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What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

by Crystal (SU)
Pain management doctors – physicians who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain – have advanced training that qualifies them as your best source of treatment if you are experiencing any type of pain due to illness or injury.

Cancer Pain Management

Cancer Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
Getting a cancer diagnosis is a shock, to say the least. The C-word is a word no one wants or expects to hear, but it is an unfortunate reality to far too many people. Cancer can also be a genetic disease, meaning some are born genetically predisposed to developing certain types of cancer. People with hereditary mutations have a higher risk of developing the disease more than the average person. Early diagnosis and an increasing amount of treatment options give people more hope for battling cancer, but there can still be a great deal of pain that needs to be managed along the way.

Lower Back Pain Symptoms and Treatments

Lower Back Pain Symptoms and Treatments

by Yenny (SU)
Pain in the lumbar region (lower back) is the second leading cause of disability in the United States, and the fourth worldwide. It’s also one of the top five problems for which people see physicians. The bane of many people’s existence, lower back pain is debilitating and discriminating.

Hand-in-Glove: Associated Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hand-in-Glove: Associated Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Gianina (SU)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is actually a group of symptoms that result from the compression of the median nerve of the wrist – which runs from the forearm all the way to the palm of the hand.

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

by Yenny (SU)
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury involving the meniscus, a disc of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. It occurs most commonly in athletes due to a sudden twisting of the knee, but can happen to anyone, even when doing regular tasks like standing up or walking up steps – especially older adults because the meniscus weakens as we age. There are two menisci in each knee.

How Stem Cell Can Help Spine Degeneration

How Stem Cell Can Help Spine Degeneration

by Yenny (SU)
The back pain resulting from spinal degeneration can get so bad that even simple movements become major ordeals. Participating in family outings can be a chore, even bending to tie your shoes may be off-limits. When you start changing your day to day life to adapt to debilitating back pain, it’s time to seek treatment.

What does the weather have to do with your pain?

What does the weather have to do with your pain?

by Yenny (SU)
Some folks claim they can tell when it’s going to rain or there’s a cold front on the way because their arthritis is acting up. Images of an old timer on his porch, saying “there’s a storm coming, I can feel it in my knees,” might come to mind. But does weather have anything to do with your chronic pain?

Going to Great Pains: The Path Toward Diagnosing Your Chronic Disorder

Going to Great Pains: The Path Toward Diagnosing Your Chronic Disorder

by Yenny (SU)
Whoever coined the saying “Pain of mind is worse than pain of body” probably never experienced chronic pain. Chronic pain can be caused by a number of factors – genetics, anxiety, injury, or disease; and in some cases, doctors might have difficulty discovering just what it is that is leaving their patients in peril. According to a National Health Institute study, 11.2% of all Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Facet Blocks vs Nerve Block Injections

Facet Blocks vs Nerve Block Injections

by Stephanie Meadows
Pain-relief injections are a highly effective, nonsurgical way to provide lasting relief for muscle, joint, and nerve pain. Depending on the location and source of your pain, different types of injections may be used to provide relief. Two of the most common and effective treatments are facet blocks and nerve blocks.

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

by Stephanie Meadows
At Pain Specialists of Austin, we specialize in helping individuals whose chronic pain has not responded to treatments such as medication and physical therapy. Our patients are individuals who are experiencing chronic pain, and, have consulted with their physicians about seeking alternative, advanced treatment options to treat their long-lasting, debilitating pain caused by injury, illness, or disease.