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Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are a new and innovative modality for the treatment of chronic pain. A short blog will not do the subject justice. However, I will try to communicate the basics. Stem cells are the progenitor cell for almost every cell in the body. They are derived from bone marrow […]

Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

A significant number of women report pain after breast cancer surgery. This pain can be in the area of the breast, chest wall or arm. Risk factors for post surgical pain include younger age, preoperative pain, anxiety, depression and the surgical approach. The cause of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery can be multi-factorial. Nerve […]

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an abnormal condition causing widespread pain, fatigue, mood disorders and cognitive dysfunction. The pain can be described as stabbing, shooting, and throbbing with muscular aches. Patients with fibromyalgia often have fatigue, difficulty sleeping and sensitivity to touch, light and noise. These patients often have other associated problems such as headaches, irritable bowel, restless […]

Pain Management in Burn Patients

Burn patients endure some of the most intense pain, not only during injury but in recovery as well. Damage to the receptors for pain in the skin occurs immediately. Nerve endings which are exposed but not injured also cause pain. There is an increased sensitivity to painful stimuli ( hyperalgesia) that occurs. There is also […]

The Treatment of Chronic Pain with Acupuncture

Acupuncture may be beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3000 years. The NIH produced a consensus statement in 1977 on acupuncture. It supported its efficacy for the treatment of pain and nausea and vomiting. A later 2012 finding by the NIH supported its use for neck and back […]

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