If you have fibromyalgia, you probably experience several symptoms that can affect every part of your body. Why are the symptoms so many and varied, and how can you find relief? Read on to learn more.
If you have fibromyalgia, you probably experience several symptoms that can affect every part of your body. Why are the symptoms so many and varied, and how can you find relief? Read on to learn more.
If you suffer from aching joints, widespread pain, and fatigue no matter how much you rest, you could be suffering from fibromyalgia. Nevertheless, you can find relief with Dr. Sarosh Saleemi at Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas.
Most people experience headaches at some point in their lives, but chronic headaches or migraines could indicate a more significant health problem. Diagnosing the cause can be challenging...
Neuropathic pain is an extremely painful condition that stems from a number of different causes. When patients feel this pain, many doctors try medication as a first line of treatment.
Aging is a disease of inflammation and a decrease in immunity. Anti-aging treatments are focused on helping cells perform efficiently. The goal is to enhance physical health and well-being, decrease inflammation and increase immunity. Here’s how we can...
Your neck has many responsibilities. It holds our heads up and keeps our spine in alignment. Over time, injuries, poor posture, or chronic health conditions can cause neck pain, which can radiate into other parts of your body.
Chronic pain or injuries can keep us down for longer than we’d like. If you suffer from either of these, or just want to increase your body’s strength and resilience, consider stem cell injections.
While everyone is adjusting to a new normal during the midst of this global health pandemic, many people are wondering just how safe it is to begin seeing their doctors regularly again for care not related to COVID-19.
Our immune systems are incredible in that they can recognize, fight, and heal us from infection. Obesity can cause a chronic state of inflammation that can compromise your immune system.
Chronic pain can have a profound psychological effect on a person, including feelings of hopelessness, anger, sadness, and despair. These feelings not only affect your normal daily routines...
Hair loss can be a leading cause of insecurity in men and women alike. While women often have the option of choosing to have hair extensions put in and similar services, men typically don’t have as many options. Here are 5 ways men can increase hair...
Living a healthy lifestyle can seem daunting, however there are small changes you can make each day to get on the road to wellness — and stay there! If you’re struggling to find a wellness routine that works for you, try incorporating these 5 things...
During these unprecedented times, many people are choosing to not go to the doctor out of fear of coming in contact with the novel coronavirus, however, thanks to Telehealth...
At one point or another, we’ll all need medicine to keep our bodies functionally properly, to fight off illness, or for a similar reason. However, finding an effective medication can take a trial-and-error approach, which can often be...
In an effort to up cleanliness around homes and work spaces, many people have begun to use disinfectants and more to kill germs. However, did you know that you can’t use certain chemicals together?
It’s important to maintain a healthy weight for overall wellness. If you’re not able to maintain a healthy weight, it could be due to an underlying condition. At Interventional Pain Associates, we will examine your overall health to determine what could...
IV nutritional therapy can help boost brain power, fight aging, control stress, and help with chronic pain conditions. During COVID-19, you could be experiencing more stress which, in turn, can decrease your immunity. If you are feeling more stress...
A headache has the ability to ruin your day, even if you’re at home social distancing. If you have chronic headaches, they can make doing anything unbearable. While diagnosing headaches can be challenging, they’re most often caused by tension, stress...
In these unprecedented times, how we fuel our bodies is more important now than ever. If you want to help your body fight off illness, boost energy, and feel better all the way around, consider a change to your diet.
Sometimes our bodies need a boost to help keep us as healthy as we can be. If you’ve been self-quarantining but feel like you need a little immunity boost, learn more about what you can do from home, plus the benefits of IV Therapy.
While staying at home right now, you’re helping protect yourself and your community by social distancing. However, just because you are now home around the clock doesn’t mean that your pain magically goes away.
COVID-19 has most of us staying put in our homes all day each day. Not only are we now working from home, but also having to manage taking care of children, chores, and more while only leaving home for essential trips. Though gyms aren’t open, you can...
