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Inspirational Quote: Tough Times

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Postherpetic Neuralgia

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Center for Pain Management | ComprehensivePainManagementCenter.comAt a special center for pain management, experts understand that many chronic pain conditions can be extremely frustrating. Postherpetic Neuralgia is one such condition. If you suffer from postherpetic neuralgia, there is no reason to live with your pain. Consult with an experienced physician and develop a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Postherpetic Neuralgia is a complication that sometimes occurs after contracting Shingles, a disease caused by the chickenpox virus. Shingles patients develop a painful rash and blisters that clear up over the course of a few weeks. These rashes are usually confined to specific areas of the body, including the face or chest. Occasionally, nerves are damaged during an outbreak of Shingles, causing pain that remains even after the blisters have disappeared. This condition is called postherpetic neuralgia. Read more »

Infographic: Ebola Outbreak

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What to Expect When Using Acupuncture As Pain Management Treatment

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Acupuncture | ComprehensivePainManagementCenter.comAcupuncture, a traditional Chinese practice that is quickly finding a niche in Western medicine, has long been used as a pain management treatment. Acupuncture as pain management treatment is considered a valuable complementary treatment to reduce both chronic and acute physical pain as well as emotional and mental issues.

When you go to your first appointment, plan on arriving early to give an adequate amount of time to speak with your acupuncturist. This will allow time for you to give a medical history and discuss specific trouble areas. In addition, it allows you to ask any questions that you may have without feeling rushed and offers a chance to make sure you feel comfortable with the qualifications of your practitioner in this particular pain management treatment.

You should wear comfortable, loose clothing that can be manipulated in case a sleeve, pant leg or other part of the material needs to be moved to access an area. Some practitioners will ask that you change into a gown to avoid these issues. You will likely be set up in either a recliner type of chair or on a table where you can lie down in a comfortable position for the duration of the session. Read more »

Easing Chronic Back Pain With Your Diet

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While you may need serious intervention to deal with your chronic back pain, that does not mean you cannot do a little something at home to take the edge off. Making changes to your diet can complement other methods of pain relief that you may be receiving. With a little forethought, you can start easing chronic back pain with your diet.

You have heard it a million times: Drink your eight glasses of water a day. This is not just some trick the bottled water companies came up with to increase sales. Hydrating your body is actually beneficial to your muscles and the padding surrounding your joints. Having adequate water in your system is also necessary to promote muscular healing.

Most foods you put into your mouth are either helping or hindering the healing process. Choose anti-inflammatory foods, which reduce the inflammation associated with chronic back pain and allow the area to begin healing instead. Ginger is one such food and can be taken in its raw form, cooked, or in a tincture, or “tea.” Other anti-inflammatory foods include whole grains, dark leafy veggies, nuts, foods high in omega-3s such as fatty fish, tomatoes, garlic, soy, avocados and green tea. Try to eat foods in as close to their whole form if possible to maintain the highest level of nutrients. Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

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Back Pain | ComprehensivePainManagementCenter.comWhether you have recently suffered an injury or have begun to experience some twinges in your back, take advantage of this early warning sign. Even if you have not yet experienced back pain, be aware that this is one of the most common problems that send people to the doctor’s office. There are several things you can do to start avoiding back pain from putting a stop to those activities that you love.

One of the most effective ways to start avoiding back pain is to maintain a healthy weight. That spare tire puts a strain on your back and will aggravate even a small amount of pain. If you are more than a few pounds over your ideal weight, take steps to lose that extra load.

There are plenty of reasons to exercise on a daily basis. Reducing or preventing back pain is just one of many. While many people are tempted to reduce their activity, moderate exercise is a much more effective way to ease the pain. This is because the physical activity reduces muscle tension and inflammation. Read more »

Infographic: Correct Posture

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Steps You Can Take at Home to Relieve Back Pain

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Back Pain | ComprehensivePainManagementCenter.comWhen you suffer from back pain, every other facet of your life might be affected. Although you may be working with a professional for ongoing treatment, there are a few things you can do at home that will help to relieve back pain.

One of the easiest things you can do as you recover from acute back pain is to change the way you are sitting. For example, it is helpful to reduce the amount of time that you spend sitting in one position. After ten or fifteen minutes, get up and mover around. Choose a firm chair with arm rests and room for some lumbar support. (This could be a rolled up towel or a small pillow.) Place your feet flat on the floor and make sure that your hips and knees are at a right angle. When you want to stand, move forward on the chair and then straighten your legs. Try to avoid bending at the waist. Use similar techniques when standing, driving, and kneeling. Read more »

Infographic: Correct Sitting Posture

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