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What Most People Don’t Understand About Chronic Health Conditions Nov 1st, 2022

Chronic health conditions affect more than your physical health. These ongoing health problems affect your ability to go to work, spend time with friends and family, and take care of your daily needs. What most people don’t understand about chronic health conditions is that you still have control. At Interventional...

Tips for Dealing With the Brain Fog That Comes With Fibromyalgia Oct 1st, 2022

Though it’s a chronic pain condition, many people with fibromyalgia have symptoms that go beyond their widespread pain. They may have a hard time following conversations, find themselves mixing up words, or simply feel disconnected from the world around them.  If your fibromyalgia is making it harder for you to think, you’re not alone....

Fibromyalgia-Friendly Diet Hacks You Should Try Sep 1st, 2022

The one thing we know for sure about fibromyalgia is that it’s a complex disease that requires a holistic, multimodal approach. No single drug, treatment, or therapy works for all fibromyalgia patients.  Though researchers have looked into nutrition interventions for fibromyalgia, there’s no special diet for the chronic pain condition....

What to Do When Fibro and GERD Collide Aug 1st, 2022

Fibromyalgia is a complex pain condition that affects your physical and emotional well-being. Many people with fibromyalgia have coexisting chronic health conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). What do you do when you’re dealing with both fibro and GERD? At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, our pain management expert, Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, specializes...

Five Effective Treatments for Fibromyalgia Jul 3rd, 2022

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease. But so are the individuals who suffer from the chronic pain condition. That’s why no single treatment works for all patients. At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, our pai- management specialist, Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, takes a holistic and individualized approach to fibromyalgia. We treat the person, not the disease,...

How to Manage the Cognitive Parts of Fibromyalgia Jun 2nd, 2022

Chronic pain affects your physical, emotional, and social well-being. But fibromyalgia isn’t like other types of chronic pain conditions. In addition to the pain, fibromyalgia affects your mental clarity, a condition many refer to as “fibro fog.” How do you deal with the pain and the cognitive parts of fibromyalgia? At Interventional Pain...

The Secret for Easing Fibromyalgia Back Pain May 1st, 2022

Though pain levels and sensations vary, fibromyalgia is like no other type of chronic pain condition. If you have fibromyalgia, you may describe your pain as deep, achy, and widespread. You feel discomfort in your muscles and joints.  But what if you have fibromyalgia back pain? It’s possible to have tender points...

Fibromyalgia and Mental Health: Here’s What You Should Know Apr 1st, 2022

Fibromyalgia is a complex pain condition that affects every aspect of your life during pain flare-ups and periods of remission. The toll fibromyalgia takes on your physical and emotional well-being affects your mental health. About 20% of people with fibromyalgia also struggle with depression or anxiety. These mental health conditions may affect pain...

Take Note of These Warning Signs of Fibromyalgia Mar 7th, 2022

When it comes to managing your fibromyalgia, no single treatment can help you gain control over your symptoms and prevent flare-ups. In fact, most people gain the most benefits from a combination of therapies.  One of the key components of your treatment plan is you. You know your body best,...

Lesser-Known Facts About Fibromyalgia Feb 7th, 2022

Though first described in the 19th century, many patients with fibromyalgia go years with complaints of all-over body pain, fatigue, and fuzzy thinking before getting the right diagnosis.  Many people have a hard time wrapping their head around this complex pain disorder, which may be why some health care professionals...

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia Jan 10th, 2022

Though you may be relieved to finally have a diagnosis to explain your all-over-body pain, chronic fatigue, and brain fog, you may still have so many questions. Like, why me? When it comes to fibromyalgia, researchers are still trying to find the answers to many questions. Here at Interventional Pain...

What is Nutritional IV Therapy? Dec 8th, 2021

Treating our bodies correctly has always been important. And now, it's more necessary than ever to ensure that we are incorporating everything possible for optimal health. 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...

Who Is Most at Risk for Developing Fibromyalgia? Dec 7th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4 million adults in the United States have fibromyalgia — a chronic condition that causes all-over body pain, problems with sleep, fatigue, brain fog, and emotional distress. Though anyone can develop fibromyalgia, including children, currently the chronic pain condition affects...

Don’t Let Fibromyalgia Rule Your Life: We Have Treatment Options Nov 15th, 2021

All-over body pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and foggy thinking takes its toll, affecting your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. But fibromyalgia doesn’t have to rule your life.  At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, takes a holistic approach to fibromyalgia. Through her research, she’s found many effective...

