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Definitions of Different Types of Doctors

People in pain often treat with different types of doctors. Some of the physicians they may treat are a: Pain Management Doctor. According  to the American Society of Regional and Pain Medicine – “A pain management specialist is a physician … 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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Medial Branch Block

What Are Medial Branch Blocks? A medial branch block procedure is mainly diagnostic. If the procedure works (it gives the patient relief from pain) that it lets the doctor know what region caused the pain. It may let the doctor … Continue reading

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How Staying Active May Help with Neck Pain Management

Exercise helps the neck in three different ways. A recent article in Spine-Health suggests that exercise can help with pain management. The first step though is to review your pain doctor whether you should participate in an exercise program. Some … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

According to Spine Health, there are several types of non-aggressive physical therapy that may help with neck pain.  Some recommended types of therapy  (it’s always wise to check with your doctors first) include: Cold and hot therapy. Ice packs placed … 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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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 Causes of Neck Pain

What are the Causes of Neck Pain? Acute neck pain Most acute neck pain lasts for a few weeks to a couple of months. Acute pain generally resolves/ends during that time frame. Heat, ice, stretching exercises, and mild pain medications … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Therapies

Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy? There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to using heat therapy or cold therapy. Both can help with chronic pain. Some people use heat in one area and cold in another. For some … Continue reading

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Pain is More Common Than You Think. More notes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Here are some more interesting facts about pain and pain care in America – According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine: The medical costs of pain care  and the economic cost to lower work productivity were approximately $600 billion … Continue reading

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