Opiate Addiction – Part I: The Nature of Opiates At New York Pain Medicine, we know that in some cases, the treatment of chronic or long-term pain has created other unforeseen problems, including the unwanted and potentially life-threatening dependence on medications legally prescribed for pain. In a three-part series over the coming weeks, we will
Computing With A Healthy Back There are so many good things about computers – and the way they have changed our lives with greater access to our families, friends, and immense amounts of information. Increasingly a part of our lives – who hasn’t at least checked their email today? The down side to computers is
HERNIATED DISC: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND REMEDIES WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC? The center, or nucleus of a disc is a soft, jellylike substance designed to absorb the shock of standing, running, walking and other everyday human activities. The outer ring of the disc, the annulus, is designed to provide structure and strength to the disc.
Runner’s Knee: Prevention and Solutions 42% of overuse injuries involve the knees, and the majority of these are known as Runner’s Knee. Not confined to runners, patellofemoral pain can afflict any athlete engaged in a sport which requires excessive running and bending of the knees. According the British Journal of Sports Medicine, over half of
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most commonly sustained overuse injuries. In fact, research by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the median number of days away from work was the highest for workers suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. While your pain management doctor can help alleviate your symptoms, there are several steps you can take to help prevent it from developing.
A number of joint, muscle, and tendon injuries are caused by isolated incidents of trauma or direct blows to the body. However, a number of other conditions—including tennis and golf elbow—are caused by overuse. Fortunately, an experienced pain management specialist can help determine the underlying cause of your injury and offer a number of treatment methods.