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How Chronic Pain and Mental Health are Connected

How Chronic Pain and Mental Health are Connected

Anyone living with a chronic pain condition knows what kind of mental and emotional toll it can take. Being in pain for extended periods of time creates a high level of stress, and that may manifest in a number of different mental health side effects. It can be...

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What to Do When Shoulder Pain is Actually Neck Pain

What to Do When Shoulder Pain is Actually Neck Pain

Are you experiencing mild to severe shoulder pain? Did you know that though the pain might be on the shoulder, your neck could be the problem? Yes, when you experience pain in the shoulder, the real issue might be your neck. But you might be asking yourself, "how is...

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How Does Arthritis Pain Affect Sleep?

How Does Arthritis Pain Affect Sleep?

The term 'arthritis' is used by the CDC to describe a number of conditions that cause trouble, most often pain and stiffness, for your joints or tissues around the joints. All these types of arthritis affect sleep. That is because the thing these conditions all have...

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Living Comfortably with Fibromyalgia

Living Comfortably with Fibromyalgia

It might be a challenge accepting that you can no longer attend to that mile-long-to-do list anymore. The fact is that you are not alone — in the US, about 5 million people of 18 years and above have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia — but this is not the end. Having...

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Do Changes in Seasons or Weather Impact Chronic Pain?

Do Changes in Seasons or Weather Impact Chronic Pain?

The spinal column plays a critical role in supporting the spinal cord and the Central Nervous System (CNS), which links the brain to the rest of the body. According to a report published by New York-based Mather Hospital, as many as 80% of people across the US suffer...

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Cervical Facet Joint Injections

Cervical Facet Joint Injections

What are Cervical Facet joints? Cervical facet joints are small pairs of joints found on the back/side of your neck. They work to the effect that they provide stability and at the same time guide motion in your spine. Are Facet joint injections important? Pain in the...

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Lumbar Radiculopathy: Things to Know

Lumbar Radiculopathy: Things to Know

On average, three to five percent of adults experience the symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy in their lifetime. The disease affects both men and women; most often people aged 30 to 50 years. Fortunately, the health issue is treatable. Understanding this condition will...

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Phantom Pain: Causes and Symptoms

Phantom Pain: Causes and Symptoms

Amputation brings about many challenges—the most affected being amputees who experience a condition known as phantom pain. Phantom pain, also known as phantom limb pain, is a condition that is characterized by a feeling of pain in the limb which you no longer have....

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Seven Chronic Conditions that Cause Leg Pain

Seven Chronic Conditions that Cause Leg Pain

Your legs take on a lot of wear and tear throughout life, your muscles, tendons, and ligaments get pulled and stretched to their limits, yet, you keep pushing on. If you put too much wear and tear on anything, there will be consequences, and your legs are no...

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Rotator Cuff Repair and Treatments: All You Need to Know

Rotator Cuff Repair and Treatments: All You Need to Know

A rotator cuff tear is a common problem that affects many adults. It is detrimental as it results in pain and disability. As a matter of fact, a rotator cuff problem weakens your shoulder, which means that you won't carry out your daily activities due to the pain...

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Understanding and Treating Chronic Migraines

Understanding and Treating Chronic Migraines

If you've ever suffered from a migraine, you know how debilitating and painful they can be. For those with a chronic migraine condition, the pain can make it difficult to function in your daily life. Understanding what exactly a migraine is, and when they're...

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Six Alternative Non-Invasive Spinal Procedures

Six Alternative Non-Invasive Spinal Procedures

Perhaps you are looking for an effective method to treat a spine condition. However, the mention of back surgery is not that appealing, is it? The good news is, with the current technological advancements in the field of medicine, you can undergo a non-invasive spinal...

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Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain

Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain, also known as chronic soft tissue, is a significant health problem. The difficulty in understanding the underlying mechanism is exacerbated by the fact that it is highly prevalent among many people. Great research details that myofascial pain...

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Spinal Fusion and Why You Might Need It

Spinal Fusion and Why You Might Need It

One might argue that pain is a part of life — a way that your body informs you of an underlying problem. And so, you'll schedule an appointment with your doctor, get some medication prescribed, and the pain gradually fades away with time. But for people suffering from...

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What to do if Radiofrequency Ablation Does Not Work

What to do if Radiofrequency Ablation Does Not Work

Pain is part of life and everyone feels pain at one point in their life. Pain tells you that something is not right in your body. Luckily, the pain goes away after going through medication. Chronic pain, however, does not go away for longer than 12 weeks even after...

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