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Why a stiff neck could leave you no good

Up till now in a wink, everyday life became almost futile to manage for the 59 year old Lawyer from Illinoise, in United States of America

Her neck became so stiff and agonizing that she could not turn her head, which afflicted her ability to even drive safely.

“ I had to park at distant from other cars as I had so much difficulty getting in and out of the car.”, said Janice, 59 years old

She strived getting in and out of her bed and says she came to dismay going to sleep at night because of the agonizing she had to suffer

The acceleration and severity of her neck pain eventually compelled Janice to take an early withdrawal from her job.

“The final straw was when I wasn’t even able to bend to put my shoe lace and my husband had to do it for me. I decided to go to see the doctor as something wasn’t in my favor”

When she sought help, Janice was diagnosed with severe neck muscle sprains, a neck stiffening condition that causes pain and tenderness in the tendons and ligaments around the neck and shoulder. Also, there are several other causes that lead to soaring neck conditions including,

  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease

Janice says: “ I was lucky that I had a physician Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD,  who understands how debilitating a neck pain could be, and Is well versed in treating neck pain,  but I have heard many stories of people who have been misdiagnosed or when they finally being diagnosed the condition worsens

“I had a bit of a catastrophe as I became hopeless to get better.” Janice then came to know the Pain Management Institute, with its potential support, advice and cooperation Janice was able to manage her everyday life better than ever

Many patients suffering from severe neck pain, initiate taking steroids too quickly without proper consultation and their body requirements and end up with the hallmarks reversed, Says Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD. In the present days newer and highly potential neck pain treatments have been introduced with lesser side effects which may include, Activity modification, Ice and/or heat therapy, Over-the-counter pain medication, Physical therapy, Manual manipulation, Massage therapy, Acupuncture, Prescription medications

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Is It Cold Outside? Beware Of The Winter Injuries!!

With winters, there comes a lot of excitement, the preparation of snow fall, getting ready for a change of clothes that is the warmer ones, hot favorite meals; yes the very scrumptious soups, drinks, deserts, etc. And the pleasure goes on and on!!

But in the midst of all this, no one can ignore the threatening mishaps that come with the winters such as the slip and fall injuries, the broken bones, the lacerations, the severe brain injuries and what not. These all are observed as a result of the slippery surfaces that are not usually maintained. Moreover, injuries also take place because of the indoor and outdoor areas that become wet, icy and slushy and increase the risk of various slip and fall accidents.

The best thing is to opt for the preventive measures that will help protect the residents, customers, the pedestrians as well as your beloved ones from getting into any severe injury.

The Preventive Measures

Considering the injuries that can be sustained, we have elaborated here some of the preventive measures that should be followed in order to stay safe from any slip and fall injuries:

Icemelters:

Slowly and gradually, as the weather gets colder the parking lots, sidewalks, entrances and ramps are full covered in ice and give the passers-by the fullest opportunity of becoming the victims of slip and fall injury. Hence icemelters should be used that will eventually help in traction and melting the ice, thus increasing the safety levels in outdoor areas.

Matting:

If you provide your visitors the opportunity of drying off the wet on mats, then it would be a great help in preventing the slip and fall injuries. Make sure you scrap and wipe out the ice on the mats and advise your guests and visitors to do the same.

Scrubbers:

You should make the most of the floor scrubbers that will help in clearing up the route, the road or leftover slush and hence provide maximum safety. Available in a number of sizes, floor scrubbers are designed in many sizes and are also designed with ergonomics in mind which means that your back will not hurt while wiping out the floor.

Warning Signs:

Communication plays a pivotal role in preventing injuries. For instance, if you at entrance tell your aunt whose coming at night that the specific area of the floor is wet, then it would be a signal for her to walk carefully. Besides this, you can use the floor signs to warn in a best manner about dangers. In winters when the days become shorter there are chances that in the darkness, cases can be seen of slip and fall injuries. In such a situation the best way is to lit such areas so that whoever walks, notices the warning sign and thus is safe from the about-to-happen slip and fall injury.

