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  • What Are NSAIDs?

    What Are NSAIDs?

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treat pain. They also relieve inflammation and reduce fevers. Over-the-counter NSAIDs include pills like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium, and creams you apply to your skin. Your doctor can also prescribe these pain relievers in a high-dose or more targeted version, like celecoxib (Celebrex) for arthritis.

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  • 3 Ways the Pandemic Changed the Doctor/Patient Relationship

    3 Ways the Pandemic Changed the Doctor/Patient Relationship

    Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to change how I evaluate, treat, and interact with my patients. Maintaining all of the necessary safety measures have pushed me to find new ways to comfort and connect with patients even though I can’t hold their hand or share a smile through my mask. I know my patients have had to make adjustments as well; they’ve had to learn new ways to relate to me and to others on their health care team. But in spite of all of the new hurdles created by the virus, there do seem to be some lessons in all of this that will improve the doctor/patient relationship.

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  • Therapies That May Help You Avoid Surgery

    Therapies That May Help You Avoid Surgery

    If you’ve been hobbled by pain, you’ll do almost anything to find relief, but perhaps not surgery if you can avoid it. While surgical solutions have come a long way, they certainly aren’t the only options available to you. Our pain management specialist understands that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for pain. In an effort to provide our patients with options they can feel comfortable with, we offer the latest evidence-based, nonsurgical therapies available. Here's a look at five such therapies, which may be able to help you avoid surgery.

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  • Why Does Cancer Cause Pain and What to Do About It?

    Why Does Cancer Cause Pain and What to Do About It?

    There’s much we still don’t entirely understand about cancer, but we do know that there’s an undeniable relationship between this disease and pain, though not in all cases. The fact is that there are more than 100 different types of cancer and not all of them cause pain. It can range from mild to severe when there is pain, but the good news is that there are avenues for relief. Here’s a look at why some cancers cause pain and what we can do to help you find relief.

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  • Benefits of Intravenous Infusion Therapy

    Benefits of Intravenous Infusion Therapy

    The role of the human brain in chronic pain disorders and mental health issues is a complex riddle that medical researchers continue to study. In the meantime, we’ve been limited in how we can address problems like neuropathic pain and depression. But recently, a drug used as an analgesic for surgery has been showing great promise in solving some of these riddles. That drug is ketamine.

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  • Treatment of Common Headaches

    Treatment of Common Headaches

    Headaches come in many different forms, from chronic migraines to a dull head after a late night out with friends. Of the dozens of different types of primary headaches, a few accounts for the majority of cases, and these are the ones that lead to missed workdays, never mind the missed time with family and friends. In fact, someone goes to the emergency room every 10 seconds in the United States complaining of head pain. Here’s a look at the more common headaches and how we can help you find relief from your head pain.

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  • Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

    Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

    Flying can cause flare-ups and worsen chronic back pain for many people. Here are 9 key steps to take before and during your flight to better manage your back pain. 1 Strategically Schedule Your Flight. When you book your flight, think about the type of schedule that will be the least stressful. Consider taking a flight when there will be fewer people on board. Try to limit the downtime between in-flight connections or layovers, if applicable. Don't schedule a flight that will require you to wake up extremely early.

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  • 10 Best Ergonomic Laptop Setup Tips

    10 Best Ergonomic Laptop Setup Tips

    How you set up and use your laptop can affect the amount of stress placed on your neck and back. Here are 10 ideas for keeping your spine pain-free while being productive on a laptop. 1 Take the Laptop Off Your Lap - Even though it’s called a laptop, you may not want to use it on top of your lap. This position often requires you to slouch down and jut your head forward to see the screen, loading your cervical spine with dozens of extra pounds of pressure. If you do need to work without a desk while on a train, for example, try propping the laptop on your computer bag or briefcase to elevate the screen.

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  • Signs to Seek Medical Treatment for Knee Pain

    Signs to Seek Medical Treatment for Knee Pain

    Given all that your knees are responsible for in terms of support and mobility, it’s little wonder that knee pain can have such a far-reaching effect on your life. While knee pain isn’t at all uncommon, you need to know the difference between an acute tweak that will resolve itself and an issue that requires a higher standard of care. The pain management specialists have extensive experience helping our patients overcome knee problems of all kinds. Our primary goal is to help you get back to your life quickly and painlessly using the most advanced techniques available.

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  • How to Improve Your Bone Health

    How to Improve Your Bone Health

    Maintaining strong bones as you age can reduce the risk for osteoporosis and related complications, such as painful vertebral compression fractures in the spine. Try these 11 tips to improve your bone health and protect your body. Participate in Weight-Bearing Exercise Regularly performing weight-bearing activities is a great way to build and maintain bone mass.

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