Pain Relief Blog

Pain Relief Blog 2018-01-17T12:23:24+00:00

Stand-Up Office for Lower Back Pain

Pain Stop recommends a large variety of at-home measures and every day lifestyle adjustments that can make a big difference in your quality of life and recovery. Here is one of our Pain Stop patients, Kevin Baldock, sharing how having a stand up office has made a big difference in his lower back pain. Sitting for long periods can cause increase in lower back pain symptoms and stress on muscles and joints - combining even part of your day with a standing office could be a great idea for those with a desk job of any kind!

When Trigger Point Injections Aren’t Working

We get a lot of people asking us and commenting on our social media channels and via email that they have tried pain management clinics with no results. They are frustrated, understandably, and have asked how Pain Stop is different…. Well Pain Stop is different because we use different types of care at each visit, not only Trigger Point Injections.

What you need to know about treating a knee injury and knee pain

Whether it is a fall, a car accident or a sprain from playing sports, a knee injury can be very painful and lead to ongoing problems, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, difficulty bending, problems weight bearing, locking of the knee and instability. There are five different types of knee injuries and for each there is a specific recommended treatment.

How does your diet affect headaches?

What you eat can play a huge role in the amount of headaches you have (headache frequency) and the severity of pain you experience (headache intensity). That is true both with migraines (vascular constriction and dilation) and other types of headaches (vascular constriction). Lifestyle choices and other, often environmental, factors that tend to be a direct cause of individual headache attacks are called triggers. Dietary triggers are extraordinarily common.

Three Easy Neck Stretches That Reduce Pain

Following these fast and simple neck stretches every day should increase mobility and decrease stiffness and pain. These stretches should take you less than 5 minutes a day! Remember to always check with your pain [...]

Is Your Pain Linked to an Allergy?

other health problems from allergies Many people suffer from allergies. In the United States, 50 million individuals have them. That’s about 1 out of every 6 people! It’s the fifth most common in the United States, and it’s become increasingly widespread over the last 30 years throughout virtually all demographic groups. And believe it or not, many patients that come to us in pain seeking pain management treatments are actually diagnosed and treated for an allergy.

Never Too Old for Pain Relief

senior-pain-managementPain is often left untreated in the elderly, leading to needless suffering. Seniors typically experience a greater degree of pain than do those in any other age bracket. Unfortunately, many people assume that pain comes along with old age and fail to discuss the topic with their medical practitioners. Safe and effective treatments are available for people of all ages, but there are some challenges specific to older patients.

What Your Primary Care Doctor Doesn’t Know About Pain Symptoms

To understand the real value of a pain management professional, it helps to look at why primary care physicians can sometimes be hesitant when approaching Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Dr. Abigail Zuger is a practicing physician who covers medical ethics for The New York Times, in a series called Hard Cases. Last May, she discussed the treatment of pain by general practitioners and the various challenges surrounding it.

The Best Pillow and Mattress Choice for Neck and Back Pain

If you or someone you love wakes up with neck stiffness or pain, or lower back pain, you may need a new pillow or mattress. But there are so many choices - how do you know which one is the right one for your specific neck or back? Below, Dr. Thomas Morgan of Pain Stop Avondale Clinic discusses what the best pillow choice is for neck pain sufferers and those with Forward Head Posture, and the best type of mattress to buy for lower back pain. If you're looking for the perfect meaningful gift idea this holiday season, you might consider a new mattress or pillow - or tell Santa it's on your list!

Trigger Point Injection – Best Practices for Pain Management

One major trend in current healthcare is multidiciplinary or multimodal medicine. A practice that utilizes a multidiciplinary perspective draws on the research and principles of numerous medical specialties, for a stronger unified whole. Experts in the field of pain management, perhaps more than any other specialty, have embraced this approach to optimize patient success. For us, a technique such as trigger point therapy is seen as one piece of treatment.