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Category Archives: Pain Management

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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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 (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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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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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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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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