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Why Do We Feel Pain?

If you ask people why they’re in pain, they’ll probably tell you that they hurt their back lifting something heavy or stubbed their toe on the coffee table. But when asking why we feel pain, the answer is entirely different… and more complex than you may think. You feel pain for the one simple reason […]

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Home-Based Exercises to Relieve Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, chances are it’s difficult to get out of bed in the morning, and the temptation to skip exercise is likely. Though rest is important, lack of movement or exercise can actually make chronic pain worse. Instead, try to incorporate the right kind of regular exercise to help ease the […]

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Failed Back and Neck Surgery

The choice to have back and neck surgery is made to help relieve spinal pain when other non-invasive, conservative treatments haven’t worked. Back and neck surgery for pain relief are usually done either to decompress a pinched nerve root or to stabilize a painful joint. But sometimes, even when back and neck surgery is performed, […]

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Surprising Causes of Chronic Migraines

Most people get occasional headaches, but regularly suffering from severe and debilitating chronic migraines is a whole other beast. More than a simple headache, chronic migraines can cause intense throbbing or pulsating sensations in one area of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. These attacks can cause […]

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Trigger Point Injections: Are They Effective?

Trigger point injections (TPI) are used to help to treat “referred” pain caused by trigger points. Referred pain occurs when trigger points are irritated or stimulated, leading to pain felt in other areas of the body, rather than its actual source. Trigger point injections helps to relieve referred pain to get you back to your […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be debilitating and frustrating, holding you back from living the life you want. If you’re tired of sitting out on life, spinal cord stimulation may be able to help you manage your chronic pain when other treatments haven’t worked. What is spinal cord stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation is used to treat patients […]

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Test and Techniques to Diagnose Pain

An accurate pain diagnosis is key to developing the right treatment plan for pain relief. To diagnose chronic pain conditions, special tests and techniques are crucial for discovering the root of the problem. Musculoskeletal pain conditions (pain conditions that affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones) can affect all major areas of the body including […]

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Nutrition for Stronger Bones

October 12th through the 20th is Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Knowing how to strengthen and protect your bones will help prevent injury, falls and chronic pain. The building blocks of strong bones are calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports the structure of your teeth and bones while vitamin D enhances calcium absorption. Though […]

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Your Desk Job and Chronic Back Pain

Though you may not realize it, sitting at a desk five days per week — eight hours per day, to be exact — can have significant effects on your back that can lead to muscle fatigue and injury. These effects can manifest into dull, achy pain or even sharp, stabbing chronic pain in your back. […]

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Healthy Aging: Tips to Stay Pain-Free

As we age, we often start to feel pain we’ve never felt before. Daily activities become difficult, and waking up stiff in the morning becomes the norm. But sometimes, a few changes to your lifestyle can be the key to feeling happier, healthier and pain-free. It’s never too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle […]

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