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What Is Spinal Stenosis?

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
As we age, our bodies begin to feel the effects of years of wear and tear – as well as pure age-related degeneration. A perfect example is what happens if or when the spinal canal narrows.

Orthopedic Doctor Vs. Pain Doctor

Orthopedic Doctor Vs. Pain Doctor

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The patient’s condition and wellness goals are factors that determine whether they should schedule an appointment with an orthopedist or a pain doctor.

Advantages and Disadvantages of PRP Therapy

Advantages and Disadvantages of PRP Therapy

by Crystal (SU)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that can help treat a variety of conditions. PRP therapy can be helpful in reducing or eliminating pain, reducing the need for medications, and improving the quality of life for someone who is suffering from chronic pain or reduced function.

Lumbar Stenosis Treatment Options

Lumbar Stenosis Treatment Options

by Crystal (SU)
Classic film star Bette Davis once said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Boy, was she right.

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

by Yenny (SU)
Long-term, persistent pain is nothing like the pain of an acute injury or even a really bad case of the flu. In those cases, you may feel bad – really bad – for days or weeks, but the pain gradually lessens, letting you know that you’re on the mend. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is unpredictable and unrelenting. It can occur every day, or it may appear on random days.

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.