From cancer to rheumatoid arthritis to stomach ulcers, the causes of chronic pain are widely varied. In most cases, we try to take a simple approach to managing the pain, designed to help the patient regain a certain quality of life they might be missing. Typically that includes non-invasive therapies like spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy, radio frequency ablation, massage, and even over the counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or even acetaminophen. Some patients might even require stronger prescription medications to help manage the pain.
Joint pain is one of the more common types of pain for adults, and there are a wide variety of medical issues that can cause it. These include injury, but can also include more chronic conditions such as arthritis, which affects about 15 million Americans. Joint pain can occur in anywhere in the body where two or more bones meet—hands, shoulders, neck, feet, hips, elbows, and back.
To our valued patients, We at Pain and Spine Specialists wanted to update you on the current status of our practice with regards to COVID-19. We are staying current with the guidelines from the CDC to help protect our patients, their families, and our staff and the...
February is designated as American Heart Month, so it is an ideal time to remind our patients to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.
Think about the last time you experienced pain. According to a market research report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain of varying degrees. An estimated 100 million adults are burdened by chronic pain in the U.S. alone. If you are among one of the millions of Americans who have suffered with pain for several months or longer, you may have a chronic condition.
Day after day, you bend, lift, turn and twist your neck without giving it much thought — until discomfort from Degenerative Disc Disease appears. Once easy, daily motions, can become a painful burden. Years of repetitive movement, without proper care or stretching, leads to more than the body’s usual wear and tear. What starts as radiating neck pain, may advance to numbness and weakness in your limbs.
Every year, around 3 million kids get injured while on school property. Schools must provide a reasonably safe area for their students, and if they fail to do so, may be held liable by the child’s parents or guardian. The staff at the school have an obligation to...
Inflammation is a common physiological reaction to when something isn’t right in the body. It’s basically the body’s defense mechanism that happens when the body recognizes harmful stimuli, with the inflammation a sign that the body is working to heal itself.
What’s the most dangerous room in the house? You might be surprised to learn that it’s the bathroom. According to the New York Times, approximately 235,000 people over the age 15 visit emergency rooms due to injuries occurring in the bathroom each year.