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Category Archives: Back pain

You’re Not Alone. Notes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. The AAPM site reported the following numbers of sufferers for various diseases and medical disorders Chronic Pain. 100 million Americans. … Continue reading

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Causes and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Causes As you age, the discs break down (degenerate). The break down occurs through a loss of fluid in the discs which narrows the space between the vertebrae and makes them less flexible. There can also be cracks/tears in the … Continue reading

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Managing Back Pain at Work

What Causes Back Pain at Work? Back injuries are a leading reason why many workers need to stop working and try to get worker’s compensation benefits. Some industries and professions are especially prone to back injuries such as construction and … Continue reading

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Several items to consider buying if you have chronic pain

Several items to consider buying if you have chronic pain There are some items people with back should consider buying that help reduce the daily aches and pains of chronic pain. An ergonomic desk chair. Sitting in one spot for … Continue reading

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Practical Suggestions for Reducing Pain

Practical Suggestions for Reducing Pain Here are some tips for managing your pain. As always, the best advice is to review your pain issues with a respected and trusted pain management doctor. Quit smoking.  Tobacco is not only bad  for … Continue reading

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How to Treat Sciatica

Sciatic pain includes physical pain, numbness and tingling of these nerve roots. Continue reading

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Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Most people who have pain related to the spine have the pain in the neck or lower back. The neck and lower back are designed for motion. The upper back is designed for stability and just limited … Continue reading

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What is Radiofrequency Ablation

The nerves are then numbed and radiofrequency waves are sent to the needle tip. The waves help create a lesion which thwarts the ability of the targeted nerves to send pain signals. Continue reading

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Anatomy of the spine

Your spine is the main support system for your body. It allows you to walk, stand, sit, lie down, bend, and twist. The spine absorbs shock and provides for range of motion. Continue reading

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More on Interventional Pain Management

Epidural steroid injections. A local anesthetic is injected into the epidural area, the space outside the spinal cord and nerve membrane, along with a steroid, The aim is to identify the source of the pain and to reduce inflammation and pain in the spinal nerve roots. Continue reading

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