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5May, 2017

What is the Pain Cycle?

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Chronic pain can be caused from an injury that makes it hard for your body to move naturally. The unbalanced motions that lead to poor posture are the main results of the pain cycle. By looking at this cycle, we can see how your body deals with pain caused from an injury and how it can create a loop of dangerous events with long-lasting effects. How does the Pain Cycle Begin? The pain cycle begins from an injury. This injury makes an individual adjust the way he or she walks, […]
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24Apr, 2017

How Can Osteopathic Manipulation Help With Pain?

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There are new developments in medical science and pain-reducing technologies being introduced at every turn of the calendar month such as anti-cancer drugs and brain scans. These innovations are being introduced so often that it can be easy to overlook some of the most basic and effective methods of treatment. Sometimes a patient would rather feel the healing touch of a doctor than be inserted into a machine or prescribed another pain reliever. If this sounds like you, then you should consider Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. This form of treatment can […]
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18Apr, 2017

The Link Between Pain & Depression

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Pain can lead to depression, and depression can lead to pain. The relationship between these two situations can cause a vicious cycle that worsens feelings on both the physical and emotional scale. Understanding if depression is a factor of your chronic pain can be a vital element in learning how to alleviate your discomfort. For some patients, simply changing their diet and starting some exercise can help with pain and may – without them even knowing it – also help with depressive symptoms. However, more severe cases of depression may […]
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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 is important that you find a support group near you. Finding […]
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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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