If you want to help elevate your health, boost your immunity, and protect yourself the best you can from illness, Interventional Pain Associates can help.
Shaving and tweezing are two hair removal options, but you have to do them over and over again, which can become time consuming. If you want to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal should be an option you’re considering.
A sports injury can hinder your ability to perform well – or even at all. Unfortunately, sports injuries happen and can cause pain and discomfort. When should you push through the pain and when should you rest?
Pain affects more than just your physical health. Along with physical health, pain can also affect your mind and spirit. But don’t fret, we can help with the NeuralScan. When you are suffering from discomfort, finding relief is usually your top priority.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in our bodies, so it’s not surprising that it can wreak havoc when we injure it. Sciatica is pain that can radiate from the lower back through the buttock...
Fibromyalgia causes widespread aching, pain, and tenderness throughout the body. Not only can it cause sleeping problems, but it can also affect your mood, memory, and digestive symptoms.
Lower back pain can be debilitating and can cause you to skip work and personal life obligations, but you can find low back pain relief. Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons that people have to visit the doctor and miss work?
Having luscious locks can help you feel more confident. Have you been suffering from hair loss and can’t seem to find a solution? Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with stem cells might be able to restore your hair after as little as three sessions.
An athlete is seated on the examination table after taking a big spill or being part of a collision while in play.
For many, this answer may seem an obvious one, but you may be surprised to learn that, while lack of sleep can impact many aspects of day-to-day life, it did not prove to be a predictor of pain levels.
If you are like millions of Americans, then you may know what it is like to be let down by painkillers. So many people suffer with lasting pain and cannot find comfort in the form of a pill because of the unfavorable side effects of the drugs inability...
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a sensation in recent years because of its ability to promote healing. A PRP facial, often nicknamed the Vampire Facial®, is used to help improve your facial skin by toning and tightening.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, injury, or wounds and want healing, you might be a good candidate for stem cell injections. Stem cell injections are a form of therapy that utilizes what your body already makes to promote healing from within.
The medical community has come a long way in the past few decades in the recognition and treatment of chronic pain. Fibromyalgia, however, still stumps even the greatest minds. With continued research, though, more is being learned about it and about...
When someone mentions the word arthritis, what typically comes to a person’s mind is images of a person of advanced years with semi-crippled fingers or complaining of pain in knees, shoulders or neck. It isn’t something that a person considers...
For patients who suffer with Fibromyalgia, the world can seem a very daunting and difficult place to live, but researchers are now saying that some of the tension, pain, and fatigue associated with the disorder can be alleviated by simply listening...
The first sign of back pain or injury can, unfortunately, foreshadow what is to come for the rest of a person’s life.
It was recently reported in a journal called Nature that scientists have made a tremendous discovery in a species of fruit flies.
With millions of people reporting to doctor’s offices each year and billions of dollars being spent to ease the effects of ‘bad backs’, there is little wonder why scientists have placed so much emphasis on finding new and groundbreaking solutions.
After years of the media, schools, and other outlets expressing the dangers of smoking, most people would suggest that tobacco causes cancer and respiratory illnesses.
Have you seen one doctor after another for years? Does it seem that you will never find a way to combat the pain and discomfort?
Back pain is a horrible thing to live with. A constant ache or the occasional, but intense shooting pains can make just everyday living difficult. Often that pain is a result of nerves becoming pinched or sandwiched.
Have you developed a strange, consistent swelling, bump, or other sort of growth? Are you looking for answers? It could be that your body has produced a ganglion, which appears as swelling or a sort of cyst.
Scleroderma is a condition of the skin. It can cause tightening of the skin and thickening of the skin and blood vessels. Damage to internal organs may also be a result of this condition.
There may be new hope on the horizon for patients suffering from Crohn’s Disease. This chronic condition of the intestinal tract is characterized by severe inflammation and causes diarrhea, abdominal pain and internal bleeding.
What is an itch? We all know what it feels like to have a spot that requires scratching. However, exactly how that signal is interpreted within the nervous system remains something of a mystery.
