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Can Bone Spurs Cause Sciatica?

Can Bone Spurs Cause Sciatica?

Most of us do not think of bone as a living substance – we think of dry Halloween skeletons and cow skulls in the desert. Yet bones inside the body are fully alive. They contain blood vessels and constantly create new blood cells, build new bone, and tear down old...

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Types of Neuralgia and Treatments

Types of Neuralgia and Treatments

People who have neuralgia have often described the feeling as a sharp nerve pain that comes about suddenly. This can be caused by many factors including injury to the area, a damaged nerve, a disease, or some type of infection. The pain can occur in any part of the...

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Most Common Treatments for RSD/CRPS

Most Common Treatments for RSD/CRPS

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a health condition that causes severe, lasting, debilitating pain. It is thought to be an autoimmune condition. Common symptoms include severe and constant pain, swelling,...

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All You Need to Know About Vertebroplasty

All You Need to Know About Vertebroplasty

The truth is that we all desire to have fit and healthy bodies. Consequently, we constantly work out and adopt various diet plans to help us achieve this. However, although all this helps enhance our immune system and keep our bodies safe, we tend to develop various...

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Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

During platelet-rich plasma treatment, the patient’s own blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge machine where the platelets are separated and concentrated. This results in a PRP solution that contains up to 10 times more platelets than that typically found in...

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How Can Epidural Steroid Injections Help Back Pain?

How Can Epidural Steroid Injections Help Back Pain?

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a typical therapeutic choice for a variety of lower back and leg pain conditions. The injections have been utilized for many years and are regarded as an essential component for nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back...

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How to Tell If You’re Having a Migraine

How to Tell If You’re Having a Migraine

Having severe, recurring headaches that last for several days and are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light? You may be suffering from a migraine. These types of headaches affect about 39 million people in the U.S. and an estimated one billion...

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How to Manage Pain Without Using Opioids

How to Manage Pain Without Using Opioids

There are a lot of options for treating pain without the use of narcotics. The opioid epidemic is spreading across the nation at frightening rates. Many state laws are cracking down on opioid prescriptions to prevent excessive prescribing.  However, this leaves many...

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Heat or Ice Therapy for Pain Management

Heat or Ice Therapy for Pain Management

The old adage goes, "no pain, no gain." While that phrase is common, there isn't much to gain from the persistent pain that so many people suffer each day. Fortunately, mild injuries or sore muscles can be treated at home by using heat or ice therapy, but many people...

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Failed Back Surgery: Signs and Symptoms

Failed Back Surgery: Signs and Symptoms

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the term used for continued pain a patient has after unsuccessful back surgery. The patient is usually referred to a pain management specialist to treat existing pain.  The goal of spinal surgery is to decompress a nerve root or...

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How do Nerve Blocks Relieve Pain?

How do Nerve Blocks Relieve Pain?

When you touch a hot stove, the nerves in your hand send a pain signal to your brain that alerts you to quickly move your hand from the stove. Pain signals can be classified as acute or chronic. An acute pain is like the hot stove example above, but with chronic pain,...

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What are the Best Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy?

What are the Best Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy?

Neuropathy involves damage to the nerve cells which are responsible for touch, sensation, and movement. Diabetic neuropathy is the nerve damage caused by diabetes. In most cases, the high blood sugar content of people living with diabetes damages the nerves with time....

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Main Differences Between Pain Management and Pain Medicine

Main Differences Between Pain Management and Pain Medicine

Every once in a while, it is common to experience physical pain internally or externally. The treatment can be effective if appropriately administered and monitored by a health practitioner. It is advisable to consult a health expert specializing in pain, such as an...

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Exercising While Living with Knee Pain

Exercising While Living with Knee Pain

When your knee is in pain, the last thing you want is to engage in physical exercises due to fear of aggravating it. However, staying motionless or inactive won't make your knee ache any less. Here are some exercise tips to reduce your knee pain and strengthen your...

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Pain Management for Neck Pain

Pain Management for Neck Pain

There are many diseases that one becomes highly susceptible to with age, including chronic neck pain. However, one of the leading causes of neck pain is misuse. Most people with back pain have developed this condition due to specific lifestyle choices such as...

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How Pain Killers Can Sometimes Aggravate Chronic Pain

How Pain Killers Can Sometimes Aggravate Chronic Pain

Going by CDC's report on America's opioid epidemic, it is evident that opioid sale and usage has increased four times since 1999.  The report has since compelled pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and even insurance companies to draw the line as to who can benefit...

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