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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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20Jan, 2017

Symptoms to Watch Out for After a Car Accident

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Car accidents, whether major or not, are awful experiences. Because everyone handles a vehicle collision differently, it can be difficult to determine whether you experienced a dangerous injury or not. Untreated, injuries from a car crash can lead to serious back pain after several days or weeks. Even if you don’t feel any symptoms after a car crash, you should always o get checked out by a doctor who may recommend some form of physical therapy to help your body heal. If you feel any of the following symptoms, you […]
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15Jan, 2017

Taking Pain Drugs Safely

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Over-the-counter painkillers are easy to find at your local pharmacy. The many brands and options mean a slew of directions, warnings, and anxiety about how to properly take the medication. When almost 50 percent of adults in the United States take painkillers, misinformation spreads fast, and increased reports of emergency room visits from accidental overdosage can make some concerned about how they can orally treat their pain. We always recommend that patients see a medical pain expert when experiencing pain strong enough to stop you from fulfilling daily tasks. At […]
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