Dr. Lin's Pain Management Blog

Overcoming Scoliosis

Back Pain, blog Jul 13, 2016

Although the upper spinal column has a degree of roundness and the lower portion of the spine appears to sway when viewed from the side, it should be a straight vertical line when observed from the rear. Scoliosis is a lateral, or sideways, curvature of your spine. The condition most often occurs during a growth spurt just before the onset...

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Complementary Treatments for Chronic Pain

blog, Wellness Jul 06, 2016

Do you have chronic pain? If so, then you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, almost 50 million American adults have chronic pain. Chronic pain can be quite debilitating and sap both your energy and well-being. Luckily there are complementary treatments for chronic pain in order to limit the amount of pain felt. What can you...

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Managing Chronic Pain

blog, Pain Management Jun 22, 2016

You have likely heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a treatment for people who are suffering with anxiety and panic disorders, or with moderate to severe depression. While CBT was originally developed for emotional disorders, it may surprise you to learn that this approach can also be helpful for people with chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia or diabetic neuropathy....

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Back Pain Relief Without Drugs or Surgery

Back Pain, blog Jun 09, 2016

Millions of people in America suffer from some sort of back pain issue. Most of them seek out doctors who will suggest risky surgeries or prescribe dangerous medications to immediately alleviate the pain that their patients experience. An increasing number of physicians now inform patients about an effective, alternative healing mechanism that has been around for ages. That healing mechanism...

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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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