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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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Compression Fractures and Osteoporosis

Compression Fractures and Osteoporosis

As we age, our bones get weak, thin, and prone to diseases such as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition where your bones become fragile and weak. This is typically because of hormonal changes, loss of tissue, or calcium and vitamin deficiency....

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Chronic Pain and the Central Nervous System

Chronic Pain and the Central Nervous System

Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing or lasts longer than 6 months. And while this pain can be debilitating and affect your daily life, it can also cause other serious health issues and affect the central nervous system. How Pain Signals Work in Your Body Your brain...

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Tips for Managing Pain at Home

Pain affects every aspect of your life, and when living with chronic pain, normal, daily activities are a challenge. From the amount of sleep you get to the thoughts you have, pain has the power to negatively affect your quality of life. Your day-to-day activities...

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Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments

Knee pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can be acute or chronic pain, depending on the cause. Knee pain may be the result of a medical condition or an injury. Minor pain typically responds well to at-home methods of treatments, however, in...

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Treatment Options for Chronic Neck Pain

Approximately 12% of Americans suffer from migraines. However, only 1% of the population suffer from chronic migraines. A chronic migraine is defined as a severe headache occurring 15 or more times a month, for more than three months. When diagnosing chronic...

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Chronic Pain: Things to Know

Chronic pain is classified as a pain or discomfort that is ongoing and lasts three months or longer. It is typically caused by an underlying chronic condition, although not always. Unlike pain from pulling a muscle or stubbing your toe that goes away after the injury...

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