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Definitions of Different Types of Doctors

People in pain often treat with different types of doctors. Some of the physicians they may treat are a: Pain Management Doctor. According  to the American Society of Regional and Pain Medicine – “A pain management specialist is a physician … Continue reading

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What is Cauda Equina Syndrome

A recent article in Spine-Health discussed an emergency medical condition called cauda equina syndrome. The condition normally requires “urgent surgical intervention.” If the condition is not treated quickly, patients can suffer: Paralysis Loss of bladder or bowel control Problems walking … Continue reading

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Medial Branch Block

What Are Medial Branch Blocks? A medial branch block procedure is mainly diagnostic. If the procedure works (it gives the patient relief from pain) that it lets the doctor know what region caused the pain. It may let the doctor … Continue reading

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How Staying Active May Help with Neck Pain Management

Exercise helps the neck in three different ways. A recent article in Spine-Health suggests that exercise can help with pain management. The first step though is to review your pain doctor whether you should participate in an exercise program. Some … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

According to Spine Health, there are several types of non-aggressive physical therapy that may help with neck pain.  Some recommended types of therapy  (it’s always wise to check with your doctors first) include: Cold and hot therapy. Ice packs placed … Continue reading

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Summer Pain Issues and Practical Tips

As the hot weather and long hours of summer approach, it’s a good idea to think about how the heat and summer affect chronic pain. Here are a few things to think about: High humidity may affect joint pain such … Continue reading

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How can PRP Help with Pain Management

PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a procedure that uses your own blood. It consists of a solution of platelet cells, proteins, and growth factors which are used for regeneration. The platelets are rich with materials that rebuild tissue as well … Continue reading

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How Massages Can Help with Your Back Pain

The key benefits of a massage.
1. Helps the circulation and flow of blood. Blood flow provides nutrients to tissues and muscles.
2. Improves flexibility which help manage the pain of tight muscles. Flexible muscles can even help patients sleep better.
3. Increases endorphin levels. Elevated endorphins help improve your mood so you can live wit your pain. Continue reading

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The Parts of the Spine-A Short Summary

The spine has three main parts: The cervical spine. This is composed of 7 cervical vertebrae. The thoracic spine. This is composed of 12 thoracic vertebrae. The lumbar spine. This is composed of 5 lumbar vertebrae.Another small part is called … Continue reading

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Spinal Anatomy

The spine has three main parts: The cervical spine. This is composed of 7 cervical vertebrae. The thoracic spine. This is composed of 12 thoracic vertebrae. The lumbar spine. This is composed of 5 lumbar vertebrae. Another small part is … Continue reading

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