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Pain Management Acronyms and Abbreviations

Here are a few common acronyms that are used by pain management professionals AE. Adverse effect BDS- Bone density scan CAM. Complementary and alternative medicine CPM. Chronic pain management CT. Computer Aided Tomography DC. Doctor of Chiropractic EMG.  Electromyography ESI. … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Exercise for Back Pain

Spine Health recently wrote about some of the ways exercise can help with back pain. According to Spine Health, some of the advantages of exercise include: By make the muscles that support one’s spine stronger, that removes “pressure from the … Continue reading

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Regenerative Medicine for Knee Pain – Part Two

Stem cell therapy is another regenerative medicine therapy that is being used to manage pain. Continue reading

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Regenerative Medicine for Knee Pain – Part One

There are several new approaches to treating a wide variety of pain issues including pain in the knee. Two of the most promising approaches are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy. Continue reading

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What is Vertebroplasty

What is Vertebroplasty? According to John Hopkins University, “vertebroplasty is a procedure in which a special cement is injected into a fractured vertebra — with the goal of relieving your spinal pain and restoring your mobility.” It may be considered … Continue reading

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Two prestigious medical hospitals explain the causes of back and neck pain

Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, these are some of the more common causes of neck and back pain. For many patients, there are multiple causes. Trauma due to an accident … Continue reading

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Autumn Gardening Tips to Reduce Pain

Gardening is a wonderful way to feel good about the world. As the colder weather approaches, many people try get in their gardening chores before the winter frosts come in. Autumn is a great time for planting. Here are a … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spinal Pain

According to a recent article in Medical News Today, rheumatoid arthritis is a possible contributor to spinal pain and pain in the joints and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis contributes to pain, in part, because it inflames the joints. Symptoms of rheumatoid … Continue reading

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Back Pain at Work

According to OSHA  (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency that tracks workplace safety, back pain is the second leading cause of workplace injury after hand injuries. Back injury can include spinal cord damage, pinched nerves, disc damage, fractures, … Continue reading

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Why Understanding Your Pain Can Lead to Better Pain Management Results

A recent New York Times article (July 2018)  discussed how pain education programs for people with chronic pain – are leading to better outcomes. The times article referenced a Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology report on an interesting clinical … Continue reading

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