One of the most common types of pain-causing, wear-and-tear conditions is cervical spinal stenosis. This stenosis is the narrowing of the spine that is most common in the lower back but can also affect the neck. Living with spinal stenosis in the neck can cause daily symptoms that impact your life. Here’s what you should know.
When your peripheral or central nervous system is damaged, the resulting neuropathic pain can be one of the toughest types to treat. Whether you are in constant pain or experience intense symptoms that come and go, most neuropathic pain is not likely to resolve itself. It’s critical that you get the support you need to find the best neuropathic pain treatments to help you get your life back.
When it comes to chronic pain, relief can be hard to find. Many patients, frustrated by their unresponsive pain levels, turn to opioids as their only choice. But research is finding that the risks of opioids far outweigh the potential pain relief (and that long-term pain relief is actually minimal). If this sounds like you, keep reading. Long used in medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders, Suboxone for pain is an option that can safely moderate pain levels with less chance of dependence or addiction.
Neuropathic pain on its own is stressful enough. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and chronic pain conditions can lead to further mental health challenges. But can anxiety cause nerve pain? Here’s what we know, plus 14 treatment options for both.
Energy drinks are a growing trend for those looking for an energy boost. Some use it as a morning pick-me-up. Others use it to push themselves at the gym a little harder. No matter the reason, energy drinks are being consumed more than ever, but does that mean that they are a pain friendly choice? And, when it comes to pain patients, how do energy drinks affect you and impact your pain condition?
The widespread pain condition known as fibromyalgia can be debilitating long before it’s diagnosed. Since women experience fibromyalgia compared to men at a rate of nearly nine to one, men have the additional challenge of getting their doctors to even consider that a cluster of symptoms could be fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia in men does occur, perhaps at higher rates than previously understood. Here’s what you need to know about fibromyalgia in men.
Spinal stenosis is a pain condition that affects an estimated 500,000 people in the U.S. While some cases are mild and have little impact on daily life, other people experience debilitating pain and limited mobility. If you or someone you love is suffering, these are some of the best treatments for spinal stenosis.
Knee pain can appear in many forms. Arthritis, an injury, and gradual wear and tear as you age can all have an effect on your activities and comfort level. If you’re unable to walk or climb a stairs because of your pain (and have tried several non-invasive methods to find relief), knee replacement surgery may be the best way to get your life back. While the benefits of the procedure may significantly outweigh temporary discomfort, it’s important to have realistic expectations regarding your recovery timeline and knee replacement pain after surgery.