Acute Pain

Acute pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 3 to 6 months. Any pain that worsens or is long lasting is considered chronic pain. About 1 in 4 people suffer from acute pain each year. Acute pain can be mild and last for just a moment, or it might be sever, lasting for a few weeks. The reason ...

Hip Pain

Hip pain is most commonly found in the elderly but depending on the cause of the pain, it can occur in anyone. The cause of the pain is brought on by a wide variety of conditions or diseases, like arthritis. The location of the hip pain can help to determine the cause and treatment options for the pain. If the ...

Back Pain

Anyone can suffer from back pain, even children and teens, which makes it one of the most common painful conditions that people will suffer from at least once in their lifetime. It is also a common reason that people are absent from work, miss important life experiences, and end up seeking professional help. Back pain can range from acute pain ...

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks or longer. More than 1.5 billion people around the world have chronic pain. In the United States, it is the most common cause of long-term disability, affecting almost 100 million Americans. Chronic pain is a very complicated and personal experience. It can be difficult to diagnose and can ...

Lower Back Pain

More than 3 million people suffer from lower back pain each year. It is much more common to suffer from lower back pain than upper back pain because the lower back supports the upper back. Lower back pain radiates from the back, muscles, bones, hips, or legs and the pain can range from acute to chronic. Acute lower back pain ...

Utilizing Stimulation As a Way to Help Treat Chronic Pain

Utilizing Stimulation As a Way to Help Treat Chronic Pain By Harrison Irons, MD At this point nearly every American, especially anyone in the medical community, has heard about the opioid crisis we are currently facing. With increasing scrutiny from governing bodies at the national and state level regarding opioids, pain physicians are tested in treating patients in the already ...

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. ...