One of the more common conditions we frequently encounter is knee pain. It?s something that affects people of all ages, and several issues can cause it. Sometimes it can be the result of an injury, repetitive use, or lack of exercise, but other times it can be a sign of more serious conditions like arthritis. Chronic knee pain could be a symptom of being overweight or obese or even general weakness in the muscles that make the knee move.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could regrow damaged parts of our body? It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but medicine has progressed to the point where this is possible?at least in a limited form.
After about a month of being under quarantine because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have decided to enter Phase 1 of their reopening plans. While some retailers, parks, and restaurants are open in a limited capacity, the general recommendation is to stay at home and minimize exposure.
Have you ever woken up with a stiff pain in your neck? If so, you’re not alone. Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain people experience. It’s so common that most of us just chalk it up to sleeping in an uncomfortable position and go about our day. But if you’re experiencing chronic neck pain, you might have more serious issues to address. These issues could be a degenerative disc in your neck, osteoarthritis in the spine near your neck, fibromyalgia, or even meningitis.
From cancer to rheumatoid arthritis to stomach ulcers, the causes of chronic pain are widely varied. In most cases, we try to take a simple approach to managing the pain, designed to help the patient regain a certain quality of life they might be missing. Typically that includes non-invasive therapies like spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy, radio frequency ablation, massage, and even over the counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or even acetaminophen. Some patients might even require stronger prescription medications to help manage the pain.