Articles from North Lakes Pain Consultants

Common Treatments for RSD/CRPS

Common Treatments for RSD/CRPS

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a health condition that causes severe, lasting, debilitating pain. It is thought to be an autoimmune condition. Common symptoms include severe and constant pain, swelling,...

How do Nerve Blocks Relieve Pain

How do Nerve Blocks Relieve Pain

When you touch a hot stove, the nerves in your hand send a pain signal to your brain that alerts you to quickly move your hand from the stove. Pain signals can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain is like the hot stove example above, but with chronic pain,...

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

When it comes to matters of health, chronic pain conditions are becoming more frequent. Unfortunately, numerous people worldwide experience chronic pain occasionally, and studies suggest that it can lead to other physical and mental disorders. According to a 2016...

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy

Neuropathy involves damage to the nerve cells which are responsible for touch, sensation and movement. Diabetic neuropathy is the nerve damage caused by diabetes. In most cases, the high blood sugar content of people living with diabetes damages the nerves with time....

Controlling Pain After Surgery

Controlling Pain After Surgery

Pain and surgery seem to go hand-in-hand. A surgical procedure usually means pain or discomfort, which can be moderate to severe, but the good news is surgical pain can be controlled once you're out of the operating room. Better controlled pain means a quicker and...

Pain Relieving Techniques You Can Do At Home

Pain Relieving Techniques You Can Do At Home

Is pain keeping you from enjoying your life? Are you tired of waking up stiff or sore? Do you yearn for ways to relieve your pain when you're at home? If you answered yes, carry on, because you are not alone. Did you know that chronic pain affects about 50.0 million...

Cervical Facet Joint Injections

Cervical Facet Joint Injections

What are Cervical Facet joints? Cervical facet joints are small pairs of joints found on the back/side of your neck. They work to the effect that they provide stability and at the same time guide motion in your spine. Are Facet joint injections important? Pain in the...

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