Tag Archives: Pain

What Chronic Pain Sufferers’ Wish You Knew

Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. The pain may be episodic, occurring in unpredictable flare-ups, or continuous. Many chronic pain patients have good days when the pain is mild or non-existent and bad days where the pain is excruciating and incapacitating. Because chronic pain is an invisible illness, patients often suffer …

  • Posted: March 24, 2016
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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 …

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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