Blog Archive

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Arthritis Pain Jul 1st, 2021

The prevalence of joint pain due to arthritis in the United States is staggering. More than 92 million people report doctor-diagnosed arthritis or arthritis symptoms, namely pain and inflammation.  When it comes to arthritis, there’s no benefit or valor to simply soldiering through the pain, because there are many steps...

Understanding Migraines Jun 9th, 2021

If you’re one of the millions of Americans (to be precise, 39 million adults and children) who suffer from migraines, you understand all too well the effect that this type of head pain can have on your life. While there’s still some mystery surrounding migraines, the medical world has made...

5 Therapies That May Help You Avoid Surgery May 5th, 2021

If you’ve been hobbled by pain, you’ll do most anything to find relief, but perhaps not surgery if you can avoid it. While surgical solutions have come a long way, they certainly aren’t the only options available to you. Here at Pain Medicine Consultants, our team of innovative and qualified...

Who Is Eligible for Ketamine Infusion Therapy? Apr 1st, 2021

Every day is a battle to gain the upper hand on your pain and you’re tired of the lack of meaningful results. Or perhaps you’re dealing with major depressive disorder and you feel hope is running out.  These are just two instances in which ketamine infusion therapy is providing much-needed...

Why Does Cancer Cause Pain? Mar 1st, 2021

There’s much we still don’t entirely understand about cancer, but we do know that there’s an undeniable relationship between this disease and pain, though not in all cases.  The fact is that there are more than 100 different types of cancer and not all of them cause pain. When there...

The Link Between Headaches and Sleep Loss Feb 1st, 2021

It’s hard to understate the importance of a good night’s rest. Your body uses this time to renew and repair itself.  If head pain is plaguing you throughout the night, your body is deprived of this critical restorative time. Making matters more complicated, your head pain may stem from a...

What To Do About Chronic Muscle Pain Jan 1st, 2021

You wake to sore muscles and smile knowing that your workout certainly did its job. But if you awaken each day with persistent muscle aches and pains, the problem goes far beyond a new exercise regimen. Here at Pain Medicine Consultants, our team provides expert and experienced care for most...

Benefits of Intravenous Infusion Therapy Dec 1st, 2020

The role of the human brain in chronic pain disorders and mental health issues is a complex riddle that medical researchers continue to study. In the meantime, we’ve been limited in how we can address problems like neuropathic pain and depression.  But recently, a drug used as an analgesic for...

How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Emotional Health? Nov 1st, 2020

Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex disorder that affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. In fact, determining cause and effect when it comes to this complex illness can be tricky, but understanding these links has helped us better treat the problem from many different angles. At Pain Medicine Consultants, our...

Your Treatment Options When It Comes to Common Headaches Oct 1st, 2020

Headaches come in many different forms, from chronic migraines to a dull head after a late night out with friends.  Of the dozens of different types of primary headaches, a few account for the majority of cases, and these are the ones that lead to missed workdays, never mind the...

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Sep 3rd, 2020

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon disorder that affects about 200,000 people each year in the United States. Unfortunately, CRPS can often be misdiagnosed, which means many people aren’t getting the treatment they need. Our team at Pain Medicine Consultants understands the frustration that comes with conditions like...

Relieving Joint Pain With Injection Therapy Aug 18th, 2020

Joint pain in the form of arthritis affects more than 54 million people in the United States, and there’s no end in sight to the problem. Experts predict that this number will rise to 78 million by 2040.  While there may be no cure for arthritis (yet), there are many...

How Infusion Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Chronic Pain Jul 19th, 2020

The incidence of chronic pain in the United States is nothing short of staggering — 20% of adults report chronic pain and 8% report high-impact chronic pain, which means their lives are affected in serious ways.  If you find yourself in these unfortunate groups, you’ve likely looked far and wide...

Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Can Help Regrow Your Hair and Boost Your Confidence Jun 15th, 2020

A whopping 130 million men and women in the United States are experiencing some degree of hair loss — more specifically, 100 million men and 30 million women. In other words, hair loss greatly affects both genders, but we have a solution that can benefit both sides of the fence....

How You Can Benefit From Trigger Point Injections May 21st, 2020

Perhaps you spend hours in a chair in front of a computer screen, straining your neck and shoulders, or your lower back develops a muscle spasm. In either case, a very specific area in your muscle or fascia is so tense that it creates a dull ache that radiates outward,...

