• Disc Denervation for Facet Joint Pain: The Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
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    Did you know that the spine consists of 33 vertebrae separated by discs? Wow!

    We have these discs, or facet joints in our bodies to support the bones of the spine, but
    like anything else in the body, discs can be injured. This condition is called having a herniated disc, and it can result in irritation and pain. However, there is a procedure called Disc Denervation that has been proven effective in treating spinal disc pain.
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  • Benefits of Chronic Pain Support Groups
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    Having chronic pain can take an emotional toll on a person, as well as a physical one.

    Suffering from chronic pain can lead a person to feel alone and oftentimes, depressed.
    Even those who have a great support system of family, friends, and doctors tend to feel like they have no one to talk to because those close to them do not understand what it is like to endure chronic pain. Read on…

  • Giant Cell Arteritis: Another Inflammatory Disorder
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    A patient complaining of persistent headaches is something a Pain Management physician sees all too often. However, a patient with headaches accompanied with flu-like symptoms, unexplained tiredness, and fevers is much less common. Having all of these can be from an illness called Giant Cell Arteritis, also known as GCA. This is a disease of the blood vessels that occurs very commonly with Polymyalgia Rheumatica.
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  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica: The Inflammatory Disorder
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    Got inflammation? Unfortunately, almost everyone experiences an inflammatory disorder at some point in their lifetime. When the body develops any kind of inflammation, the result can be stiffness, redness, swelling, chronic pain, or damage to normal tissues. This occurs because the cells or tissues of the body are being attacked by the immune system. One inflammatory disorder that has the potential to be harmful is Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR).
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  • A Pain in the Butt? Understanding Tailbone Pain
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    Often times we do not give much thought to various parts of our body until they start to hurt. The tailbone is no exception to this. Coccyx, the medical term for the tailbone, is located at the bottom of the spine that is composed of three to five bony structures held in place by joints and ligaments. It was named after the Greek word for cuckoo because it looks similar to the beak of a bird. Tailbone pain, also called coccydynia, is concentrated at the bottom of the spine, above the buttocks. It can range from dull and achy to sharp and intense.
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