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What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of pain that is caused by compression on the sciatic nerve. It typically only impacts one side of your body and can be felt from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down the leg.

Sep 23rd, 2021
5 Instant Mood Boosters When You're Having a Rough Day

If you’re feeling a little emotionally worn out lately, you’re not alone. And while you might need a hug, there are some great ways that you can boost your mood on your own. Here are five instant mood boosters for those days when things are rough.

Sep 15th, 2021
September Is Pain Awareness Month

For nearly one hundred million Americans, chronic pain is something that they live with. Even if you combine the number of people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease you still won’t match the number of people suffering from chronic pain.

Sep 8th, 2021
5 Ways to Improve Your Posture

If you were ever told to “sit up straight” it was probably in the context of a social event and went hand in hand with “your best behavior”. Does it matter though? As a matter of fact, it does.

Aug 25th, 2021
Migraine Pain? Here Are Some Ways to Shorten It

Migraines can be debilitating for so many people, and the causes (or “triggers”) and symptoms can vary from person to person. While not all treatments work for everyone, we’ve put together a list of some ways to reduce and shorten migraine pain.

Aug 18th, 2021
Auto Injuries and Pain: Should I See a Doctor?

Damage to your car after an automobile accident is obvious immediately, but that’s not always the case for injuries to your body. Some injuries might not be apparent at first but could impact your health for months or even years.

Aug 11th, 2021
5 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Were you aware that food can be a powerful tool for fighting inflammation? Diet is another component in treating various illnesses and improving overall health. We’ve gathered five of our favorite foods that help fight inflammation...

Aug 4th, 2021
Five Summer Activities That Are Easy on Your Back

Living with back pain might limit some activities, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the summer! There are plenty of seasonal things that you can enjoy that are not only easy on your back but in some cases could actually benefit it as well.

Jul 28th, 2021
Our Roundup of the Best Heating Pads

Heat is a great, if not essential tool when it comes to treating certain types of pain and physical issues. So, we wanted to share a quick rundown on some of the best pads available for treating pain at home.

Jul 21st, 2021
Should I Use a Heating Pad or an Ice Pack?

When it comes to injuries, “common knowledge” might not line up the way that it should. Heat and ice are both ways to treat certain injuries, and they’re both effective when used correctly. However, they can also harm if they’re used at the wrong times.

Jul 16th, 2021
Somatic and Visceral Pain - Do You Know the Difference?

Are you familiar with Somatic and Visceral Pain, or have you ever even heard the terms “somatic” or “visceral”. When it comes to pain, knowing the type and where it comes from can be important for better communicating with your healthcare provider.

Jun 30th, 2021
What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain is a condition that can affect anyone at any time, and it can be the result of a variety of causes. Let's examine the injuries, medical conditions, physical factors, or even genetic predispositions that can play a role in causing knee pain.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Health Benefits of Eating Seasonally

It’s easy to walk into a supermarket and find the same selection of fruits and vegetables all year long. Eating lots of colorful leafy greens, veggies, and fruits is good for us after all! Here we'll explore the health benefits of eating seasonally.

Jun 16th, 2021
The Best Ways to Exercise When It's Too Hot to Workout Outside

Exercise is important, and so is fresh air and sunlight. There are times that outdoor exercise can be dangerous though, and the hottest days of summer are among those. So should you skip exercising when heat indexes are dangerously high? Not necessarily.

Jun 9th, 2021
The Connection Between Weight and Pain

It’s long been known that excess weight can have a negative impact on overall health and lead to conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic pain conditions as well. Learn more about the connection between weight and pain.

Jun 3rd, 2021
Exercises That Are Easy on Your Joints

Exercise strengthens muscles, encourages weight loss, and decreases a variety of health risks. If you suffer from joint pain, there are many low-impact forms of exercise options available to you!

May 28th, 2021
When Does Acute Pain Become Chronic Pain?

