Chronic Pain During and After Pregnancy
I have been off prednisone for about two weeks now, and my pain levels have increased considerably. Lately, my knees feel like glass orbs that are about to break into a million pieces at any given moment. Not a good feeling, I assure you. Working out has also become difficult and painful, which is frustrating since Ive been making a concentrated effort to work out more and stay active, another post which you can read from me this month. I have enough pain, as it is nearly almost always present. It isnt necessarily debilitating all the time, but its always there to remind me that things are not the way they should be, necessarily. When the pain is at its worst, or back after a period of relatively little pain, I tend to get very cranky and emotional. If its so bad, I cant really function to any measurable degree. While thats rare, theres not much I can do for it but ride the wave until things calm down again. And Im probably not the most cheery and upbeat person to be around when I am having a significant amount of pain. The everyday aches and pains I cope with as best I can, usually silently. But if the pain gets too bad, its hard to keep quiet about it. I recently had a conversation with a friend who was telling me about how her rheumatologist prescribes her pain medication. This is not the first time Ive heard this. But neither my rheumatologist in Michigan, nor my new rheumatologist in New York, have offered me either prescriptions for pain medication other than steroids or a referral to a pain management specialist. I dont know why this is since both doctors are totally aware that I have pain. And I do think they would both agree that living with intense pain when there is something to possibly remedy it is silly. So why no pain management? I dont really know. I would love to find something other than steroids to treat my pain. That would be revolutionary for my life. I am not sure where my doctors are coming from in this regard, but my experience with pain management has been basically non-existent for the six years that I have been sick. I grit my teeth and move on with my life as best as I can. I would love to hear others experiences with pain management, both those who have had it and those who have not. And if youre interested in pain management and you want to learn more information, check out the Beginners Guide to Pain Management . If you do not have an account, create one now! Email Address
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There are a number of reasons back pain plagues mothers-to-be.The body is gaining weight, and the spine now has to support that excess weight.Also, pregnancy can shift your center of gravity and cause you to adjust your posture.Pregnancy also causes a release of hormones that relax the ligaments in the pelvic area.These same hormones can cause the ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain. Some of these factors can also cause back pain post partum.The relaxing hormones are still in a womans system after she gives birth, and the physical stress of caring for a young child can take a toll on weak ligaments.New mothers are constantly lifting their children, car seats and baby strollers, often without regard for their posture or proper lifting techniques.Additionally, holding young children for prolonged periods of time can contribute to poor posture and lead to new or worsened back pain. Luckily, there are ways to help minimize or avoid back pain both during and after pregnancy. Stay active.If you were working out before getting pregnant, keep up your activity levels.Physical exercise keeps the back and core strong. If you werent active before your pregnancy, discuss a walking routine with your doctor.Lying around all day wont make back pain go away, so keep on your feet. Practice good posture.Even as your center of gravity shifts, stand up straight to keep the pressure off your back. If youre sitting down, choose a chair with adequate support.Keep good posture in mind when lifting children and their accessories, too.Keep your back flat, squat down and lift with your legs. Utilize hot and cold therapy. Alternate between hot and cold compresses on the affected area to help minimize the pain.Discuss this method with your healthcare provider if youre pregnant and remember to never put heat on your abdomen. Seek alternative treatment.Because back pain is so common, there are many different treatments available.However if youre pregnant, or post partum, you may want to discuss your options with an expert in pain management. Keeping yourself healthy both during and after pregnancy will have a positive affect on your life and the life of your child.If you suffer from chronic pain, the doctors at the Washington Center for Pain Management can help create a custom pain management plan to suit your lifestyle.
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Dr. Mohab Ibrahim from Southern Nevada Pain Management Receives Board Certification
The InterX System, consisting of the InterX 900 Driver and InterX Sterile Self-Adhesive Dual Electrode, provides non-drug, non-invasive neurostimulation pain relief. Scientific research has shown that InterX produces a significantly greater physiological response than a standard TENS device. The unique design and waveform of InterX allows more focused, higher amplitude stimulation thus providing a reliable and consistent pain management solution for a broad range of patient conditions. Neuro Resource Group has been providing a range of Professional and Personal InterX devices to a wide range of outpatient treatment centers throughout the world since 2006. The InterX 900 ISSDE pain management system utilizes the same advanced neurostimulation profile as our other devices, but was designed specifically to provide improved pain control for patients following surgery in hospitals and surgery centers. Its availability now allows us to expand our focus and provide our unique pain management technology to post surgical patients in hospitals and surgery centers throughout the world. We are very pleased that Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has chosen to utilize the technology for its patients, commented Dave Turner, NRGs CEO. About Neuro Resource Group Neuro Resource Group, headquartered in Plano, TX, specializes in the development, design and manufacture of innovative products for injury management, rehabilitation and pain management. NRGs products have been sold worldwide since 2006. http://www.interx.com About Baylor Scott & White Health Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare merged their two systems in 2013 thereby creating the largest not-for-profit health care system in the State of Texas with 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 total employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment.
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Premier Pain Specialists, Top Pain Centers in Chicago, Opening a New Location in Downers Grove With Comprehensive Pain Management Services
To further his research and continue his education in pain, Dr. Ibrahim achieved his MD at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed a General Surgery internship at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Dr. Ibrahim then joined The Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical College in Boston for a Residency in Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Following his residency he was accepted at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical College as a clinical pain fellow. Pain medicine is not a cookbook, its a highly tailored medicine to suit the individual patient, said Dr. Ibrahim. There may not always be easy or quick solutions for all conditions, but if you have the will to fight, Ill help you fight this pain. Pain Center of Nevada has offices in Southwest and Northwest Las Vegas. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 702-763-7391. Rank or share this free Newswire Press Release Distribution content. Join the network! Learn How!
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Neuro Resource Group’s InterX Pain Management System Expands into Hospital Market
Both medical and interventional therapies are provided, with all patient care being customized to maximize pain relief success. Over 90% of patients are able to avoid surgery, improve functionality, and achieve substantially reduced levels of baseline pain. Cutting edge pain treatments are provided by Premier Pain Specialists, including radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulator implants, kyphoplasty, and platelet-rich plasma injections, as well as countless minimally-invasive nerve, joint, soft tissue, and spinal procedures. Over a hundred treatments in all are offered. In order to provide enhanced convenience for patients, the new Downers Grove location furnishes a state-of-the-art on-site surgical suite. Procedures are performed by the Chicago pain management doctors using image guidance, including fluoroscopy and ultrasound. This ensures precision, safety, and optimal pain relief. Patients can also elect to be sedated for procedures if desired. In addition, the center will offer Internal medicine and Family practice treatment, chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, holistic medicine, and pain psychology treatment. The Institute of Medicine recommends comprehensive pain therapies to increase chances of pain relief success. With all of the alternative and traditional treatment offerings, Premier Pain Specialists has implemented that model in their new Downers Grove location. With seven locations, Premier Pain Specialists has convenient locations throughout the greater Chicago area. The new Downers Grove location will offer the same first rate patient care and customer service that Premier Pain is known for.
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