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Is Botox Effective for Chronic Migraine Relief?

Is Botox Effective for Chronic Migraine Relief?

Those suffering from chronic migraines know just how detrimental the condition can be. Migraine symptoms are often so overwhelming that they can take over your whole day, making it next to impossible to focus on anything other than the pain itself. These symptoms can...

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Why Safely Managing Chronic Pain Medication Matters

Why Safely Managing Chronic Pain Medication Matters

Everyone experiences acute pain from time to time, but those who suffer from chronic pain know that it can cast a shadow over every part of your life. The persistent nature of chronic pain can make everyday tasks challenging. It can greatly limit physical activity,...

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What You Should Know About Shingles Pain and Treatment

What You Should Know About Shingles Pain and Treatment

Shingles is a disease that causes intense physical discomfort, affects your nerves, and is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus responsible for chickenpox. How Did I Get Shingles? When you have chickenpox, some virus escapes into the nervous...

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How You Can Reduce Neuropathic Pain

How You Can Reduce Neuropathic Pain

If you often experience a shooting or burning pain, which may be constant or intermittent, you could be a victim of neuropathic pain. Chronic pain may occur due to an injury or infection or may be a symptom of progressive nerve disease. Regardless of the cause, you...

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Meet Our APP Staff: Southeast Pain & Spine Care

Meet Our APP Staff: Southeast Pain & Spine Care

Our offices boast a skilled team of providers for your visit and care. In addition to a Physician, Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are a type of provider you may be accustomed to seeing, as they’re a large part of the modern healthcare workforce. Our APP staff is...

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Increasing Range of Motion with Shoulder Pain

Increasing Range of Motion with Shoulder Pain

Many conditions can cause joint pain, several of which can become more likely to occur and more severe with age. A few of these conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, sprains, and many other injuries. For some, joint pain is a minor...

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Evolution of Neck and Back Pain

Evolution of Neck and Back Pain

Most people suffer from neck and back pain at some point in their life. Neck pain is a common problem, and your neck can hurt for several reasons. The neck's muscles and ligaments support your head (that weighs about 11 pounds) all day and allow for its motion. This...

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When Should I Use Heat or Ice for Pain?

When Should I Use Heat or Ice for Pain?

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 from each day. Fortunately, mild injuries or sore muscles can be treated at home by using ice and/or heat, but many people...

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Types of Sports Injuries: From Running to Golf

Types of Sports Injuries: From Running to Golf

Sports injuries can range from a simple ankle sprain to something more serious like a back injury. The range of severity can depend on the type of sport. For example, it's assumed that football injuries are going to be more dramatic and painful than an injury from a...

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Uses of TENS for Pain Management

Uses of TENS for Pain Management

In the United States, it's estimated that between 50 million and 100 million people experience chronic pain.  About two in five sufferers' quality of life is significantly impacted due to their decreased ability to work, perform normal personal care activities, and...

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Causalgia: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II

Causalgia: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II

Patients who experience chronic, severe burning pain in a limb due to an injury to a peripheral nerve may have once been told that they suffer from causalgia. Today, the condition is more often referred to as Type 2 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS II). Peripheral...

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Sciatica Pain

Sciatica Pain

Sciatic nerve pain is one of the most common types of pain. As many as 40% of people will experience sciatica pain at some point in their lifetime, and the frequency of sciatica increases with age. Individuals with existing acute or chronic back pain find themselves...

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Preventing Back Pain this Fall

Preventing Back Pain this Fall

Whether you're suffering a lifetime of ongoing chronic pain or simply still recovering from a more recent temporary injury, this time of year poses special concerns, particularly for those dealing with back pain.  Everything from the change in weather to the...

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How to Relieve Cancer Pain

How to Relieve Cancer Pain

The common cause of cancer pain tends to come from the tumor growing into nearby tissue. Sometimes, cancer may spread to the spinal cord and press into the nerves. As a result, a person may experience back or neck pain. You may suffer from bone pain, which occurs when...

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Can Virtual Reality Technology Be Used For Pain Relief?

Can Virtual Reality Technology Be Used For Pain Relief?

What is Virtual Reality Technology? As technology continues to evolve, virtual reality has completely changed the way that users experience technology. From theme park rides to video games and books, virtual reality has made its mark on today’s culture. Virtual...

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Treatments for Acute Pain

Treatments for Acute Pain

What is Acute Pain? Most people experience pain at some point in their life whether it is temporary or ongoing. Acute pain presents as a pain that starts suddenly and typically feels sharp. Injuries such as broken bones, cuts, burns, and postpartum recovery are...

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