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Category Archives: Pain Management

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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What is Cauda Equina Syndrome

A recent article in Spine-Health discussed an emergency medical condition called cauda equina syndrome. The condition normally requires “urgent surgical intervention.” If the condition is not treated quickly, patients can suffer: Paralysis Loss of bladder or bowel control Problems walking … Continue reading

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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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