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Some Medications May Not Work For Back Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:25:23-07:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

In the fight against back pain, many people and their doctors reach for the same weapons: common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications. New research on three commonly recommended and prescribed medications has found that all three may be virtually ineffective against back pain and may actually do more harm than [...]

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What Is Tennis Elbow?

By |2016-11-03T08:34:18-07:00May 30th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tennis elbow is a repetitive motion injury that affects the mechanics of the arm. It is seen frequently in individuals who play tennis, but can be caused by any repetitive motion. The pain travels from the outside of the elbow down to the wrist and fingers. The pain can be [...]

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Treatments For Knee Pain

By |2016-09-28T10:39:14-07:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

Current studies tell us that 19% of the population suffers from some form of knee pain. It appears to affect more women than men with nearly 20% of women reporting knee pain and only 10-15% of their male counterparts. Knee pain is any pain that affects the knee joint and [...]

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Medicines Used for Back Pain

By |2017-09-29T13:22:55-07:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

80% of patients who visited a primary care provider for back pain were prescribed at least one medication, notes Dr. Mark Borigini in a post for Psychology Today. As discussed earlier on this blog, there are obviously many treatment options for back pain--ranging from physical therapy to epidural steroid injections. Medicines used for [...]

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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 [...]

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How Does Painkiller Tolerance Occur?

By |2016-11-03T08:39:45-07:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you have never experienced it yourself, you have probably heard others say that the same amount of painkillers simply don't work for them anymore. Just how does this type of painkiller tolerance happen? Sometimes the effects can be psychological and sometimes they can be biological. First, we need to [...]

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