Migraines affect more than 15% of adults in the United States and are different from headaches. Migraines occur in stages and cause several symptoms that can affect your daily life for hours or even days. A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness.
Muscle Spasms / Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Muscle spasms are a common condition causing pain that is typically short-lived; however, muscle spasms may become frequent and chronic necessitating treatment. The chronic condition is known as myofascial pain syndrome, and is a chronic pain disorder. It affects the muscles and the connective
Nerve Pain / Neuropathic pain / Peripheral Neuropathy
Nerve pain, also known as neuropathic pain or peripheral neuropathy, may be the result of many medical conditions. If you have neuropathic pain, you know how frustrating it can be. It keeps you from doing many of the things you enjoy. It can affect your emotional well-being. But don't lose hope.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain/ Sacroilitis
Sacroiliac joint pain, also known as Sacroilitis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction, is a common arthritis-like condition causing pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin, and legs. Your sacroiliac joints (we call them the "SI" joints) are the places where your hips meet your spine. These joints don't
Sciatica/ Radiculopathy/ Radicular pain
Sciatica, also known as radiculopathy or radicular pain, is a common disorder causing radiating pain from the lower back to the leg. This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an
Food, Pain and You
What you eat affects what you feel. How the "Pain Diet" may help you have an awesome New Year! The holiday season gives us time to reflect on the year and our goals for the year before us. Like many, I pledge to eat healthier and wiser. I’m sure this is true for many of you. As a special bonus,
Amar Setty: Nation needs a ‘moonshot’ on solving opioid problems
When President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency last October, it was unclear if this announcement would become a defining moment in ending our nation’s worst-ever drug epidemic. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail‘s Pulitzer-Prize winning reporting revealed, West Virginia
The War on Opioids!
Many of our patients and readers have been asking about the "War on Opioids". Clinics and practices are being shut down and called "pill mills". At the same time, well meaning physicians are afraid to prescribe opioids for fear of getting into trouble... and patients are caught in the middle. I