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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
Activities that Trigger Chronic Back Pain

Activities that Trigger Chronic Back Pain

Most of us believe that lifting heavy objects or injuries is the cause of lower back pain problems. Still, we tend to forget that in most cases, lower back issues develop over time, meaning our daily activities have a considerable contribution to lower back problems....