How many times have you heard the term “pain in the neck?” You’ve probably heard it more times than you care to remember. With this term being used so much, it’s only emphasizes the fact that millions of people are affected by neck pain every day. To add insult to injury, throw in morning stiffness and it creates a never ending recipe for chronic neck pain. Studies have shown that developing increased strength and flexibility in the neck can help decrease chronic neck pain. Listed below are 6 basic neck exercises that are designed to restore flexibility to the joints and muscles of the neck. Before trying these exercises always consult your DC to see if they are safe for you to try.
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Before I answer any questions, you should ask yourself a couple. Have you ever had pain that lasted so long that it never seemed to end? Are you unable to spend quality time with friends and family because of pain? Do your pain pills make it harder and harder to do the things you love? Do you feel depressed and anxious because of pain? Does it feel like you’ve tried everything but you’re still in pain? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from Pain Management. Just because it can help doesn’t mean you want to rush out and get it without knowing what it is first. That’s where I step in and answer the question, “what is Pain Management and do I need it?”
Wikipedia says Pain Management (also called pain medicine by definition), “is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.”
Doctors specializing in pain management know the complex nature of pain, and will approach the problem from several different directions. Treatment of long term pain may include pharmacologic measures, interventional procedures (epidural steroid injections), physical therapy, application of ice or heat, and psychological measures. Whatever method is used to treat your pain you can be assured that it’s always with your best interest and comfort in mind.
Now that you understand the benefits of Pain Management a little better, if you or a loved one lives in the DFW area and has answered yes to any of the questions above, contact WOLMED Back & Neck Pain Center and see how Pain Management can help you change your life.
We’ve all heard it before, often accompanied by a tone of irritation: “what a pain in the neck.” Analogies and phrases like this are always used to describe something very unpleasant, because neck pain is just that – unpleasant. The degree of discomfort may always vary based on the type of injury from simply sleeping in an awkward position to sprains or even because of chronic neck pain from the result of an accident. (more…)
With nearly 80 million people in the United States suffering from some form of Chronic Pain, it’s easy to assume that many people lose sleep due to pain. In fact the National Sleep Foundation says that two out of three people with chronic pain have trouble sleeping at night. Since an essential part of managing chronic pain is sleep, it starts a vicious cycle that makes recovering from chronic pain more difficult. Since there is no cure, aside from sleep, exercise, time and proper medication dosage that helps with chronic pain, we have decided to post what real patients are saying helped them sleep better when dealing with their pain. Listed below are real quotes pain sufferers have given on how they sleep better when dealing with chronic pain. (more…)
A study published by the American Pain Foundation reports that over 76 million Americans suffer from pain. The study found that pain actually affects about 1 1/2 times as many people as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer COMBINED. Adults age 45 to 64 are most likely to experience pain, with slightly more women than men experiencing pain. Most startling of all of the data is that 42% of people in pain report experiencing pain for more than one year.
20% of adults said that pain interrupted their sleep at least a few nights per week. The most common source of pain was low back pain, followed by severe headaches and migraines, and neck pain. Adults with low back pain were found to be more than 4 times more likely to experience serious psychological distress than those without low back pain.
The final part of the study describes the sad reality that so many people never get treated for their pain symptoms or wait until their symptoms are as bad as possible before seeing a doctor. This happens for lots of reasons, but none of them are good ones. If you’re experiencing pain, call your doctor. If pain is keeping you awake at night, call your doctor. If pain has made you feel depressed, call your doctor. If your pain won’t go away, call your doctor. Don’t let pain take control of your life – call your doctor.
WOL+MED CARF Pain Management has been a good solution for hundreds of other people who have suffered from persistent, chronic pain symptoms. Our medical doctors can help you TODAY. Don’t be one of those people who continue to suffer without getting help. Call your doctor. Call WOL+MED.
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For more information on this pain study, go to http://www.painfoundation.org/newsroom/reporter-resources/pain-facts-figures.html.