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Myths and Facts About Fibromyalgia Mar 14th, 2021

More than 4 million Americans struggle with a troubling medical condition called fibromyalgia that causes pain all over your body. Some of its other nagging symptoms are nightly sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, brain fog, irritability, and low mood. If you live in Oakland Park, Florida, and you’re experiencing any of...

Common Conditions That Respond Well to PRP Injections Mar 10th, 2021

From head to toe, your body is outfitted with hundreds of joints, bones, muscles, and other connective tissues that hold you upright and help you function. Unfortunately, virtually every part of your body can become damaged, injured, and chronically painful, and traditional pain management treatments like physical therapy, prescription pain...

What Is Wharton’s Jelly and How Does It Help Me? Feb 23rd, 2021

According to the CDC, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care, and for good reason. Living with chronic pain can result in serious physical side effects like lack of mobility and function, and psychological and emotional impacts like anxiety and depression.  Unfortunately, treating your...

Treating Your Ligament Disorders With Regenerative Medicine Feb 3rd, 2021

You probably don’t realize all of the structures your body is equipped with to keep you standing upright and moving — that is until they become injured or damaged. No matter how in-shape you are, your body is always susceptible to disease, damage, and injury. This is especially true when...

Understanding How Myofascial Release Can Alleviate Your Pain Jan 11th, 2021

Chronic pain is a huge problem in our country. In fact, 50 million American adults see their doctors for chronic pain every year, and an additional 20 million suffer from high-impact chronic pain, which disrupts their everyday life.  From misdiagnoses to failed treatments, most struggle to get the care they...

Help for Your Hip Dysplasia Jan 11th, 2021

Whether you just found out about your hip dysplasia or you’ve known about it since childhood, finding a way to relieve your pain is imperative. Though hip dysplasia accounts for 10% of all hip replacement surgery, there are ways you can manage your pain and other symptoms non-surgically. When it...

How Can I Get Relief From the Pain of Failed Back Surgery Dec 10th, 2020

Have you had back surgery without a successful result? Do you still have pain? You’re not alone. Reports estimate that 20-40% of people can still have continued issues after their back surgery. At American Pain Experts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, double board-certified anesthesiologist, and interventional pain management physician, Dr. Neel...

What Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells and How Can They Help Me? Dec 7th, 2020

Stem cell therapy has been called everything from controversial to miraculous. But despite the buzz, there’s no denying that stem cell therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of health concerns, especially those that cause chronic pain.  If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve likely tried every treatment...

Don't Let Fibromyalgia Control Your Life Nov 5th, 2020

Are you one of the four million American adults who suffer from fibromyalgia? While your symptoms can be debilitating, you should know they can be managed with the right treatment and care. At Pain Relief Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician, Dr. Neel Amin, and...

How Botox® Can Help Your Migraines Nov 1st, 2020

Migraines affect about 12% of the United States population, or on average, one in four households. If you suffer from this prevalent illness, you need a solution. At Pain Relief Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician, Dr. Neel Amin, leads our team in expert treatment, management, and...

What You Should Do if You Think You May Have Torn Your Rotator Cuff Oct 15th, 2020

Every year in the United States, about 2 million people seek medical care for a damaged rotator cuff, making it one of the most common shoulder injuries.  Why do injuries happen so frequently? Because the rotator cuff plays a big role in lots of shoulder movements, and that means they’re...

Stem Cells Can Ease Knee Joint Pain Oct 1st, 2020

Every year in the United States, about 2 million people seek medical care for a damaged rotator cuff, making it one of the most common shoulder injuries.  Why do injuries happen so frequently? Because the rotator cuff plays a big role in lots of shoulder movements, and that means they’re...

Are You a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator? Sep 13th, 2020

The Cleveland Clinic defines chronic pain as “pain that is ongoing and lasts longer than six months.” It’s a public health crisis, as a number of studies estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in the United States somewhere between 11% and 40% of the population. Chronic pain can stem from...

