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How To Support A Loved One With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious condition that affects millions of people all around the world. It is very difficult to measure and the pain is often unique to each person. There is no magic treatment to cure chronic pain either and there are many complicated issues that can come along with chronic pain conditions. So [...]

The Latest Opioid Addiction Statistics

There has been a lot of controversy over the last few years about the risks and benefits of opioid painkillers as well as how they are used in treating chronic pain. It is important to note, however, that this does not include certain patients such as those diagnosed with cancer or those who are undergoing [...]

August 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 New Prescription Pain Medication Research Findings

Pain is almost never a good sign and it affects more people in the U.S. than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The main treatment for pain comes from prescription pain medications most of which are known as opioids. These meds are extremely valuable when fighting chronic pain, but can lead to some serious side [...]

August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Is The Low FODMAP Diet (And Does It Work)?

Digestive distress is something that most people can understand. Beyond stomachaches, however, there are more serious conditions that can start with abdominal pain. Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease are two examples of serious chronic conditions that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Neither disorder has a known root cause so treating them can be [...]

4 New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Findings

Inflammatory bowel disease is a serious chronic condition that affects the digestive system. Treatments for this disorder are aimed at alleviating symptoms and avoiding flare-ups as the root cause still remains a mystery. However, there is new research coming out that dives into the various ways inflammatory bowel disease develops and new treatment options to [...]

5 Ways To Ease Ulcerative Colitis Pain

Ulcerative colitis is one of the chronic pain conditions that make up the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It affects the digestive tract, but specifically is defined as causing inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestines and the rectum. According to the CDC, over one million people suffer from some kind [...]

How Is A Sciatic Nerve Block Performed?

Lower back pain is one of the largest medical issues in the world. It can manifest in a variety of ways and is caused by anything from injury to disease. Sciatica, a series of pain symptoms, is one of the most common contributors to lower back pain. It occurs in the sciatic nerve, which stretches [...]

August 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Role of Mental Health in Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is stressful, and can contribute to a wide range of health problems including anxiety, heart disease, obesity, depression, diabetes and muscle spasms. In addition to the physical symptoms, chronic pain also affects social, occupational and recreational activities in the lives of those affected. The discomfort can be unbearable and increasingly difficult to verbalize [...]

August 11th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Do PRP Injections Work?

Over the past decade, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have become famous. This is mainly because professional athletes have used them to more quickly and efficiently heal from sports-related injuries. In the past few years, their growing popularity has shown that PRP injections could also be a great alternative treatment option for the average active [...]

5 Stem Cells Facts All Pain Patients Should Know

Stem cells have been coveted by the media as a cure-all that can provide treatment for everything from diseases to injuries. The evidence has been mounting for the effectiveness of these cells as they have shown great promise treating diseases of the blood as well as allowing tissue grafts that can help relieve issues in the [...]

August 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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