Dr.Zaki deals greatly and expertly in the slip and fall injury cases. You are most welcome for an efficient treatment here at the Pain Management Institute. To book an appointment you may contact at (815) 464-7212.

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Top 4 Tips That Can Help Avoid Work Place Injuries!!

When talking about workplace injuries, the areas that come to mind include manufacturing plants, construction sites, forestry, ice road trucking, at the office, while at a site executing a project, etc. In accordance with a latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor, it is recorded that about 3 million Americans were the victims of on the job injuries. Moreover, in regard to service providing industries, the cases that were observed were 75.5%.

Most Common Workplace Injuries Include:

Falling Object Injuries

These are the injuries that occur when something heavy, an object falls off.

Falling From Height Injuries

Sometimes the equipment is faulty or sometimes the floor is slippery due to which due to which when an employee he/she gets severely hurt.

On the Job Injuries

There can be many workplace injuries, like some are even caused by the disagreements that turn out to be very dangerous arising the fury and anger among the others.

Slipping/Trippling Injuries

As a result of slippery floors or something kept on the walking path, such as debris, cartons etc can cause the employees to stumble.

Overexertion Injuries

When you overly exert on something such as while lifting, pulling, carrying or throwing you pull your muscles and feel acute pain.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Such type of injuries are most common at work, while typing or doing those works that become the reason of constant strain on certain body parts.

Vehicle Accidents

While performing job duties, when people get struck in an accident, they get severely injured.

Ways of preventing Workplace Injuries Include

Hiring & Training The Right People

While recruiting for your organization or your company, you must make sure that you recruit those employees that are responsible, respectful and take care of all the business processes such that no one gets injured in any unpredictable injury.

Maintain a clean work environment

When enough space for employees is reserved, then there are less chances of any walk away falls or hazardous accidents.

Create a culture of being safe

This is for the managers to take care of the fact that when the employees are sick, they should stay at home so to prevent them from any workplace mishaps that can cause severe injuries.

Clear & safety Procedures

Safety procedures should be implemented considering the employees’ health as the most important thing. Moreover, if possible and in case of any workplace injury, access should be given to the employees for appropriate safety tools and first aid.

Got stuck in a workplace accident? You are most welcome to book an appointment at  (815) 464-7212 and approach the finest treatment at Pain Management Institute.

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Restore Your Energy; Repair Your Joints with These 10 Remedies

They are the joints of your body that endure all kinds of stress as well as weight. From connecting your bones, providing a support to your weight and allowing you to move comfortably, these joints are fashioned in us just perfectly. Holding so much importance in our body, when these joints sometimes suffer from wear and tear, chronic pain is observed which is also known as Arthralgia.

Besides the significance in their body, there are a range of wounds such as trauma, disease, strains, sprains, bursitis, tendonitis, osteoporosis that often become the result of joint pain. Apart from these wounds, arthritis also causes severe joint pain demanding the treatment by a pain management specialist.

Normally, many cases of joint pain treatment can be sorted out at home. And in this regard, the blog highlights some remedies that if opted can prevent the pain from getting worse:

Remedies:

Ice Therapy

The time when you start experiencing joint pain, go for ice therapy. This is executed by the usage of an ice pack on the affected area for a duration of about 15 minutes. In the presence of a cold temperature the tissue swelling is reduced. While doing this you must also take care of ice burns that can occur if the ice is directly applied. Make sure it is wrapped in a towel.

Hydrotherapy

The best way to ease the pressure on the joints and muscles is to apply warm water on the affected part be it chronic pain in your knees, hips or some other body part. Massage with warm water will soothe the area and help in making the blood flow proper.

