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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
Using Stem Cells for Immunity + More

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.

Jul 29th, 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
Luscious Locks: Refresh Your Hair With PRP Hair Regeneration

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.

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
What is the Vampire Facial®?

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.

Mar 1st, 2020
Stem Cell Injections for Injury

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.

Feb 29th, 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

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
Steps to Diagnosing Back Pain

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
What condition is causing your chronic neck pain?

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...

Feb 1st, 2018
Types of Therapy to Ease Anxiety From Pain

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
New Guidelines for Treating Diabetic Nerve Pain

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
Should You Be Active After Applying Ice to a Sports Injury?

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...

Feb 1st, 2018
Austin Rehab Facility Bans Smoking

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).

Feb 1st, 2018
10 Minute Massage to Ease Fibromyalgia Muscle Aches

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...

Feb 1st, 2018
Use this Willpower Experiment to Improve Health

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?

Feb 1st, 2018
Using Botox for Chronic Pain

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...

Feb 1st, 2018
Occupational Therapy for Chronic Pain

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
Symptoms and Causes of Sciatica

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
Benefits of Staying Active Through Back Pain

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.

Feb 1st, 2018
Symptoms of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

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!

Apr 3rd, 2014