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7 Ways To Manage Chronic Neck And Shoulder Pain From Home

As we are spending more time at home, many people are suffering from chronic neck and shoulder pain – but there are ways to manage this pain and avoid it from worsening. The first few weeks of the COVID19 pandemic weren’t so bad.

Jul 28th, 2020
6 Tips For Living With Chronic Pain Through Quarantine

The Center for Disease Control reports that over 50 million people in America suffer from chronic pain. Living with chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult, especially during quarantine and stay at home orders. Here are 6 tips to help.

Jun 30th, 2020
How Compassion Focused Therapy Helps To Ease Pain

Due to the complexity of this disease, it’s essential to note the importance of compassion focused therapy and other alternative therapies to ease chronic pain. It is not possible to adequately frame chronic pain as a health condition...

Apr 15th, 2020
Chronic Pain And Anxiety: Are They Related?

Most people don’t like to think of the idea of getting hurt or get anxious thinking about pain, and that’s normal – but what about chronic pain and anxiety? Are those two related?

Feb 14th, 2020
Budget Workouts And Everyday Habits For Senior Fitness

Life with chronic pain can be extremely challenging. Whether your healthcare provider has prescribed medication, suggested acupuncture, recommended surgery, or explored other treatment options, you should establish healthy senior fitness habits...

Jan 27th, 2020
Your Head Hurts? Use These 9 Tips To Ease Headache Pain

There can be many reasons why your head hurts, but regardless of the type of pain, this guide will help you to ease your headache pain. It can be a dull pain in your forehead or soreness in the back of your head or neck.

Jan 13th, 2020
Myofascial Pain Syndrome Vs Fibromyalgia

There are many conditions that often share similar symptoms, making it difficult for doctors to successfully diagnose and treat the problem. When it comes to myofascial pain syndrome vs fibromyalgia, patients are often misdiagnosed...

Dec 16th, 2019
What Happens To The Brain When You Have Chronic Pain?

As researchers find there is a direct connection between chronic pain and the brain, we can use this information to create better treatment options. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than three months.

Nov 11th, 2019
Pain Awareness Month: 6 Types of Chronic Pain to Know

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.

Sep 17th, 2019
7 Ways To Reduce Pain When Sleeping With Sciatica

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.

Jun 11th, 2019
How To Avoid A Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosis

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. 

Apr 15th, 2019
Understanding Chronic Pain In Children & How To To Counter It

Chronic pain in children and teenagers is becoming more common, and is often not diagnosed for years. Here is how we can reduce the most common types of chronic pain children suffer from. Reports have stated chronic pain in children is underdiagnosed...

Feb 11th, 2019
Tingling Feet Or Hands… Is It Peripheral Neuropathy?

You may have peripheral neuropathy if you are experiencing uncomfortable sensations in parts of your body. If you have tingling in your feet or hands, burning sensations in your back or face, or muscle weakness or lack of coordination – it’s time to learn

Jan 8th, 2019
5 Reasons To Visit Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Specialists

CRPS is a difficult, painful, and confusing type of chronic pain. During this difficult time, complex regional pain syndrome specialists can help. If you are dealing with pain of any kind, your goal is to eliminate that pain as soon as possible.

Dec 11th, 2018
Is Back Pain Linked To Mental Health Problems In Teens?

Back pain is an extremely common physical condition for people of all ages; but is this pain connected to mental health problems? According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the single leading cause of disability.

Nov 13th, 2018
What Is Causing My Radiating Leg Pain?

Radiating leg pain means you are hurting in one place on the body that is also causing pain to move to other parts, such as your leg. For instance, you may have a back problem that causes referred pain in your legs. All pain can be troublesome.

Aug 20th, 2018
The Best Pain Management Treatment Options

Back pain can disrupt your lifestyle. Whether your pain is muscular, skeletal or unknown, it can control how well you function in everyday activities. Severe back pain can make it hard to walk or complete ordinary tasks.

Jul 18th, 2018
Arthritis Awareness Month: Different Types Of Arthritis To Know

May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and we are here to support over 50 million Americans struggling with different types of arthritis, with patients of all ages and backgrounds. An inflammatory disease, arthritis is characterized by inflammation and...

May 16th, 2018
How Is Cognitive Dysfunction Linked To Pain?

It is no secret that we cannot think clearly when we are in pain. The brain reacts in a certain way when experiencing pain – pain is not only a message from the body to the brain, but it kicks certain emotions into autopilot,...

