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10Apr, 2017

How to Find a Local Pain Support Group

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Suffering from chronic pain can be a traumatic experience. Activities that used to be performed with ease are now more difficult than ever. While your ailment may be physical, there is a lot of mental suffering that takes place as well. You may feel alone and like there is no one you can relate to. It seems as if you are left to suffer alone while other people simply wish you to get well soon. This is why it important that you find a support group near you. Finding a […]
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6Apr, 2017

5 Tips for Reducing Pain While Skiing

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Skiing can be one of the most intoxicating ways to enjoy the winter months. Every year, amateurs and professionals alike fill the slopes with hopes of an exhilarating run. The feeling of surging down the slopes can be intoxicating, but the ensuing bodily pain can leave you bedridden for days on end. Back pain is one of the most common ailments associated with skiing. Sharp back pain can make simple tasks like tying your shoes more difficult than you ever imagined. We know that you would rather be enjoying the […]
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27Mar, 2017

How Inflammation Causes Pain

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Your body has several systems to help repair and prevent injuries. Inflammation is one such system, protecting your body by removing harmful agents like pathogens, damaged cells, and irritants. When you feel inflammation symptoms like joint pain, redness, and sensitivity, it is your body trying to heal itself. Many people confuse inflammation with infection, but they are two different reactions. Infection is caused by a virus, fungus, or bacteria while Inflammation is the body’s response to infection.
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20Mar, 2017

Using a Tennis Ball to Relieve Pain

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Using a Tennis Ball to Relieve Pain Before pain treatment was common, people had to find creative methods to help alleviate their discomfort. One of these methods was to use a ball to massage the knots that cause pain, with tennis balls often supplying the best results. Tennis balls can help relax muscle “knots.” While there is still much to learn about how these knots are made, it is known that they can turn painful when left untreated.
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5Mar, 2017

3 Ways a Doctor “Blocks Pain” After an Injury

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A pain doctor can take several approaches when treating a patient with chronic pain. Sometimes, the treatment can be as simple as some daily stretching exercises and sleeping 8 hours a night. In other cases, the pain comes from a pinched nerve. The nerves in the body’s nervous system are what allow you to feel physical sensations. Touch, tickling, relief, and pain are specialized signals sent to indicate something is going well – or poorly – in the body. When a nerve is pinched, that means a misaligned bone or […]
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25Feb, 2017

Common Back Pain Treatments at a Glance

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As you look through the Garden State Pain website, you’ll notice that back pain can have many causes and just as many treatments. Doctors want to find the procedure that works for each patient. That said, the more niche procedures tend to make up a small percentage of back pain treatments recommended and performed in clinics. The most common types of back procedures to treat chronic pain tend to be the following three: Conservative Treatment Most patients try conservative treatment for back pain before walking into the clinic. Conservative treatment […]
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9Feb, 2017

Apps That Can Help Manage Pain

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Chronic pain can feel like a burden to many Americans. The intensity and persistence can make it difficult to focus on hobbies or work. So being able to manage the feeling itself can seem like an added stressor that you don’t need. Back in the day, some people had journals used for recording when, where, and how they felt pain. While this is an excellent idea, many people don’t carry tiny notebooks in their pockets. Most of us do have phones and some app developers build software specifically to help […]
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4Feb, 2017

Top 3 Exercises for Fixing Your Posture

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There are plenty of posts about how poor posture can affect your mood, health, and overall well-being. You know you need to improve your posture and need to re-align your back, but what is the best method? The reality is there’s no instant cure for posture. Your back is the way it is through a lifetime of habits and behaviors. This conditioning doesn’t mean you should give up or be discouraged, but keeping a realistic attitude of how long it may take to correct your posture will help temper your […]
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