How Fibromyalgia Affects Your Entire Body Sep 16th, 2021

Approximately 4 million Americans have fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that affects women disproportionately over men. Living with fibromyalgia can be a difficult transition, but the right treatment plan to manage symptoms can help you enjoy your life.  A large part of effective fibromyalgia treatment is pain management. At Interventional Pain...

Aching Joints and Widespread Pain: Fibromyalgia Oct 1st, 2020

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. Using traditional pain management techniques, her expertise in fibromyalgia has helped many...

What Causes Headaches? Sep 23rd, 2020

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, and in some cases, it can take years of tests and searching to figure out what triggers your pain. What are Headaches?...

Neuropathic Pain and Medication Management Sep 17th, 2020

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. However, there are other treatment methods that can help you get to your goal of being pain free. Here at...

Can You Stop Aging in its Tracks? Sep 9th, 2020

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 help!  What Happens to Our Bodies as We Age  We’ve all felt...

The Best Stretches for Neck Pain Sep 4th, 2020

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. In adults, 60-80% will experience back pain and of those, up to 70% will...

COVID-19: How Safe is it to See Your Doctor Again? Jul 23rd, 2020

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. You shouldn’t continue skipping your doctor’s appointments, but if you don’t feel...

Obesity and the Immune System’s Ability to Fight Illness Jul 15th, 2020

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. Not only that, but chronic inflammation can lead to many other health problems as well. Here’s how you can lose...

Psychological Effects of Pain Jul 8th, 2020

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, but they can also make the pain feel much worse. Here at Interventional Pain Associates, we’ve seen this first hand and can...

5 Ways to Increase Hair Growth in Men Jul 1st, 2020

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 growth, and how Interventional...

5 Ways to Incorporate More Wellness Jun 25th, 2020

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 into your lifestyle.  What is...

Explaining Telehealth Jun 16th, 2020

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, you can now see many providers from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth, according to HealthIT.gov, is the use of telecommunications...

Why Medicine Management is Important Jun 11th, 2020

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 frustrating to the patient and the doctor. Medication is not the only...

Staying Healthy: Cleaners You Shouldn’t Mix Jun 4th, 2020

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? We’re here to tell you what cleaners you shouldn’t mix — plus what you can do...

Benefits of Weight Loss to Wellness May 28th, 2020

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 be causing your weight gain. An unhealthy weight can...

Control Stress and Boost Immunity with IV Therapy May 20th, 2020

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 right now, here are some tips on how to try to...

At Home Headache Remedies May 14th, 2020

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, lifestyle habits, and sensory triggers. In these stressful times, you...

Foods for Wellness May 7th, 2020

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. Here’s how the foods we eat affect our immune systems...

COVID-19: Enhance Immunity with IV Therapy Apr 29th, 2020

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.  How the Immune Systems Works The...

COVID-19: How to Ease Pain at Home Apr 23rd, 2020

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. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, here’s how you can ease pain at home. How to...

COVID-19: How to Maintain Wellness During Quarantine Apr 14th, 2020

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 still maintain wellness...

4 Ways to Boost Immunity During the Pandemic Apr 8th, 2020

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.  COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness that can cause fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. With COVID-19 and the current global health pandemic, overall wellness...

A Hairy Situation: Laser Hair Removal Mar 2nd, 2020

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. Being one of the most common cosmetic procedures, it’s useful for...

Can I Workout After a Sports Injury? Mar 2nd, 2020

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? Sometimes pushing through and playing might be okay, but keep reading on why...

NeuralScan: Get to the Root Problem of Your Discomfort Mar 2nd, 2020

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 first step in finding a pain management...

On Our Last Nerve: Sciatica Mar 2nd, 2020

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 and down into the leg. When the sciatic nerve starts to act up, it...

What is Fibromyalgia? Mar 2nd, 2020

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. Fibromyalgia can make living life day-today more and more difficult. Learn more about fibromyalgia today — and call us if you need...

Don’t Let Lower Back Pain Get You Down Mar 1st, 2020

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? Here are...

Fatigued from Concussions or Concussion Examination? Mar 1st, 2020

An athlete is seated on the examination table after taking a big spill or being part of a collision while in play. What is the concern? Concussion. It is highly common for athletes to suffer head trauma during play. Unfortunately, there is a very real concern about the damage done...

Does Lack of Sleep Make Fibromyalgia Pain Worse? Mar 1st, 2020

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. This news comes after a study of seventy-four fibromyalgia sufferers. Researchers...

