Many people deal with pain and weakness in their necks, shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers. Though many people just try to deal with it, the truth is that it could be a sign of a serious problem. Cervical radiculopathy is rare but it can be a real problem. What is Cervical Radiculopathy? When a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes inflamed or damaged, it can really affect a person's neurologic function. This condition is called … [Read more...] about A Patient’s Guide to Cervical Radiculopathy
What Is Cervical Disc Disease? When one or more of the cushioning discs in your cervical spine begin to break down due to wear and tear — it is medically classified as Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease. Weirdly enough, chronic neck pain and pains that radiate down your arm are some symptoms of cervical disc disease. There may also be a genetic link that causes some people to experience more accelerated wear and tear. Sometimes an Injury … [Read more...] about Cervical Disc Disease: Are You at Risk?
Every person diagnosed with cancer has pain at some point, and the type and stage of cancer can determine the extent of the pain. A lot of the time you're dealing with the pain at home, so there may not be any fast acting intravenous (IV) medication to give you. But there are ways that you can relieve your pain. So let's get into what you can do to live the best life that you can. What Makes It Hurt? Cancer pain can be dull or achy, sharp … [Read more...] about Cancer Pain Relief and How to Remain Positive
Many conditions can cause joint pain, several of which can become more likely to occur and more severe with age. A few of these conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, sprains, and many other injuries. For some, joint pain is a minor irritation and can go unnoticed throughout the day, but for others, joint pain can be debilitating. Regardless of the cause of the joint pain, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain and … [Read more...] about Increasing Your Range of Motion with Shoulder Pain
The old adage goes, "no pain, no gain." While that phrase is common, there isn't much to gain from the persistent pain that so many people suffer from each day. Fortunately, mild injuries or sore muscles can be treated at home by using ice and/or heat, but many people are unsure of which to use. Read on to learn more about when you should use heat or cold therapy for pain. Ice is Nice Ice is the ideal choice for sore muscles or injuries … [Read more...] about When to Use Heat or Cold Therapy for Pain Management
It's never wise to ignore foot and ankle pain. Even if the pain is low-level, it could be the harbinger of something more serious. Worse still, when ignored, small pains can quickly worsen. With that being said, we know that fear of the unknown can often lead people to delay treatment. Dreading invasive procedures such as surgery can cause them to put off checkups, allowing problems to escalate. Fortunately, help is available. Learning some of … [Read more...] about 5 Common Foot and Ankle Pain Issues and When to Seek Treatment