Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain?
About 56 Million Americans today suffer from the effects of chronic pain. That’s about 20% of all the adults in the United States, and the numbers continue to rise.
What’s unfortunate for most people is that their pain could be relieved. They just don’t know where to turn for help and many unfortunate people go untreated.
The truth today is that the majority of chronic pain patients can be helped. The difficulty is finding a provider that you can turn to for help. A clinic that has multiple options available to fit the many different problems that exist.
This problem effects people of all ages, but the greatest concentration is people between the ages of 30 and 50.
Why Our Approach is Different?
At Integrative Physical Medicine we offer an array of services not found in most healthcare settings. Our ability to offer the best in medical and alternative treatments in one location means that our patients have more options. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that makes sense for you.
Medical News – Chronic Pain
What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
on June 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder. Injuries and overuse can harm it, leading to inflammation of the connective tissues. This is called tendinitis, and it can be painful if left untreated. Here, learn about causes, symptoms, and the range of treatment options for rotator cuff tendinitis. […]
How do you treat a fecal impaction?
on June 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm
A fecal impaction, or impacted bowel, is a serious bowel condition that will require medical treatment. It occurs when a hard, immobile mass of stool blocks the colon or rectum. The symptoms include abdominal pain and an inability to relieve oneself. Learn more about how to prevent and treat an impacted bowel here. […]
Coronary artery spasm: What to know
on June 14, 2018 at 11:00 am
Coronary artery spasm may cause pain, burning, or tightness in the chest, but it is often asymptomatic. While coronary artery spasms sometimes go unnoticed and do not cause significant problems, they can sometimes be life-threatening. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat it. […]
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
on June 13, 2018 at 11:00 am
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options. […]
What to know about menopause and sore breasts
on June 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms. […]
What causes chest pain that comes and goes?
on June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am
Chest pain can have many origins, including problems with the heart, muscles, and lungs. When this pain comes and goes, a person may suspect a problem with the heart. In this article, we explore possible causes of intermittent chest pain, how to tell when the problem is heart-related, and when to call a doctor. […]
Lightning crotch: What to know about shooting pain during pregnancy
on June 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Some pregnant people may experience lightning crotch, which is a shooting pain in the vagina, rectum, or pelvis. Doctors do not fully understand its causes, but there are several home remedies that can help to ease the symptoms. Here, we look at the possible causes of lightning crotch and explain when to see a doctor. […]
Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?
on June 9, 2018 at 7:00 am
There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with asthma. These include breathing difficulties and possibly chest pain. This pain may happen before or during an asthma attack. There are many methods of prevention. Learn more about the link between asthma and chest pain, and when to see a doctor, here. […]
Aspirin's anticancer effect explored
on June 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved. […]
What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?
on June 7, 2018 at 7:00 am
Many different medications are available to treat chronic pain. One natural alternative treatment option is marijuana, or cannabis, which has a range of pain-relieving properties. There are different strains of marijuana. The most effective one depends on the type of pain. Learn more about marijuana for pain here. […]
Why does perimenopause cause ovary pain?
on June 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms. […]
Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
on June 5, 2018 at 11:00 am
The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery. […]
Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications
on June 5, 2018 at 7:00 am
Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis. […]
What is biceps tenodesis?
on May 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments. […]
What causes bleeding into the skin?
on May 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. […]
Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
on May 31, 2018 at 11:00 am
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. […]
What can cause pain in the diaphragm area?
on May 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm
The diaphragm, a sheet of muscle in the middle chest area, is essential for breathing. Any diaphragm pain can, therefore, be very alarming. Possible causes of pain include trauma, musculoskeletal problems, and pregnancy. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and their treatments here. […]
One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks
on May 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm
One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells. […]
What is Eagle syndrome?
on May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am
Summary description Eagle syndrome is a form of nerve pain that causes people to experience a dull, throbbing ache around the face and throat. It can be caused by an unusually long bone below the ear and can often be treated successfully with surgery. We look at the symptoms and treatments of Eagle syndrome. […]
Can vitamin D relieve joint pain?
on May 26, 2018 at 7:00 am
Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for bone health. Some studies suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and joint or muscle pain, including rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we look at what the research says, how a person can get their daily dose of vitamin D, and other vitamins that could help joint pain. […]
Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
on May 25, 2018 at 10:00 am
There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well as prevention, diagnosis, first aid for symptoms, and treatment. […]
How long does numbness last after the dentist?
on May 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Going to the dentist for even a simple procedure might require numbing or anesthetic, because the nerves in the teeth are very sensitive. This numb feeling, from Novocaine or other drugs, will last some time after the procedure is finished. Learn more about how long Novocaine lasts, and how to make it wear off faster. […]
How to get a splinter out
on May 22, 2018 at 10:00 am
Splinters are very common but can be painful, especially if they are difficult to remove. In this article, learn about different ways to remove a splinter. These include using tweezers or duct tape and soaking the area. We also explain the signs of infection and when to see a doctor for professional removal. […]
What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome
on May 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The ulnar nerve runs all along the arm. When it becomes compressed a person may feel pain and numbness in the outer fingers. This is called ulnar tunnel syndrome. It can be treated using surgery or wrist braces, and nerve gliding exercises may also help. In this article we give an overview of ulnar tunnel syndrome. […]
Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?
on May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder affecting the joints. Some essential oils may help to reduce the major symptoms, such as pain, inflammation, and swelling. In this article, we explore current evidence that supports the use of seven essential oils, how to use them, and which carrier oils are best. […]