Pain is disruptive, and ongoing acute pain can become life-altering. But when does acute pain become chronic pain? Find out when acute pain becomes chronic and how chronic pain is diagnosed.

May 21st, 2021
Avoiding Common Mistakes that Can Hurt

We know that intense physical activities can cause major injuries, but what about normal, day-to-day activities? If you aren’t paying attention, common household chores could cause you back and joint pain.

May 13th, 2021
How Are Injections Used to Treat Pain?

Learn about common types of injections that can be used to treat a wide variety of chronic pain issues. Injections carry very low risk and should always be performed by a licensed medical professional.

Apr 28th, 2021
A Beginners Guide to Yoga

Learn about how you can get started practicing yoga to help reduce stress, improve flexibility, and mobility. Beginning yoga is simple and can add to your health and well-being.

Apr 22nd, 2021
What is a nerve block and how does it work?

You may have heard of the term “nerve block” but have you wondered what it actually means in a practical sense? In some ways, a nerve block is a tool used by doctors to locate the source of certain pain, and even control that pain.

Apr 14th, 2021
Walking for Wellness

Learn more about the health benefits of walking and how regular walking is a great form of exercise that is easy on joints.

Apr 8th, 2021
When to See a Doctor About Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common discomfort to many people and can be caused by a variety of factors. It can also present itself in various areas surrounding the hips, so self-diagnosis can be difficult. Learn when you should consider seeing a doctor about your hips.

Apr 1st, 2021
Our Approach to Managing Pain and Your Wellness

When it comes to treating their patients, every practice has its own approach to care. Beyond national and state guidelines and regulations, each physician and practice approaches care a little differently. We’d like to share our approach with you.

Mar 25th, 2021
When is it Time to See a Doctor About Knee Pain?

Most of us have probably had knee pain of some sort at one time or another. For many, the discomfort disappears after a day or two. Or an over-the-counter pain medication relieves it in a matter of hours... but when do you need to see a doctor?

Mar 5th, 2021
What’s the Deal with Vitamin D?

You’ve probably heard people joking about getting their Vitamin D being out in the sunshine, but what does this vitamin actually do? Quite a lot, as it would turn out.

Feb 25th, 2021
What's the difference between Sciatica and Lower Back Pain?

Sciatica & lower back pain are similar in that they are both classifications of back pain, and they are sometimes confused for one another prior to diagnosis. The confusion is due to an overlap in similar symptoms, but these conditions are very different.

Feb 10th, 2021
Understanding Migraines

Migraines affect a variety of individuals, disrupting their daily lives. They aren’t like other common headaches and vary between individuals. Stress, lack of sleep, certain foods, or other issues are all possible triggers of migraines. Learn more.

Feb 4th, 2021
Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that affects many people, although it is not always easy to diagnose. This is because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other illnesses and conditions.

Jan 19th, 2021
What is Tech Neck and How to Prevent It

It’s not really a new condition, but this injury due to repetitive strain has earned its nickname from its most recent cause - our increasing use of screen technology. Let's talk about Tech Neck.

Jan 11th, 2021
Three Ways to Add Wellness to Your Daily Routine

With the New Year, you’re probably thinking about changes to make. Big changes can be good, but it’s the smaller, consistent habits that can make lasting positive impacts on our health and wellbeing.

Jan 6th, 2021
What is spinal cord stimulation?

For people with chronic back and neck pain, a treatment called spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a common treatment method. It’s used to reduce or eliminate pain. Learn more.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Ketamine: A New Approach to Pain Management

Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used in medicine for over fifty years, commonly used in surgical procedures. In more recent years, doctors have been administering it as a treatment for chronic pain management and even severe depression.

Dec 18th, 2020
What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

At Ashford Interventional Pain Solutions, we help patients who are experiencing acute and chronic pain get back to feeling like themselves. Learn more about what Interventional Pain Medicine is.

Dec 2nd, 2020