Dr. Lin's Pain Management Blog

What Is a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure? The Roles and Benefits Explained

Pain Management Oct 15, 2019

Nearly one in three people suffer from neuropathic nerve pain. One way to reduce such pain is through a cervical epidural steroid injection procedure; but with such a complex name, many people are unsure about what this procedure is, and how it helps. If you have ever had inflammation around the nerves in your neck, then you know just how...

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Pain Awareness Month: 6 Types of Chronic Pain to Know

Pain Management Sep 17, 2019

September is Pain Awareness Month and we're sharing the most common types of chronic pain you should know. Better understanding these specific types will allow you to find the right treatment if you or a loved one is suffering from pain. Pain is not something people wish for. It is unpleasant and can affect your physical and emotional well-being. Each...

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How Those With Chronic Pain Can Stay Active and Enjoy Doing It

Pain Management Sep 04, 2019

Working out when you suffer from chronic pain is not easy, but there are ways to stay active while improving your mood, your energy, and ultimately reducing your pain. Your fitness regimen is just one part of your busy schedule. Like doing laundry and paying the bills, you work out because it's a necessary part of a healthy, balanced life,...

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Is Pain Worse After Nerve Blocks? 6 Factors to Know About Nerve Blocks

Pain Management Aug 16, 2019

People may feel some hesitation when it comes to trying nerve blocks to help with pain management. Will it possibly make your pain worse after nerve blocks are administered?  If you are suffering from pain, then you are likely willing to try any safe procedures to try and eliminate that pain. Whether your pain is from an injury, an autoimmune...

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Migratory Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Pain Management Jul 16, 2019

There are many types of arthritis that people may suffer from, but one of the least well-known is migratory arthritis. To fully understand this condition, we'll explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. A joint is a point where two or more bones meet. The space between each joint can swell or become inflamed. This is called arthritis and it...

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5 Healthy Aging Tips to Help You Make The Most of Your Senior Years

Wellness Jul 11, 2019

When you’re a senior looking to improve your quality of life, there’s no better solution than improving your physical and mental health. Health and wellness influences all other aspects of life, which is why finding easy ways to boost yours is the key to being happier in retirement. This solution can be fairly simple if you know the right steps...

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7 Ways to Reduce Pain When Sleeping With Sciatica

Back Pain Jun 11, 2019

Sleeping with sciatica is no easy feat. There may be lower back pain, numbness, hip pain, tingling, or even throbbing. Sciatica does not rest while you are asleep. However, there are some ways to reduce pain while sleeping. Sciatica is a word to describe pain that moves along the sciatic nerve, which can become pinched or irritated. If you have...

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Arthritis Awareness Month: How an Arthritis Treatment Center Can Help

Pain Management May 13, 2019

May is Arthritis Awareness Month, so this year, we will discuss the different therapies offered at an arthritis treatment center that may help reduce pain. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. An estimated 54 million people, including adults and children, have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. The most common form...

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How to Avoid a Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosis

Pain Management Apr 15, 2019

Those suffering from fibromyalgia suffer from constant pain and a fibromyalgia misdiagnosis can be detrimental. Here's what to know about a diagnoses of fibromyalgia.  Pain, fatigue, sleep problems, inability to concentrate, numbness, headaches, and digestive problems. These are just a few of the first signs of fibromyalgia that doctors see when trying to assist patients. According to the National Fibromyalgia...

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5 Types of Steroid Injections for Back Pain to Know & What Conditions They Treat

Back Pain Mar 08, 2019

Steroid injections for back pain are great non-invasive techniques to provide back pain relief and let you enjoy life again! If you are experiencing back pain of any kind, you know how desperate you can feel for relief, even if temporary. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the leading cause of disability in America. It is the...

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