Massage Well

For proper joint pain treatment or to relieve any kind of pain, massage plays an excellent role. This can be done by a professional or you can let anyone do it at home on your affected body part. In case, yu are yourself doing it try rubbing the area with menthol. One main point to remember is that, while massaging the direction of your strokes should be towars your heart.

Medications

Most common off-the-shelf medicines that can be used in such a condition include ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants etc.

Make the Msot of Natura Mixtures

Herbal teas, a natural herbal mixture, is a great assistance joint pain treatment as it alleviates knee, hip and other pains.

Workout Enthusiastically

It would be awesome if you exercise, but while doing you must make sure that you choose such exercises that do not over stretch your muscles leading to increased pain.

Physical Therapy

If you feel no relief on your pain, then you can also avail the option of a physical therapist who will aid you in certain movements leading pain relief.

What is the Alternative?

In case of no relief, approach a proper pain management specialist, who will after diagnosing your area of pain and its duration, will suggest the appropriate medications. In this regard, Pain Management Institute is the finest place where your joint pain will be treated in the best possible manner.

Immobilize the Area

Immobilize the affected area with a splint or a brace, that will get you rid of the acute pain or at least help in relieving pain.

Relaxing

In any kind of pain, if you relax well you will be able to defeat the fatigued condition you are facing. Moreover, if you rest in between the exercise periods then you will be able to give your body the margin to cope well and thus lessen the joint pain. Following the aforementioned tips, if you do not find any relief then its about time that you visit a pain management specialist who will guide you in terms of other remedies and medications.

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Do’s & Don’ts To Steer away from Accidents And Injuries

Preventive Measures Are In Your Hand For Safe Driving

Car accidents are debilitating situation for every one of us, and preventing it has to be our first priority. In 2014, in Illinois fewer deaths from car accidents were reported and the number of 910 deaths from road accidents has been the lowest recorded number since 1921. The Illinois Department of Transportation has come up with a statement that fatality rate may increase in 2015. Adding to this, on 5th November, 2014, 791 deaths were reported by the department and on the same date in 2015 the department came up with reporting 835 traffic deaths. This shows that the number of traffic deaths can increase from the total number of deaths in 2014. Following are some do’s and don’ts for having a safe drive and also for avoiding any sort of slip or fall injury during winter.

·        Do Not Fully Relax At Intersection

The most important thing to avoid at the intersection is to be totally relaxed, because while entering and leaving intersection any car can be a reason of road accident. You have to drive defensively and before leaving the intersection, you have to make sure that drivers are obeying the traffic laws and you are safe.

·        Do Not Use Your Mobile Phones

Say a big “NO” to mobile phones when it comes to driving a car, as using the mobile phone may distract you from driving it safely. An Accident takes place within a second, so distraction from driving safely is not an option.

·        Do Not Get Distracted By Children In The Car

Children do not remain quiet anywhere, especially in the car as they feel very excited observing the outer environment, that is why you have to make sure that you get them engaged with anything that is able to stop them to distract you from driving safely. Giving them their favorite candies to eat while on a journey will assist you in driving attentively.

·        Keep Your Car’s Headlights On At Two-Line Roads And Highways

The reason for keeping your car’s headlights on is to remain visible when you come across dangerous driving situations. The need to keep the headlights on increases when in the foggy weather. Make sure that you hint to other drivers that you are coming through your car’s headlights on two-line roads.

·        Make Sure You Use Turn Signals

Not using turn signals is what which drivers sometimes deliberately do, as they consider it unimportant. Many accidents take place just because drivers do not use both sides’ indicators of the car during the time of turning on either side of the road and other driver behind it, is not able to react much faster to avoid collision.

Keeping in consideration the casualties that can be expected in case of an accident, such as headache, spinal injury, arm pain or fracture etc, these aforementioned tips will be a lot helpful in the long run.

