Problems and Treatments

Back pain can be extremely painful and the diagnosis can be difficult in many cases. However, there are numerous treatment techniques available these days, ranging from simple pain killing measures to advanced surgeries, which offer efficient back and...

Sep 12th, 2016
Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Back Pain

The sacroiliac joint is the joint that connects the sacrum (the triangular bone located at the bottom of the spine) to the hips. This joint is a shock-absorbing structure, and is responsible for transmitting all the forces of the upper body to the hips...

Sep 12th, 2016
Neck Pain Symptoms and Need of Surgery

Neck pain has become a very common issue these days, and there can be many causes of neck pain. The neck is a network of nerves, muscles, joints, and bones, designed to offer stability and strength. Neck pain that persists for months should be...

Sep 12th, 2016
Types of Neck Pain and Their Causes

Neck pain is a condition that millions of people experience at some time in their life. For most of the cases, treatment of the condition can be done without surgery, although there are some symptoms that may reveal a serious condition that warrants...

Sep 12th, 2016
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a fairly new disorder that is characterized by global pain of the musculoskeletal system that is present for at least three months. Fibromyalgia consists of pain in both sides of the body, both above and below the waist. Additionally...

Sep 12th, 2016
An Overview on Tailbone Issues

The small bone present at the bottom of the backbone is commonly called tailbone. It is also known as coccyx, and is made up of 3 to 5 bones fused together. The coccyx can get affected by different injuries and disorders resulting in pain in the lower...

Sep 12th, 2016
Reasons Why Weight Training is good for People with Back Pain

People with back pain may not think lifting weights is a good idea, but it turns out that weight training can fix some of the symptoms and get rid of the pain to some degree. A study conducted at the University of Alberta shows that training the whole...

Sep 12th, 2016
How to Ease Back and Neck Pain

Have you ever felt that aching pain in your lower back? If you have, you are not alone. Back and neck pain is very common, and about 80% of people experience back pain at least once in their lives. There can be many reasons for back and neck pain...

Sep 12th, 2016
Pain Relief Measures Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk – Study

Weight training can benefit people with back pain issues in many ways. Physical workouts and exercises can help in back and neck pain relief, and ensure a long and healthy life. Recently, there was a study that found that some moderate exercises could...

Sep 12th, 2016
How Back Pain Affects Your Sleep

A recent study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation highlights that back and neck pain can disrupt proper sleep of a person. Normally, many vital growth hormones are released by our body when we enter deep sleep stages at night, which then act to...

Sep 12th, 2016
The Causes and Symptoms of Stiff Neck

If you are experiencing soreness in the neck area that is making it difficult to move your head to the sides, you have a stiff neck problem. Usually, a stiff neck brings along headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, and arm pain, but the main frustration...

Sep 12th, 2016
An Overview on Cervical Vertebra Issues

The cervical vertebra can get fractured by an accident, a fall, or any severe injury that has an impact on the neck. This can lead to many issues in the spinal cord, resulting in excruciating pain and other disorders. For instance, trauma to any of the...

Sep 12th, 2016
The Role of the Mind in Pain Management

We all know that different people experience pain differently. This is because the feeling of pain depends on the health of the person experiencing the pain. However, not many of us know that the pain reception of brain can be modified due to emotions...

Sep 12th, 2016
What is Drop Foot

Foot drop, also known as drop foot or dropped foot, refers to a weakening of the muscles that allow one to flex the ankle and toes, causing the individual to drag the front of the foot while walking and to compensate for this by bending the knee to lift...

Sep 12th, 2016
Four Things to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica refers to the most common symptom of sciatic nerve root irritation. Sciatica is a pain that can occur when a spinal nerve root in the lumbar portion of the spine is irritated. L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1 are the specific nerve root levels in the lumbar...

Sep 12th, 2016
What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome results when the posterior tibial nerve is compressed within the tarsal tunnel. This condition is very similar, in mechanism, to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. Both of these conditions result when a nerve is pinched within...

