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Using Plasma Platelets for Regenerative Therapy

Using Plasma Platelets for Regenerative Therapy

Everyone experiences pain at some point in life. Sometimes it’s after a long day of work, or maybe after spending the day running errands. Unfortunately, there are times in which we experience pain or get hurt and your typical physician and over the counter medicines just aren’t […]

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Pain Tolerance and Pain Management

Pain Tolerance and Pain Management

Pain Management Research and Athletic Pain Tolerance Athletes are able to sustain injury and pain while still continuing on in their sport, which suggests that they have a higher pain tolerance than non-athletes. Although research can be inconsistent and even contradictory, studies on pain in athletes indicates […]

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What is Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis?

Did you know that one out of three American adults suffers from some type of joint disease?  Or that gaining one-pound puts four times more stress on your knees and hip joints?  Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the U.S., affecting over 20 million […]

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When Should I see a Pain Management Physician?

When Should I see a Pain Management Physician?

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.  A recent Gallup poll shows that 47 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some type of chronic pain, whether it is back pain, neck pain, arthritis, headaches, or nerve pain.  Many patients first […]

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Pain in the Neck: When Should I See A Pain Physician?

Pain in the Neck: When Should I See A Pain Physician?

About two-thirds of the general population will suffer from neck pain at least once.  In most cases, neck pain is caused by a minor strain or sprain in the neck muscles or ligaments due to a “bent-forward” (kyphotic) cervical posture from sleeping improperly, driving long commutes, or […]

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Why Did My Pain Physician Refer Me to a Pain Psychologist?

Why Did My Pain Physician Refer Me to a Pain Psychologist?

Whenever I prescribe my chronic pain patients a referral to see a pain psychologist, I sometimes get the response, “but doc, my pain is real!  I’m not crazy!” I reassure my patients that the pain psychologist will not try to determine whether or not the pain is […]

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