Pain Management News
Spinal discs become worn out and weaker as we age. About 40% of adults over age 40 have at least one degenerated vertebral disc. As adults reach the age of 80, this percentage doubles, which means most people will likely have to deal with disc disease at some point...
An estimated 50 million Americans, or 20% of the entire population1, are living with chronic pain. In fact, chronic or acute pain is the most common reason adults seek medical care. Unfortunately, acute and chronic pain can lead to a decreased quality of life,...
Did you know that more than 100 million people in America suffer from chronic back pain? For some, pain tends to persist and becomes a lifelong issue. Symptoms such as shooting pain can prevent you from sleeping at night and can affect mobility, keeping you from doing...
From twisting to gripping, typing, and lifting, your wrist plays a crucial role in your daily activities. Our wrists are required to perform high-level work and we often take our wrists for granted. Over time, with intense activities, they can become susceptible to...
Rachel Zoffness, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain neuroscience and author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, recently published an interesting article on PsychologyToday.com, in which she...
In order to understand this dilemma, we must understand some history behind the use of opioids. For centuries, pain was treated with various tinctures of opium. Morphine was developed in 1803 and, when the hypodermic needle was invented, it became widely used to treat...
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