We all hate seeing our loved ones in pain- be it physical or emotional pain. Various pain management techniques have been employed when it comes to physical pain, such as; pain-relieving medicines, trigger point injections, and exercise. However, recent studies have proven that electrotherapy is an … [Read more...] about Electrotherapy and Pain Management
Tennis Elbow Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly called "tennis elbow," is a muscle strain condition is not exclusive to tennis players. It is typically caused by overuse. A repeated contraction of the forearm muscles used to straighten and raise the hand and wrist can cause this … [Read more...] about What is Tennis Elbow?
As the medical field has expanded and the complexities of pain have become more well-known, pain management physicians have become more available to patients. Interventional pain management is a specialty that requires additional training and education surrounding pain. Physicians that pursue this … [Read more...] about The Specialty of Interventional Pain Management
Exercise and Chronic Pain Oftentimes individuals suffering with pain become hesitant to exercise. With pain comes varying levels of discomfort including aching, joint stiffness, and limited mobility. These symptoms can make exercise more difficult from a physical aspect. In addition, these … [Read more...] about Exercises to AVOID If You’re in Pain
What Is DRG Therapy? Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy, DRG for short, is a neuromodulatory therapy used to treat chronic pain. Dorsal root ganglions are collections of nerve cells that reside on both sides of each vertebrae at the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. There are approximately 1500 neurons … [Read more...] about DRG Therapy for CRPS
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
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?
Over 26% of Americans suffer from arthritis pain. And while there are medications for reducing arthritis pain, many patients want relief from their pain without taking pills. Fortunately, treatment options are evolving and arthritis patients have the ability to decide their treatment … [Read more...] about 5 Options for Arthritis Pain Relief
The Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a small bundle of nerves connected to each vertebra along your spine. The DRG is critical in processing pain signals and transmitting them to your brain. They have a particularly important role in how you experience pain. The DRG act as the body’s internal traffic … [Read more...] about Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation