Posts Tagged ‘pain management’


Migraine Headache Food Triggers & Methods

Migraine pain was interrupting Kelly’s workday again. One side of her head was pounding, and a sense of nausea was building. Wincing her way out the door into her car, she couldn’t wait to hole up in her bedroom. Kelly remembered that when she had recently been on vacation, she had for some reason not

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Weston, Florida Sciatica Relief

Although we all understand that the body is interconnected, sciatica may at first seem unusual. Why does this pain condition have symptoms that include both lower back pain and pain in the back of the legs? The answer is actually simple: the sciatic nerve stretches from the lumbar spine to the legs. The condition arises


How Chiropractic Helps Back Pain

The basic theoretical concept behind chiropractic care is that physical alignment is central to wellness. Thus, adjusting the spine and other areas so that the skeleton is in a more natural and unconstricted position allows wellness to improve holistically. About 20 million people, including 2 million kids, use chiropractic as a treatment for back pain


Whiplash Facts You May Not Know

Annually, over 2 million people in the United States suffer from whiplash. Characterized by strain in the neck, this injury “occurs when the head suddenly snaps forward, then backward,” explains the Rush University Medical Center, “in a whip-like motion that overstretches the joints, muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back.” Here are five


PRP Treatment for Sport Injuries Growing in Popularity

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is essentially a three-part process: Draw blood from the patient. Separate the platelets and multiply them with a centrifuge. Reintroduce the blood with high platelet concentration to the bloodstream. People have become more interested in this treatment both because its source material naturally occurs within the patient’s body and because it

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

According to WebMD, spinal stenosis is defined as “the narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) which causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.” The most common sites of the condition are the lower back and neck, says the Mayo Clinic. In fact, WebMD notes that three out of every four spinal stenosis patients


The Importance of Preventative Chiropractic Care

In recent years, as people have become more interested in pain management alternatives to surgery and medication, the notion of preventing flareups rather than treating them as they arise has become more commonplace. Chiropractor Frank M. Painter provided his thoroughly researched perspective on spinal manipulation as a form of natural prevention via The broad


How PRP Therapy Can Help Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, a.k.a. PRP therapy, has become a widely trusted form of regenerative medicine that many pain management clinics now offer alongside stem cell therapy. The therapy involves extracting plasma, creating additional platelets within the plasma using a centrifuge, and then reintroducing it to the bloodstream. A great way to better understand this therapy


Childhood Pain & Adult Chronic Pain Linked

Various scientific studies have suggested that chronic childhood pain typically leads to chronic pain during adulthood. However, little research has studied the type of pain that tends to stay with a young people as they transition into their adult lives. A pain management study from the University of Michigan determined that one out of every


Low Pain Tolerance? The Reason Might Be in Your Genes

The presence of certain genes may be connected to the difference in pain tolerance between one person and another. Evidence establishing the link between the genes and pain was presented by Proove Biosciences researchers at the 2014 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. The research is important because it establishes clear genetic indicators of