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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Constipation

Constipation is a common problem for many people, especially for those who take chronic pain medications. The medical definition for constipation is when a person has less than three bowel movements in a week. It is also known as shen a person has infrequent or hard stools, dificulty in passing a stool, or the feeling of imcomplete emptying after using the restroom. Commonly a person will have a bowel movement once a day, but this is seen in only 50% of the population. If constipation is ... Read More »


Constipation

Constipation is a common problem for many people, especially for those who take chronic pain medications. The medical definition for constipation is when a person has less than three bowel movements in a week. It may also be defined as when a person has infrequent or hard stools, dificulty in passing a stool, or the feeling of imcomplete emptying after using the restroom. Commonly a person will have a bowel movement once a day, but this is seen in only 50% of the population. If constipation ... Read More »


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections A painful muscle or group of muscles in which you can feel a "knot" under the skin and is very painful to touch, may be what is known as a trigger point. The muscle becomes inflammed and a knot will form not allowing the muscle to relax. Trigger points can be very painful and may also effect the nerves around the muscle which become irritated and may cause referred pain. This may occur in one or more muscles at a time and sometimes becomes a chronic problem. There ... Read More »


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as difficulty in falling asleep or in maintaining sleep. It has been found that patients who have a more controlled sleep cycle also have a better ability to control their pain. Insomnia becomes a difficult cycle to break. Many times a patient will experience increased pain while trying to sleep, therefore they cannont have a complete sleep cycle contributing to the inability to deal with their pain because they have not had a good night sleep. There are a few things ... Read More »


Sunday, July 7, 2013

What is degenerative disc disease?

What is degenerative disc disease? Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe normal changes in your discs as you age. The spinal discs are soft, cushions which act as the "shock absorber" for the spine. As we age, we begin to develope arthritic changes and the fluid begins to decrease in our spine which causes a decrease in the disc spaces. This decrease in the space will thus cause pressure on the spinal nerves and may also lead to disc bulges or disc herniations. We do not always ... Read More »