How We Use PRP to Treat Knee Pain Aug 5th, 2020

Knee pain affects a lot of people — about 25% of adults in the United States alone. That pain limits knee function and overall mobility, and it impairs your quality of life. The pain may come from overuse, injury, instability, or a medical condition such as arthritis. In fact, osteoarthritis...

The Physical Effects of Staying At Home May 11th, 2020

With stay-at-home orders in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are far less active than usual. For most, being quarantined means adopting a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, being seated for the majority of the day, day in and day out, can have serious effects on your physical health. Here, we’ll...

Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Arthritis Apr 10th, 2020

If you suffer from lumbar arthritis, you know that it can cause disruptive pain and discomfort all day long. Before, surgical treatments may have been your only option for long-lasting pain relief. Now, minimally-invasive treatment options like radiofrequency ablation can effectively reduce arthritis symptoms to help you get through the day...

The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy For Athletes Feb 28th, 2020

As an athlete, you understand the strain that any sport can put on your body. From sprained ankles to torn ACLs, the life of an athlete can be riddled with injuries.  Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that can be a fantastic treatment option for injured athletes....

Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy For Sports Injuries Jan 15th, 2020

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can speed healing and tissue regeneration for a wide range of conditions. In particular, stem cell therapy can be highly effective in the treatment of sports injuries. Sports put strain on the body and can put athletes at risk for...

How Does Stress Affect Muscle Pain? Jan 15th, 2020

Most people associate muscle pain with an injury or chronic condition. But, the truth is that muscle pain is most commonly caused by stress and tension. Here, we’ll learn more about the connection between stress and pain, as well as review simple strategies to reduce tension throughout the day.  The...

First Stem Cell Therapy for Liver Failure Shows Promise in First Human Trials Jul 15th, 2019

A stem cell therapy developed by the Belgian company Promethera has improved symptoms, such as jaundice, in patients with acute liver failure, a condition with no effective treatments. A phase I/IIa trial of the therapy recruited 19 patients with chronic liver disease. Of these,12 patients had developed acute-on-chronic liver failure,...

6 DIY Tips for Immediate Neck Pain Relief Jul 8th, 2019

Roughly half of the clients I see all have the same complaint – neck and shoulder pain. We develop neck pain for a myriad of different reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor work place ergonomics, poor pillow support or even because of reasons that aren’t so cut and dry....

Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Jul 2nd, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. Stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of research that is showing promise in treating autoimmune conditions such as this. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation, swelling,...

Stem Cell Therapies for MS Jul 1st, 2019

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system attacks your central nervous system and damages your nerve fibers. That makes it hard for your brain to “talk” with the rest of your body and causes symptoms like weakness, tingling or numbness in your limbs, trouble speaking, chronic pain,...

Using Botox for Migraine Prevention Jul 1st, 2019

Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable muscle paralytic drug used for migraine prevention. It had been approved as a medical treatment for severe muscle rigidity and for cosmetic use to smooth out wrinkles before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 for the prevention of chronic migraines. When...

16 Ways to Banish Back Pain Right Now Jun 18th, 2019

Maybe it’s a bit of slouchy posture, or carrying around a kiddo. Perhaps it’s that overcrowded heavy handbag or hovering over your smartphone. Whatever the cause, your back pain is no joke. And you’re not alone in your aches: About 56 percent of American women suffer from chronic low back pain,...

What to Do About Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Jun 18th, 2019

What Is It? Nerve damage, what doctors call neuropathy, is a common complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Peripheral means the nerves in your feet, hands, legs, or arms are affected. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) can feel like tingling, burning, pins and needles, stabbing, or even numbness....

Future of Stem Cell Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Analyzed Jun 11th, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the many types of arthritis and is an autoimmune disorder. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks different parts of joints by generating cellular responses and antibodies to various tissues, including collagen, which leads to joint deterioration along with complications such as heart...

14 Medical Reasons for Your Chronic Lower Back Pain Jun 10th, 2019

You might have strained a muscle, damaged a bone, or at worst developed cancer. Learn the medical reasons behind chronic lower back pain. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States—eight out of ten Americans will battle it at some point in their lives—and...

