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Do you know shoulder pain can be lung cancer?

Shoulder pain is so common all around the world. There are at least 20% of people all around the world who suffer shoulder pain at some stage of their life. However, the ratio of older people with chronic shoulder pain is higher than youngsters. This is because after a specific time in life bones start losing calcium which weakens the bones and muscles start paining a lot. There are various causes of shoulder pain and each cause can be cured with different treatment method. The initial treatment for chronic shoulder pain comprises pain medication and physiotherapy. Doctors also prescribe vitamin D supplements in case the reduction is weakening the bones and causing pain.

Causes of chronic shoulder pain

The medical conditions which can result in chronic pain in the shoulder are glenohumeral osteoarthritis, cuff rotator pathology, and adhesive capsulitis. This issue can also occur due to the acromioclavicular osteoarthritis. Doctors use lab diagnosis to evaluate the exact and accurate cause for the pain and suggest treatments accordingly.

What are the treatments?

The chronic shoulder pain treatments have been categorized into different types including activity modification, medication, injections, physical therapies, and surgical treatments.

Medication

There are medications like opiate medication, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and such; however these treatments provide short term pain relief with no surety of the outcome. Doctors cannot promise of the pain relief or for how long pain will remain in control. There are also risks attached to the pain medication which is why doctors mostly do not prescribe a large dose of these medications.

Physical therapy

There is not any one type of physical therapies which are proving useful for the treatment, in fact, a big large of the therapies are being performed. The pain is being alleviated with the help of heat or ice therapies. Doctors also use ultrasound therapies and hyperthermia as a chronic shoulder pain treatment. If the muscle strain is the reason behind the pain, doctors think strengthening and stretching exercises are the best to cure the pain. It can also help in controlling the intensity of the pain.

Injection

During the chronic shoulder pain treatment, doctors use local anesthetic with the corticosteroid injections. Doctors inject the injections on the damaged area which can be e subacromial space, acromioclavicular joint, or glenohumeral joint. These are the areas which are commonly known to be damaged in case of shoulder pain. It has been observed during many treatments that patients who have adhesive capsulitis are more responsive towards the intra-articular injections and they are a probe to get relief.

Surgical treatment

If the surgeries do not work properly, doctors try to cure the problem with the operative surgery. However, the recovery rate of the patients after the surgeries is very low. Doctors try each and every chronic shoulder pain treatment before going with the surgery.

Nonsurgical shoulder pain treatment

The nonsurgical chronic shoulder pain treatment is based on regenerative medicines based on stem cell therapies and PRP treatment. Surgeons replace the damaged or dead blood cells of the muscle tissues with the active cells or platelets to cure the disease.

To learn more about chronic shoulder pain, please call us on 815-412-6174.

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Cancer pain: is there any relief

Patient with cancer can feel different degrees of pain, some would have severe pain, however, some would have very mild pain and there are also those patients who do not feel pain at all. There are some cancer patients who would have achy pain. The intensity of the pain which a cancer patient bears depends on the types of cancer they have and the stage of their disease. Cancer pain management is a process in which the most needed factor is the tolerance level of the patient. If the patient has a high tolerance level, it would be easy for them as well as for the doctors to control and manage the pain. However, there are very rare cases where the patients’ of cancer have unmanageable pain.

Causes of cancer pain

There are different types and causes of cancer pain. Patients feel the most intense pain at the time of the growth of cancer. Cancer growth destroys the tissues and causes pain. Patients also have pain with the increasing size of the tumor because it keeps pressing different organs or the nerves of the patient. Patients also bear very intense pain when their tumor causes a chemical reaction in the body or the brain. Cancer itself is not the only reason for the pain cancer patients have. The treatments which cure the disease also cause pain such as radiology, chemotherapy and the surgery. Chemotherapy is the most painful treatment and its unbearable pain can even cause the death of the patient which is why doctors suggest this treatment to only those cancer patients who have strong will power to go through with the treatment safely. The doctor also considers the age and physical strength of the patients to suggest cancer treatments.

Pain management procedure for cancer

In the case of mild pain, the cancer pain management procedure depends on the pain-relieving medication. The pain-relieving medication gives short-time relaxation to the patients. Doctors mostly prescribe aspirin and ibuprofen. Doctors also suggest opioid medications but they make sure to suggest weak doses. The cancer pain-relieving medications are of different forms. There are some which patient keeps in their mouths to dissolve, however others they take in liquid form or in tablet form. To some patients, doctors give pain-relieving medication in the form of shots.

