Category: Chronic Pain Treatments

Back Pain and Opioid Dependence

Man holding his lower back, his back is x-rayed

Did you know? Nearly 26 million Americans live with frequent back pain, as reported by WebMD. While many turn to over the counter medications for pain, others look to their primary care physician for relief. It’s in these instances that a large majority of individuals are prescribed an opioid medication, some of which include hydrocodone, oxycodone or a combination of an opioid pain reliever and acetaminophen. While these drugs are useful in relieving pain, they are best intended for short-term usage, and can become dangerous if abused. In fact, health officials have deemed opioid use and addiction as an epidemic. Continue reading.


Suffering From Golfer’s Elbow?

San Jose CA Tennis Elbow Treatment

With dull and radiating pain, Golfer’s Elbow is a similar condition to tennis elbow, as both can cause pain in the forearm and wrist. Yet, while pain associated with Golfer’s elbow mostly surrounds the bony bump area inside of the elbow, tennis elbow generally results in pain on the outside of the elbow. Surprising to some, the Mayo Clinic reports that anyone who repeatedly uses their wrist or clenches their fingers can develop golfer’s elbow. While some cases are mild and require a bit of rest, others are debilitating. That’s why if you’re suffering from golfer’s elbow, and your range of motion has been affected, or you are experiencing inflammation as a result, Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers a non-surgical technique to chronic tendon pain and stubbornness. Continue reading.