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Jun 9th, 2019

Peripheral neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that are away from the brain and spinal cord. These distant nerves are called peripheral nerves. They carry sensations (a feeling in different parts of your body) to the brain and control the movement of our arms and...

Home remedies for fast back pain relief Jun 4th, 2019

Back pain is a common problem that can interfere with a person’s work and personal life. Fortunately, many home remedies exist to help relieve bothersome back pain. Lower back pain is a widespread problem, causing more global disability than any other condition. Up to 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain at least once...

How Massage Benefits Your Brain Jun 1st, 2019

Massage helps promote proper neurological function throughout the body which translates to the brain better perceiving its environment. The brain works similarly as a computer. It is receiving a constant stream of sensory (input) signals, must interpret (integrate) this data and send appropriate motor (output) signal responses to govern movement...

4 Ways Massage Can Boost the Effectiveness of Your Workouts May 20th, 2019

Regularly working in massages from a trained professional can positively impact your workout regime. For many people, getting a massage is one of life’s great pleasures. A back rub from a loved one or a 50-minute rubdown from a trained professional is an excellent way to relieve tension and help...

Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief May 20th, 2019

Are you a serial sitter? Unfortunately, nowadays most of us tend to be. When you lead an inactive lifestyle where you spend a lot of your time — professionally or personally — seated, your posture, and eventually your health take the brunt of the blow. We drive to work to...

An Overview of Peripheral Neuropathy May 20th, 2019

Peripheral nerves are thin structures located in your arms, legs and throughout your body. When one or more of these nerves become damaged (as a result of an underlying disease process, medication, or infection, to name a few), a condition called peripheral neuropathy develops. The diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy requires...

Easy Exercises for Knee Arthritis May 13th, 2019

How exercise helps knee arthritis Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both types often lead to knee pain. Exercising an arthritic knee may seem counterintuitive, but regular exercise can actually lessen — and even relieve — arthritis pain and other...

The Benefits of Regular Massage May 11th, 2019

It’s 6 a.m., your alarm is screaming at you to rise and shine. It’s time to hit the ground running after a restless night of sleep, make breakfast for the kids, pack bags, jump in the shower and begin the mad rush through traffic to school and work. The day...

Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis May 10th, 2019

There is a lot of debate around stem cell treatment, and it is helpful for potential patients to understand what stem cells are and the issues surrounding their use in arthritis therapy. Why Are Stem Cells Special? Stem cells are located throughout the body. What makes stem cells special is...

7 foods to improve arthritis symptoms May 6th, 2019

Arthritis touches an estimated 91 million American adults — 30 percent of whom are ages 18 to 64 — according to the Arthritis Foundation. The condition, which refers to joint pain or joint disease, can cause pain and long-term joint damage. While this disease has no known cure, providers are understanding more...

5 common causes of lower back pain in men May 2nd, 2019

Did you know that more than 80 percent of the population deals with lower back pain? Think about it: so much of what we do on a daily basis, whether it’s moving or sitting, involves the back. Humans are constantly twisting, sitting, reaching, and lifting. There’s no wonder so many people suffer...

The Best and Worst Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Apr 29th, 2019

People with rheumatoid arthritis(RA) know all too well the inflammation and pain that come with the disease. Although there’s no “RA diet” that treats the condition, some foods can lower inflammation in your body. And because they’re good for you, these foods — including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive...

The Benefits of a Massage Apr 22nd, 2019

When in pain or plagued with a headache, most people turn to pain relievers like Aspirin or Ibuprofen. If those don’t help, the next step is usually to go see a doctor for a prescription pain killer, some of which can be become dangerously addicting. Likewise, when stressed out or...

What’s the Best Way to Find Relief from Your Knee Arthritis Pain? Apr 22nd, 2019

No one drug or therapy alone is effective — but a comprehensive approach can ease symptoms That achy pain, mild swelling and stiffness in your knee after not being active? That’s osteoarthritis. And it’s common, especially as we age. So it might also be a familiar routine to reach for that...

Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis Apr 18th, 2019

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. There are many types of arthritis, but most will start with similar symptoms. These symptoms can worsen over time, and while there are steps that you can take to prevent the progression of arthritis, you have to know that it’s arthritis...

Why Massages Really Do Keep You Healthy Apr 15th, 2019

We’ve all seen it on TV or in a movie. The scene is tense and the patient is doing poorly. The doctor calls out urgently. Retractor! Scalpel! Suction! Massage Table! Wait a minute …. Massage table? Did Dr. House ever scream for body oil? The good news is this: if you enjoy...

23 Science-Backed Natural Home Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief Apr 11th, 2019

Suffering from arthritis aches and pains? Try these foods, exercises, and home remedies that bring on pain relief naturally. Sip ginger tea Numerous studies have found that ginger can mimic NSAIDs, the front-line drugs for arthritis pain relief. It seems to work by curbing pain-causing chemicals that are part of...

Ways to Relieve Back Pain Apr 10th, 2019

Sleep Better When you have back pain, sleeping can be hard. It can be a vicious cycle because when you don’t get enough sleep, your back pain may feel worse. A poor sleep position can also aggravate back pain. Try lying on your side. Place a pillow between your knees...

7 Tips to Ease Migraine Pain Apr 4th, 2019

Even if you avoid your triggers and practice healthy habits, you may still experience migraines. Here are some home remedies that might bring relief. You take prevention medication and steer clear of your known triggers — but still, you’re hit with a migraine. Sometimes you can’t avoid it. So, what...

Tendinitis – Symptoms and Causes Apr 2nd, 2019

Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, it’s most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. Some common...

Causes of Hip Pain at Night and Ways to Find Relief Mar 26th, 2019

Overview Hip pain at night can wake you up during the night or make it nearly impossible to fall asleep in the first place. The pain can come from the position you sleep in, or it could be caused by something else. For example, you don’t move much during sleep, so...

10 Cooking Tips for People With Arthritis Mar 26th, 2019

Tip 1 of 10 – Use Ergonomic Cooking Tools Arthritis pain, especially affecting the hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, can make simple cooking tasks more difficult. Ergonomic, lightweight cooking tools which have easy grips and non-slip handles are very helpful for people with arthritis. There are many design selections for...

A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck Mar 12th, 2019

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. And it seems increasingly common. Recently, a patient came into my practice complaining of severe upper back pain. He woke...

The Causes of Different Types of Arthritis Mar 4th, 2019

“What causes arthritis” is a complicated question. There is more than one cause, just as there is more than one type of arthritis. Actually, there are over 100 types of arthritis. The vast nature of the condition itself should give you a sense of its complexity. Arthritis Causes Details from UpToDate,”Arthritis refers...

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy Mar 3rd, 2019

Everyone loves the luxury of getting a massage. Whether it’s a special treat during that elusive tropical vacation, part of a medical rehabilitation program for an athletic injury, or to fight off pain, the reasons people seek out massage therapy vary greatly. There are a number of common massage techniques...

How to Manage Sore Muscles and Joint Pain Feb 28th, 2019

You work hard all week, so when the weekend finally rolls around, you want to play just as hard. There’s nothing like a few rounds of golf, a hike in the mountains, or an intense workout at the gym to help you feel recharged. But all of that exercise can cause soreness and stiffness...

Foods That Reduce Inflammation Feb 21st, 2019

Diet tips to treat inflammation There’s truth to the adage “you are what you eat.” It’s especially relevant when managing inflammation and reducing swelling in your joints. While some foods can make things worse, there are plenty of tasty anti-inflammatory foods that can ease swollen joints, finger pain, and even symptoms...

Exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness Feb 14th, 2019

As you consider starting an arthritis exercise program, understand what’s within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results. Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints...

Getting Social Security Disability for Peripheral Neuropathy Feb 11th, 2019

Social Security recognizes peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy as disabling when it severely affects movement. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nerves, the nerves that carry messages to and from the spinal cord and brain from the rest of the body. When peripheral neuropathy is caused...

