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Category Archives: Chronic 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 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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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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Managing Pain for Valentine’s Day

Help for Managing Pain on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the loved ones in your life. For people who are in chronic pain, enjoying the day can present problems. Here are a few suggestions for honoring … Continue reading

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Foods to Eat and to Avoid – to Reduce Inflammation

Diet and Nutrition Suggestions for Controlling Inflammation Inflammation causes your nervous system to trigger pain. The right diet can help reduce inflammation – and, in turn, reduce chronic pain. There are two parts to an anti-inflammation healthy diet. The first … 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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What is Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medical research that is helping doctors treat patients who don’t respond to current treatments. Continue reading

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What is a Fluoroscope?

The fluoroscope, discovered in 1985, was the first X-Ray machine. X-Ray  machines let physicians view the body’s interior greatly increasing the ability to diagnose and treat diseases. The fluoroscope has evolved into sophisticated technology that is now a cornerstone of … 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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