Conclusion

Road accidents and slip or fall injury requires to be treated by an experienced doctor and through the treatment option that is noninvasive. For that, Pain Management Institute has its name and it is the most famous institute who caters to the victims of both car accidents and fall injuries. For booking an appointment, you can call at (815) 464-7212.

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Treating Work Injury

The common mistake most people make is to overlook injuries and do not get the treatment as soon after getting injured. This sort of behavior, increase your chances to get many other health issues that disturbs your both professional and personal lives. In our society, there are two basic reasons behind the increased number of injuries, one is injuries inthe workplace. The most common injuries associated with these two reasons are shoulder injury, knee injury and back injury, and the most vulnerable part of your body to injury is your back. Whether you are driving or working at the workplace the most sensitive part of your body is your back and if it gets injured that take off your ability of walking, standing and sitting.

Causes of Work Injury

Some common causes for work injury are:

  • Lifting
  • Falling
  • Cutting
  • Repetitive motion

Which Workers Are More Vulnerable To Injury?

If you see overall, so everyone is vulnerable to physical injury, but workers working at the workplace are more vulnerable to injuries than others as they come across sometimes various sorts of hazardous situations while performing their duties. Following are the names of workers who have high chances of being injured at the workplace.

  • Nursing Assistants
  • Laborers
  • Heavy machinery Operators
  • Truck Drivers
  • Heavy object lifters
  • Workers working in a warehouse
  • Workers aged between 45 and 54

Many doctors say that in most workplace injury cases the culprit is overexertion and muscular, skeletal disorders account for approximately 33 percent of the cases. If you work in a physically demanding industry, then it means that you have a greater risk of getting a work related injury.

The Treatment Options For Work Injury

There are many non-invasive and nonsurgical treatment options for both sorts of injuries, and following are the most common ones.

  • Overall Medical Exam
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Injections
  • Electromyogram (EMG)and/or Electromylogram
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medication Management
  • Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Injections

 

Conclusion

After getting an injury, the first concern for, you will be to find the right place to get your injury treated well and in this regard “Pain Management Institute” is the right place to visit. It offers you all the treatment facilities under one roof and has doctors whose experiences are unbeatable, when it comes to treat patients of both sorts of injuries. So do not waste time and get the right treatment by calling on (815) 464-7212for an appointment. We have been helping work injury patients from Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox , Orland park, Tinley park, Chicago heights, Olympia field , Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Monee, Manhattan , Joliet, Flossmoor, Homewood , Oak lawn, Calumet city, Burr Ridge and Hinsdale.

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5 Most Common Injuries in Men’s Soccer

Soccer is a great sport. It keeps you active and promotes your endurance and coordination skills. As with any other physical sports, soccer also has some risks of potential injuries that you need to look out for. Here are some common injuries observed specifically in males during soccer games and practices.

A research was carried out to examine the injury surveillance data for the last 15 years from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). There were 22,000 games that had 6,693 injuries and 62,000 practices resulting in 6,281 injuries.

Some interesting facts determine the risk of injuries during practice and games:

  • During games players are 4 times more likely to get injured as compared to practice matches.
  • During games, players endure more contact injuries among themselves as compared to almost zero contact injuries during practice.
  • Regardless of game or practice, there is a 60% likelihood of injuries affecting the lower body parts.

Five Common Injuries in Men’s Soccer

Sprained Ankle

Around 17% of soccer injuries from both practice and game are sprain and strains of the ankle. It happens when a player stops suddenly or changes his direction abruptly. The ankle twists in an unnatural way and you get a sprained ankle. The RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) usually makes it go away in a few days. However if you not let it fully recover, there is a high probability of re-sprains. As a matter of fact, out of the total sprain injuries in this study 24% were recurrent ankle sprains.

Upper Leg Muscle-Tendon Injuries

Hamstring and quadriceps injuries are number two on the common soccer injury list. It can occur due to collision among players or an abrupt fall. Usually it recovers within a few days of rest and medicine. But severe hamstring tears must be treated properly and can keep a player out of field for several weeks or months.

