Getting a good night’s sleep is really important to improve overall well-being in patients suffering from chronic pain. It is very important to practice proper sleep hygiene, particularly if you struggle to either fall asleep or stay asleep. The following are nine tips to improve your sleep quality. Develop a routine. Go to sleep at […]
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is one of the most challenging and debilitating conditions I treat as a chronic pain physician. There are two types (Type I and Type II) and they differ based on the absence or presence of known nerve damage. This particular pain syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning we arrive […]
So your doctor has asked you to keep a pain diary after an injection, or perhaps you’ve been asked to chronicle your pain on an initial visit to your doctor and you’re stumped.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) can be found in foods such as liver, broccoli, and spinach. It is an essential cofactor for mitochondrial metabolism that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
The etiology of back pain is often multifactorial. There are all sorts of causes: muscles, ligaments, nerve roots, discs, and these pesky little things known as facet (zygapophysial) joints.
Pilates is an exercise regimen developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It is an exercise program utilizing low-impact exercises to improve postural alignment, core strength, and balance.
Yoga is an excellent form of exercise for many patients suffering from chronic pain. Through the various poses and deep breathing, it also has substantial mind-body benefits.
People with arthritis often claim they can predict when rainy days are coming, based on the pain in their joints. But is it true or based on folklore? Studies support a variety of weather factors can causes physiologic changes in joints, particularly changes in weather.
For your safety, please check the quality of the dietary supplements and vitamins you purchase. Also remember to discuss any supplements you take with your doctor as some can interact with your other medications.
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