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 and spinal cord work … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain & The Central Nervous System
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 more serious cases, … [Read more...] about Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments
Neck pain is a result of weakened muscles due to poor posture. The CDC reports that nearly 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months, which is no surprise since we are constantly gazing into our computers and looking down at smartphones. Everyday life can be … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Relieve Neck Pain
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 patient’s best interest when weighed … [Read more...] about Avoiding Unnecessary Surgery to Reduce Pain
Back pain is one of the most common pain complaints that pain management physicians see. 80% of individuals will experience some sort of acute back pain in their lifetime while others may suffer from chronic pain as a result of a condition or injury. Several different factors can attribute to back … [Read more...] about Interventional Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain
Living with chronic pain can be difficult. Not only does it affect your physical ability, but is has a serious impact on your mental health as well. During this time of uncertainty and isolation, it is more important than ever to focus on your mental health. Knowing how your mindset and … [Read more...] about Is Being Cooped Up Affecting Your Chronic Pain?
While science may not have an exact reason for why pain worsens in the heat, it cannot be ignored. Many patients who suffer from chronic pain report that the change in weather makes their pain worse. Bad weather, such as cold and rainy days, are often associated with pain, but hot and humid summer … [Read more...] about Does the Summer Weather Affect Chronic Pain?
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the term used for continued pain a patient has after an 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 to stabilize a … [Read more...] about Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
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 is healed, chronic pain can last … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain: Things to Know