Many cancer patients for some reason do not like to accept the pain they are having so they do not get any cancer pain management procedure which makes things even more dangerous and complicated for them. Some patients do not express their pain for psychological reasons. They do not want to find out the reasons for the pain. However, at pain management institute, we make sure that our patients express the pain they are having with the accurate intensity so that we can prescribe medication. Knowing about the patients’ pain also helps doctors in deciding future treatments.

If you are a cancer patient and bearing the pain, it is maybe the right time for you to find a solution. We are here to help you out, please call us on 815-412-6174.

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Get treatment for Auto & Work Injury

There is a very basic but common injury which results from auto and work and that is a neck injury. After most car crashes, the first thing the injured people complain about is intense neck pain. The neck pain is common in office workers as well no matter whether they are working in the field or at the desk; however, it is more common in manufacturing departments and in operational departments where employees are involved in intense physical activities. Auto and Work Injury which results in spine damage can also cause neck pain, however in this case; the neck pain can be more intense. The auto and work injury damage the muscles and nerves of the spine which are linked with the neck and cause severe neck pain.

Some times after being hurt or been in a less intense auto accident, individuals do not think to go to the doctors or get any treatment because they do not take the injury seriously. They do not realize that they can have torn muscles and leaving the muscles can cause inflammation which can increase the intensity of the pain in the future. Neck pain is not the only issues which auto and work injury cause, there are also neck pain and lower back pain, numbness in the limbs, loss of range of motion and headaches which can be caused by auto and work injury.

Treatments for neck pain

Neck pain needs proper treatments especially if it has resulted from auto and work injury and it last longer than a week or two. Neck pain treatment becomes more important if the patient numbness in the neck or pain starts traveling towards other body parts such as shoulder, arms, and back. This can mean that the actual reason for the pain is not the neck, it is the spine. Auto and work injury can cause a fracture or torn muscles which cause the pain. Neck pain can also impact the upper chest and cause pain. The neck pain can travel towards eyes and ears. The immediate solution for neck pain is using ice packs or hot water bottle on the area which is hurting. However, in case of constant pain, it is important to get a suggestion from a doctor. Most doctors try to reduce the pain with the help of pain medication and they also suggest physiotherapies, however, however, doctors also recommend lab test to evaluate the actual cause of the pain and to know whether or not the spine or any other muscles or joint damage is causing the pain. There are some very advanced treatments for torn muscles and joints which provide long-lasting and immediate results such as regenerative medicines and stem cell therapy. The stem cell therapy is the treatment in which doctors inject active and healthy cells on the damaged area of the body to increase the healing power of the damaged tissues. Stem cell therapy is a cost-effective treatment for auto and work injury which does not only treat recent injuries but have cured people with older chronic pain.

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What is Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery?

The spine is one of the most crucial parts of the body especially for the movement of the whole body. The worst result of spine injury or intensified spine pain is a lifelong disability of the patient. However, any less intense of serious spine disorder, injury or pain can also impact the movement of the body. The spine pain or injury can surely impact negatively on any one part of the body and as it gets increasing, other parts also start getting affected. Spine pain mostly starts from the back pain and travels towards the shoulder, arms, and neck.

There are different forms and reasons for spine pain and one of them us herniated disc.

Herniated disc

The herniated disc is the nerve which explains the spine issues like a ruptured disc or slipped disc. The herniated disc leads to degeneration of the tissues of the spine muscles. Doctors also state it as the early stage of degeneration. The bones located in the back to form spine are known as vertebrae. These bones are cushioned and protected by small discs which are known as a herniated disc.  The inflammation which causes herniated disc issue results in the pain in the neck or back. During the process of degeneration, a small twist of the backbone or any specific movement can lead to disc rupture. There are various treatments to cure degeneration and to get rid of pain and one of such treatments is Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery.

Process of Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery

The purpose of this surgery is to reduce the pressure from the nerves of the spinal nerve root during the surgery doctors cure the material which is causing the pressure on the spinal root nerves of the body. The Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery has proved beneficial in relieving the pain caused in legs because of sciatica or radiculopathy. Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery is the treatment which gives immediate results by curing the pain. This is one of the few types of spine surgeries which have a high recovery ratio. The recovery rate after a Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery is at least 85% to 89%. There are different ways to perform the surgery which are invasive Microdiscectomy which include outpatient lumbar discectomy- microdiscectomy and endoscopic discectomy. Doctors use the minimally invasive technique for open surgery. The benefit of this type of surgery is that there is a lack of risk of tissue damage. In the minimum invasive surgery, surgeons insert tubes in the body rather than going with the open incisions.

