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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.

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.

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.

What is transverse carpal ligament pain?

What is transverse carpal ligament pain?

by Yenny (SU)
Your wrist is one of the hardest-working joints in the body. The work that many of us do with our hands, including writing or typing, can contribute to repetitive stress pain in the wrist. Part of the wrist’s complex anatomy is the transverse carpal ligament; the main ligament involved in carpal tunnel syndrome.

News and Events

News and Events

by Yenny (SU)
At Pain Specialists of Austin, we are on the leading edge of regenerative medicine. Dr. Mahendru recently attended a medical symposium to discuss the enhancement of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatments. MSC’s are unique cells because they are not specialized for one particular purpose. Known as undifferentiated, they are more like living biological plastics that can become other specialized forms of cells such as bone, cartilage, or connective tissues, as needed.

Managing Cancer Pain

Managing Cancer Pain

by Yenny (SU)
Millions of Americans are diagnosed each year with cancer. While not all cancers cause pain, cancer pain can be a significant part of the cancer symptoms for many patients. Research shows that as many as one out of every three cancer patients struggle with some degree of significant cancer pain. At one time, there were few options for dealing with pain caused by cancer, but new developments in medical care are helping patients fight their battle with less discomfort and greater hope.