Everything you need to know about Arthritis Feb 11th, 2019

Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. He or she will also want to see how well you can move your joints. Depending on the type of arthritis suspected, your doctor may suggest some of the following tests. Laboratory tests The...

Top 10 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy for Seniors Feb 2nd, 2019

“It has been verified through scientific exploration that more than 80 percent of all diseases are due to stress and strain that originate in the mind and reflect on the body.” We are experiencing more physical, chemical and emotional stress in our lives than ever before. But the good news...

Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage Jan 29th, 2019

Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. There are three types of nerves in the body: Autonomic nerves. These nerves control the involuntary or partially voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature...

6 Exercises That Can Help You Manage Knee Osteoarthritis Jan 29th, 2019

It might sound counterintuitive, but if you have knee osteoarthritis, you should make exercise a priority. Here are knee stretches and strengthening exercises to try. If you’re one of the 14 million Americans who have knee osteoarthritis, you might think that moving the joint will do more harm than good....

Possible Causes of Joint Pain Beyond Arthritis Jan 25th, 2019

A joint forms where the ends of two bones come together (e.g., hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, finger). Most of our joints facilitate movement. In normal anatomy, joint components stabilize the joint, allow bones to move freely, and protect the joint from the rigors of constant, everyday use. The joint components include a...

Causes of Morning Stiffness From Arthritis Jan 22nd, 2019

Feeling stiff when you first wake up in the morning is a common problem associated with arthritis. Morning stiffness causes you to hurt all over as you get out of bed. As you take your first steps, your joints and muscles ache so much, you want to crawl right back...

Surviving Cold Weather With Osteoarthritis Jan 11th, 2019

A sense of dread comes over many arthritis sufferers as winter approaches. They can feel it in their bones—no pun intended. Cold weather can exacerbate joint pain and joint stiffness. ‘Tis the season to be uncomfortable. Remembering a few common sense tips can help people with arthritis survive cold weather—and possibly even enjoy...

6 Exercises That Can Ease and Prevent Lower Back Pain Jan 10th, 2019

You may not think your lower back has much of a role in running, but it plays a pivotal part in the kinetic chain that powers your running mechanics. How? Let’s break it down. Your core muscles—not just your abdominals, but the muscles that wrap around your midsection—support your spine and lower back....

5 Signs of a Pinched Nerve You Shouldn’t Ignore Jan 3rd, 2019

Whenever you hear the word “pinch,” you know it’s not going to be good. When you were a kid, getting a pinch sucked, and giving one was basically asking for a timeout. And who hasn’t been told they would “just feel a pinch” during some procedure or other, then experienced serious discomfort...

Getting a leg up on sciatica Jan 3rd, 2019

Sciatica’s (pronounced sigh-AT-eh-ka) hallmarks are pain and numbness that radiates down the leg, often below the knee. In nine out of 10 cases, sciatica is caused by a displaced disk in the lower spine. The best medicine is often patience — with some stoicism mixed in — because the pain...

Types of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer Treatment Jan 3rd, 2019

In a typical stem cell transplant for cancer very high doses of chemo are used, sometimes along with radiation therapy, to try to kill all the cancer cells. This treatment also kills the stem cells in the bone marrow. Soon after treatment, stem cells are given to replace those that were destroyed. These...

The Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain, Alignment Tips, and More Jan 1st, 2019

Do you deal with lower back pain? You’re not alone. The Global Burden of Disease study named lower back pain the leading cause of disability across the globe. What’s even more interesting is that most back pain isn’t caused by serious medical conditions, like cancer or arthritis. Instead, it’s often brought on by stress or...

Who May Benefit from Spinal Cord Stimulation Dec 24th, 2018

A two-step screening process is typically used to determine whether a person is a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation. The first step is based on the person’s medical condition and begins with a thorough assessment by the doctor. Chronic Pain Conditions Treated with Spinal Cord Stimulation A general condition...

How Chronic Nerve Pain Causes Skin Changes Dec 23rd, 2018

If you’re experiencing chronic nerve pain, you might have noticed some changes in your skin lately. It may give you some peace of mind to know that this is a common side effect. Here’s what you should know about how chronic nerve pain conditions can change your skin. Why Nerve Pain...

