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Sports Injuries Linked to Chronic Pain

Sports Injuries Linked to Chronic Pain

Often times athletes experience acute injuries, which are usually the result of a single traumatic event such as an ankle sprain, wrist fracture, hamstring strain, and even shoulder dislocation. These injuries are common amongst athletes and are usually...

What is Interdisciplinary Pain Management?

What is Interdisciplinary Pain Management?

The strategy involves a team of healthcare providers working cooperatively to design a self-management routine for patients that aims to assess, treat, and educate about chronic pain. The strategy is never focused on just pain management, but rather on a holistic...

The Superpower You Don’t Know You Have

The Superpower You Don’t Know You Have

Try meditation: Just 10 minutes of the mind-calming practice helps to alleviate any discomfort A new study showed that the Buddhist practices helps improve pain threshold The British findings bolster evidence that suggests mindfulness is effective While it also adds...

The Extra Burdens Faced By Young People With Chronic Illness

The Extra Burdens Faced By Young People With Chronic Illness

From years of writing about chronic pain and illness, I’ve learned that young people carry several extra burdens, especially when their disability is invisible (as is more often the case than not). This piece focuses on young people, although...

Do You Need A Pain Doctor?

Do You Need A Pain Doctor?

Do You Need a Pain Doctor? A pain doctor is a doctor who is an authority on managing pain in his or her own field, whether it’s neurology, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehab, or even psychiatry. Find out which type of specialist you should consider seeking...

Ketamine: Offering Solutions To Pain

Ketamine: Offering Solutions To Pain

Ketamine: Offering Solutions To Pain Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion therapy has emerged as a treatment option for a variety of chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, small fiber neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic...

What To Look For In A Pain Doctor

What To Look For In A Pain Doctor A pain doctor is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes...

Know Your Pain Treatment Options: When To See A Pain Doctor

Know Your Pain Treatment Options. When To See A Pain Doctor. Pain can be a debilitating condition, but there are ways to keep it under control. Learn about different options pain doctors utilize. Whether your pain is from arthritis, cancer treatments, fibromyalgia, or...

Should I Contact A Pain Doctor?

Should I Contact A Pain Doctor? Is this pain normal? Should I seek help? How do I know if my pain is getting out of hand? These might be the some of the questions you find yourself asking when you’re dealing with chronic pain. So when do you finally say enough is...

What Does A Pain Doctor Do?

What Does A Pain Doctor Do?

What Does A Pain Doctor Do? What does a pain doctor do? These highly-trained and highly-specialized doctors diagnose conditions, coordinate treatment, and provide ongoing care for pain patients. They work most often with chronic pain patients who have experienced...

When To See A Pain Doctor About Your Back Pain

When To See A Pain Doctor About Your Back Pain

When to See A Pain Doctor About Your Back Pain How do you know when that achy pain in your back is more than you can handle alone? Experts agree — if your back pain is in conjunction with any of the following symptoms, skip the at-home remedies for expert relief from...

What Is Ketamine?

What Is Ketamine?

What Is Ketamine? Do you suffer from chronic pain, especially severe neuropathic pain? If so, ketamine for pain management may be a treatment option to discuss with Dr Ricardo Alvarado, MD. However, as an emerging pain management therapy, further research is needed as...

Chronic Pain As a Disease: Why Does It Still Hurt?

Chronic Pain As a Disease: Why Does It Still Hurt?

Chronic Pain As a Disease: Why Does It Still Hurt? People with severe, chronic back pain know how it can utterly disrupt and damage one’s life. Chronic back pain can be cruel—making it hard to enjoy even the simplest daily activities or carry out an exercise routine....

Effects Of Chronic Pain And When To Call A Pain Doctor

Effects Of Chronic Pain And When To Call A Pain Doctor

When to Call a Pain Doctor. Being in pain is never fun. Even minor pain, such as a stubbed toe or a paper cut, is unpleasant but that pain fades relatively quickly. Now imagine this: a pain that never fades, or that fades only to come back a few hours later. What...

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Techniques To Cope With Chronic Pain Chronic pain can provoke emotional reactions, such as fear or even terror, depending on what we believe about the pain signals. In other cases (such as in sports or another engaging, rewarding activity), chronic pain may be...

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