Pelvis or Hip Muscle-Tendon Injuries

Usually a hard fall can result in a soft tissue injury of this complex body region. Usually such injuries are labeled as sports hernia. The recovery period can be prolonged depending on the severity of the injury and the kind of hip pain treatment you are receiving.

Knee Injuries

Hard Collision, abrupt twist or turn, or a fall can result in ligament tear in the knee or knee dislocation. You would have heard of ACL injuries and meniscus tears, both these are severe knee conditions calling for immediate medical attention and effective knee pain treatment for full recovery.

Concussion

Since soccer games have more player contact and collision occurrences than soccer practice, there is a 14 times higher chance of a concussion injury for a soccer player in the actual game.

One best way to prevent collision injuries is to strictly adhere to the game rules especially in aggressive instances such as tackling or charging. Pain Management Institute provides utmost medical care for injured athletes and has experts specializing in sports injury treatment.   PMI has been helping sports persons from Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox , Orland park, Tinley park, Chicago heights, Olympia field , Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Monee, Manhattan , Joliet, Flossmoor, Homewood , Oak lawn, Calumet city, Burr Ridge and Hinsdale. Dial (815)464-7212 to book an appointment.

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Having a Bone or Joint Pain? Visit A Pain Management Clinic

What To Do For A Pain?

While suffering from the pain, it is a difficult choice where to go for help. You need to visit a place, that has expertise, advanced medical equipment and have experienced doctors, a pain clinic is your answer. The doctors must have a deep insight of all sorts of pain and know how to get you relief from the severe pain. For your acute joint or bone pain,the right person to consult with is “pain management doctor”. With the medical advancement, pain management has become the best solution for different sorts of pain. The trend of undergoing a painful surgery has reduced since the arrival of innovative field of pain management. Following are three reasons you have to visit a pain management clinic so get to know about them in order to have a pain free-life.

·        Pain Management Clinic Knows Your Pain Issue Well

Pain is critical to manage, and that is why it has to be treated from the one who has expertise and has a proper qualification in order to treat any patient. The best pain clinic has all the latest facilities and trained staff and doctors, who are able to diagnose the pain and kick off treating the pain with right treatment option. They also have a deep insight of cutting-edge therapies and procedures in order to treat your pain.

·        The Multidisciplinary Approach Of Treating Pain

The main purpose of pain management is to treat the whole person. That is why at any best clinic doctors from various medical fields work together to provide the effective care to the patients of joint or bone pain. It can comprise of Interventional procedures and psychological therapies, physical therapy, medication management and guided exercise or diet plan. It can also consist of acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic therapy and occupational therapy.

·        It Involves You To Find The Best Solution Together For Your Pain

If you talk about pain so it is not necessary that every simple solution will work well for everyone. Your pain will not necessarily be similar to others’ pain and that is why you need a personalized treatment plan that should be made according to your health’s need. Doctors of the best pain management clinic involve the patients of bone or joint pain to find better treatments respectively for all of them.

Conclusion

Now opting for traditional surgery option is not common since the field of pain management inspired the patients once suffered from acute pain. In this regard, “Pain Management Institute” is the right option for you if you are suffering from severe pain. It considers all three above mentioned considerations to treat the pain sufferers well. Call on (815)464-7212 for an appointment.

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How To Treat Back Pain Non Surgically?

Surgery Is Not The Only Option For Back Or Neck Pain

Yes, this is true that, it is not necessary surgery will work out for everyone for removing the pain of neck or back, in fact, 95% people find relief from pain through undergoing non-invasive and non-surgical treatment and that non-surgical treatment comprises of medication, physical therapy, pain management and exercise. Those who come across neck pain first time, always ask themselves that will they be able to get better without opting for a surgery? The answer for this is that more than 95% of people experiencing pain in both neck or back do not have to undergo surgery, and they get the perfect treatment for their this specific pain through non-surgical options. Because of the latest advancement in the medical field these non-surgical treatment options are replacing traditional surgery option and having seen their natural healing capability people are opting for them. They give excellent results when it comes to getting rid of pain.

