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Pamper Your Spine With These Daily Practices

Unless you’re one of those rare sorts who spend an exceptional amount of time outside exercising and staying active, the odds are that you don’t take outstanding care of your spine. Even those aforementioned rarities who enjoy outdoor activities and haven’t been sucked in by the siren call of our digital age often aren’t thinking […]

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4 Ways You Can Relieve Pain Naturally

When you’re living with chronic pain it’s likely that you’ve seen your fair share of pain-killers, it’s also likely that you’ve done the research to determine exactly what a constant stream of them going into your body can do. While prescription strength pain-killers can be an absolute lifesaver when nothing else does the trick, savvy […]

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Describing Sciatica To Your Friends and Family

Sciatica isn’t a fantastic thing to have to live your life with, and if you have to you’ll understand that’s something of an understatement. However, it’s almost worse to have this condition that is utterly invisible to the casual observer and to have no meaningful way to explain exactly what it’s like or how it […]

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3 Easy Tips to Enhance DIY Back Massage

It’s the end of a long day and nothing sounds quite so good as a rub-down to ease the stresses of the day.  Aching muscles and sore feet cry out for attention, but there’s no one around to help but yourself, so how do you make the most of it?  A D.I.Y. massage isn’t impossible […]

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When There’s No Cure for Your Aching Back

For back ailments such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, that are rarely cured and tough to treat, chronic back pain is a harsh reality. This pain can range anywhere from minor discomfort to intense pain during a flare-up. In order to relieve some of this pain and maintain a higher level of […]

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Resting For Pain

With so many treatments on the market designed for pain management, it is easy to overlook one of the easiest and most-affordable methods. The art of resting is a safe, simple, and effective way to help naturally relieve pain. However, it does have its own methods to achieve optimal results. Depending on the type of […]

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Facet Syndrome

Facet syndrome is the name given to a degenerative condition that affects the facet joints. Another common name for this ailment is osteoarthritis. Your facet joints are located in the intervertebral segments of your spine and are responsible for providing stability, flexibility, and mobility. In their healthy state, facet joints have adequate cartilage that naturally […]

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Complimentary and Alternative Therapies

Way before the advent of modern science cultures all over the world depended on the collective wisdom of the elders for healing and wellbeing. There are some disciplines all over the world which depend on more than synthetic and processed chemicals and complex apparatuses for the conditions related to health.

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Spinal Stenosis Vertiflex Device

Spinal stenosis results when pressure is put on the spinal cord and neck of the spine. It is most commonly caused by age or genetics. However, diseases like arthritis or scoliosis can also result in this problem. This condition impacts about 200k Americans each year and if physical therapy and medications don’t help, surgery often […]

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Cervicogenic Headaches

A cervicogenic headache is the result of what’s called referred pain. This is pain that is felt in one area of the body although it is physically occurring in another part of the body. The cervicogenic headache is the result of a primary issue – usually a sickness o physical problem in another part of […]

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Spinal Infusion Pumps

In some rare instances, spinal conditions can result in levels of pain that cannot be controlled with oral medication, and spinal surgeries can be ruled out for reasons related to the difficulty or risk level of the surgery in question. In these instances, a specialized piece of equipment may be used to help ease the […]

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Is ketamine for me?

Pain management is something many of our patients come to us for. Whether they’ve suffered trauma from a car accident or suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain greatly impacts people’s lives. Imagine trying to work, spend time with family, or clean the house while you’re in pain all the time. At Delaware Valley Pain and Spine […]

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Complex regional pain syndrome, previously called RSD, is a chronic pain condition.  The pain usually starts in one limb after an injury such as a broken bone, surgery, or trauma.  Over time, the pain can spread to areas outside of the injury.  The hallmark feature of this condition […]

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Pain and ADHD

A Wandering Mind Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis that welcomes sociology into medicine. According to the CDC, 5-10% of children are treated for this condition each year. ADHD was first described in 1902, but in the past 20 years there has been a marked increase in the number of children treated for behaviors […]

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DON’T MISS DR. BROMBERG AT THE ARTHRITIS CONFERENCE!

