The spinal cord stimulator will, SCS for short, provides back, neck, arm, and leg pain relief using electrical stimulation. The electrical impulses inhibit pain sensations from going to the brain. Candidates for SCS include individuals suffering from severe chronic pain with whom conservative treatments have failed or possibly surgical intervention is not an option.
Before marijuana’s prohibition in 1937, it played a large role in the US pharmaceutical industry. Routinely, it was prescribed in the early to mid 1900’s due to the fact it was not under controlled substance regulation or prohibited.
Patients dealing with neuropathic pain have a rough time with their pain. The reason is there is no surgical answer to the problem since “neuropathic” pain comes from a problem that is intrinsic to the nerve (inside it). If the problem was coming from something pinching on the nerve, then it may have a surgical answer such as just removing the offending agent.
Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia are two different conditions. Although you would think them to be quite the same, they are very different in many ways. In general, fibromyalgia involves the fibrous tissue where as polymyalgia affects the joint and muscle areas. Both of these conditions result in stiffness to the soft tissues areas resulting in pain. Massage chairs have been used to help sufferers of both fibromyalgia and polymyalgia.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that develops when the median nerve at the region (carpal tunnel) within the wrist gets squeezed and causes a lot of pain. This tunnel or canal formed by the transverse carpal ligament and the wrist bones is very narrow.
Spinal decompression treatment was FDA cleared back in 1996. It is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat bulging and herniated discs in the neck and low back. This drugless and non-invasive treatment has no side effects. Over the past 15 years its popularity has been rising as it represents an excellent alternative to surgery. The cost of spinal decompression is less than 5% of the cost of surgery, and the risk profile is very low.
Finding a good acupuncturist need not be difficult because many acupuncturists advertise in the yellow pages. Many acupuncturists are listed on line for those who are more comfortable doing an internet search as opposed to using a telephone book. Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for centuries but is relatively new to the West.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is experienced by many people. This is a painful condition that results from the compression of the median nerve within the wrist.
At this point, sixteen states plus DC have legalized medical marijuana, despite marijuana being federally illegal. Each state has established conditions for which medical marijuana is allowed. At one extreme is California where medical marijuana has been legalized for pretty much any disease condition physicians approve, while other states such as Delaware have legalized it for less than ten conditions.
When a person visits the doctor and says, “Doc I have lots of back pain and the only thing that helps me is Oxycontin, I’ve tried all the rest,” how is the doctor supposed to know if the person is for real?