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There are three major types of muscles injuries: contusion, strain, or laceration. Contusion is caused by a direct and compressive force such as a direct blow. Muscle strain is more often the result o ...more
What can you tell me about a procedure called neurotomy for chronic neck pain from a whiplash injury? Does it really work? How long does the pain relief last? I've heard it works for some people but n ...more
Injections into joints of anesthetics (numbing agents) and pain relieving medications have been used for a long time. They were considered "safe" based on clinical research in the mid-1980s. The use o ...more
Chronic low back pain remains a problem without a good solution. No single type of treatment works for everyone. Most patients end up combining multiple different treatments until they find the right ...more
Pain is a subjective symptom, meaning you can't see it or take a picture of it. Describing pain becomes something we trust that the person who is telling us about their pain is accurate. Measuring pai ...more
If you suffer from chronic pain or if you provide help to those who do, the information in this article will be of interest to you. It comes from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Unive ...more
Did you know that caffeine in its various forms is considered a psychoactive agent? Psychoactive means it has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system. Given its effects on the nervous syste ...more
Pain is a funny thing. Two people can have the same injury and still experience pain completely differently. After some nerve injuries, there are individuals who just never fully recover. They have pa ...more

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