A balanced diet is one of the simplest changes a person can introduce to their diet -- but is it possible that the diet is to blame for pain and inflammation?
When chronic pain is at its worst, normalcy can seem unattainable. Pain that rarely ceases can interrupt lives, kickstart depression, and prove a barrier in the way of living a normal life. Although medication and non-medication treatments are available, they are sometimes not enough. For those who suffer the most from chronic pain, long-term relief can be achieved through surgical procedures.
Rheumatoid arthritis is as common as it is painful. Pain medication is one way to target pain, but what if there were options that had a more comprehensive approach?
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, and other soft tissues. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are medications and therapies available to ease pain. One simple way to combat the fatigue and muscle strain is to introduce new foods into the diet, or to avoid foods that upset the system.
Are your favorite foods to blame for migraine headaches? More than a quarter of migraine sufferers have specific triggers, including food.
Disagreeing with a medical provider can be a delicate situation. How do you tell someone who is in charge that you disagree with them? What will they do if you challenge them? Can you still get good care from your doctor if you push your point?
Treatment for back pain is an expensive problem, and millions of Americans suffer from either chronic or acute lower back pain. But lower back pain isn’t something you just have to live with or treat with a lifetime of pills -- there are myriad options for treatment which can help alleviate pain.
Treating such chronic pain with a singular approach may solve a few symptoms, but medical evidence shows the best outcomes result from a true comprehensive approach coordinated by highly trained medical doctors in a safe and comfortable environment. A typical team is coordinated with a doctor board certified in pain medicine such as an anesthesiologist or physiatrist. Your team will employ multiple disciplines each specialized in a component of your care and the sum of the whole should be a more functional better quality of life.
Managing chronic pain doesn’t stop with medication and regular medical appointments. Dietary manipulation is a lifestyle change that is both affordable and impactful. Certain foods can promote inflammation in the body, which can lead to increased regularity and severity of pain. When metabolized, some fats and fatty acids can intensify the inflammation response, and certain foods act as triggers for pain conditions like migraines.
Physical therapy is just one essential part of any comprehensive pain management plan. A multidisciplinary approach to pain management utilizes the strengths of several different techniques to complement each other and provide the most effective treatment for those suffering from chronic pain.
Managing pain is a difficult process that requires a multifaceted approach. Often the most effective treatments is the one that combines several disciplines. Recent studies have shown that psychological treatments for pain, when combined with traditional therapy, can be extremely effective at alleviating symptoms and easing suffering.
Epidural Steroid Injections are a safe, effective, and common treatment for inflammation associated with lower-back related leg pain and upper-back related neck pain. It is the most commonly performed low risk procedure for such pain...
Frequently used in cardiology and the treatment of cancer, radiofrequency ablation can also be used to treat chronic lumbar pain. Could it be right for you?
Earlier this week, we addressed lower back pain and a few non-drug therapies that can help bring relief. But there’s one specific kind of treatment option that we didn’t dive into: Spinal manipulation, which can come in many forms.
Medication is a frequent first line of defense in chronic pain, but true multidisciplinary pain management goes well beyond simply numbing the pain -- and research has shown that somewhat alternative methods of treatment, like yoga and Tai Chi, can help reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life.