Why Painkillers May Not Work For You Mar 1st, 2020

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 to truly...

Fibromyalgia: Turning Stress into Pain Mar 1st, 2018

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 how it can be treated. Recent developments have led...

All About Juvenile Arthritis Mar 1st, 2018

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 a childhood disease. Yet, it can be. For kids under...

How Fibromyalgia Pain is Soothed with Music Therapy Feb 2nd, 2018

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 to the right type of music. After an initial...

Why Stretching May Make Your Back Pain Worse Feb 2nd, 2018

The first sign of back pain or injury can, unfortunately, foreshadow what is to come for the rest of a person’s life. There are millions of people, in this country alone, who suffer with chronic back pain, which can be intensified by overexertion. Often, in order to alleviate the discomfort,...

Are Fruit Flies the Key to Curing Chronic Pain? Feb 2nd, 2018

It was recently reported in a journal called Nature that scientists have made a tremendous discovery in a species of fruit flies. While this might not seem a momentous piece of information, for the average person living with chronic pain it could be just that. It was found that a protein existing...

Scientists Working on Spinal Implants for Back Pain Sufferers Feb 2nd, 2018

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. The team led by Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D. from Cornell University...

Back Pain Worsened By Smoking Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Unfortunately, there is a large percentage of the population still unaware of how cigarettes impact back health. It has long been known that tobacco use...

Tips for Choosing a Pain Management Clinic Feb 2nd, 2018

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? If this sounds familiar, then it is likely time to consider a pain management clinic. These centers are often a last resort, after patients have...

What is Back Decompression? Feb 2nd, 2018

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. This can happen in many different ways, but all of them result in...

What is a Ganglion? Feb 2nd, 2018

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. It forms from the tissue of a joint or tendon and can grow...

Types of Scleroderma Feb 2nd, 2018

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. It typically appears in people between 30 and 50 years of age, striking more women than...

Study Finds New Way to Treat Crohn’s Disease Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Many of the medications currently used to treat Crohn’s Disease are associated with serious side effects...

Does it Itch or Does it Hurt? Feb 2nd, 2018

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. A new study is adding weight to the idea that the signals that cause itching are...

Which Shoes Help Relieve Knee Pain Feb 2nd, 2018

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 at Rush Medical College and an attending physician at Rush University Medical...

Simple Exercises to Avoid Cervical Spondylosis Feb 2nd, 2018

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 of other factors like poor posture. However,...

Causes & Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in the Neck Feb 2nd, 2018

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. What causes this problematic condition...

Hydrotherapy 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. This uses the temperature of the water to produce helpful effects. Hot baths, wraps,...

The Gate Control Theory of Pain Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Generally speaking, pain is any sensation of discomfort or uneasiness. Few people...

Multidisciplinary Pain Management Reduces Disabilities in Older Adults Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Many of the pain sufferers in the world...

Scientists Uncover Protein That Aids Human Movement Feb 2nd, 2018

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. It is the responsibilities of the neurotransmitters – tiny...

Is Your Child Learning How To React to Pain From You? Feb 2nd, 2018

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? While it very well could have something to do with the pain receptors in the body, there is a new study that points...

Your Lower Back Pain Is Draining Your Brain Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Of those that suffer with this and other forms of lasting discomfort, there has been...

New Painkiller to Be Released: No Side Effects, No Addiction Feb 2nd, 2018

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 research team of Stony Brook...

Is Nerve Damage Causing Pain in Your Hand? Feb 2nd, 2018

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 carried to the brain. From there,...

Stages of Recovery from ACL Surgery Feb 2nd, 2018

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. Among the more common injuries – especially among athletes –...

Top Mistakes People Make With Pain Pills Feb 2nd, 2018

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. — It is important to understand that the recommended doses on prescription and OTC medications are...

Myths About Back Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. Learning the truth about back pain can help you live a happier, healthier...

Fibromyalgia: Tips For Enjoying Intimacy Again Feb 1st, 2018

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. Among the many parts of life that can be affected...

Lupus Explained Feb 1st, 2018

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. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which is to say that the body’s main line of defense...

Most Common Auto Accident Injuries Feb 1st, 2018

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. Thus, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that vehicle accidents are a leading cause of disabling injuries. In...

New Report Aims to Remove Chronic Pain Treatment Barriers Feb 1st, 2018

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. But, there is good news for those who are troubled by it....