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain Nov 27th, 2018

Aching back got you down? You’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there’s a lot you can do in your daily life, from working to strengthen your core to avoiding sitting for too long, a daily dose...

Stem cells: What they are and what they do Nov 21st, 2018

Stem cells and derived products offer great promise for new medical treatments. Learn about stem cell types, current and possible uses, ethical issues, and the state of research and practice. You’ve heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps you’ve wondered if they might help you or a loved...

3 Simple Tips for Alleviating Your Chronic Neck Pain Nov 20th, 2018

If you live with chronic neck pain, you know how hard it can be to find relief from your symptoms. You may feel like you’ve tried every treatment available, but here are three simple tips you may not have considered: 1. Stay hydrated At birth, the discs between the vertebrae...

The Causes of Different Types of Arthritis Nov 20th, 2018

“What causes arthritis” is a complicated question. There is more than one cause, just as there is more than one type of arthritis. Actually, there are over 100 types of arthritis. The vast nature of the condition itself should give you a sense of its complexity. Arthritis Causes Details from UpToDate, “Arthritis...

What is causing this pain in my back? Nov 20th, 2018

Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. It can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. Back pain can affect people of any age, for different reasons. As people get older, the chance of developing lower back...

Back Pain – Symptoms and problems Nov 15th, 2018

Overview Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention...

6 sciatica stretches for pain relief Nov 15th, 2018

Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip. People with sciatica often experience pain running through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. However, it does not have to originate in the back; it can be caused...

7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back Nov 13th, 2018

The marvelous strength and flexibility that’s engineered into your lower back also make it susceptible to developing lots of problems. And because of the many nerves that run throughout the spine and into the rest of your body, a problem in the lower back can lead to leg pain, hip...

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain Nov 2nd, 2018

People whose back or neck pain has not been relieved by back surgery or other treatments may have another option to consider: spinal cord stimulation. Around the world, some 14,000 patients undergo spinal cord stimulator implants each year. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along the spinal column,...

Information on Peripheral Neuropathy Nov 1st, 2018

Overview Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest...

What Does Arthritis Pain Feel Like? Nov 1st, 2018

Are you wondering if the pain and stiffness in your hips, knees, or fingers are caused by arthritis? Here’s how you and your doctor can decide. Hardly anyone escapes the annoyance of occasional aches and pains, especially as they age. But persistent joint pain and stiffness can be signs of arthritis,...

How should you sleep if you have lower back pain? Nov 1st, 2018

Lower back pain not only affects a person’s daily life but can also disturb their sleep. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even cause a backache. So, what are the best sleeping positions for lower back pain? This article provides a guide to the six best sleeping positions for...

5 Stem Cell Therapy Benefits — for Joint Pain, Heart Disease & Even Alzheimer’s Nov 1st, 2018

Clinical research regarding stem cell therapy benefits has grown dramatically in recent decades. The most promising thing about stem cell therapy — and similar prolotherapy treatments including PRP — is that they offer relief for patients with chronic pain and difficult-to-heal injuries, all without medications or risky reconstructive surgeries. Today researchers are...

Muscle Pain Causes Nov 1st, 2018

The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries. This type of pain is usually localized, affecting just a few muscles or a small part of your body. Systemic muscle pain — pain throughout your whole body — is more often the result of an...

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home Oct 4th, 2018

Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you’re dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they’ve had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can...

How might you ensure your lower-back ? Sep 4th, 2018

The lower back is where majority of the motion in your spine takes place. This is also the part of the back that is most likely to wear down over time or sustain injury due to these movable parts. You can get lower back injury from bad body mechanics among other causes....

Pain-Preventing Stretches to Do at Work Aug 10th, 2018

Ah, desk jobs. True, they’re temperature-controlled and don’t get you too dirty, but they can also be a big source of aches, such as back pain and neck pain. Sitting in one place for hours at a time often leads to a tight neck, shoulders, back, and more, says Maureen McBeth,...

