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Sciatica Sep 30th, 2020

Understanding Sciatica Sciatica is neuropathy which involves the thickest and longest nerve of the human body, the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed from the spinal nerves and runs through buttocks, thighs and legs. When the sciatic nerve is subjected to stress, irritation, compression, inflammation, it produces pain (1)....

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

How to Prevent Pain in Your Workspace Nov 22nd, 2019

Data have shown that the average adult in the United States sits for approximately 6.5 hours a day and that about a quarter of people sit for more than 8 hours each day. It is broadly recognized that sedentary behavior and lack of exercise can lead to obesity and related...

Pain and Lifestyle Nov 22nd, 2019

Pain affects your quality of life. Your lifestyle habits affect your pain levels. Whether you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, your lifestyle could be blamed for it. Chronic pain often brings issues including anxiety, fatigue, lack of sleep, depression, and lack of concentration. Pain and lifestyle are interconnected,...

7 Tips for How Golfers Can Avoid Lower Back Pain May 30th, 2019

Golf is a popular sport, but because it’s often thought of as a leisure activity, its health benefits are often overlooked. Similarly, people tend not to recognize that golf can lead to painful physical injuries and so do not treat playing golf as athletic exercise. Many avid golfers, though, know too well...

What It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia May 2nd, 2019

People with fibromyalgia tend to experience widespread pain that is accompanied by any combination of: fatigue, mood disturbances, memory problems, and trouble sleeping. Other conditions that often co-occur with fibromyalgia are headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, and temporomandibular joint disorders. Who Gets Fibromyalgia? Some people are more likely than others...

A New Strategy for Treating Sciatica Pain Apr 15th, 2019

Sciatica results when the sciatic nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed. The condition may lead to pain and weakness in the back, buttocks and legs. More than 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from sciatica, but unfortunately, there is no guaranteed solution to ensure that these patients are relieved...

Sleep Well To Avoid Pain: Sleep Deprivation Feeds Chronic Pain Mar 22nd, 2019

How Does Sleep Impact Chronic Pain The relationship between sleep disturbance and chronic pain is similar to that of the chicken and the egg scenario. If you have chronic pain, you can’t sleep properly. When you don’t sleep properly, your pain symptoms are likely to worsen. A report from the...

The Use of Cannabis in Chronic Pain Mar 14th, 2019

Regulations related to cannabis have been changing. As a result, more and more people are beginning to use cannabis for medical purposes. Multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and nausea and vomiting that occurs with chemotherapy are some of the more common uses of medicinal marijuana. Of those who use medical...

What are the Long-Term Effects of Untreated Whiplash? Sep 26th, 2018

Here at Alleviate Pain in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg, Florida, we often see patients suffering from the long-term effects of whiplash. In many cases, they thought their neck injury was mild or their symptoms weren’t severe, so they didn’t see a doctor.   The problem with not getting treated...

Top 5 Ways to Tell if Spinal Cord Stimulation is Right For You Aug 24th, 2018

If you live with chronic pain, you know how difficult it is to treat because pain is a complex condition that typically defies traditional medical care. That’s why the team here at Alleviate Pain specializes in one thing: directly treating the source of your pain.Spinal cord stimulation is a safe,...

Why It's Essential to Exercise When You Have Arthritis Aug 10th, 2018

Everyone benefits from exercise, but if you’re one of the 27 million people with osteoarthritis, you experience extra positive effects. Exercise improves energy, helps with weight control, and can even fight depression and fatigue. If you have arthritis, you might think exercising will be painful, but don’t skip exercise because...

Radiofrequency Ablation: How This Drug-Free Treatment Can Alleviate Back Pain Jul 10th, 2018

Chances are good that you’ve experienced back pain at some point in your life, along with an estimated 80% of all adults. About one-quarter of Americans report back pain episodes in the last three months. Fortunately, not all back pain is chronic or debilitating. With rest and moderate care, the...