Fibromyalgia Patient

Non-Pharmacological Approaches To Managing Fibromyalgia

  Chronic pain significantly impacts the lives of those experiencing it. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be both challenging and complex to manage. Cognitive difficulties, pain, and fatigue often impact those living with it. While some medications can help control the symptoms, they aren’t the only approach. There are non-pharmacological methods that have been […]

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Why Spinal Fusion Surgery Might Be Your Answer for Osteoarthritis

Nearly 32.5 million people in the United States live with a degenerative joint disease known as osteoarthritis. This condition is characterized by the gradual erosion of the cartilage responsible for cushioning the joints. As this cartilage degrades, it can develop stiffness and significant pain, as well as impact mobility. Osteoarthritis is not limited to any […]

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Chronic Pain Patient

The Impact of Stress on Chronic Pain Symptoms

Stress can have a significant influence on our day-to-day lives. When we’re under stress, our body produces a hormone called cortisol that has consequences even for healthy people. Those struggling with chronic pain are even more affected by stress cortisol. It can aggravate their symptoms and increase their severity and frequency. Stress has been a […]

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4 Tips for Maintaining Proper Positioning When Working Long Hours

Numerous studies have shown that sedentary lifestyles are destructive to your health. This frequently occurs due to sitting at a desk all day, seldom getting up to move, and not exercising in the evenings and on weekends. As a result, innovation has begun to address the problems caused by unhealthful office lives, most notably the […]

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Put An End To Headache Pain With Physical Therapy!

Headaches and migraines can be crippling. Those who have them know the impact that they can have and quickly become familiar with the early feelings of pressure as they begin. Nearly 80-90% of all Americans will experience a tension headache at some point. Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute can provide various treatment options to […]

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Exploring The Stages Of Spinal Atrophy And Treatment

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a hereditary condition. In SMA, the muscles in the body are weakened when the nerves in the spine and brain aren’t working correctly. SMA is considered the primary genetic cause of infant deaths. The gene affected by SMA is the gene that controls motor function. In most SMA cases, the genes […]

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Your Options For Permanent Solutions For Back Pain

It might be considered a chronic condition if you’re experiencing back pain lasting more than three months. The pain can come in waves, bringing brief respite before bringing frustrating pain. Chronic back pain is frustrating if you don’t know what causes it. There are nonsurgical treatment options available to most patients.  What are Your Options […]

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Retrolaminar Block vs Paravertebral Block for Pain Relief

  Complete pain control while a patient is undergoing an operation while conscious is essential to successfully completing that surgery. Nerve blocks have long been used as an effective method in cases like this. The most well-known form of nerve block is the epidural, which is often selected by women giving birth to control their […]

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Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy This Winter

Winter is here, which means slippery weather and many potential risks to your spine. Being out in the biting cold can make your back feel achy and stiff. However, when you add having to drive and walk in hazardous conditions to your list of considerations, it’s clear it’s a winter hazard land for your spine. […]

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Understanding Spasticity And How Medical Marijuana May Help

One potential consequence of a spinal injury is intermittent and uncontrollable muscle spasms. One of the primary approaches to treating these spasms is medication and nerve blocks. However, sometimes these treatments cannot provide meaningful relief from these symptoms. Medical marijuana is an effective approach to treating muscular spasms in many patients.    Understanding Spasticity And […]

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Lower Back Pain

The future of stem cells in controlling spinal pain

Throughout their lives, 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain. This condition is the third most costly condition regarding wages and lost productivity. The cause of lower back pain can be tricky to identify and treat effectively. This is due to the broad range of conditions resulting in lower back pain. One method of […]

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Spinal Stimulators

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Help Relieve Spinal Pain

Chronic spinal pain can be debilitating and has historically been challenging to control. The science of spinal cord stimulation has made it possible for patients to find relief without medication. Spinal cord stimulators are devices that consist of two components. The first component is electrodes, which connect a battery pack generator similar to a pacemaker. […]

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Complimentary Treatment

What Is Complementary Care And How It Helps Spinal Pain

There are times when the usual approach to treating neck and back pain may not produce the desired results. When this occurs, your specialist may suggest including complementary care in your treatment plan. Massage, supplements, and acupuncture are all forms of complementary care that you may use in partnership with more traditional treatment methods. These […]

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Trigger Point Examination

Understanding Trigger Points and How They Help Neck and Back Pain

If you’re living with persistent back and neck pain, you know how much of an impact they have on your quality of life. Physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care have the potential to improve the frequency or intensity of your symptoms. These are often the first steps taken when seeking relief from these kinds of […]

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Understanding Trigger Points and How They Help Neck and Back Pain

