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?
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
Chronic pain impacts every part of your life, and medications are often not the answer. One newer technology that is helping many patients is a spinal cord stimulator. What is Spinal Cord Stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation involves implanting a small device. The device has two parts; thin wires that are inserted into the epidural space, between the spinal cord and the surrounding vertebrae, and a battery pack implanted near the buttocks … [Read more...] about How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Chronic Pain?
A pain in your back? Back pain is considered chronic if it continues for 12 weeks or more after the initial injury or cause is treated. About 20% of people affected by acute (short-term) back pain develop chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is not always caused by an easily identified underlying cause and it can continue despite treatment. So, if you have chronic back pain, here are some things you need to know: What Causes Back … [Read more...] about Do You Have Chronic Back Pain?
You've been suffering from chronic pain that just won't let up. You need relief, but you're wary of harsh medications and invasive surgeries. If that sounds like you, you might be feeling a bit of despair just now; but the good news is that professionals at a pain management clinic can help you find the right treatments to lower your pain and increase your quality of life. If you've never visited a pain management clinic before, here's some … [Read more...] about How Do Pain Management Clinics Work? Here’s What to Expect
It's happened to all of us at some point. We start waking up with a mysterious ache in one of our shoulders and can't figure out what's changed. Since we can't remember any recent injuries or direct cause for the pain, we may start to wonder: does this mean arthritis has set in? And if so, what should I do? Does this mean I need surgery? Possible Reasons for Shoulder Pain If you haven't recently fallen or been in an accident, and … [Read more...] about What to Do When Shoulder Pain Means Arthritis