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Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways. After a comprehensive review of the patient's history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as: See our Patient Education page.
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If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you know the pain it brings and the frustration when your body doesn’t respond to treatment. Prolotherapy may provide the pain relief you are seeking. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs when one of the main nerves to the hand – the median nerve –

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Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis? By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fiber helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and keep the bowels running smoothly, but a new study suggests it can also reduce knee pain from arthritis. Researchers found that people who ate the most fiber reported

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Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed

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Nerve pain and muscle pain may seem similar. But when examined more closely, their differences demonstrate how one type of pain does truly compare to the other. How nerve pain happens Think of nerves as the electrical lines that make up the central nervous system. They connect your brain to your body, helping both connect

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You may have never heard of cervical radiculopathy, but you’re likely familiar with a “pinched nerve.” Both are names for the same condition that causes pain and discomfort resulting from irritation to a nerve in the neck. Different treatment options exist. When doctors talks about nerve roots C1 through C8, they are referring to the

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Calcium is the number one ally in the fight against and prevention of osteoporosis. But recent findings suggest that calcium supplements may require a closer look in their possible connection to an increased risk in heart disease. A study published last year in the Journal of the American Heart Association concluded that taking calcium supplements

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It’s the New Year, and you may be one of many who have placed exercising at the top of their New Year’s resolution list. Exercise should be a part of everyone’s daily routine. But if not done properly, injuries could sideline your resolution goals before you get started. Workout injuries can happen to anyone regardless

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North Carolina gives golf and tennis enthusiasts the chance to  play their favorite sports well into the winter season. Additionally, some people head further south over the holidays and enjoy playing golf and tennis in even warmer temperatures. Frequent golf and tennis players (and actually anyone participating in activities that involve repetitive hand, wrist or forearm

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Advanced medical technology now lets doctors treat patients’ pain with minimally invasive techniques. In the case of back pain, however, surgery is sometimes still the best option. But determining which surgery and whether or not the outcomes outweigh the risks is important. The discogram is a diagnostic tool that can help answer both questions. A discogram helps