A peripheral nerve block works by preventing the pain signals from the affected area to the brain. It can effectively stop pain and provide significant relief for chronic pain caused by a peripheral nerve disorder. Whether the disorder has been caused by another health condition like diabetes, it was inherited or the nerve pain was left behind after an injury, a peripheral nerve block may be able to help. Continue reading.
Cold weather can worsen joint pain, especially with injured joints. Joint pain during the winter can be caused by changes in barometric pressure and inactivity from being stuck indoors. The cold temperatures can also thicken joint fluid and heighten nerve sensitivity affected by inflammation and scarring. There are a few things you can do to minimize these effects. Here are three tips to help you relieve winter joint pain. Continue reading.
The time you spend sitting every day may directly affect your life span. Recently, researchers have discovered that prolonged sitting can shorten your lifespan by as much as 40%. It has long been established that the likelihood of developing obesity and cardiovascular disease along with other major health conditions increases with a more sedentary life. Long periods of sitting also have a negative impact on your spine Continue reading.
Chronic pain is one of the most difficult conditions to endure – it can affect every aspect of your life, from your physical function and mental concentration to your mood and relationships. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we harness the medical knowledge and technology available to provide our patients with the most innovative pain management treatments available. One of the treatments that is recommended for many of our patients with chronic pain is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Here are some frequently asked questions about ACT, so you can determine if it may be right for you. Continue reading.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is used in many different ways. While it is used in the mental health field, it is also beneficial for those undergoing medical treatment or other hardships in their life. One of the methods of psychotherapy that can be useful for those dealing with chronic pain or recovering from a serious injury is cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. We offer CBT at Allied Pain & Spine Institute as one of our treatments to improve the overall wellness of our patients. Here are some of the basics about CBT and how it can be used as one of the treatments for those with disabilities, chronic pain or severe injuries. Continue reading.
While chronic pain may be caused by physical conditions in your body, how the pain impacts your life resides in the mind. There are many aspects of chronic pain that you cannot control, including which treatments may be effective at minimizing pain or discomfort. Psychotherapy is a pain management tool that can benefit those with chronic pain, even improving the effectiveness of other treatments. Here are some of the benefits of seeking psychotherapy as one of your pain management treatments. Continue reading.
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When a knee injury has effectively forced you out of a career involving heavy lifting or other strenuous work, taking a desk job seems like the logical move. The transition can prove difficult, given the considerable differences in job requirements and settings. So, the last thing you need is discovering that your new arrangement does not provide the pain relief you expected.
For some sufferers of knee injuries, sitting down on the job can bring relief from associated pain and discomfort. For others, it’s just a different kind of pain that can actually feel more persistent throughout the day. Whatever the case, if you are still finding it difficult to get through the workday due to your knee problems, it’s time to pursue effective pain management. Continue reading.
Dealing with chronic back pain can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the cause. If a back specialist has exhausted all diagnostic options to determine the cause, you may be looking for minimally invasive ways to manage your symptoms. Here are five ways you can treat your chronic back pain. Continue reading.
If you have ever suffered an injury that results in pain and discomfort, finding the right treatment options may prove difficult. Pain relief for symptoms is nothing more than a quick fix in many cases. You may regain limited mobility and the easing of symptomatic pain, but getting back to life as normal can seem unachievable. Continue reading.