  If you’re living with persistent back and neck pain, you know how much of an impact they have on your quality of life. Physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care have the potential to improve the frequency or intensity of your symptoms. These are often the first steps taken when seeking relief from these kinds […]

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Using Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control

RFA, or Radiofrequency Ablation, is a procedure used to address chronic sources of pain. This is accomplished by using radio waves to generate heat directed towards the diseased tissue. This approach is generally used when all less-invasive forms of treatment have been attempted and failed to produce acceptable results. Prior to receiving RFA, your physician […]

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Spinal stimulator

Spinal Cord Stimulators and Chronic Back Pain

Those who live a life with chronic back pain are always looking for a persistent method of pain control that works. Medication has been a long-standing player in this area, but there has been an ongoing search for more effective methods. One such method is the spinal cord stimulator. This device utilizes mild electrical stimulation […]

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Cervical Vertebrae

What Is Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement?

One thing that continues to astound us is the engineering marvels that can be found within the human body. Consider the cervical intervertebral disc, for instance. This simple fluid-filled sac between our vertebrae provides a remarkable amount of protection for the neighboring bones without impacting the neck’s mobility. While resilient, it’s still possible for it […]

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New Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

        What is a Neuropathy? We have billions of nerve fibers throughout our bodies.  They are everywhere including the skin, heart, stomach, and anywhere else you can imagine.  These small nerve fibers control everything from our ability to digest food, to the ability of the pupil to constrict when exposed to sunlight, […]

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Spinal Surgery

Open Surgery vs. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery has always been a significantly challenging operation. Even in the case of simple or routine procedures, the recovery time was frequently quite time-consuming. In recent years there have been growing improvements in minimally invasive surgery. These types of surgery use smaller incisions and techniques that cause reduced damage to other tissues and muscles. […]

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Understanding Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

When most people hear the term ‘epidural,’ their minds immediately jump to childbirth. While lower lumbar epidurals are a time-tested method of relieving pain during childbirth, they have other uses. These shots can help ease numbness, pain, and tingling in the lower back and extremities. Their effectiveness at achieving this goal is what led to […]

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Herniated Disc X-Ray

An Overview Of The Types and Stages of Herniated Discs

The discs in your spine help support your body’s ability to move, protect from shock, and keep the spine flexible and structured. When these discs are damaged to injury or age, herniated discs can occur. Herniated discs cause pressure on the nerves and spinal cord and develop when the soft inner nucleus of the disc […]

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Life (Or At Least Lower Back) Saving Stretches You Can Do

Our back is involved in just about everything we do. Sitting, standing, running, lying down, sleeping, it’s there for all of it. It’s no surprise that our lower back is a common complaint. No matter what you have ahead in your day, it’s going to have an impact. Spending just a few moments each day […]

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Discovering Lumbar Discectomies and How They Can Help You

When problems occur in the vertebral discs of the lower back, a lumbar discectomy may be able to help. A discectomy is performed to address the pressure applied to the nerve root by a failing disc. This surgical procedure involves the removal of a portion of the problem disc. It has proven to be an […]

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Experience The Easing Of Back and Joint Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has become a go-to solution for many kinds of health concerns, especially those associated with spinal concerns. Given their focus on the skeletal structure and its strength and flexibility, many people have wondered if it can help with joint concerns. Chiropractic has been found to be a useful treatment for certain types of […]

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Adjusting Your Diet Can Be Another Way To Relieve Back Pain From Inflammation

Working to prevent or treat back pain is usually about exercising, treatments, physical therapy, and surgery, but that’s not where it all starts. As with any profession, spinal care specialists are dedicated to using the least invasive approaches available and restoring health without surgery when possible. For this reason, the first approaches are almost always […]

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How Vertebral Fractures Can Be Treated With Kyphoplasty

Dislocation or fracturing of the spine is a serious orthopedic concern that can occur from trauma or as the result of medical conditions such as osteoporosis. In the vast majority of cases, this condition is the direct result of accidents involving high velocity and can occur in any of the vertebrae that comprise your neck […]

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Man holding the neck and back pain

Tips and Tricks For Easing Neck and Back Pain During Your Workday

Nearly 80% of all Americans experience pain in their neck or back during their lifetime. Of them, those that work in environments that put additional strain on these joints are more likely to develop chronic problems with these joints. Joint pain of this type is due to continual strain on these points, so learning how […]

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A Short Guide To Sciatica And Living With It

Sciatica is a spinal/nerve condition that results from the sciatic nerve being compressed or irritated, often by spinal problems such as a herniated disc. Typically relegated to a single side of the body, this condition presents as pain that reaches down the leg from the hip and back. The pain resulting from this condition can […]

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