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,...
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...
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