Apr 16th, 2018
10 Surprising Facts About Integrated Pain Management

Integrated pain management is vital to millions of Americans. From post-surgery or postpartum care, to chronic pain caused by injuries or diseases, a crucial part of delivering expedient and quality medical services...

Feb 19th, 2018
How A Pain Management Specialist Can Help You

Pain is a natural part of life, but for many Americans, its role daily becomes unmanageable and consistently excruciating. From illnesses like fibromyalgia, to injury-related long-term nerve damage,...

Jan 15th, 2018
10 Lower Back Exercises For Pain To Do At Home

Lower back pain is a major struggle, regardless of when in life you’re saddled with it. But chronic pain is even worse, and can be extremely difficult to deal with. The most important thing, regardless of how you approach your condition,...

Dec 14th, 2017
Living With Chronic Pain And Finding Gratitude

Chronic pain is one of the most misunderstood conditions a human being can struggle with, because it is so strange and unusual. Because of this, living with chronic pain can be extremely difficult. Most people understand pain as a sharp sensation,...

Nov 16th, 2017
Pain Assessment: How Bad Is Your Pain?

Science argues that pain is a subjective experience. Some pain experts agree that part of feeling the pain is how your brain is interpreting it. Fortunately, whether it’s all in your head or not, there are pain assessment tools to determine...

Oct 18th, 2017
Responses To Lower Back Pain Is Changing

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care in the United States. According to the NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll, people are responding to their lower back pain differently than in the past,...

Sep 20th, 2017
Benefits Of Animal Assisted Therapy For Chronic Pain

Humans and animals have shared a bond of companionship for thousands of years. We have bred animals like cats and dogs to be fellow hunters, friends, and guardians. And research shows that our bond is strong with some animals.

Aug 21st, 2017
How To Stay Optimistic With Chronic Illness

Chronic illness is a fact of life for about half of American adults, a statistic that has been steadily and tragically growing over the past few decades. It isn’t just poor health and trouble coping with any number of crippling symptoms.

Jul 19th, 2017
Natural Pain Relievers And Anti-Inflammatories

Medication is not the only reliable way to relieve pain – and for many, long-term medication is not a very suitable way to relieve chronic pain, which can plague a person for years.

Jun 19th, 2017
How Fibromyalgia Pain Relates To Other Pain Conditions

Pain is not something we’re particularly inclined to like, as its intended function is to be something we actively avoid and work against. But there is such a thing as useful pain. Pain that teaches us valuable lessons in life, like avoiding fire and...

May 18th, 2017
Is There A Link Between Weather And Pain?

Pain is that uncomfortable feeling in one or more parts of your body that is seeking attention. It is the body’s way of telling you something is not right and to seek help to resolve the pain.

Apr 18th, 2017
When An Injury Turns Into Chronic Pain

Research has shown that pain affects over one hundred million people, as reported by primary care physicians. Addressing pain can be simple for some and extensive for others, depending on the type of injury.

Mar 17th, 2017
5 Common Causes Of Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain then you know just how devastating it can be to suffer without relief. You know you have a pain, you feel sick, but not one of the many doctors you have seen can identify a source for your pain.

Feb 24th, 2017
5 Of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a sadly misunderstood topic – and it’s easy to see why. It’s not exactly natural, nor intuitive to experience pain on a constant level – and when you are subjected to pain, it’s hard to constructively think or analyze the situation.

Jan 10th, 2017
How To Change Your Diet For Chronic Pain Relief

Dealing with chronic pain can often be a life-long struggle, underlined by years of medication and therapy. To many, the only way out of the pain is through pills. But while medication can alleviate some of the pain,...

Dec 9th, 2016
9 Ways To Minimize Back Pain At Your Desk

Given the data, it’s fair to say that to the majority of America’s working populace, sitting is somewhat of a natural state. US News notes that over 85 percent of American workers remain seated for their jobs,...

Nov 9th, 2016
7 Tips To Help You Manage Chronic Back Pain

Are you burdened by chronic back pain? You are not alone, back pain is the second most common reason people visit the doctor in the US. If you have reported your pain to your doctor and told that...

Oct 20th, 2016
Sports Injuries

Athletes are some of the fittest individuals in the world. As strong as their bodies are, however, they also can sustain injuries because of the repetitive and stressful motions of their chosen activities.

Sep 8th, 2016
Simple Tips To Help You Manage Chronic Pain

Pain indicates that something is wrong with the body. It can slowly show up over time or it can come on suddenly after an injury. Pain can range from mild to severe, and can come and go or occur on an acute basis.