Tips for Traveling When You Have Back Pain Jun 4th, 2018

Get Seat Smart Book your flight as early as you can for the best seat choices. If you can afford it or have reward points, upgrading to business or first class may be worth the extra comfort. In coach, exit row seats have more legroom. But you need to be...

Stem cell progress: Moving from basic discovery to medical benefits May 11th, 2018

An international conference held in Madison last April offered an enticing glimpse into the future of stem cell therapies. Organized by UW-Madison stem cell pioneer James Thomson, the event showcased human clinical trials under way for cellular therapies to treat Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, heart failure, diabetes and spinal cord...

Does Chronic Pain’s Effect on the Brain, mental capacity ? Apr 30th, 2018

Pain is uncomfortable for everybody; from a small cut leading to minor pain or a serious  musculoskeletal injury that results in chronic pain, there is a wide range of levels of suffering  that one may experience as a result of pain. In most cases, pain usually fades away. However, some people...

Steps to Get Pain Relief with Physical Therapy and Exercise Apr 30th, 2018

Dealing with chronic or acute pain can be mentally and physically challenging especially if the pain cannot be alleviated with medication alone. The solution is to seek pain relief methods that are ideal and will help you improve the quality of the life you live. The options have been refined over the years...

Hiring a Pain Doctor in Fort Lauderdale is your Best Option for Chronic Pain Apr 30th, 2018

There are over 50 million Americans who suffer from chronic back pain. These people cannot enjoy a full and active life unless they get into a pain treatment program that can give them the pain relief that they need. Pain management doctors in Fort Lauderdale are specialists whose main focus is...

What is a Racz Procedure? Apr 30th, 2018

Back pain can disrupt your ability to work, take care of your family, and perform daily tasks.Whether you’ve been suffering from back pain for a few months or many years, newer, more effective options for pain relief are available. The Racz procedure is gaining momentum as the least invasive option...

How Chronic Pain is Impacting the U.S. Population Apr 30th, 2018

People experience two types of pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is a normal sensation that is often triggered by the nervous system to alert you that something is wrong with a certain part of the body. Chronic pain is quite different from this; it persists even after various remedial efforts....

A not-to- do List for Those with Chronic Pain or Illness Apr 30th, 2018

Chronic illnesses affect more than half of the adult population in the US. They include conditions like HIV, Crohn’s disease and lupus. Close friends and family members often want to help but sometimes make comments that worsen the situation. If you are wondering what not to say to a loved one dealing with chronic...

Tips for Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain Relief Apr 30th, 2018

Lumbar herniated disc can result in serious pain that patients often describe as a burning sensation from the spine towards the leg. The disc pain can occur at different locations and this determines the most suitable treatment option. If untreated, a herniated disc can diminish one’s quality of life and even cause additional health problems....

Radio Frequency Application of Median Branch Nerves Apr 30th, 2018

The spine is connected, at different levels, by face joints that are fed by smaller branches of the large spinal nerves. These nerves are called medial branch nerves and they carry pain signals from the joints to the brain. Patients with degenerative disc conditions, arthritis and a history of trauma...

Primary Care Physician or Pain Management Doctor: Apr 30th, 2018

Primary Care Physicians and pain management doctors all play important, though distinct rolesin the treatment process. Primary care physicians are the first medical professionals you will see whenever you experience any injuries or symptoms of a medical condition. Primary care physicians provide regular medical care for patients; they are the first point of contact...

What is Pain Management? How Apex Doctors Help Apr 30th, 2018

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Pain is not what occurs at the periphery, there is the suffering component of pain, which is also important to recognize. Therefore undergoing any kind of pain can seriously affect the quality of life. Sensory...

Tips to Reduce Back and Neck Pain at Work Apr 30th, 2018

Research shows that people who work on a computer daily are more likely to experience back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Habits like hunching over the computer can put a strain on the spine and cause serious pain. But making a few simple changes at work can reduce pain and prevent...

Different Types of Back Pain and symptoms Apr 30th, 2018

The beginning of a back pain issue is usually unforeseen and can be sudden or worsen over a period of time. Knowing the type of pain you are experiencing can go a long way in getting the right treatment. The pain can be classified according to the area the pain is radiating from...

6 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work Apr 30th, 2018

While there are many ways to reduce stress at work, it’s easy to get caught up in your anxiety and forget to take care of yourself. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, review these tips to re-energize your spirit: Eliminate interruptions. To decrease interruptions, notify workmates of specific times of...

Types of Neck Pain and how we treat them Apr 30th, 2018

Neck pains are less common than back pains but there are a significantly large number of people who suffer from neck pain across the world. This particular pain can be around the neck alone or can involve the arms and shoulders. Some people indicate presence of a mild headache and stiffness of the...

Top 10 Causes of Back Pain and Care Apr 30th, 2018

From a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet to slumped posture and chronic conditions, back pain may be caused by a combination of factors. Fortunately, many of them are within your control. Whether you’re currently experiencing back pain or want to prevent unnecessary pain in the future, review the following causes...

Spinal Cord Stimulators in Back Pain Management Apr 22nd, 2018

Back pains are becoming more and more common in modern day. The pains are brought on by different causes but overall they affect the performance and well-being of the people affected. Modern medicine has however had success in reducing the back pains to a bearable level with spinal cord stimulators. This...

5 Back Pain Facts and Prevention Tips You Need To Know Apr 20th, 2018

Although back pain can be the result of a trauma like a sport injury or a fall, many people experience back pain because of everyday activities done the wrong way. Things like lifting, reaching, sitting, sleeping may be done the wrong way repetitively leading to back problems. Back pain can happen to anyone...

Understanding Epidural Steroid Injections procedure Apr 20th, 2018

Epidural steroid injections or ESIs are a common treatment for different parts of lower limbs and lower back pain. This non-surgical form of pain management has been in use since the 1950s. ESIs can be used independently, however, in many cases, ESIs are used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan...

How to Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain Apr 15th, 2018

Failing to manage your chronic pain can lead to significant mental and physical issues. Maybe it’s time to approach the situation head on. Look for practical ways to deal with chronic pain. Forget about relying solely on prescription medication because they only hide the pain rather than dealing with the underlying cause...

5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy Apr 13th, 2018

There is an alarming number of people suffering from chronic back pain today. Most of people live with the pain barely living up to their potential or enjoying a fulfilling life. Fortunately, most of the causes of spine problems can be easily prevented and corrected. Your spine is the series...

Quick Back Pain Tips for Lower Back Pain Relief Apr 10th, 2018

From arthritis to poor posture, heavy lifting and pregnancy, the causes of back pain are diverse. There is really no single cure for back pain. The best you can do is to take steps to manage your condition. In most cases, it gets better with time. The following tips can...

4 Tips to Protect Your Back and Resolutions for Back Pain Relief Apr 8th, 2018

Back pain is such a common problem for most people that four out of five people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. It is the fifth most popular reason why people go to see the doctor. Back pain comes in various ways and affects various parts...

Sleeping with Neck Pain: What You Need to Know Apr 2nd, 2018

Are you hurting yourself in your sleep? It sounds crazy but you can cause a lot of damage to your body when you sleep if you are using the wrong kind of pillows or mattress. While neck pain is not as common as lower back pain, millions of people go through it at...

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Neck Pain and back Apr 2nd, 2018

Pressure on the muscles, tendons and ligaments on your neck or upper region of the spine can cause a lot of pain. This strain or pressure is usually caused by poor posture, injuries and body mechanisms that affect the muscles. Maintain proper sleeping posture There’s a risk of bending your...

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation – and Can it Help You? Apr 2nd, 2018

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was first approved by the FDA back in 1989. Today, it has become a standards treatment for chronic pain conditions in the back and limbs. It is an option for patients who have not found pain relief from other pain management methods. SCS patients often report at least...

Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain? Apr 1st, 2018

Lower back pain is a common problem for most Americans and almost every adult experiences it at one point or another in life. The intensity of back pain is what varies, some individuals experience chronic back pain, which can significantly lower the quality of life. Surgeries and conventional therapies may not...