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7 Common Arthritis Myths Debunked

According to the CDC, over 23% of adults have arthritis, and like other common diseases and health conditions, there’s a lot of misconceptions about it.  Let’s look at some of the most common arthritis myths and separate fact from fiction. 1. Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis.  Studies comparing the incidence of hand arthritis in habitual […]

The Truth Behind These 8 Shingles Myths

You’ve likely heard of shingles and at least one or two things about it. The problem is, this common condition is commonly misunderstood. Let’s sort out shingles’ facts from the fiction.  1. Shingles is just an itchy rash (like chickenpox or poison ivy). Unlike chickenpox, poison ivy, or other itchy skin conditions, the first signs […]

7 Treatments for Chronic or Long-Term Neck Pain

Most chronic or long-term neck pain and discomfort comes from wear and tear, injuries, and overuse — three things no one can avoid if they live long enough. The pain and discomfort from neck problems vary widely. Common symptoms include:  Neck pain Neck stiffness and reduced range of motion Headaches Muscle weakness in the arm, […]

Common Car Accident Injuries, Symptoms, and Treatments

A recent Esurance report found that the average driver will experience 3-4 accidents in their lifetime.  Let’s look at some common car accident injuries, symptoms, and treatments (the below list is NOT in order of most common injuries). 1. Internal Bleeding Your organs are delicate and vulnerable to trauma. These potentially life-threatening injuries are much […]

Medications and Treatments for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is caused by compression of the thoracic outlet structures. The affected area ranges from just above the first rib up to behind the collar bone. The condition can be extremely painful and debilitating. Treatment and management of TOS depend on the specific type. Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (NTOS) Neurogenic […]

7 Cancer Pain Treatment Options

Like other pain, the frequency and severity of cancer pain vary. It can be mild, moderate, and severe. It can also be constant or chronic.  Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to remove cancer (such as surgery to remove tumors) can reduce pain and improve quality of life. However, these are direct interventions for treating and managing cancer, […]

Neuropathy: 7 Pain Treatment and Management Options

Stabbing, shooting, burning, and electric shock-like pain. Tingling and pins and needles sensations.  Living with nerve pain and discomfort from neuropathy can be very, very hard. But pain management specialists know what to do.  Treatment and Management Options for Neuropathic Pain Once they have determined the underlying cause and the type of nerve damage, they […]

Why You Need A Pain Management Specialist

Everyone needs a primary care physician. But when you have pain symptoms, especially chronic pain symptoms, your primary care doctor should refer you to a pain management specialist.  What are their qualifications?  Pain management specialists, also known as pain doctors and pain specialists, have over nine years of medical training, including: four years of medical […]

Can’t Get Pain Relief At Home? 5 Benefits of Interventional Pain Management

Are you frustrated with at-home pain management therapies and techniques that aren’t working? Perhaps you’ve gotten some pain relief from them, but not enough.  Yes, stretching, heat and cold therapies, breathing exercises, OTC painkillers, and other conservative, DIY treatments can relieve acute and chronic pain. But when you’ve tried these things and pain continues to interfere […]