5 Signs That You Should Seek Medical Treatment for Knee Pain Apr 20th, 2020

Given all that your knees are responsible for in terms of support and mobility, it’s little wonder that knee pain can have such a far-reaching effect on your life. While knee pain isn’t at all uncommon, you need to know the difference between an acute tweak that will resolve itself...

Why PRP Therapy and Interventional Pain Management Go Hand-in-Hand Mar 9th, 2020

When it comes to managing musculoskeletal issues, the mission is twofold. First, you need to address the pain and discomfort to restore your quality of life. Second, you want to heal the damaged tissue so you don’t run into more problems down the road.  Fortunately, we have the right combination...

What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Stimulation Feb 1st, 2020

Waking up each day to debilitating back or neck pain can wreak havoc on your life. And the road to relief through surgery or medications may not appeal to you because both choices carry considerable risks. Or perhaps you’ve already had surgery and the pain still persists.  Whatever the case,...

Arthritis Treatments That Help Manage Your Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Arthritis affects a large percentage of the population in the United States, with numbers that range between 54 and 78 million. And of the 100 million people in the United States who struggle with chronic pain, no small percentage is due to the many different forms of joint disease.  Since...

If You're Living With Fibromyalgia Pain, Ketamine Can Help Dec 1st, 2019

If you’re struggling with fibromyalgia, you’re no stranger to pain, which can hijack your life in countless ways. And finding relief for this musculoskeletal pain is frustrating since the origin of the pain appears to stem from a problem in the way the neurotransmitters in your brain function.  To tackle...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

With each passing year, it may seem like your list of aches and pains continues to grow with no end in sight. Perhaps that old knee injury rears its ugly head or new problems develop as your joints succumb to years of wear-and-tear.  The truth is that aging presents considerable...

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Oct 1st, 2019

While life may be full of coincidences, we don’t believe that the general weight problem and the high incidence of sciatica pain is one of them. To be sure, weight isn’t the only risk factor when it comes to this type of back pain, but it can certainly play a...

Dealing With Diabetic Neuropathy Sep 1st, 2019

Diabetes has been labeled, among other things, as one of the world’s largest health care problems of this century. In the United States alone, diabetes affects 10% of the population and is increasing by a whopping 5% each year. Of the many health consequences that stem from diabetes, diabetic neuropathy...

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Migraine Triggers Aug 1st, 2019

Migraines affect 1 in 4 households in the United States, and nearly 4 million sufferers are considered chronic, which means they have a whopping 15 migraines a month. These eye-opening numbers get more sobering still if you consider that every 10 seconds, head pain drives someone to an emergency room...

Here's What Stem Cell Therapy Can Do For Your Chronic Pain Jul 3rd, 2019

Dealing with chronic pain can be frustrating as treatment after treatment offers temporary relief, but eventually the debilitating pain creeps back in. As medical researchers cast about for longer-lasting solutions for chronic pain, many are focusing on stem cell therapy as a viable and sustainable solution that heals from within...

How do Trigger Point Injections Work? Jun 1st, 2019

The human body is amazingly complex and integrated in a way in which everything is somehow connected. And this fact can be made abundantly clear when a problem develops in one area and your nerves cause symptoms (in this case, pain) to radiate outward. When this happens, trigger point injections...

4 Solutions to Migraine Pain May 1st, 2019

Migraines can cripple your ability to function. These intense headaches can leave you numb, sitting in a dark room, unable to do anything. Are you a migraine sufferer? Then you know how painful they are. What you might not know is how many people experience migraines. Migraines are common, more...

Suffering From Treatment-Resistant Depression? Learn About Ketamine IV Infusion Therapy Apr 3rd, 2019

Have you been on antidepressants but still feel depressed? Have you been through counseling, only to fall back into having those feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness? We want you to know you’re not alone: 30%-40% of those who have this mood disorder have what’s referred to as treatment-resistant depression. These...

Can Stem Cell Therapy Prevent the Need for Back Surgery? Mar 21st, 2019

When you suffer from chronic back pain, finding a treatment that helps you get relief from your discomfort can be trying. In some cases, if conservative treatments fail to reduce your pain or help you regain some of your normal function, surgery may be recommended. But surgery isn’t always the...

New and Improved Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief From Chronic Back Pain Feb 15th, 2019

Long-term (chronic) back pain can greatly interfere with your life by making it difficult to perform even the simplest task. But successful relief from the pain is often elusive. Invasive surgery, pain medications, and other therapies can worsen the initial issue or bring on troubles of their own. Narcotic pain...