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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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How Can Radiofrequency Ablation Treat Chronic Pain?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy damaged nerves or tissues that send pain signals to the brain. By blocking the communication between the nerve and the brain, the patient’s pain is reduced. This...

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3 Ways to Manage Pain in Cold Weather

It is safe to say that colder weather is here. People have very different opinions on the colder temperatures - either they love it, or dislike it. However, regardless of your personal feelings, a drop in degrees affects the body similarly in everyone. A change in...

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Nerve Blocks for Pain Management

Many times, a group of nerves - called a plexus or ganglion - causes pain to an area of the body. This pain can be “turned off” by using a specific type of injection that blocks the pain signal from reaching the brain. This is called a nerve block. Nerve...

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Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis & Treatments

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis & Treatments

Peripheral neuropathy is the term used for disorders that are caused by damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system connects nerves from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Including, but not limited to, the arms,...

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Treating Trigger Point Pain & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Treating Trigger Point Pain & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Trigger point pain is a condition that can affect anyone. Pressure on sensitive areas in your muscles, called trigger points, causes pain. This is most common after muscles are contracted and used in repetitive movements. Pain can be caused by doing things you love,...

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9 Common Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

9 Common Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

There is an ever-growing variety of treatments for those suffering from chronic pain. There is the option of general medicine - oral and topical therapies - that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Your doctor may suggest non-medication pain relievers or even...

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Non-Opioid Pain Management Treatment Options

Non-Opioid Pain Management Treatment Options

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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Minimally Invasive Procedures for Treating Back Pain

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Treating Back Pain

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans each year. Back pain is not only uncomfortable, but it can be debilitating and cause damage to other parts of the body. Living with back pain interferes with the quality of life on a regular basis and can be incredibly...

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Plasma-Rich Platelet Therapy: How it Works

Plasma-Rich Platelet Therapy: How it Works

Platelet-rich therapy harnesses the body’s ability to heal itself. In recent years, platelet-rich therapy has been used to channel the body’s natural capabilities to regrow tissue and heal itself. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? The liquid part of blood is...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain is often associated with a decreased quality of life, diminished state-of-mind, and can put a lot of stress on one’s mental health. When your body aches, you know the pain is just not “in your head” and the discomfort is...

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Things to Know About Lower Extremity Pain

Things to Know About Lower Extremity Pain

Lower extremity pain is commonly due to overuse and inflammation as a result of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and other organs. The key to pain is understanding what causes it. Only physicians can truly diagnose this kind of pain. There are a...

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