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Most Common Treatments for Low Back Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:38:38-07:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Low back pain can run the gamut from merely annoying to chronic, debilitating pain. While the National Institutes of Health estimates that eight out of ten people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, the reality is that many of these cases will be acute episodes [...]

Living With Spinal Stenosis

By |2016-06-13T19:28:43-07:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Spinal stenosis is a condition that can often lead to chronic back pain and decreased mobility in the legs. While there are multiple causes for this condition, it is most often associated with degenerative diseases of aging, such as degenerative arthritis or bone spurs. At its basic level, spinal stenosis [...]

Living a Full Life With Chronic Pain

By |2018-04-11T10:21:53-07:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

The misuse and abuse of opioid medications have a very real impact on all of our lives--whether as pain patients, family or friends of those with pain, or members of the community. As we've wrote on the blog this month during our focus on these drugs, not only did painkillers [...]

Injections, Not Pills, That Can Help With Pain

By |2017-10-27T14:22:43-07:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

While opioid medications do help those with chronic pain, they can cause their own side effects--from addiction to overdose. Controlled short-term use of these medications is often beneficial for patients, but growing evidence is showing that with long-term use of these drugs, the risks of dependency and cycles of abuse [...]

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