Chronic Pain Risk Increases After Auto Accidents Feb 1st, 2018

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 tends to get worse with age and is more commonly experienced by...

Video Games May Impact Joint Health in Children Feb 1st, 2018

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. It was found that increased pain levels were reported after the extended use of handheld video game and smartphone systems....

Brain Imaging Can Help Find Lower Back Pain Source Feb 1st, 2018

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 patients of chronic back pain. It was found...

Sit Up Straight, It Will Make You Stronger Feb 1st, 2018

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. Published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the research involved a study of several participants...

Your Pain May Indicate Vitamin D Deficiency Feb 1st, 2018

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. In fact, that pain could even be related to the number of hours you spend soaking up...

Restless leg syndrome, which is also referred to as just ‘RLS’ is a condition that makes it difficul Feb 1st, 2018

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 yet, the findings that pointed to a communication disconnect between the nerves and muscles...

Restless Leg Syndrome More Common For Fibromyalgia Sufferers Feb 1st, 2018

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. A recent study found that people who suffered with fibromyalgia were ten times more likely to...

Tips on How to Describe Your Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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 of the pain is often underestimated. As a result of the vast number of patients...

How Chronic Pain Can Damage Your Heart Feb 1st, 2018

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. Among other things, the flares related to chronic pain conditions also cause elevation in blood pressure and...

Researchers Link Smoking to Chronic Pain in Women Feb 1st, 2018

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. There were more than six thousand participants in...

Symptoms of Diabetic Nerve Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. Often it is the related health issues that can arise that are more problematic. This includes nerve pain. It is...

Have you been diagnosed with insomnia? Do you have difficulty falling asleep at night, or trouble st Feb 1st, 2018

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 prevent further injury, unfortunately, that swelling can also increase pain levels and can make it difficult to function as...

Adding Omega-3 to Your Diet Can Reduce Inflammation Feb 1st, 2018

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 changes. We now have a better understand of these...

Exercises to Relieve Sciatica Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. When the largest nerve in the body becomes pinched or irritated, it can act...

Trouble sleeping? You may be at risk for fibromyalgia Feb 1st, 2018

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? These common problems may put you at higher risk for a very uncomfortable disorder, known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia affects millions of Americans and is most...

Steps to Diagnosing Back Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. In many instances, the treating physicians...

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

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 causes before arriving...

Our Pain Management Blog post Back Pain After Surgery Could Be Faulty Implant January 12, 2012 By l Feb 1st, 2018

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. Though this variance may not exist across the board, it was clear that elderly patients reporting pain were significantly less likely to receive treatment in the...

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

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. • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focused on changing thinking and behavior patterns, this type of...

Study Shows Reduced Juvenile Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Feb 1st, 2018

For kids suffering with juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome, everyday life can be extremely trying. Like adult forms of the condition, juvenile fibromyalgia is more likely to attack girls on a much more frequent basis than it does boys. The widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances can wreak havoc on a child’s...

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

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. It is estimated that approximately four million patients of diabetes suffer from this sort of nerve pain, which can...

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

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 continue play. Unfortunately, that may...

Austin Rehab Facility Bans Smoking Feb 1st, 2018

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). More than three...

Brain Awareness Week: Deep Brain Stimulation for Lung Recovery Feb 1st, 2018

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. During the process of performing this treatment, something was noticed that led to a series of experiments. A team led by...

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

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 muscles, and aching joints. Though few are going to argue that massage helps with...

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

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? This latter question was the basis...

Using Botox for Chronic Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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 the market several years ago, it was primarily used in cosmetic surgery procedures, but that...

Occupational Therapy for Chronic Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. This is a rather complex process, which involves, first, identifying the activities that are most aggravating to the individual, finding alternative...

How Austin Drivers Can Avoid Auto Accident Injury: Distracted Driving Facts Feb 1st, 2018

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. Distracted driving is like a fast spreading epidemic, which has claimed many lives and caused serious...

Researchers Find the Off Switch for Pain Feb 1st, 2018

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. However, chronic pain patients might be interested to learn that a team of researchers from LMU Munich, Berkley, and Bordeaux have discovered a...

Symptoms and Causes of Sciatica Feb 1st, 2018

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. While some sufferers feel only occasional discomfort, others are...

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

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. There were two groups to which patients were randomly assigned. One group was advised to continue being physically active, even if pain was...

Symptoms of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Apr 3rd, 2014

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! While some back surgeries do resolve patients’ problems,...