hip pain

Hip and Back Pain

Hip Pain Hip pain is often the result of some sort of trauma, although any source of inflammation may create pain in the area. Inflammation will cause the hip joint to fill with fluid or blood, stretching the hip capsule lining and resulting in pain. Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety … Continued

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Hemicrania Continua – The Continuous Headache

Hemicrania continua is a relatively rare type of chronic daily headache. The pain occurs on one side of the head and varies in intensity without ever disappearing completely. The pain is usually moderate, but may include jolts of severe pain that last less than a minute. The flare-ups of severe pain may be accompanied by tearing or redness of … Continued

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Facet Joint Arthropathy

As we age, the cartilage naturally begins to deteriorate from wear and tear over the years. Eventually, this can cause the vertebrae to rub together and lead to facet joint arthropathy. Pain is achy, sore, tender, and diffuse. It may be worse in the morning, also presented with stiffness. As the joints warm up, pain decreases … Continued

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eye pain

Eye Pain – Is It Serious?

Several conditions may be associated with eye pain, such as infection, trauma, surgery, cancer, and unknown causes. Different structures within the eye may contribute to pain including the eye globe, eyelids, nerves, arteries, and muscles. Identifying the cause of pain becomes paramount in treating the condition. Therapy is tailored to the cause. At times, it may just require … Continued

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Discogenic Back Pain

Discogenic back pain refers to lower back pain that originates from a damaged vertebral disc. This condition is typically due to degenerative disc disease, which occurs naturally as the body ages. The vertebral disc cushions in between two spine vertebrae. Disruption of its normal anatomy may cause pain. Discomfort will be felt in the lower back … Continued

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complex regional pain syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as regional pain syndrome, is a constellation of symptoms usually involving extremities. The hallmark of the condition is pain and inflammation that may progress to complete loss of function of the limb. It may be caused by a minor injury like an ankle twist or a more severe one like bone fractures. Surgery, nerve injury, burns, and intramuscular injection … Continued

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chronic pain

Do You Suffer With Chronic Pain?

While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different in that the pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial mishap (sprained … Continued

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central pain syndrome

CPS – Central Pain Syndrome

Central pain syndrome, or CPS, is a neurological condition caused by damage to the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. This syndrome can be caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumors, epilepsy, brain trauma, spinal cord trauma, or Parkinson’s disease. The character of the pain associated with this syndrome differs widely … Continued

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central cord syndrome

CCS – Central Cord Syndrome

Central cord syndrome is a form of incomplete spinal cord injury (in which some of the signals from the brain to the body are not received), characterized by impairment in the arms and hands and, to a lesser extent, in the legs. The brain’s ability to send and receive signals to and from parts of … Continued

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How Is Cancer Pain Treated?

Cancer may be painful for several reasons. The tumor or its growth into nearby nerves, organs, and tissue may all be responsible. A growing tumor may cause pain by putting pressure on nerves, bones, or other organs. Cancer may also destroy the tissues after invading them, which is particularly painful when involving bones and nerves. Tumor spread or metastases could be painful for the same reasons … Continued

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