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
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What is a Facet Joint Injection?
Facet joints are small, bony joints that sit along the spine. They are paired up from the neck to the lower back area. When the joints get inflamed, they cause pain that can be severe. The pain can be acute or chronic, caused by a variety of conditions. The pain radiates to other parts of the body and causes indirect pain. For pain that starts in the lower back, it’s common for the pain to move to the thighs and buttocks. If the pain … [Read more...] about What is a Facet Joint Injection?
Effectively Managing Pain Without Opioids
There are a lot of options for treating pain without the use of narcotics. The opioid epidemic is spreading across the nation at frightening rates. Many state laws are cracking down on opioid prescriptions to prevent excessive prescribing. However, this leaves many chronic pain patients feeling lost and confused about what options are available. The North Carolina Medical Board passed a law which limits the initial opioid prescriptions … [Read more...] about Effectively Managing Pain Without Opioids