Neck Pain Treatment

What is neck pain? Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness. A physician will have to find the most troubling area of the neck and be given information on how the neck pain ...

Diabetic Pain Treatment

Diabetes can cause long-term problems throughout a patient's body especially if a patient doesn't control their blood sugar effectively. High blood sugar can cause diabetic neuropathy, which damages the nerves that send signals from your hands and feet. Common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy are numbness or tingling in your fingers, toes, hands and feet. Burning, sharp, or aching pain are ...

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

For most people, degenerative disc disease treatment is successful with conservative (meaning non-surgical) care consisting of medication to control inflammation and pain, physical therapy and exercise. Steroid medications delivered either through an epidural injection or orally are the most common forms of treatment. Surgery becomes the next option if a patient is still not receiving pain relief over six months ...

Abdominal Pain Treatment

Abdominal pain can vary between feeling constant pain or it can fluctuate from time to time. This depends if the patient has acute or chronic abdominal pain. Most people are oblivious to any of the processes the organs go through in the abdomen. As well as, any discomfort from activities such as eating, digestion through the intestines, or bowel movements. ...

Pandaemonium and The Glucose and Gonadotropin Mystery

Pandaemonium and The Glucose and Gonadotropin Mystery  By: Matt Smith, MD with Alabama Pain Physicians, Comprehensive Pain Care Several years ago, some of my colleagues and I were the attending physicians of an inpatient rehabilitation unit. It was a great experience. We had all become good friends and we had many similar interests. Among these common interests was that well ...

Nerve Blocks

Also known as Medial Branch Blocks, these procedures are for diagnostic purposes only. They are not meant to last for more than a few hours. The purpose for these injections is to help the doctor identify exactly which nerve or nerves are causing the pain. When using this procedure, it will allow a provider to narrow down the options for which ...

TENS unit

What is a Tens Unit? TENS stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A TENS unit is predominately used for nerve related pain conditions. This device can be used on both acute pain and chronic pain. TENS unit lessens pain by sending painless electrical impulses through electrodes (sticky patches) placed on the skin. The electrical signals travel from the TENS unit through ...

Headache

Not all migraines are the same. There are 5 major ways to define your headaches. Take some time and read about each one and identify the headache type that applies to you. Sometimes learning more about specific pains will help a patient understand what type of body pain treatment he/she needs. Status Migrainosus This is the migraine that is severe, ...
The Many Faces of Arthritis

The Many Faces of Arthritis

Arthritis comes in many forms and can wreak havoc on our lives by interfering with our daily routines. Learn about ways to beat arthritis pain and improve your quality of life.According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other ...
Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures

A common reason for back pain is often not diagnosed quickly enough. A compression fracture is a break in the vertebral body of the spine. There are nearly 700,000 vertebral compression fractures in the United States each year. It often results in not only pain but a change in posture if it worsens. In addition, studies have shown that once ...