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What Spinal Stenosis Is & How Spinal Cord Stimulation Can Help

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What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves within the spine. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. The condition is often caused by age-related wear and tear. What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)? Spinal cord stimulation uses a device called a spinal cord stimulator to deliver […]

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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Yoga’s extremely beneficial for those who want to be healthier or in better shape overall, both physically and mentally. It’s also a great way to help reduce lower back pain and other types of chronic pain. A quick Google search produces an assortment of tips, guides and methods for using yoga to reduce lower back pain. […]

The Latest CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

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The Center for Disease Control or CDC published its latest Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in March of 2016. They help medical professionals prescribe opioids to patients 18 and older. The guidelines are recommendations, not law. What the Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Focuses On The guidelines focus on prescribing opioids to patients suffering from chronic pain […]

Reasons to Monitor Your Resting Heart Rate

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Keeping tabs on your resting heart rate is crucial when it comes to taking certain types of medications, being on certain types of treatments, and with varying health conditions such as MS or heart conditions. By recording your resting heart rate, you can help your healthcare professional determine if a treatment is working for you or not. […]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Few Facts About a Common Pain Disorder

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Although back pain may not receive as much attention as more life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, it is still nothing to scoff at. Back pain conditions and disorders are the primary cause of disabilities for Americans under 45. The United States spends about $86 billion on treatments for neck and back pain every year.

Chronic Back Pain: More Than Just an Annoyance

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Though it is not always discussed as frequently in the United States, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer put together. Chronic pain (and back pain in particular) afflicts millions of Americans, who, in turn, spend $86 billion every year to treat it. For example, 20% of American adults claim that […]

Hope for Chronic Back Pain

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Hope for Chronic Back Pain There is hope for patients with chronic neck and back pain; thanks to an innovative procedure. Unfortunately, back pain will affect 80% of all adults at some point in their lives. While most back pain is temporary and lasts only a couple of weeks or months; some people experience chronic […]

Gain without Pain: Effective Pain Management Options

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Gain Without Pain: Effective Pain Management Options Chronic body pain can be a major obstacle for anyone to overcome. Conditions such as chronic back pain or neck pain are often burdensome and, at times, debilitating. Everyday tasks such as sitting down, writing with a pen, or even walking can be difficult for those who suffer […]

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