If you have knee pain caused by arthritis, you might want to take off the athletic shoes with stability enhancers and high-end clogs. A comparison study led by author Najia Shakoor, MD, an associate professor of internal medicine...
Cervical spondylosis, a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on the bones and cartilage of the neck, causes severe pain in both the neck and shoulders. It can also cause headaches. The disorder is the result of the natural aging process and...
A diagnosis of a pinched nerve is a common one. Adults and the elderly are more prone to this problem but even children call fall victim to this painful condition. The neck and leg are the most common spots for a pinched nerve to occur.
Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy, is a method of treating ailments with water. It can be used for relaxation or it can be used treat diseases and relieve painful conditions. It is closely related to hydrothermal therapy.
The feeling of pain, though undesired, is often a good warning sign and something that should be respected. It can point to something more serious, but less noticeable and should be discussed with a medical professional right away.
Chronic pain is a condition millions around the world deal with on a daily basis. It can make it difficult to do even the most mundane tasks, yet it is often overlooked. Why is that? Often it has to do with age.
Each time a person bends to pick something up, takes a step, or points to something there is a complex system of reactions taking place within the body. Even the blink of an eye creates a pattern of nerve cell signals.
Why is it that one child will cry incessantly having barely stubbed a toe, while another will barely flinch after having fallen down a flight of stairs?
We’ve seen it, heard it, and, in most cases, felt it. Back pain is not enjoyable to any of the senses, yet low back pain is the leading form of chronic pain around the world.
For years, pain sufferers have been fighting a difficult battle between the relief offered by pain killers and the unwanted side effects that came as a result of taking them. However, that war may finally come to an end, thanks to the work of a...
Within the body, there exists a very complex system, which is much like the postal service. Its intended purpose is to transmit messages from one part of the body to another. If a certain area aches, for instance, then the message must first be...
It’s a heavy load – even at our most fit – that our legs must carry each and every day. Thus, it should come as no surprise that so many people face injuries to ankles, knees, and feet every year.
When dealing with chronic pain, there is a good reason to know how to properly use medication. So, before you pop the next pill, keep reading, so you can avoid these commonly made mistakes.
Back pain affects millions of people in this country alone. There are many assumptions that are made when a person first experiences the uncomfortable sensations and even as back pain becomes a chronic part of their lives.
Pain is horrible in so many ways. While it serves a purpose and can help defend a person against more serious injury, it is considered the enemy when it won’t cease. Patients of Fibromyalgia know this as well as anyone.
It’s a scary diagnosis to receive. Much of that fear stems from the unknown. Though most people have heard the term lupus, there are many who do not truly understand the implications of it.
In this country, being in a car accident is nothing short of ordinary. Nearly every American citizen has been, will be, or will know someone who has been in a serious crash.
For those who suffer with chronic pain, the statement that ‘pain is a major health problem in the U.S.’ seems a vast understatement. In fact, pain is the single most common complaint among emergency room visitors in America.
Chronic pain, defined as discomfort in both the upper and lower half of the body, or on both sides for a span of time of more than three months. Past studies have suggested that this sort of pain...
A recent study is giving further prove to the dangers of excessive use of video game systems by young individuals. The research involved 257 participants at two US high schools.
A new study published in the journal, Anesthesiology, was put together by a research team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The use of new technology called arterial spin labeling made it possible for the team to track changes in brain activity in...
You might not be ready to embrace the formal habits of yesteryear, but the nagging of older generations to ‘stand up tall’ or ‘sit straight’ may be worth listening to, according to a recent study.
Could it be that the aches and pains that plague you each morning or that leave you tossing and turning at night are related to your diet? It very well could be true.
For patients of spinal muscular atrophy, a recent breakthrough at the University of Missouri could be a very promising first step in discovering a cure. Though there may be nothing for these sufferers to cheer about...
Restless leg syndrome, which is also referred to as just ‘RLS’ is a condition that makes it difficult for a person to rest or sleep as a result of uncomfortable sensations in the limbs.