When to go for the surgery

The decision of going for the surgery is patients own, however, it is better to get treatment before the intensification of the pain. Intensive pain means that the degeneration process has increased very much. To evaluate whether the only option to cure the pain is Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery, doctors mostly prescribe lab tests. It helps in diagnosing the damaged part of the spine.

To learn about Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery and its side effects and benefits, please call on 815-412-6174.

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Botulinum Toxin: a treatment for Piriformis muscle syndrome

The Piriformis syndrome is related to sciatica nerve and it happens when the Piriformis muscles press the sciatic nerve. This syndrome is very uncommon and there are very few patients who have been diagnosed by this syndrome. The Piriformis muscle is a flat muscle of the buttock. This muscle is present in the area of the buttock which touches the hip. The purpose of the muscle is to assist the Tighes in rotation. This is the muscle which helps the individuals in lifting their thighs as well as help in the stabilization of the hip joints as well. The muscles give individuals the ability to walk and perform many other activities. The muscle especially stabilizes the body while shifting weight from one foot to another. The rarity of the disease can be identified from the fact that in 2018, there were only 200,000 patients who were treated for this disease all around the US.

Symptoms of Piriformis syndrome

At the initial stage of the syndrome, the patients get the feeling that the nerve is being pinched; however, the feeling of being pinched soon turns into severe pain. This happens mostly when a person sits in the same place consistently for too long. Most people would feel the symptom of Piriformis syndrome while they are on long drives. The movement which can trigger this pain is while a person is climbing on the stairs. The Piriformis syndrome cannot be evaluated or diagnosed with any lab test. There is no lab test designed to identify this disease. Doctors mostly try to understand whether the patient has any history of trauma on the specific part of the body. Prolonging the treatment to get rid of the pain can increase the intensity of the pain.  Pain can grow so much that it can reach from back to the foot of the patient. The chronicity of the pain helps the doctors in deciding the appropriate treatment for the patients. there have been many treatments which have failed to cure chronic pains completely even the surgeries has failed for which patients go through so much hardship and bear a lot of pain. Lack of surety of the conventional chronic pain treatments has made the scientist come up with new and more advanced methods in the form of Botox Treatments for Chronic Pain including Piriformis syndrome.

Treat Piriformis syndrome with Botulinum Toxin

In Botox treatment for chronic pain, doctors inject Botulinum Toxin in the body on the affected part to cure the torn muscles and tissues. The purpose of the treatment is to increase the healing power of the tissues and reactive or replace the dead cells of the body. Many clinics have found out the new way to Botulinum Toxin in the damaged part of the body.  They have found out that they can inject the Botulinum Toxin by using ultrasound images. The Botulinum Toxin treats the scar tissues of the damaged part of the body and reduces inflammation which automatically reduces the pain. The severity of the disease decided how many injections the patient needs for proper cure.

If you are having any symptoms of Piriformis syndrome, it is good for you to get guidance from medical consultants before the disease gets worse. To get free consultancy, please call on 815-412-6174.

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Left-arm pain: why an emergency

Arm pain mostly results from injury or because of using the arm in some unusual way.  However, there is a different reason for such pain and that is anxiety and tension. the mild or even moderate pain in left arm is common especially in growing age and this type of arm pain treatments are also very basic such as proper rest, massage or pain medication, however there are severe and intense pain can be a symptom of a serious medical issues like heart disease, angina or of mild or stable angina or unstable angina. There are other causes for left arm pain as well which include Skeletomuscular injury, bursitis, and tendonitis.

Life-threatening cause of left arm pain

Heart attack and all kind of angina are the causes of left arm pain. A heart attack is a medical condition mostly due to lack of oxygen. The reason for the occurrence of the heart attack can be the damage to the heart muscles which affect the function of the heart and make it hard to inhale oxygen. The damage to the heart muscles can be explained as the narrowing of the coronary arteries of the heart. Increased plaque causes the arteries to narrow down. The flow of the blood can be affected when plaque losses and enters the artery wall. In these situations, nerves of the left arm as well as the nerves of the brain both send signals to the brain; however it gets hard for the brain to identify the proper cause of pain.  The brain gives signals about pain in the left arm. Angina cause pain in the left arm as well in the neck, back, and jaw. Before taking any pain-relieving medication as arm pain treatment, it is important to consult a doctor first so that he can identify whether the pain is life-threatening or not.

Left-arm pain and muscular injury

There are symptoms which help in identifying whether the pain in the left arm is pointing towards a heart attack or not. The muscular pain feels like stabbing on the arm; however, it disappears on its own. The muscular pain can be triggered with a little touch or any specific movement. Most patients only feel discomfort on their left arm which remains for an hour till a day. Bursitis is a type of arm pain which is not life-threatening. The discomfort or pain occurs due to an inflammation on the bursa. The tendonitis is also a muscular disease to cause left arm pain. In fact, this disease causes pain in both arms. There non-surgical arm pain treatments which have proved suitable even for pains which have not been treated properly for years.

