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Can you feel the rain coming in your joints? If you have noticed that your joints ache and arthritis flares when the weather changes, especially during winter when temperatures fall, you're not alone. Many physicians have observed that more people, especially those suffering from chronic pain conditions, feel joint pain, stiffness, and aches on rainy or cold days.
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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive method used by pain specialists to stop or reduce pain signals from the body. For the process, a pain specialist relies on x-ray guidance to place a needle in the appropriate area of nerves and then inserts an electrode through the needle. The following pain conditions can be treated with radiofrequency ablation...
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Low back pain is widespread and can lead to long-term disability among many people. When you have pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, it can be hard to move around or get comfortable. Ice and heat are also not enough to help when resting. Having the right treatment will get your joint in motion.
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Dealing with chronic pain is an exhausting and frustrating process. From dealing with people who suggest the pain is not real to discovering the exact area your pain is coming from, every step requires research, questions, and appointments.
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When you are in pain & in need of pain relief, your doctor may ask you where the pain is & the intensity of that pain. This is important because nerve pain & muscle pain different in treatment. To learn more about the differences between nerve pain & muscle pain read more of this Pain Center blog.
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Until recently, almost all medical studies were performed exclusively on men. Researchers were worried that the female menstrual cycle would introduce extra, uncontrolled factors into the studies. If they were looking into the effects of an antidepressant, for example, mood swings caused by hormone changes would have made it more difficult to assess which symptoms were caused by the medication and which were not.
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Peripheral Neuropathy is a result of the damage of the Peripheral Nervous System. A recurring feeling of tingling, prickling or numbness in the feet & hands is one of the most common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy. Learn more about Peripheral Neuropathy by reading this Pain Center Blog!
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For patients considering visiting a pain specialist for the first time, there are many questions that need to be answered. Confusion about what a pain specialist is and what the process of treatment involves is very common - fortunately, curing pain is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem.
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A pain center is a healthcare facility that specializes in the diagnosis & management of chronic pain. A pain center works with patients to reduce or eliminate chronic pain to improve their quality of life. A pain center may also teach the patient skills to manage chronic pain on their own.
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More than 100 million US adults suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain doesn’t go away easily, & it can make your life miserable. It can keep you awake at night, make you miss work, make you irritable, & keep you away from leisure activities. If you want to learn more about chronic pain, read more.
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