·        Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories

NSAIDs work by eliminating inflammation and providing pain relief. Injured ligaments and joints may cause pain straight away or by nerves which get irritated as they leave the spine. NDAIDs should be taken on a regular basis at therapeutic dosing in order to have a true anti-inflammatory effect. NSAIDs consist of ibuprofen and Naprosyn and you must consult your physician if you wish to get a long-term therapeutic dosing of NSAIDs.

·        Physical Therapy Is The Best Alternative To A Surgery

During physical therapy, many different treatments just like applications of heat and cold, ultrasound and massage are mostly used for alleviating pain and stiffness. Therapeutic exercise is mostly prescribed in order to build a strength and good range of motion. Patients can learn about healthy posture and relaxation techniques. Gentle cervical traction can also be prescribed, if the doctor thinks that it will work for you.

·        Pain Management And Its Benefits

Pain Management is to prevent and treat your back pain and many other health problems by treating misalignments or subluxation in the spine. Manual Spinal Adjustment is the main part of proper pain treatment, and other therapies comprise of muscle stimulation, Tens “transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, ultrasound or heat and ice therapy. Adding to this it may also consist of exercise, massage therapy and stretching.

Conclusion

In order to select the right non-surgical treatment option, going to the right place matters a lot and for that Pain Management Institute is the best option as you will find doctors and staff devoted to provide the best the non-surgical treatment to patients suffering from back pain. So, do not waste your time and call on this number (815) 464-7212 for an appointment.

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Five Must Ask Questions From Your Surgeon Before Back Surgery

Taking Surgery Decision Is Critical

Undergoing spinal surgery is a big decision, it means that you must understand its procedure and proper knowing of the doctor, who will perform this operation. Surgery has never been the first choice for any patient, and that depicts the seriousness of undergoing the spine or back surgery. Before undergoing any surgery, you must ask a few basic questions from your doctor and doing this will eventually lead to good results of surgery.

What Operation Are You About To Perform?

It is the duty of your doctor to explain you clearly that what surgical process, he/she will perform and what steps this specific surgical process includes. In some cases a procedure is performed in some different ways, and each one of them has different risks. So that is why your doctor has to explain all avenues, before getting ready to undergo surgery.

What Are The Risks Involved?

This is the most important question to consider and overlooking it will cause hazardous outcomes of a surgery. Although because of medical advances the surgery has improved a lot with the passage of time, but it has not yet detached surgery from risks. So learning about the complications of surgery and what symptoms you will look for after it is good.

What Nonsurgical Options Are Available?

Your doctor may inform you about all the non-surgical options, if you ask about it. You ask this question if you have serious reservations to undergo the back surgery. Ultimately, it is up to you that you want to undergo the surgery or not. A Doctor is only to inform about each and every non-surgical option and its chances of success, the rest depends on you whether you will opt for it or go to a surgery.

How Many Times Has Your Doctor Performed A Similar Operation?

This question relates to your own mental satisfaction, and asking this question from a doctor will help you in getting rid of stress caused by unexpected outcomes of a surgery. Asking this question will also help you to get your surgery performed by an experienced doctor.

What Should Be Expected After A Successful Surgery?

It is very important to discuss, that what you may come across after undergoing the surgery, and there are four basic questions regarding that, they are:

  • Will you have to stay overnight?
  • Will you have to have someone to take you home?
  • Will you need home-care for fewer days after a surgery?
  • When will you get back to your work after a surgery?

Conclusion

In order to meet an experienced doctor for a surgery, selecting the right clinic is very important and for that Pain Management Institute is the best place, where you will find all the desired treatments. So feel free to contact at (815) 464-7212 for an appointment.

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