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Posted 17 Jun, 2017

5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain by Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

According to the Institute of Medicine, a whopping 100 million Americans—that’s one in three—suffer from some sort of chronic pain. And if you’re one of them, chances are at least one doctor has told you, “It’s all in your head.” The trick is that chronic pain wears many disguises. Sometimes chronic pain is psychosomat...
Posted 16 Jun, 2017

Botox injection for treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that patients with a painful and debilitating nerve compression disorder called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which studies suggest may occur in up to 8 percent of the population, reported a significant reduction in short-term pain after receiving a single, low-dose injection of B...
Posted 13 Jun, 2017

‘Cool’ new knee procedure eases arthritis pain without surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option. The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for people with moderate to...
Posted 04 Jun, 2017

Arthritis pain and radiofrequency nerve ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain relat...

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Posted 02 Oct, 2017

The chronic pain that won’t go away: CRPS

CRPS is a rare neurological condition that causes unending agony and misery. But now a special implant offers hope to sufferers. What’s it like to have a pain that just won’t go away? Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, causes exactly that, and it’s as hard to diagnose as it is to understand. It can […]
Posted 30 Sep, 2017

8 Ways Your Daily Routine Can Cause Lower Back Pain

Here’s how to fix your habits so you can beat nagging aches for good. Ah, low back pain. It’s the condition that unites us all. About 31 million Americans suffer from pain in their lower backs at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association—and 50 to 80% of us will experience back pain at so...