Understanding Facet Joint Syndrome

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Facet joints are the structures connecting the vertebrae to one another.  They allow for motion of the spine and assist in the stabilization of the spine.

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Why You Should Consider Prolotherapy As A Treatment Option

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Prolotherapy is something we have touched on before here at Pain Management Trends.  Prolotherapy, also called Regenerative Injection Therapy, is not a new procedure.  In fact, it was used over 2500 years ago to help a javelin thrower’s shoulder pain by Hippocrates.  

That Pain In The Neck- When You Should Call A Doctor

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Neck pain maybe less common than lower back pain but still millions suffer with neck or arm pain at one point in their lives.  It’s important to know when you need to stop self treating and go visit your doctor.

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What Is Causing My Low Back Pain?

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80% of people will suffer with back pain at some point in their lives.  Back pain is the single biggest reason for disability worldwide.  Still, even with so many suffering, low back pain can be misunderstood and misdiagnosed.  


Pain Relief From Massage Therapy

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Have you thought about adding massage therapy as a way to help manage chronic pain?  If not, maybe you should. Studies show that massage therapy can actually help your physical, mental and emotional self.

What you need to know about trigger points and their treatment

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What are trigger points? They are small, tender knots that form in muscles or fascia. They can produce local or referred pain and decreased range of motion. Sometimes they can cause tension headaches, joint pain, leg and upper and lower back pain. Where do they most often develop? Most often you will find trigger points [...]

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Understanding Osteoarthritis

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One of the most common forms of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA).  About 27 million Americans are suffering with OA.  When the cartilage in the joints begins to break down, the bones rub together which causes pain and reduced movement.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, risk factors for OA are aging, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse [...]