Nerve Block for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain may have you looking for better pain management. A temporary or permanent nerve block can provide long-term relief for chronic pain. A nerve block is a procedure that disrupts nerve activity and can be used to diagnose or treat neuropathic pain or pain caused by nerve dysfunction or damage. Nerve blocks involve injectingRead More

Different Types of Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy, if there is severe nerve damage, is not reversible; however, there are different varieties of neuropathy that are reversible and partially reversible. Some people, under the guidance of a practitioner, may be able to follow a treatment plan and reverse or partially reverse the damage done to the nerves. Peripheral nerves are foundRead More

Be Knowledgeable About Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a general title given to pain and symptoms that occur when back surgery has been ineffective. A normal amount of pain and stiffness is expected post-operatively, as well as, soreness and muscle weakness for several weeks. In the case of spinal fusion, the body has to adjust to implants.Read More

Identifying Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a nerve condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. It is not diagnosed through diagnostic testing. The identification is made by located tender points at various locations of the body and testing to rule out other illnesses. There are 3 million cases diagnosed annually in the US. There is no cure. TheRead More

Going Through Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is chronic soft tissue or muscle pain. It is felt deep within the muscle fibers and fascia and has trigger points in the muscles that are very painful when touched. Often pain can be felt at another location apart from the original site. This is called referred pain.   There areRead More

Fight Pain with Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation RFA)  is a minimally invasive procedure used to destroy abnormal or damaged tissue. The abnormal tissue is destroyed using heat (radiofrequency), extreme cold (cryoablation), chemical or laser. Radiofrequency-ablation uses heat to damage the nerves that send pain signals to the brain. This results in 6 – 12 months of pain relief. In someRead More