Cancer patients frequently experience chronic pain that can vary in intensity, type, and frequency. The amount of pain depends on the type of cancer, its stage, and the patient’s tolerance to pain. Cancer treatments like radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery can also damage nerves, tissue, and...
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.
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 of Headaches can be a sharp, throbbing or dull pain, and develop suddenly or gradually over time.
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.
People with chronic back pain can benefit from various forms of exercise that increase flexibility, strength and endurance.