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, 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, 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, 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
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,
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
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
Most of you are new to Pain Scored. Welcome! Our evolving service is meant to help you learn about your pain and help you make better decisions. One of our goals is to start with some education. Honestly, Chronic Pain is very complicated. I just read through a very dense article in the journal