Is it time to see someone for that back pain you’ve had for a few weeks? Get the truth from a spine physician about the chances you’ll need medical care.
Can My Chronic Pain Ever Be Cured?
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on chronic pain.
How Can You Relieve Chronic Pain — Without Drugs?
Want a drug-free way to help you manage pain? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which involves improved self-talk and a practical approach to problem solving may help ease your chronic pain.
Personalized Replacement Joints: How Surgery Is Changing For the Better
Patients have rising expectations and are demanding more from total knee replacements and joint replacements than in previous years. This has generated improvements in the field, including design, delivery and execution.
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Your Jaw May Be to Blame for Your Migraine Headaches
Although a migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble may actually start at the bottom of your skull. Combining chiropractic treatment with medication often provides relief for migraine pain.
Tendonitis or Bursitis? Your Best Treatments Begin at Home
Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More
Surprising Links Between Your Joint Pain and Heart Disease
Multiple studies say that your risk for heart disease increases if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Inflammation is getting the blame because it accelerates atherosclerosis (scarring and clogging of the arteries) and coronary artery disease. Yearly cardiac risk assessment and aggressive medical management of inflammatory types of arthritic disease can reduce your risk for heart … Read More
Chronic Back Pain: Non-Surgical Treatments, Prevention
If you have chronic back pain, there may be effective treatments besides surgery that may help, depending on your particular condition. It’s important to see your doctor and discuss the options. Robin Jackson had chronic pain originating in her lower back, traveling down her left leg and into her foot. She was diagnosed with sciatica, … Read More
‘Arthritis-Friendly’ Car Buying Guide
Two doors or four doors? Four-cylinder or eight? When shopping for a car, we’re used to answering these questions. But we may not think to ask, “Is this car ‘arthritis-friendly?’”