Sep 12th, 2016
What is Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition caused by inflammation of the tendons on the outer bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. Certain repetitive movements of the wrist can cause this condition. Tennis elbow can occur in anyone who strains...

Sep 12th, 2016
Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis, which affects the spine and exhibits symptoms such as pain and stiffness, all the way from the neck to the lower back. The bones in the spine fuse together and make it rigid and while some of these changes...

Sep 12th, 2016
Remedies To Treat Upper Back Pain

Muscle spasms, stiffness, and upper back pain are common among people these days. Sitting in the same position for a long time, bending, twisting, or poor posture can cause upper back pain. An abnormal curvature of the thoracic spine called Scoliosis...

Sep 12th, 2016
How Rotator Cuff Pain Can Be Treated

The shoulder joint is known for its wide range of mobility, which allows it to assist in the vital activities of everyday life. It draws from a group of muscles that comprise of the rotator cuff, and help with overhead and lifting activities...

Sep 12th, 2016
Home Remedies to Help With Neck Pain

The result of a sharp or dull aching in the neck can cause severe neck pain. This sometimes can be the cause of headaches, numbness, stiffness, and swelling in the neck area. However, most of the time, neck pain is not that serious initially and can be...

Sep 12th, 2016
Spinal Cord Stimulation

A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a device used to manage and control symptoms of chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulators work by delivering a low level of pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to block sensations of pain from reaching the brain...

Sep 12th, 2016
Motivational Monday!

“People come to expect the next day is going to wind up being painful. It just takes the joy off of life’s little pleasures — and big pleasures, for that matter.” If this sounds like you, then you may need some help in restarting your motivation.

Sep 12th, 2016
Stem Cells

Learn about 4 types of Stem Cells: Pluripotent, Multipotent, Embryonic, and Adipose (ASCs)

Sep 12th, 2016
OPIOID DETOXIFICATION

Reasons for the discontinuation of opioid medications include but are not limited to: lack of medication effectiveness, a decrease in pain level in a stable condition, suspicion or confirmation of abuse/misuse, evidence of illegal or unsafe behaviors...

Sep 12th, 2016
Muscle Soreness And How It Can Be Relieved

It is fairly common for muscle soreness to be fitness-related, which means it is wise to remember your exertive limits when performing intense exercise. There are many treatments which can help ease the pain...

Sep 12th, 2016
Using Muscles Relaxants To Treat Neck Pain

Sometimes, muscle relaxants such as Soma (carisoprodol), Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), and Valium (diazepam) are used to treat neck pain. These are also sometimes combined with another medicine, such as in Norgesic...

Sep 12th, 2016
Four Things to Know About Arthritis

Arthritis dates back to 4,500 BC and affects millions of people worldwide. It has a wide variety of treatment options and can be extremely debilitating.

Sep 12th, 2016
Is Prolotherapy Painful?

Any pain involved with the injections will vary according to the individual. Some patients may experience some degree of pain while others may experience a moderate amount of discomfort.

Sep 12th, 2016
What Can Cause Neck Pain And Headaches

In some cases, neck pain is caused by structural problems in the neck, such as with the muscles and joints of the vertebrae. Examples include arthritis, problems with the discs between the vertebrae and whiplash injuries. As expected, neck conditions...

Sep 12th, 2016
What Causes Hip and Knee Pain

Finding the cause of knee and hip pain can be a difficult task. Your doctor will use information about your symptoms, examination, imaging studies and other tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.

Sep 12th, 2016
How Can I Improve My Sleep?

Sleep is easily one of the most under appreciated, and overlooked restorative functions of the human body. As a pain management specialist, several chronic pain disorders are further accentuated with a loss of proper sleep hygiene.

Sep 12th, 2016
What are NSAIDs and how are they used?

NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used classes of medications today. In essence, they are used to mitigate inflammatory processes. Inflammation is directly responsible for contributing to many different types of pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia...

Sep 12th, 2016
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