Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome, or chronic compression of the median nerve in the wrist, is a common cause for pain, tingling and numbness in the hand. These sensations are usually experienced on the palm and the palmar side of the fingers. Risk factors for CTS include diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, wrist fracture and swelling, nerve dysfunctions. Another predisposing factor for the condition ...

Cancer Pain

Many cancer patients experience pain due to their condition at some point in their treatment. However, each patient experiences this pain differently, and descriptions of the pain can vary widely. According to Cancer Research UK, most cancer pain is caused by the tumour pressing on bones, nerves or other organs in your body. Sometimes pain is related to your cancer treatment. ...

Bulging Disc

The discs located between vertebrae create and form the spine, allow for movement and absorb weight placed on the spine. Discs are made up of a tough outer layer and a gel-like inner layer. When a disc is compressed, pressure builds up in the inner layer, causing the disc to bulge. Most bulging discs happen in the lower back, but ...

Spinal Pain

Chronic spinal pain affects one out of every five Americans, making it one of the most common health complaints in the country. Some of the most common causes include degeneration, muscle strain, mechanical problems and vertebral fractures from osteoporosis. Since the lower back carries most of the body’s weight, pain in that area is more common than in the upper back. ...

Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders that is not fully understood. This condition has many causes and can get in the way of or stop physical activity as different types of tissue are destroyed. Osteoarthritis is a common condition caused by gradual wear and tear on the joints. Arthritis   Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, ...

Acute Headaches

Acute headaches can be caused by daily stress, referred pain from tired eyes, neck strains or even upper back issues. The most common cause of headaches is lack of sleep. Since so many causes exist, acute headaches can be difficult to treat. A pain doctor can classify headaches as being primary, which means they are caused by a disease or ...

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Jumping, climbing and strenuous exercise can strain the tendon and calf muscle, which can cause the type of inflammation known as tendinitis. This injury can be mild enough that it can be treated by over-the-counter medications or so severe that it must be repaired surgically. Chronic tendinitis can cause ...