Treatments for left arm pain

Seeking medical advice is important in case of arm pain or any other pain or medical condition for that matter. CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays are mostly the procedures which doctors recommend to evaluate the causes of the pain. In case of heart attacks or other heart disease, doctors recommend the case towards some cardiology specialist; however, orthopedics deals with muscular pain. To cure tone muscles of the arms, in the current era, the medical specialist uses regenerative medicines.

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Overview of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and treatments

At least 20% of the total population around the world is dealing with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. These individuals suffer from very intense and multifaceted pain. The ratio of women who deal with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is higher than the male population. On the other hand, it is also a fact that the ratio of low-income patients of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is higher than the ratio of patients of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain with high income. This can be because the low-income population work harder and do not take enough and healthy diet. The Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain about which individuals mostly complain is lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain. At last 30 to 50% of the global working population is a patient of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. There Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain can be ascribed to the chronic trapezius myalgia and chronic whiplash-associated disorders. There are other causes of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain including fibromyalgia syndrome which is also known as FMS. The Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain of such diseases can be very intense. There is a very unconventional symptom of the pain and that is depression. Depression caused by Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is much unheard. This type of pain is related to physiological, social and emotional factors which are biological science is focused on finding most effective an long term Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain treatments.

The diagnostic procedure of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

The doctors diagnose the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain with the help of anamnesis and there are also clinical examination methods to evaluate and analyze whether the pain which patients are complaining of can be considered Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain or not. In most cases, the reasons which have been found out for the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain after the lab reports have been tender muscles around the damaged areas. A researcher recently has found out that the Temporomandibular Disorders as criteria for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Morphological, electromyographical has been classified by the scientists as a clinical procedure for the examination of trapezius muscle to identify the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. There are also the ICD-10 diagnoses which are being used to identify the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain treatment which has been specifically caused by chronic trapezius myalgia.

Treatments for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are being used for  Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain treatments which have been proved effective for the disease. There are treatments and therapies which are being used to reduce the inflammation which mostly causes the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. The Epidural Steroid Injections are curing the Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain for decades. The injections have been able to provide long term Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain treatment to the patients. The Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain treatment in the form of Epidural Steroid Injections reduces swelling and inflammation. This treatment is pain-free; however, some patients do face a little bit of pain on the area on which the needle has been placed. Doctors suggest the patients rest for at least one day after getting the injection.

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Hip flexor strain: treatment alternatives

It is very common for you to lift your leg or bend. You would have been doing this activity many times to carry objects or while performing the sport. Have you ever been in a situation where a simple activity like bending or lifting leg became painful and irritating? Have you ever thought about the reason? The body part which helps in performing the function of bending and lifting leg is the hip flexor. The hip flexor is a collection of different muscles including iliacus, psoas major muscles, and the rectus femoris. The strain in the hip flexor can be a reason for hip pain. The hip flexor strain can lead to very severe pain. It also impacts on the mobility of the patient in case it gets worse and remains untreated for a long time. The function of the hip flexor is to assist in bending the knee towards the chest or waist, in case you are unable to do either, your doctor can predict the Hip flexor strain. The hip strain causes swelling and tenderness of the muscle. This medical issue mostly occurs due to overuse of the muscles or hip and legs.

Types of hip muscle strain

The hip muscle strain has been divided into three categories as per the severity of pain, grade I tear, grade II tear and grade III tear.

Grade I tear

This is the hip flexor strain in which some specific muscles get effects. This type of hip pain can be treated with proper rest. It is also good to avoid any activities in which you need to lift legs or bend your hip.

Grade II tear

This type of strain means that you have damaged a large number of muscles. This type of strain would restrict the movement of your hip and legs and let you know that you have damaged your muscles. Only proper medication and proper rest is the appropriate hip pain treatment for such strain. It takes time to cure; however, the pain does not last for a long time period. The medications which are affected for such hip pain treatment are ibuprofen and naproxen sodium.

Grade III tear

The Grade III tear is the strain which needs immediate proper medical attention because it results from complete rupture of the muscles. It also causes limp. The hip flexor strain of grade three can be treated with treatments like PRP solutions. The PRP solution has proved beneficial for all kinds of injuries related to musculoskeletal and it is also a proved hip pain treatment especially in conditions in which hip pain has been caused by hip flexor strain.