For a person who sufferers from chronic pain, trying to explain it to a friend, family member, or medical professional is often very difficult. Because the person can appear entirely normal to onlookers, the severity...
Information about the link between chronic pain and sudden cardiovascular death is not new but is receiving renewed attention, as researchers point to the serious risk faced by certain populations of pain sufferers.
Before you pick up that next cigarette, you might want to stop and consider how it is affecting your pain flares. A team of researchers from Kentucky University have found proof that musculoskeletal pain may be made worse in women when smoking.
Diabetes is not a diagnosis that anyone really wants to face, but it is not necessarily the constant worry about sugar and carbohydrate intake that concerns diabetic patients the most.
The body has certain innate responses when it is injured, falls ill, or is irritated by some external force; among these is inflammation. Internal swelling is a defense mechanism meant to...
Omega-3 fatty acids have been in making headlines for a while. We’ve known that they are beneficial to the body and help reduce inflammation. What we have not known is how these compounds work within the body to produce these positive...
Pain in any form is aggravating to say the least, but back pain can be downright debilitating. That is especially true when the pain then travels down the legs. With sciatica, that is often the cause.
Have you been diagnosed with insomnia? Do you have difficulty falling asleep at night, or trouble staying asleep once the nighttime hours have set in?
Have you been suffering with unexplained pain in your neck or back? If so, you are among millions of other Americans who complain of the same sort of discomfort. Despite the fact that so many share similar symptoms, the diagnosis is rarely clear cut.
There are many potential causes of discomfort in the neck and it can often seem as if the process followed to find the source of the pain is taking forever. The truth is that doctors must follow several steps to rule out a variety of the potential...
In a recent study of emergency department files, there was a distinct difference found between the treatment of middle-aged patients and those considered elderly.
For those suffering from chronic pain, the search for effective treatment is ever ongoing. Currently, there are several types of therapy that have proven moderately to highly effective at reducing the impact of diseases related to chronic pain.
For kids suffering with juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome, everyday life can be extremely trying.
Neuropathy, which is caused by nerve damage can cause extreme and lasting pain in patients. It can even cause several sleep disruptions each night, which also leads to fatigue and depression.
Imagine an athlete rushing off the court or field after sustaining an injury. A minor muscle pull, sprain, or strain will likely be treated with ice. It is not uncommon, after icing, for athletes to return to the game right away, feeling well enough to...
For many addicts, the thought of giving up one drug is enough to cause a breakdown, but now, a Texas rehab center is asking more than that. Those who enter as drug addicts and smokers, will leave the center as neither (at least that is the goal).
For those who suffer regularly with chronic, intense pain or difficulty with basic movements, there has been relative success with a treatment known as Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS.
Millions of people have recognized the medical worthiness of massage in recent years. The non-drug therapy provides athletes and those with chronic illnesses with an alternative way to reduce the discomfort associated with over-firing nerves, inflamed...
What would it take to make you eat a handful of curried grasshoppers? What if someone paid you to do it? What if you were simply told that the once hopping critters are full of nutrients needed to battle the most feared diseases today?
If you thought Botox was just for looking younger, you may be surprised to learn that it can also play an important role in relieving chronic pain in many patients. When Botox first came on...
What is an Occupational Therapist? The role of these well trained and schooled individuals is to help injured or physically disabled individuals build up a tolerance for everyday tasks.
The term ‘DD’ is commonly heard in bars, restaurants, and parties today, but, while people are being more responsible in one facet of driving, many are doing anything but acting safe on the roadway.
For millions of people in this country and beyond, the concept of a ‘switch’ that could simply turn off pain sounds far too good to be true.
Sciatica is a type of pain that is related to the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back and down the leg. Although sciatica typically affects only one side of the body, the pain of this condition can be excruciating.
Recently, a researcher from the University of Gothenburg followed more than one hundred acute back pain patients to explore the results of physical activity on pain levels.
If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is such a common problem in the U.S. that some studies have estimated that we spend about the same amount each year for back surgeries as we do for cancer treatments!