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Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Jan 19th, 2021

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. Fibromyalgia can easily be confused with symptoms of arthritis or joint inflammation, but unlike arthritis, it does not...

What is Tech Neck and How to Prevent It Jan 11th, 2021

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. Looking down to use smartphones, computers, and tablets put stress on the muscles of our necks, resulting in pain and stiffness...

Three Ways to Add Wellness to Your Daily Routine Jan 6th, 2021

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. Increase your water intake, while decreasing what’s in it. You’ve probably been told that you should drink...

What is spinal cord stimulation? Dec 23rd, 2020

For people with chronic back and neck pain, a treatment called spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a common method used to help with pain. It’s so effective that patients often reduce or eliminate their need for pain medications, and are able to function much like they did prior to...

Ketamine: A New Approach to Pain Management Dec 18th, 2020

Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used in medicine for over fifty years. Its most common application has been in surgical procedures. In more recent years, doctors have been administering it as a treatment for chronic pain management and even severe depression. Ketamine’s anti-inflammatory effects are even noted by...

How is Medical Massage Therapy Different from a "Regular" Massage? Dec 9th, 2020

Massage Therapy is a common treatment for stress and muscle pain. Most people have at least heard of it, and many have experienced the relief that it can bring. But what makes Medical Massage Therapy different from general Massage Therapy? Much of the answer can be found by looking at...

What is Interventional Pain Medicine? Dec 2nd, 2020

Interventional Pain Medicine is a specialization that focuses on the treatment of acute and chronic pain. According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), interventional pain management is a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders."  The goals of interventional pain management are...