To get more information about how the hip pain and to get consultancy on getting cure from hip pain, please call on 815-412-6174.

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Understand the neurological movement disorder

There is a group of the nervous system in human bodies which deal with the body movements and send signals from the brain to different the body part. However, there are also some nervous system diseases which cause movement disorder. The movement disorder can be of various forms. The outcome of the disorder can be in abnormally increased movements of the body parts, or it can reduce the speed of the movements. Some common movement disorders are cervical dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. However, there is a lack of awareness of these diseases which is why the treatments of these diseases are also limited. Cervical dystonia is a disease in which the contraction of the muscle of neck twist the neck toward one side or it causes the head to move forward and backward on its own. The patient loses control of the movements of their neck. Not only this, but this disease also cause severe and unbearable pain in the neck.  Parkinson’s disease is also linked with the nervous system of the human body. In this disease actually, the motor system of a human body gets affected. This disease actually impacts negatively on the cells present in the brain to produce dopamine.

Symptoms of the diseases

The cervical dystonia and Parkinson’s disease impact different parts of a human body and cause different movement disorder which is why the symptoms of these diseases also differ from one another. The symptoms of the cervical dystonia are eye muscle contraction, change in the voice quality and sound turns into whispering, repetitive movements due to cramps in hands and arms, movement of chin towards the shoulder, uncontrollable movement of the ear towards the shoulder, chin straight up, movement of chin downwards. The minimum age which is more susceptible to this disease is 30. It can also be genetic.

On the other hand, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease do not occur suddenly. The symptoms start getting more prominent as the disease start getting worse. Only symptoms which appear at the early stage of the disease are tiredness and irritation. However, as the disease starts getting serious, the patient start having a controllable and constant tremor in the whole body of some specific parts such as feet, fingers especially forefinger and thumb, or in hands. This disease mostly reduces the speed of basic body movements like walking or leaving the bed. In worse condition, the patient’s vision also gets affected. The symptoms of the disease keep changing or getting prominent at every stage.

Suggested treatment

For decades, there were no proper treatments for cervical dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. Doctors use to control severe pain through medication.  However, it’s most appropriate and effective treatment has been found out in the form of Botox. During the treatment, doctors inject Botulinum toxin in the body or in the damaged part of the body to control the movements.

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Understand lower back pain in medical term

The term lower back pain is not hard to understand, however, the fact most people do not know about is that people complain about different types of back pain. Many People ignore this pain by considering it common or conventional, the fact is it leads to disability. As per the estimation conducted by the American chiropractic association (ACA), there are at least 54% of individuals around the world who are now disabled because of their constant back pain and lack of medical attention. The ratio reached its peak in the year 2015. There is at least one-third of the American population which complaints about lower back pain and back pain. The quantity of the patients with back pain and lower back pain is expected to grow in coming years and the growth is estimated to be at least 80%.

These facts point out that the conquering lower back pain is important as soon as possible with the most appropriate treatment. However, to understand the suitable treatment, evaluation of the form of the lower back pain is important. The symptoms of the disease are going to lead towards the right direction, however, to be sure, the doctor would recommend a few lab tests such as CT scans and x-rays.

Below are some forms which cause lower back pain especially in sitting position

Weakness and muscle strain

These are the most conventional causes of lower back pain. Every human body has cure muscles present sides, in buttocks, hips, back, and abdomen. Body weakness effects these core muscles the most and weakens them. Weakness reduces the strength of these muscles to support the spine which results in severe pain which keeps increasing with time. Once weakened, these core muscles cannot even bear simple regular activates especially like aerobics and stretching. These exercises and some other sudden movements cause muscle strain. Affected people may not feel the pain immediately, however, they would definitely feel it while sitting.

Degenerative disc disease and lower back pain

The problem of the degenerative disc is very common in older people. The term degenerative disc disease is also known as DDD. It mostly starts at the age of 40. There are at least 40% of people at the age of 40 who have this disease. Lower back pain mostly points out towards limber Degenerative disc disease. There was a time when surgery was the only way for conquering this disease, however, it is now being treated by stem cell therapies and PRP treatments.

Sciatica and lower back pain

There is two reasons for people to have sciatica which are lumbar disc and herniated disc. The pain in the sciatic nerve cause sciatica. The pain starts from the starting point of the nerve which is spine and goes towards the back of the legs. The ratio of patients complaining about sciatica is increasing with time. People who have a habit of smoking are comparatively more vulnerable to sciatica. There are few remedies and exercises which individuals can use for conquering lower back pain caused by sciatica, however, to resolve the issue completely and fully, there is definitely a need to get medical treatments like PRP therapies and stem cell therapy.

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