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5 Different Medications for Managing Chronic Pain

When chronic pain infiltrates every aspect of your life, you may try anything to stop it. Learn about some of the different medications available for chronic pain, how they work, and how they might benefit you.
Aug 1st, 2023

Understanding Spinal Stenosis: What Your Diagnosis Means

Spinal stenosis means there’s narrowing in the spinal canal, the cavity in the spine that contains your spinal cord. If you’re diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you may have concerns. Learn more about this spine condition and how it's treated.
Jul 1st, 2023

5 Signs Your Neck Pain Needs Medical Care

Neck pain isn’t always a serious health problem and may go away with at-home care. However, there are times when neck pain is serious and needs medical attention. Learn what signs of neck pain can benefit from a visit to the doctor.
Jun 2nd, 2023

Can Botox Injections Help My Migraines?

Research shows that Botox injections reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Can Botox injections help you? Learn more about Botox and how it helps migraines so you can decide.
May 2nd, 2023

When to Consider IV Ketamine Therapy

Intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy may help you get long-term relief from your chronic pain, but it’s not the right treatment for everyone. Learn more about ketamine therapy and when it’s time to consider it for pain management.
Apr 1st, 2023

How (and Why) to Safely Exercise With Knee Arthritis

When you have knee arthritis, exercising may be the last thing you want to do, but it’s one of the most important treatments for knee pain. Click here to learn why exercising is important for knee arthritis and how you can do it safely.
Feb 15th, 2023

Fibromyalgia and Sex: Here’s What You Should Know

Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome that affects your physical, emotional, and sexual health. Is fibromyalgia affecting your intimate relationship? Here’s what you need to know about fibromyalgia and sex.
Dec 7th, 2022

Fibromyalgia-Friendly Diet Hacks You Should Try

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease that requires a holistic approach to care. There’s no special diet for fibromyalgia, but making a few changes to what and how you eat may help you manage symptoms. Click here to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2022

What to Do When Fibro and GERD Collide

There’s a strong link between fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Having fibro and GERD can be challenging. What do you do when your fibro and GERD collide? Click here to find out.
Aug 1st, 2022

Five Effective Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex pain disorder that affects everyone differently. The most effective treatments for fibromyalgia are the ones that focus on you and not your pain. Click here to learn more.
Jul 3rd, 2022

How to Manage the Cognitive Parts of Fibromyalgia

Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and lack of mental clarity are the cognitive symptoms you may have with fibromyalgia. How do you manage the cognitive parts of this chronic pain condition? Click here to find out.
Jun 2nd, 2022

Lesser-Known Facts About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia isn’t a new condition, but there are a lot of misconceptions about the pain disorder. Click here to learn some of the lesser-known facts about fibromyalgia.
Feb 7th, 2022

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia

After suffering for months, you may feel relieved when you finally get diagnosed with fibromyalgia. But you may also have many questions. Click here to find out what you need to ask your doctor about fibromyalgia.
Jan 10th, 2022

What is Nutritional IV Therapy?

As the environment continues to change and our foods are becoming less nutrient-dense, how can we know for certain that our bodies are getting all the nutrients we need? Here at IPA Clinic, we are excited to offer Nutritional IV Therapy to our patients!
Dec 8th, 2021

Who Is Most at Risk for Developing Fibromyalgia?

Your genetics, sex, age, and medical history may put you at risk for developing fibromyalgia. If you have concerns about whether you might have the pain syndrome, click here to see who’s most at risk.
Dec 7th, 2021

How Fibromyalgia Affects Your Entire Body

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.
Sep 16th, 2021

Aching Joints and Widespread Pain: Fibromyalgia

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.
Oct 1st, 2020

What Causes Headaches?

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...
Sep 23rd, 2020

Neuropathic Pain and Medication Management

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.
Sep 17th, 2020

Can You Stop Aging in its Tracks?