Aug 31st, 2016
Overcoming Scoliosis

Although the upper spinal column has a degree of roundness and the lower portion of the spine appears to sway when viewed from the side, it should be a straight vertical line when observed from the rear. Scoliosis is a lateral, or sideways,...

Jul 13th, 2016
Complementary Treatments For Chronic Pain

Do you have chronic pain? If so, then you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, almost 50 million American adults have chronic pain. Chronic pain can be quite debilitating and sap both your energy and well-being.

Jul 6th, 2016
Back Pain Relief Without Drugs Or Surgery

Millions of people in America suffer from some sort of back pain issue. Most of them seek out doctors who will suggest risky surgeries or prescribe dangerous medications to immediately alleviate the pain that their patients experience.

Jun 9th, 2016
Managing Chronic Pain To Improve Quality Of Life

A warning sign that your body or mind is experiencing a problem, pain can appear suddenly or increase gradually over time. The sensation may be mild and intermittent or severe and persistent.

May 23rd, 2016
Herniated Disk: What It Is And How to Treat It

Most people have back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most frequent reasons that people are absent from work or go to the doctor. Although it is possible for back to result from many conditions,...

May 6th, 2016
What Are Superior Hypogastric Plexus Injections?

Most doctors believe that chronic pain in the visceral and pelvic regions is often caused by vulvitis, pelvic fibrosis, prostatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, radiation-induced neuropathy, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Apr 20th, 2016
What Is A Ganglion Impar Injection?

For those who suffer from severe perineal pain, a ganglion impar injection may be the perfect procedure to alleviate their discomfort. What is a Ganglion Impar Injection?

Apr 11th, 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

The carpal tunnel is a passageway inside of your wrist that is meant to protect the median nerve, which runs down the arm and forearm, into your hand. It can sometimes be affected by a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Mar 14th, 2016
Take Back Your Life With These Pain Management Tips

Even patients who are going to need a specialist eventually can change some of their lifestyle habits in order to better cope with their discomfort. Here is a closer look at some pain management tips that anyone can use to naturally manage their pain...

Feb 17th, 2016
3 Natural Remedies For Back Pain

Back pain is a common health problem that can strike at any age. Often, this pain is caused by a combination of problems that may include an injury, obesity and poor posture. Although it can be frustrating to experience nagging pain with every movement,...

Feb 8th, 2016
Chronic Pain Sufferers Overuse OTC Medication Survey Results

In a recent AGA-commissioned poll of adults over 30 found that 43% of chronic pain sufferers have knowingly taken more than the recommended dosage of over-the-counter pain medicine. An overdose of these medicines can cause stomach bleeding, ulcers,...

Jan 26th, 2016
What Is A Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. A disc is similar to a jelly-filled doughnut. It has a tough exterior and a softer center. A herniated disc occurs when some of the inner jelly pushes through the exterior,...

Jan 12th, 2016
Preventing Back Pain And Discomfort

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons reports that 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience back pain in their lives, especially in the lower back or lumbar region. While this pain can get debilitating for workers and athletes,...

Dec 11th, 2015
Doctor’s Tips For Back Pain

There are millions of people who suffer from back pain. It is so easy to strain the back or get a back injury. For those who suffer from pain, finding relief is essential.

Dec 4th, 2015
Yoga Moves To Relieve Back Pain

Yoga has many benefits, but perhaps the biggest benefit is how it can help those who suffer from back pain. Back pain may be caused by many things. More often than not, though, it is a result of tight muscles or weakened muscles in the trunk and legs.

Nov 25th, 2015
Typically Employed Pain Management Procedures

Millions of people nationwide deal with chronic pain for a diverse range of reasons. If you are one of these sufferers, you have several pain management procedures to explore, ranging from relatively conservative to more serious methods such as surgery.

Nov 19th, 2015
The Use Of Discography For Treating Back Pain

Discography, also referred to as a discogram, is a procedure used by medical professionals in order to help diagnose back issues. In a typical case, a surgeon will recommend using discography for treating back pain in order to identify a particular disc...

Nov 13th, 2015
7 Ways To Relieve Your Back Pain

Back pain can be crippling. It can cause you to stop doing what you love. It can even make you feel like you are not yourself. Finding ways to relieve your back pain can be difficult. What works for one person might not work for another.

Nov 6th, 2015
You Can Leave Your Pain Behind

Constant pain can rule over your life. It can make you feel like you are not yourself anymore. With the help of a pain management doctor, you can start to feel better and find yourself again.

