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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How Does The Placebo Effect Work?

Chronic pain is a serious issue and is a constant concern for those who suffer from it. There are many treatments for pain depending on the source. These can include medications, therapies, and even surgery. Effectiveness often depends on the severity of the condition and which treatment method is employed. However, there is also a … Read more

Our Bodies “Remember” Pain, New Pain Research Says

Pain is an important part of all of our lives. It lets us know when we are injured or have a problem that need to be addressed. However, pain can become an issue when it stops being acute and evolves into a more chronic condition after the cause has been resolved. It is believed that … Read more

Arizona Pain Performs First DRG Stimulation Procedure

Arizona Pain, part of the Pain Doctor family, has performed the first dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation procedure in Arizona, offering pain patients new hope for a pain-free future. DRG stimulation is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to help treat refractory or unresponsive pain in patients who have tried a number of different treatment methods. Arizona Pain provides … Read more

Can Injections For Knee Pain Help Patients?

Knee pain can be a huge inconvenience in your everyday life. Arthritis, the most common form of knee pain, can make it hard to be active, which can interfere with your favorite hobby or just enjoying a walk in the park. You are not alone if you have chronic knee pain. One-third of people in … Read more

Manipulative Treatments for Chronic Pain

The musculoskeletal system consists of the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, and connective tissues that reinforce the skeletal system. It allows the human body to perform movements and create leverage, as well as protect the organs and ensure stability and form. To function properly, it simultaneously interacts with other organs and systems of the body … Read more

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Failed Back Surgery Patients

Pain is a complex thing and it is the number one reason why people in the U.S. search for help via the healthcare system. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. It can also be a barrier to treatment, accounts for a … Read more

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Migraine Symptoms May Be Linked To Childhood Trauma

More and more research is being conducted that analyzes the effects of childhood trauma on adult health. Childhood trauma is defined as a life event that threatens the safety of the child or their caregivers. It can either be acute or chronic in nature. Typical symptoms from a traumatic event include reduced ability to concentrate, trouble sleeping, withdrawal, anger, and some severe psychiatric conditions like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Recent studies are also beginning to show that children take away other long-lasting mental effects from these situations as well, such as migraine symptoms that can develop in adulthood.