Todd Bromberg M.D. will be among a select group of presenters at the upcoming Arthritis Conference on May 14, 2016 at the Doylestown Health and Wellness Center. Don’t miss his presentation on Pain Management Strategies for Arthritis, and hear from some of the leading experts in the field on topics related to arthritis. For more […]

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Home Exercise Program

Heal your back at home while receiving care at the Delaware Valley Pain and Spine Institute. Successful care for chronic back pain requires a regular home exercise program. This handout describes seven exercises that you can complete in 30 minutes or less. Injections and medications play a role in managing pain, but these are typically […]

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New physician joining the practice in July, 2016

Samuel Grodofsky, MD emphasizes a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of chronic pain. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in English literature, and then pursued a research fellowship in the neurosciences at the National Institute of Health. He received his medical degree at the Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine of […]

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OUR DOYLESTOWN OFFICE HAS MOVED!!!

We are excited to announce that our Doylestown office has moved to 1300 Horizon Drive, suite 101 in Chalfont!  The new location is conveniently located off Route 202 making it easily accessible for most locations in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The new office will provide easier access for patients, more convenient parking, an in-office procedure suite, and […]

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Clinical Study For Upper Limb Pain

Do you have chronic pain in the hands or arms?  Do you suffer from nerve pain in the upper extremity from conditions such as cervical fusion surgery, nerve pain, diabetic neuropathy, brachial plexus injury, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or more?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate […]

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Ketamine for Chronic Pain

What is Ketamine? Ketamine is an anesthetic  medication that is commonly used by anesthesiologists during surgery. Unlike many other anesthetic medications, ketamine does not produce respiratory suppression,  which makes its use desirable in certain medical settings.  In fact, ketamine gained popularity on the battlefield in the 1970s since it was safe and effective in providing anesthesia.  More recently, researchers […]

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction ( MBSR) is a practice of meditation and relaxation. The approach is based practices and principles of Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies, but it is designed to be accessible to anyone.   Jon Kabat Zinn defined mindfulness as “The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and […]

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Diet and Chronic Pain

Free Diet Plan Why is my pain doctor talking to me about my eating? How is food related to pain? Shouldn’t my pain doctor be simply focus on prescribing medications and leave diet issues to other health care professionals? I sometimes wish the practice of medicine were this easy: I write you a pill that […]

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Role of Pain Management

Pain busters? What is the role of pain management The field of pain medicine is a relatively new specialty. Fellowship training programs, that are offered only after a physician finishes a four-year residency, were first accredited in 1992. Pain physicians typically have an original background in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehab, neurology or psychiatry. The one-year […]

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The Science of Pain

Pain Theory Explained:  Why do people jump up and down when they stub their toe?  Why does the act of sticking many needles into the skin (acupuncture) block pain transmission?  How does a cutting-edge technology like spinal cord stimulation stop pain?  Why do you feel pain in a new location when the old pain is […]

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW NAME AND LOGO!!!

We are excited to announce our newname: Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute, formerly known as Fox Chase Pain Management. As one of the oldest and most experienced pain management groups in the Delaware Valley, we have a rich history of providing exceptional and compassionate medical care. This history began greater than twenty years ago […]

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Centralization of Pain

What is the centralization of pain? The difference between protective or acute pain and pathological or chronic pain can be defined by centralization. This concept is critical to understanding intractable pain conditions and deserves a thorough explanation. Gaining insight to the actual mechanism that is responsible for the lingering sense of hurting can explain the […]

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Health Recommendations for the New Year

Chronic pain has a negative impact on one’s health in so many ways.  Physical health and emotional health are both impacted negatively by suffering.  Our specialists at Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute can relieve your suffering and allow you to achieve your health goals in the New Year. As we look forward to the […]

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Pain and Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity describes the constant molding and shaping taking place in the brain and central nervous system. Every day, our body’s form and break down trillions of tiny connections between nerves and brain cells. This continual flux is responsible for learning and memory, both consciously and unconsciously. In the past, scientists believed that after a certain […]

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Welcome to Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute

Thank you for visiting the blog of Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute! Don’t forget to check in periodically to see our latest posts.

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