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Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain

Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain

Joint pain can have a host of root causes. From inflammatory conditions like arthritis or tendonitis, to more serious chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis, joint pain can be extremely distracting, even debilitating for some patients. While...

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Pain Management for Cancer Pain

Pain Management for Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain: What Is It and What Causes It? Cancer brings enough difficulty to handle both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of cancer is also pain. 90% of cancer patients also find themselves trying to combat cancer pain in addition...

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Types of Pain and What They Mean

Types of Pain and What They Mean

Pain management can seem like a broad spectrum term to some people. How is pain defined? Are there different types of pain? Is there one treatment for all pain symptoms? Not all pain is the same. There are actually many different types of pain, some forms associated...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Sports Injury

Signs and Symptoms of a Sports Injury

Two Types of Sports Injuries As indicated by the title, sports injuries are injuries that happen when playing sports. Anyone is liable to find themselves injured from sports, there is no age limit on sports related industries. What people may not know is that there...

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Neurological Pain Syndrome

Neurological Pain Syndrome

Neurological Pain Syndrome: What Is It? Neurological pain syndrome is chronic, long lasting pain that comes as a result of a glitch in the nervous system. Ultimately, the nervous system stops working properly. Typically this malfunction of the nervous system occurs...

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Myofascial Pain Syndrome: What Is It and What Causes It Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MSP) is a chronic pain disorder where trigger points cause pain in the muscle and sometimes other, unrelated parts of the body as well. The symptoms typically start to show after a...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: What Is It? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that usually occurs after an injury. Damage to the peripheral and/or central nervous system causes CRPS to reside in one limb, most commonly in the arm, leg,...

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The Use of Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy

The Use of Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy

What is Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy (DRG) is a neuromodulatory therapy used in the treatment of chronic pain. Although the DRG has been the focus of various types of pain treatments since 1949, it wasn’t until recent years that DRG...

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Most Common Interventional Pain Treatments

Most Common Interventional Pain Treatments

Interventional Pain Management Interventional Pain Management is the practice of treating patients with acute and chronic pain. It is important for primary care physicians to partner with pain management specialists to develop the best treatment plan for patients...

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Treatment Options for Acute Pain

Treatment Options for Acute Pain

Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain Pain management is not limited to those suffering from pre-existing chronic pain conditions. While chronic pain is typically ongoing pain that lasts longer than six months, acute pain is a form of pain that comes on suddenly as a result of a...

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Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain

Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain

Nerve blocks are a common form of therapy used to treat and manage chronic pain. Groups of nerves that cause pain to a particular region or area of the body can typically be blocked via injections of medication also known as nerve blocks. These nerve blocks are...

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How to Treat Arm & Shoulder Pain

How to Treat Arm & Shoulder Pain

Arm and shoulder pain can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and have a significant hindrance on everyday life if it goes without treatment. Sometimes the cause of arm and shoulder pain may be identifiable, resulting from a dislocation, seperation, or prior injury. But...

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Surgery

How to Avoid Unnecessary Surgery

Individuals would be shocked at the number of unnecessary surgeries performed in the United States annually. Unnecessary surgery, by definition, is exactly what it sounds like; “Any surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the...

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Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain syndrome that affects 4% of people in the United States. This pain is typically characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness to the touch. This syndrome affects ligaments and muscles and is usually present for...

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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Treating Pain

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Treating Pain

Pain conditions can regularly be treated through the use of physical therapy. It is among the safest and most effective methods for managing pain, according to the CDC. Medications only mask the pain sensations, whereas physical therapy uses movement, hands-on care,...

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