Oct 29th, 2015
Reasons To Talk To Your Pain Management Center About Support

Talking to anybody who suffers from chronic pain, you will likely find out that pain has as much to do with the emotional side of people as it does the physical. The mind and body are intricately connected and physical pain quickly manifests itself...

Oct 15th, 2015
Qualities Of The Best Surgeon To Perform Your Kyphoplasty

There are many dangers associated with fracturing your spine. For instance, you may have permanent nerve damage, or you may even become paralyzed. In order to avoid some of these problems and get your life back to normal, your doctor might recommend...

Oct 9th, 2015
Treating Chronic Pain With Injections

Pain management plans are typically individually designed and tailored based on the causes of your symptoms and on your overall health condition. One group of management techniques often used by practitioners is treatment through injections.

Sep 28th, 2015
Common Causes Of Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem. There are many different severity levels and causes, but most people suffer from some kind of back pain. Common causes of back pain are injuries, mechanical problems and conditions and diseases.

Sep 9th, 2015
Free Your Body Of Chronic Pain With Innovative Treatments

If you suffer from chronic pain, you understand how even hope for the smallest relief is enough to get you out of bed in the morning. Fortunately, today’s medical field is full of innovative treatments for patients undergoing constant pain.

Sep 7th, 2015
Natural Back Pain Treatments

Back pain is common amongst various types of individuals. Whether it is temporary or chronic, people are constantly looking for ways to treat this pain. For those that would prefer to stay away from traditional medications,...

Sep 2nd, 2015
How To Naturally Alleviate Your Back Pain

Back pain can be a hard thing to live with. Medical treatments do not always take away all of your pain. Sometimes there are certain things that you have to do at home to alleviate your back pain.

Aug 31st, 2015
A Back Pain Patient’s Guide To Laser Discectomy

Do you suffer from ever-present lower back pain that leaves you breathless and keeling over? If so, you may want to ask your doctor about undergoing an healing procedure called a laser discectomy. Successfully used to treat those afflicted by back pain,...

Aug 28th, 2015
4 Reasons To Visit A Pain Doctor

Pain doctors specialize in helping people cope with daily pain. When you have chronic pain, it can be hard to accomplish tasks. Sometimes the pain is unbearable, and it is common for many people to suffer emotionally.

Aug 26th, 2015
Common Reasons For Chronic Back Pain

Numerous people live with chronic back pain. This condition can become so debilitating that they are prevented from carrying out basic daily functions. In order to get your life back on track, you need to seek treatment from an experienced doctor.

Jul 24th, 2015
How To Deal With Back Pain

Chronic back pain can be debilitating. Many people with this problem struggle to find the right pain management options. Fortunately, there are several great doctors available to help you.

Jul 20th, 2015
Tips For Managing Back Pain

Persistent back pain or pain that is incredibly severe should be looked at by a doctor right away. However, you might be experiencing mild back pain due to lifting something the wrong way or for unknown reasons.

Jul 13th, 2015
How Can I Treat Chronic Pain?

Minor aches and pains are pretty normal to everyday life. These kinds of pain are most likely caused by something minor and will either go away on their own or be treated using over-the-counter medications.

Jun 22nd, 2015
What Causes Different Kinds Of Pains?

Mild aches and pains are to be expected every now and then, but when bodily pain becomes consistent, it is time to see a doctor. The best treatment for you will depend upon the exact pain you are experiencing and what caused it.

Jun 18th, 2015
4 Ways To Relieve Chronic Pain

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, especially in your back, you know how tough it is to even make it through the day sometimes. Without any form of relief, doing anything, no matter how small, can take great effort.

May 26th, 2015
Ease Back Pain With A Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Back pain makes you miserable, no matter the severity. When it becomes chronic, it can affect your overall physical and mental health. It can cause frustration, discouragement and depression because you are always uncomfortable.

May 21st, 2015
All About Discography

If you suffer from back pain, your doctor may recommend lumbar discography. A pain specialist can perform a discography to evaluate the back pain and plan for surgery. This procedure is sometimes referred to as a discogram. In most cases, ...

May 14th, 2015
4 Simple Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

There are several medical conditions that create chronic pain including, arthritis, headaches, back problems, fibromyalgia, and more. Living with this constant pain can be debilitating.

May 11th, 2015
Eliminate Pain With Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a treatment designed to reduce back pain and correct debilitating deformities in the vertebrae of the spine. With the professional insight, assistance, and education provided by a qualified doctor, you can experience the benefits that...

Apr 17th, 2015