Archive for the Pain Management Category

Occipital Neuralgia

What is Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia is a condition in which the nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp, known as the occipital nerves, are inflamed or injured. Common symptoms include pain in the back of your head or the […]

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How Can Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Me?

How Can Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Me?

Am I a Good Candidate? Candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy are typically identified through a screening process, which evaluates the person’s medical condition, and begins with a thorough assessment by the specialists at Comprehensive Pain Physicians. Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy has been used for decades as […]

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Steps to Prevent Tendinitis

Steps to Prevent Tendinitis

Tennis elbow, quarterback shoulder, golfer’s elbow, tendinitis of the wrist and jumper’s knee are a few examples of forms of tendinitis, a painful, but easily preventable injury. Causes of Tendinitis Repetitive strain on the tendon: Repetitive strain is the most common cause of tendinitis.  This is when […]

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Osteoarthritis: What? Who? When?

Osteoarthritis: What? Who? When?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a joint degenerative disease and the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cushion between the cartilage of the joints suffers from “wear and tear.” There is an estimated 27 million Americans affected by osteoarthritis. While it can […]

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Exercising While Living with Spinal Stenosis

Exercising While Living with Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is due to the narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel along that course. The types of spinal stenosis are classified based on where on the spine the condition is occurring, and it’s possible to have […]

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Costochondritis and the Effects of Harmless Chest Pain

Costochondritis and the Effects of Harmless Chest Pain

Chest pain can be scary, but in some cases it is harmless. Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the breastbone to the upper ribs. Though painful, it is harmless and usually goes away on its own after several weeks. Costochondritis is also called chest […]

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Short Stretches to Avoid Low Back Pain

Short Stretches to Avoid Low Back Pain

Sitting still at an office desk is one of the worst things you can do for your body. If you are not careful about the way you sit, type, hold your phone, and do other repetitive tasks, you may be slowly damaging your muscles, bones and joints. […]

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7 Ways to Treat Piriformis Syndrome

7 Ways to Treat Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and causes pain in the buttocks. A spasm of the piriformis muscle can also compresses the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks, leg and foot. The piriformis muscle is a small flat muscle deep in […]

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All You Need to Know About Costochondritis

All You Need to Know About Costochondritis

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the sternum (breastbone). Costochondritis is also called chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome and costosternal chondrodynia. The pain associated with costochondritis can seem like a heart attack or other heart condition,  normally occurring on the […]

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These are the basics of treating back pain

These are the basics of treating back pain

You can’t always control the posture in which you sleep. It isn’t till you wake up that you realize that was definitely not a position to be in for more than ten minutes. You don’t always fall the correct way. It isn’t till you feel the soreness […]

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