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Visiting the Walk-In Clinic During Cold Season

Visiting the Walk-In Clinic During Cold Season

by Natalie (SU)
The days get shorter, the clocks get turned back, and cold germs are suddenly everywhere. In the fall, a bad cold can knock you out. If you have a child in daycare or school, exposure to a multitude of potential infections is pretty much guaranteed. So where to go when you or a family member needs medical care after hours, and it can’t wait?

Medial Branch Blocks

Medial Branch Blocks

by Stephanie Meadows
The spine consists of 33 vertebrae within your spinal column. The vertebrae contain multiple critical elements, responsible for enabling our spine to be able to function properly. Each of these vertebrae is connected by two joints called facet joints. The facet joints are then connected to medial nerves, which are responsible for carrying pain signals away from the spine to the rest of the body.

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation for You?

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation for You?

by Natalie (SU)
Spinal cord stimulation is a method of interventional pain management that uses electrical impulses to intercept or interfere with the pain signals that travel through the spinal cord, before they reach the brain. It has been helping people with back and neck pain since the 1960s, and is becoming more widely used each year. Find out below if spinal cord stimulation is right for you.

Pain Management For Arthritis

Pain Management For Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
The goal of pain management is to eliminate or reduce your pain so that you can live a healthy, active, and productive lifestyle. To accomplish this, our pain management doctors may recommend interventional procedures, physical therapy, medication, or a combination of treatments to help you manage and reduce pain caused by a variety of orthopedic or neurological conditions and injuries. For many people suffering through chronic pain and stiffness, arthritis is often the culprit.

Stem Cells For Pain Management

Stem Cells For Pain Management

by Stephanie Meadows
The topic of using stem cells for medical treatment has been a growing discussion since the early 1990s. Due to their ability to restore and repair tissue, this type of regenerative medicine has become a staple of hope in the medical field, especially in terms of conditions such as arthritis. Stem cell therapy also presents healing possibilities for those with the all too common condition of chronic pain, especially back pain.

What Can Epidural Injections Help With?

What Can Epidural Injections Help With?

by Stephanie Meadows
If you are a person who endures chronic pain, it is easy to want to ignore the pain until it subsides, or calms down. However, it is not as always that simple, as chronic pain is often strong and persistent. Pain relief for those who struggle with debilitating pain that often makes your favorite activities and living life a daily struggle, seems like a dream sometimes. This can often leave us feeling depressed and frustrated. The good news is, there are many different treatments out there for pain sufferers, and sometimes it just takes the right one to get the job done.

What Exactly is Family Medicine?

What Exactly is Family Medicine?

by Stephanie Meadows
When it comes to choosing a doctor for your family, it can be a very hard decision to make. When your family is sick, your head becomes filled with concerns and thoughts of fear and worry. As you have seen previously how the doctor’s office routine usually goes, we often wonder whether things would ever be different. The answer is yes, as family medicine doctors are different than all the others. Family medicine physicians are dedicated to treating the “whole” person, and the whole family.

Ways to Treat Pain

Ways to Treat Pain

by Yenny (SU)
There are different ways to categorize pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain typically has a limited duration and happens suddenly. Can be caused by damage to bones, muscles, or organs and is often accompanied by emotional distress. Chronic Pain has a longer duration and can be resistant to treatment. It's usually associated with a long-term illness.

The Complete Guide to Cardiovascular Disease

The Complete Guide to Cardiovascular Disease

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The nation often gets caught up in whatever the newest health scare is on the block: Think Ebola, Zika virus, flesh-eating bacteria, etc. Certainly, all those are worth worrying about. But, that can mean less attention to the ongoing, leading cause of death in the United States: cardiovascular disease. Also known as heart disease, cardiovascular conditions are one of the most lethal killers threatening us today.

Living in Chronic Pain Will Lower Your Lifespan

Living in Chronic Pain Will Lower Your Lifespan

by Stephanie Meadows
Being in pain is quite uncomfortable for just about everybody. Even minor pain, such as a stubbed toe or a paper cut, is unpleasant, but that pain fades relatively quickly. Imagine being in pain that never fades, or that fades only to come back even stronger a few hours later. This is what people with chronic pain have to deal with, often every day.