Dr. Lin's Pain Management Blog

Managing Chronic Pain to Improve Quality of Life

blog, Pain Management May 23, 2016

A warning sign that your body or mind is experiencing a problem, pain can appear suddenly or increase gradually over time. The sensation may be mild and intermittent or severe and persistent. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, untreated, acute pain can become a chronic issue. Persistent pain can occur because of an illness or an...

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Herniated Disk: What It Is and How to Treat It

Back Pain, Back Pain Treatments, blog May 06, 2016

Most people have back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most frequent reasons that people are absent from work or go to the doctor. Although it is possible for back to result from many conditions, a herniated disk is one of the more common causes. What is a Herniated Disk? Your spine consists...

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What are Superior Hypogastric Plexus Injections?

Back Pain Treatments, blog Apr 20, 2016

Most doctors believe that chronic pain in the visceral and pelvic regions is often caused by vulvitis, pelvic fibrosis, prostatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, radiation-induced neuropathy, and myofascial pain syndrome. The superior hypogastric plexus is a component of the sympathetic nervous system that is responsible for communicating the pain from the pelvic regions to the central nervous system. By blocking the...

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What is a Ganglion Impar Injection?

blog, Pain Management Apr 11, 2016

For those who suffer from severe perineal pain, a ganglion impar injection may be the perfect procedure to alleviate their discomfort. What is a Ganglion Impar Injection? The purpose of a ganglion impar injection is to manage chronic pain in the genital, pelvic, visceral, perineal, and anal areas. Many of the candidates of this procedure frequently complain of a burning...

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Top Four Most Commonly Performed Injection Procedures for Pain

blog, Pain Management Mar 30, 2016

Some of the most common conditions that cause frequent pain include arthritis, herniated disc, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, shingles, and vertebral compression fracture. Fortunately, many interventional pain procedures can drastically reduce or cure the pain associated with these conditions. The following are some of the most common injection procedures for pain management. Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Conditions such as...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

blog, Pain Management Mar 14, 2016

The carpal tunnel is a passageway inside of your wrist that is meant to protect the median nerve, which runs down the arm and forearm, into your hand. It can sometimes be affected by a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is excessive pressure placed on the median nerve, causing decreased function in the...

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Disc Denervation Offers Minimally Invasive Back Pain Relief

Back Pain, Back Pain Treatments, blog Feb 26, 2016

Back pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced. It is estimated that 80 percent of people in the United States will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. One of the most common reasons for pain is the discs that separate the 33 vertebrae in the spine. These discs are soft and provide...

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Take Back Your Life With These Pain Management Tips

blog, Pain Management Feb 17, 2016

Even patients who are going to need a specialist eventually can change some of their lifestyle habits in order to better cope with their discomfort. Here is a closer look at some pain management tips that anyone can use to naturally manage their pain and take back control of their life. Start With a Comprehensive Evaluation Before taking any steps...

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3 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

Back Pain, blog Feb 08, 2016

Back pain is a common health problem that can strike at any age. Often, this pain is caused by a combination of problems that may include an injury, obesity and poor posture. Although it can be frustrating to experience nagging pain with every movement, there are several natural remedies for back pain that can help you find relief. Massage Therapy...

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Chronic Pain Sufferers Overuse OTC Medication Survey Results

Back Pain, blog Jan 26, 2016

  In a recent AGA-commissioned poll of adults over 30 found that 43% of chronic pain sufferers have knowingly taken more than the recommended dosage of over-the-counter pain medicine. An overdose of these medicines can cause stomach bleeding, ulcers, and liver damage. Another finding from the survey was that 38%  of those polled were unaware that combining multiple NSAIDs or...

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