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
What is Spinal Stenosis? The spine consists of bones called vertebrae. The job of these bones is to provide stability and support for the upper body. Nerves run through the openings in the vertebrae and transmit signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If the surrounding bones or tissues … [Read more...] about How is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?
When it comes to your pain, there are two different types of pain: acute and chronic. All pain is uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpleasant. No matter the type of pain, it can range from mild to severe and all pain has the ability to reduce your quality of life and prevent you from living the … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: How are They Different?
Osteoarthritis is a gradual disease, with symptoms that appear over a long period of time. Depending on the joints and bones that are affected, symptoms vary, some that are more severe than others. Osteoarthritis affects over 27 million Americans each year. The … [Read more...] about Early Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis
When you live with pain, the warmer weather isn’t always a welcomed change. Changes in temperature and humidity may have you begging for air conditioning or the indoors. The expectations of springtime typically include spending time outside, having cookouts, and doing fun activities – all things … [Read more...] about Seasonal Activities to Reduce Chronic Pain