Tag Archives: Pain Management

What is Pain Management?

We all experience pain at some point in our lives but for others, chronic pain can be debilitating. Pain management is the medical specialty that caters to the needs of treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. With an accurate diagnosis and early intervention, pain management doctors hope to help patients avoid spiraling into a state of chronic pain, or at least reduce the severity of …

You’re Not Alone: Chronic Pain’s Widespread Impact in America

Chronic pain sufferers’ often feel like they are alone, but recent studies discussed below show that an increasing number of people are suffering from chronic pain each day.

Chronic pain is defined by the National Institute of Health as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury. Chronic pain persists often for months or even longer.

A Nationwide Issue

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, recent market research report …

Limiting Shoulder Pain at Work

How to limit your shoulder pain at work
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket. The complexity of the shoulder is what enables you to do so much with your arms. It is also the reason so many people battle with shoulder …

Neuropathic Pain and Treatment

Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that is typically accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers might be damaged, or injured. These injured nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of nerve fiber includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury.

Neuropathic pain is also otherwise known as nerve pain. It is a …

  • Posted: November 17, 2015
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Epidural Steroid Injection

An epidural steroid injection is a common procedure to treat spinal nerve irritation. It is most often caused by tissue next to the nerve pressing against it. The beginning of the nerve root may be irritated by a bulging vertebral disc, disc contents from a ruptured disc or bone spur, precisely touching the spinal nerve.

An epidural steroid injection involves coating an inflamed nerve root in steroids, an anti-inflammation medicine, in …

  • Posted: November 17, 2015
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Noninvasive Pain Management Techniques

Research is continually being conducted to help decipher which pain management therapies are the most effective. Patients are always advised to consult their physician regarding questions about specific programs, so we will review some of the most widely available methods here.

The most widely used classes of pain management are:

Noninvasive, non-drug pain management
Noninvasive pharmacologic pain management
Invasive pain management

Noninvasive Non-Drug Pain Management

Exercise is one of the most …

  • Posted: November 2, 2015
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How to Help Someone in Pain

Chances are you know someone who deals with chronic pain. You may want to help but aren’t sure how to go about it or if you can even help. Sometimes just a “Let me know what I can do” just isn’t enough.

If you have a loved one, friend or family member who is affected by chronic pain, we will go over a few things that you can do to …

  • Posted: October 15, 2015
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