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What is CHRONIC PAIN? 175 words
Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. In fact, sudden pain is an important reaction of the nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury – it is a protective mechanism. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area, up your spinal cord, and to your brain. It is a simple reaction.
What is Interventional Pain Management? 175 words
Each specialty in medicine has an official definition. These definitions come from an organization called the National Uniform Claims Committee. As with other specialties this committee derived the definition for interventional pain management after consulting with scientists, physicians, patients, and policy makers.
What are Nonsteroidal, Anti-inflammatory Drugs? 175 words
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, provide pain relief and reduce fever and in higher doses provide anti-inflammatory effects. Some of these are available over the counter such as aspirin, Advil, and Aleve...
WHAT IS DISC HERNIATION? 175 words
The bones in our spine are called vertebrae. They are separated from each other by discs which are like jelly donuts and...
HOW DO YOU FIND CAUSE OF PAIN? 194 words
Many people think that pain is a diagnosis, but this is not true. Pain is a symptom that tells the physician that something is wrong...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LOW BACK ANATOMY? 240 words
Low back and lower extremity pain are the most common chronic pain problems...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT NECK ANATOMY? 226 Words
Pain in the neck is common, second only to pain in the low back...
WHAT IS FACET JOINT PAIN? 229 Words
Facet joint pain is one of the most common pain symptoms with neck, mid back, and low back pain...
WHAT IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN? 148 Words
The sacroiliac joint is a major joint in the human body and connects the sacrum, the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine...
WHAT ARE EPIDURAL INJECTIONS? 204 Words
An epidural injection delivers medication into the epidural space around the spinal nerve roots to relieve pain caused by irritated spinal nerves...
WHAT IS POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA OR PAIN AFTER SHINGLES? 253 Words
Post herpetic neuralgia is a condition which produces severe, agonizing pain and suffering for many patients following...
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA? 161 Words
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder with widespread musculoskeletal pain associated with fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues...
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE? 259 Words
Regenerative medicine broadly describes an innovative medical therapy that will enable the body to repair, replace, restore, and regenerative...
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