It is a well-known fact that men need adequate testosterone levels for healthy sexual function, but did you know even women need enough testosterone to function normally? Testosterone levels do a variety of tasks in the body outside of regulating libido. Testosterone is crucial for cellular growth, immunity, and a healthy nervous system.
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You may have heard about epidural injections as a treatment for low back pain. Have you ever wondered what that involves or whether it may be the right treatment for you? The skilled pain management physician wants you to understand what epidural injections are when they should be used, and who should use them.
One in five adults spends their days in pain. Though each person experiences pain differently and has varying degrees of discomfort, chronic pain often becomes so frequent and severe that it stops you from going to work, limits your ability to exercise, disrupts relationships, and causes significant disability. Chronic pain comes from many possible sources. No matter what causes your pain, our team can help. They create customized care plans, using innovative interventional treatments and regenerative medicine to give many patients long-lasting pain relief.
Our Favorite Activities for Less Pain and Increased Wellness. If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Everyday activities that most people take for granted can be challenging when your body hurts. But there is good news: exercises to reduce chronic pain symptoms exist. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best to try out.
Fear of chronic pain is a natural reaction, but this emotion actually contributes to the pain cycle! Let’s figure out how to break the pain-fear cycle! Acute pain is a warning system for your body and mind, letting you know something is wrong. So, when you experience pain it’s natural to worry about it and protect the area that hurts. During acute pain when your body is injured, pain serves its protective purpose, helping the body to heal.
A look back through time to see the evolution of our understanding of pain. To understand current pain theories and perspectives, let’s take a look at where it all began. As with so many things in life, you can’t really understand where you are unless you know where you’ve been.
A slipped disc refers to an intervertebral disc of the spine that has lost its normal shape and/or consistency. The altered shape occurs when the disc’s soft inner material (nucleus pulposus) bulges or leaks out of its external fibrous covering (annulus fibrosus). Several medical terms, such as herniated, ruptured, torn, bulged, or protruding disc may be used interchangeably with a slipped disc.
Yoga can help strengthen and stabilize your core muscles, increase flexibility in your hip and spine, and reduce lower back pain and sciatica. While yoga can be complex and difficult to perform, here are 4 easy and effective yoga stretches that you can do at home using a yoga mat or a thick towel: 1. Knees-To-Chest Pose - The knees-to-chest pose4 helps stretch out the muscles in your lower back and your piriformis, a pear-shaped muscle located deep in the buttock.
Tennis balls act like foam rollers and can be useful in relieving lower back pain. Massaging the lower back with tennis balls can help loosen soft tissues, release tension, relieve entrapped nerves, and improve flexibility. This blog explains the healing benefits of using tennis balls for self-massage and provides 3 unique and effective ways in which you can use tennis balls to relieve lower back and/or leg pain. As an alternative, if you require more firm pressure, a lacrosse ball can be used in the same fashion.
Loved ones of someone struggling with chronic pain can often feel helpless. This post explains what you can do to help a loved one get better. Chronic pain conditions do not only affect the individual who suffers from them, they have a knock-on effect on family and friends who watch their loved one struggle. Often it can be worrying and frustrating for loved ones who want to help but perhaps aren’t sure how to go about it and may feel helpless.
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