5 Painful Facts You Need to Know

By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor http://www.livescience.com/health/080725-pain-facts.html 5 Painful Facts You Need to Know First off, let’s set the record straight: Pain is normal. About 75 million U.S. residents endure chronic or recurrent pain. Migraines plague 25 million of us. One in six suffer arthritis. The global pain industry peddles more than $50 billion […]

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A Doctor that Specializes in Pain Management is a Physiatrist!

A Physiatrist (Pain Management Doctor) is the specialist to help you with non-surgical “conservative” treatments to reduce pain. These Doctors use many injection therapies and do no “cure” pain, they only treat it. Do not confuse Physiatrist with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who treat mental disorders – not pain.

5 Pain Treatment Methods for Spinal Related Pain

About these Spinal Pain Treatment Modalities Treatments I list on this page are those I have not investigated throughly. I have not tried these treatments, some mainstream, some alternative. I list them only so that those of you who are visiting the site may have additional access to possible therapies. it’s hard to say I’ve […]

Exercise – Exercise Therapies – Yoga – Tai Chi

General Exercise The body is designed for movement and movement aids healing, just don’t over do it! You have to remember there is no blood flow to the discs so if you do not move, the spinal fluid does not move! Your road to recovery will be much slower or non-existent without some form of […]

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks – Peripheral Nerves consist of two systems: sensory-somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. All of the spinal nerves are “mixed”; that is, they contain both sensory and motor neurons. All our conscious awareness of the external environment and all our motor activity to cope with it operate through the sensory-somatic […]

Nucleoplasty

A minimally invasive procedure for Disc Herniation involving radio wave therapy delivered via a needle to dissolve the disc herniation reducing pressure on the disc and the irritated nerves. Learn more about the use of Nucleoplasty for Spinal Surgery.  Sorry Nucleoplasty is no longer a working website.

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine A whole different world of treatment opportunities to vast to cover in a single post. Start with this link for information on Ayurvedic Medicine TCM Traditional Chinese Another system of Medicine that has been around for thousands of years, but today typically falls into the realm of “Alternative Medicine” in the eyes of […]

IV Drips – Intravenous Therapy

This is not the same as Intrathecal drug delivery. IV drips can be anything from drugs to vitamins or minerals. The reason this is valid and helpful treatment modality is the medication or vitamins/minerals go directly into the veins bypassing the stomach. Most people do not realize that oral vitamin consumption may only deliver as […]

Kinesiology vs Applied Kinesiology

Kinesiology Kinesiology, also known as Human Kinetics, is the science of human movement. It focuses on how the body functions and moves. A kinesiological approach applies scientific and evidence based medical principles towards the analysis, preservation and enhancement of human movement in all settings and populations. Kinesiologists work in research, the fitness industry, clinically, and […]

Heat and Cold Packs

Ice or Heating Pads bring temporary relief to some, but are not very effective in the treatment of chronic pain (at least not for me). Be sure to get advice on the correct use of these modalities from your Physician or Physical Therapist. Too much or too little may not be effective and may make […]

Suprascapular Nerve Block Effectively Treats Shoulder Pain

Suprascapular nerve block with bupivacaine and methylprednisolone acetate is a safe and effective treatment for shoulder pain experienced by patients with degenerative disease and arthritis, say Australian and Irish researchers. These painful conditions can be difficult to manage, and are also common causes of morbidity, the researchers note, but there have so far been limited […]