Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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May 24, 2017
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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is chronic pain that affects the leg, arm, hand, or foot and develops after an injury, surgery, heart attack, or stroke. The condition results from damaged or malfunctioning peripheral nerves, and the cause is not clearly understood. CRPS can occur in anyone...

Migraines and Headaches on the Pain Scale

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May 22, 2017
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A headache is pain that can occur on one or both sides of the head, and is isolated (axial) or radiating from one part to another. Symptoms Headaches can be a sharp, throbbing or dull pain, and develop suddenly or gradually over time.

Sciatica Chronic Pain Treatments

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May 19, 2017
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Sciatica is pain and numbness traveling along the largest nerve from the lower back to the hips, buttocks, and leg(s). Often, the pain can be severe and debilitating, and resolve itself with self care in a few weeks. If significant leg, bowel or bladder weakness persists, the patient might be a...

Anticonvulsant Medication for Chronic Pain

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May 19, 2017
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Anticonvulsants are a prescription medicine that calm brain hyperactivity, prevent or reduce seizures, and can reduce persistent pain. By helping reduce or control abnormal increases in brain electrical activity, anticonvulsants relieve pain by interfering with damaged (neuropathy) or overly...

Facet Joint Injection for Chronic Pain Relief

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May 19, 2017
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Facet joint injections help diagnose the cause and location of pain while providing pain relief in the spine joints. Facet joint injections involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing solution) and/or steroid medication, which can help block pain from reaching the brain.

Neuropathy Treatments

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May 19, 2017
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Neuropathy is nerve damage that results in pain, weakness or numbness in the legs, feet, arms or hands.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

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May 17, 2017
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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is the narrowing of the arteries, and obstruction of blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms Patients often have leg pain, cramping, or muscle pain in the arms or legs from walking, or other physical activities.

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

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May 17, 2017
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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is chronic back and/or leg pain that occurs after back surgery (usually a laminectomy). The pain is diffuse, dull, and aching and may include sharp, pricking, and stabbing pain in the extremities.

Leg Pain

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May 12, 2017
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Leg pain can affect the entire leg or a specific area like the knee, shin, or thigh. Mild leg pain can be intermittent and sore after certain activities, and severe pain can limit weight bearing or motion activities.

Nerve Block Injections

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May 12, 2017
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Nerve block injections are used to diagnose a pinched, compressed or inflamed nerve. They can also be used to provide pain relief for chronic lower back and severe leg pain. They are generally most effective when a single nerve or small group of nerves is causing pain.

Core Strength for Chronic Pain

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May 12, 2017
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Core strengthening exercise (stomach and back) can help the spine balance weight, support mobility, and prevent and/or reduce chronic back and neck pain. There are multiple ways physical and mental exercise can help relieve chronic pain symptoms. We have broken down these core strengthening...

Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

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May 12, 2017
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Physical therapy can help restore movement and function for pain patients disabled by injury or disease. Therapy should be tailored to a patient’s condition and pain level. Physical therapy treatments may include a combination of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning.