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Category Archives: Back pain

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 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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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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