Did you know that well over one hundred million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States alone?
Refractory Angina Pectoris (RAP) or Angina is chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart, and is a symptom of coronary heart disease.
Ice therapy can reduce inflammation, decrease tissue damage and slow nerve impulses that reduce pain. Ice treatment is most effective shortly after an injury occurs, and comes in a variety of forms including: homemade packs (frozen vegetables), reusable gel packs, instant chemical packs, or ice...
Chiropractic adjustments manipulate joints, especially those in the spinal column, into a correct structural alignment. Benefits recognized from chiropractic treatment include an increase in physical function, range of motion, and reduction in nerve-related pain.
Heat helps relax muscles, soothe stiff joints, and complement medications for pain relief. Heat can be applied in a dry or wet form which include: hot wraps, pads, packs or towels, showers, baths, or wax therapy.
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...
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 is nerve damage that results in pain, weakness or numbness in the legs, feet, arms or hands.
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 (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 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 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 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 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.