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...
Sep 9th, 2020

The Best Stretches for Neck Pain

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.
Sep 4th, 2020

COVID-19: How Safe is it to See Your Doctor Again?

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.
Jul 23rd, 2020

Psychological Effects of Pain

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...
Jul 8th, 2020

5 Ways to Increase Hair Growth in Men

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...
Jul 1st, 2020

5 Ways to Incorporate More Wellness

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...
Jun 25th, 2020

Explaining Telehealth

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...
Jun 16th, 2020

Why Medicine Management is Important

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...
Jun 11th, 2020

Staying Healthy: Cleaners You Shouldn’t Mix

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?
Jun 4th, 2020

Benefits of Weight Loss to Wellness

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...
May 28th, 2020

Control Stress and Boost Immunity with IV Therapy

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...
May 20th, 2020

At Home Headache Remedies

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...
May 14th, 2020

Foods for Wellness

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.
May 7th, 2020

COVID-19: Enhance Immunity with IV Therapy

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. 
Apr 29th, 2020

COVID-19: How to Ease Pain at Home

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.
Apr 23rd, 2020

COVID-19: How to Maintain Wellness During Quarantine

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...
Apr 14th, 2020

A Hairy Situation: Laser Hair Removal

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.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Can I Workout After a Sports Injury?

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?
Mar 2nd, 2020

NeuralScan: Get to the Root Problem of Your Discomfort

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.
Mar 2nd, 2020

On Our Last Nerve: Sciatica

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...
Mar 2nd, 2020

What is Fibromyalgia?

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.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Don’t Let Lower Back Pain Get You Down

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?
Mar 1st, 2020

Does Lack of Sleep Make Fibromyalgia Pain Worse?

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.
Mar 1st, 2020

Why Painkillers May Not Work For You

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...
Mar 1st, 2020

Fibromyalgia: Turning Stress into Pain

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...
Mar 1st, 2018

All About Juvenile Arthritis

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...
Mar 1st, 2018

How Fibromyalgia Pain is Soothed with Music Therapy

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...
Feb 2nd, 2018

Scientists Working on Spinal Implants for Back Pain Sufferers

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Back Pain Worsened By Smoking

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

What is Back Decompression?

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

What is a Ganglion?

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Types of Scleroderma

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Study Finds New Way to Treat Crohn’s Disease

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Does it Itch or Does it Hurt?

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Which Shoes Help Relieve Knee Pain

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...
Feb 2nd, 2018

Simple Exercises to Avoid Cervical Spondylosis

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...
Feb 2nd, 2018

Causes & Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in the Neck

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018


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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

The Gate Control Theory of Pain

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Scientists Uncover Protein That Aids Human Movement

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Your Lower Back Pain Is Draining Your Brain

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

New Painkiller to Be Released: No Side Effects, No Addiction

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...
Feb 2nd, 2018

Is Nerve Damage Causing Pain in Your Hand?

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...
Feb 2nd, 2018

Stages of Recovery from ACL Surgery

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Top Mistakes People Make With Pain Pills

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.
Feb 2nd, 2018

Myths About Back Pain

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Fibromyalgia: Tips For Enjoying Intimacy Again

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Lupus Explained

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

New Report Aims to Remove Chronic Pain Treatment Barriers

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Chronic Pain Risk Increases After Auto Accidents

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...
Feb 1st, 2018

Brain Imaging Can Help Find Lower Back Pain Source

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...
Feb 1st, 2018

Sit Up Straight, It Will Make You Stronger

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Your Pain May Indicate Vitamin D Deficiency

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Tips on How to Describe Your Pain

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...
Feb 1st, 2018

How Chronic Pain Can Damage Your Heart

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Researchers Link Smoking to Chronic Pain in Women

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Symptoms of Diabetic Nerve Pain

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.
Feb 1st, 2018

Adding Omega-3 to Your Diet Can Reduce Inflammation

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...
Feb 1st, 2018

Exercises to Relieve Sciatica Pain

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.
Feb 1st, 2018