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How Is a Diagnosis of a Cervical Hernial Disc Made?

MRI shown. Some of the tests a pain management doctor may recommend to evaluate a cervical herniated disc include the following: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. This imaging test uses radiofrequency and a magnetic field to detail your spine’s soft … Continue reading

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What Is a Cervical Herniated Disc?

A cervical herniated disc happens when there is a tear in the hard disc wall. The gel-like center then penetrates the wall causing an irritation to your spinal nerves. The pain happens because the spinal nerves become inflamed and swell. … Continue reading

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New Year Suggestions for Pain Management

Spine Health offers the following four recommendations for people with chronic pain to think about in 2019. As with all recommendations, it is best to consult with your physicians first.   1. Try some low low-impact aerobic exercise. This type … Continue reading

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Why High Heels Can Hurt Your Lower Back and Hips

According to a recent story in the Huffington Post, wearing high heels hurts more than just your feet. High heels can affect your overall posture. Poor posture, in turn, can cause wear and tear on your spine and joints – … Continue reading

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Glossary of Pain Management Terms (I-Z)

MRI machine Hyperalgesia: Increased sensitivity to pain or enhanced intensity of pain sensation. Inflammation: A reaction of tissues to injury or disease. Symptoms include swelling, redness, heat, and pain. Joint: The junction of two or more bones. The joint allows … Continue reading

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Glossary of Pain Management Terms (A-F)

Acute: Pain that can be intense but usually lasts for a short period of time, usually shorter than six months. It usually relates to a bodily injury and ends when the injury heals. Continue reading

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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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