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.
Pain 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.
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 chronic pain. 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.
If you’ve fallen recently, you can use a variety of do-it-yourself tactics to alleviate the pain, along with any other aches related to aging. Keep in mind, if you’re worried that you may have experienced injury, it’s critical to seek medical help immediately.
Happy New Year! Pain Stop wants 2014 to be the healthiest and most pain-free year it can be for you, so Dr. Erin Waychoff, CEO of Pain Stop Clinics, put together this list of the top habits that will help you feel your best this year. Our list may surprise you…
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!
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.
Many health disorders in the United States are caused by excessive inflammation. Changing the way that we eat so that what we consume is anti-inflammatory can help counteract the joint pain associated with arthritis . Below are six common foods that you can reduce so that you aren’t accidentally increasing your pain with certain elements of your diet.
Diets to fight inflammation are great approaches to reduce arthritis pain, but it’s not always easy to stick to a diet plan during the holidays. Of course that’s frustrating: we don’t want to be wincing as we are trying to enjoy our time with loved ones and celebrate with friends at New Year’s Eve parties. What are the best ways to stick to the plan? Below are five techniques to help keep you on track.
If you sit at a computer desk all day, if you suffer from frequent upper back and neck pain, stiffness in neck or back, headaches and migraines, you may have Forward Head Posture/Forward Head Syndrome. Here, one of our Pain Stop experts Dr. Kristy Morgan of the Pain Stop Metro Clinic demonstrates the best practices for correct posture for sitting at a computer, and standing. Following these steps can help to avoid the symptoms of Forward Head Posture or help correct the problem.