When you’re injured at work, it not only affects you at work, but also at home as well. It’s extremely frustrating when you are limited from doing simple things such as holding a cell phone.
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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.
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.
WOL+MED recently hosted a blood drive this month that benefits the American Red Cross. Because the blood supply after the holidays is always low, the donations that were received were greatly appreciated. 13 people ended up donating a total of 13 pints of blood, which could potentially save 39 lives! To show our thanks to those who gave blood, WOL+MED donated 4 $25 gift cards. The winners of the gift cards are: (more…)
Have you ever been injured on the job and didn’t know what to do next? If you answered yes to this question then you are not alone. Many people don’t know what to do next because they don’t understand how workers compensation works, and to understand how it works you first have to know what workers compensation is, so let’s start off by defining it. (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…)
Americans spend up to $50 Billion a year on lower back pain, so it’s safe to say that at some point in your life you may experience it. It may happen for many different rhymes or reasons, but it is a known fact that it will effect up to 90% of Americans at some point in their life. Of those, 85% will not find the cause of the pain despite a thorough medical examination. With numbers like these, it is easy to lose hope that you will ever find relief when dealing with lower back pain. Because back pain is a symptom of a bigger problem it can be caused by multiple factors. Causes range from disease or injury to the nerves, bones or muscles in your abdomen. Although knowing what causes lower back pain may not always help identify the problem, knowledge is vital in helping you find peace of mind. While this is not an attempt to diagnosis your aliment, it might give you a starting point as to why you might be having back pain. Listed below are many causes for lower back pain. (more…)
In 2009 more than 1.5 million people were injured in auto accidents in the US. That breaks down to a person being injured in an auto accident every 20 seconds. With so many people getting hurt every day it’s easy to forget the number of accidents occurring each year has been on a steady decline due to better education, laws and safety features for cars. While 1.5 million injuries a year is a large number, how many more people were injured and didn’t know it until it was too late to get insurance to cover it. Listed below are 7 reasons you should always see a doctor after a car wreck even if you don’t feel hurt. (more…)