You might suffer from abdominal pain for any number of reasons. Whether your pain is temporary, occasional, or chronic, you’ll want to find relief as soon as possible, lasting as long as it can.
You might suffer from abdominal pain for any number of reasons. Whether your pain is temporary, occasional, or chronic, you’ll want to find relief as soon as possible, lasting as long as it can.
Pericarditis, which is the irritation and swelling of the sac around the heart, can cause those with it severe pain. While it tends to go away on its own without need for treatment, there are cases where it sticks around and, in those cases, you should be
While most neck pain tends to go away on its own after some time, neck pain can persist, and if it comes back occasionally, it helps to have a plan of attack beyond the basics – medicine and resting your neck.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, is not easily diagnosed and, in fact, can’t be confirmed by any single test.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, is not defined by one single set of symptoms. As its name suggests, it is a more wide-reaching term that refers to long-lasting and excessive pain in an arm or a leg.
If you’ve been scouring the market for alternative ways to relieve your pain or something to add to your regular pain relief regimen, you might have found it difficult to vet what is helpful and what is not.
Migraines affect 39 million Americans, and the traditional treatment options for such intense headaches are limited. Some of these options don’t work for some folks suffering extreme migraines, so they have to look elsewhere, to alternative medicines and..
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most hospitals, doctor’s offices, and medical systems have begun offering telehealth consultations to keep patients safe by allowing the consultations to be conducted from their own homes.
Even if the increasing summer heat is even harder for you to deal with due to neuropathy, there are some smart methods of avoiding making your neuropathic pain worse.
Living with chronic pain can be difficult without the proper treatment. Along with medications that your physician can prescribe to you, there are other normal daily activities that you may find help ease your chronic pain.
As things warm up and move outdoors, it’s time to start thinking about what healthy exercises you do outside, as well. The freedom of no walls means the freedom to move, and that’s what exercise is all about. You can explore your limitations safely out of
Everyone deserves to enjoy the summer as much as possible, so if you’re going out, just be sure to remain prepared so that you can keep as much of your chronic pain at bay as you possibly can. Whether it’s clothing choices, food and drink choices, or lifes
Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a block party, or if you’re just planning a nice, outdoor meal for your family, there’s nothing that feels more like warm weather than a good barbecue. The biggest problem with barbecue? Well...
Warmer weather means green is showing up everywhere. Finally, you’re able to get up, get out, get some exercise and then recharge from your spring day. Putting green food on your plate more regularly is good for your health, overall, so why not...
With warmer weather comes the desire to stop the hibernating and get up and move. It’s a healthy instinct; it is recommended to get 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity.
Two common sources of chest pain are angina and coronary heart disease. When the vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the hart narrow, that is coronary heart disease. Angina is the sort of discomfort or pain felt in the chest when you perform certain...
Headache disorders are recognized throughout the medical community and organizations as disorders that effect a large number of people. This series about headaches began with a World Health Organization list of the four types of headaches that are ........
Part 3 of a 4 Part Series by Maryland Pain and Wellness Among the three most common talked about headaches although they affect the fewest number of individuals are the Cluster Headaches. Like the multiple aftershocks after an earthquake, Cluster headache
Part 2 of a 4 Part Series by Maryland Pain and Wellness Headaches are not always a sign of an underlying disease; a Tension Type Headache (TTH) is an example of this phenomenon. It does not mean that the TTH can be ignored if they occur on a regular ....
Part 1 of a 4 Part Series by Maryland Pain and Wellness On lists of common pain the headache makes the cut. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Globally, it has been estimated that prevalence among adults of current headache disorder ......
Workplace safety is not just a buzzword to protect employers from lawsuits. In 2020 alone, there were 2.7 million nonfatal workplace illnesses and injuries reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anyone can become injured at work, whether from a slip..
Migraines can cause intense, debilitating pain that can leave the sufferer out of commission for hours on end. Preventing them can often be difficult, especially when you’re not aware of your triggers or the exact circumstances that cause your migraines.
If you’re worried about illness, or about pain, looking at your diet is always a good place to start. You get the best results out of your body by monitoring what you put into it, and how your body reacts to it. Whether it’s a matter of allergens, ........
According to John Hopkins Medicine, “Chronic pain is long standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis. Chronic pain may be "on" and "off" or continuous. It may affect .....
The who, what and where of the Pain Management Specialist begins with looking at who they are. WebMD puts it this way, “What do they treat? Many distinct types of pain, including pain that’s caused by surgery, injury, nerve damage, and conditions like.....
The surge of opioid addictions and the battle to end it has put researchers hot on the trail of new pain relievers. Although every physician is qualified to prescribe pain relivers, a specialist should treat long term chronic pain. Pain management ........
The key to remaining healthy as you age, and aging healthily, should be somewhat familiar to you if you already lead a healthy lifestyle. Obviously, there’s a good deal of adaptation as you get older, but staying mindful of your health and your health ....
As with many bodily reactions to outside forces, inflammation is a reaction that is intended to protect the body from further harm, such as infections. It increases the body’s blood flow to areas that need to heal. The pain from inflammation is an alarm...
Whether you’re returning to work after a back injury, or you’re looking to avoid injuring your back while working, there are some things to keep in mind around where you work and how. Occupational hazards may exist at your place of work that it is ....
Yoga is the use of movements and breathing that is rooted in ancient India. It is often treated as a form of meditation, a form of physical exercise, or both at the same time. Not only does yoga have elements that help some practitioners become more.......
Back pain can be rather intense, and treating it comes in many different forms. There are also many methods of avoiding and preventing back pain, which could reduce your need for back pain treatments in the future.
Neck pain can come from many sources, such as arthritis in the spine, spasms, muscle strains, a bulging disc and more. If the pain is chronic or severe, you should consult a physician, but if you’re prescribed home care, there are a few methods that are ..
Arthritis causes stiffness, pain, swelling and a decreased range of motion in the joints. Being a joint pain, arthritis can affect most regions of the body, and the intensity varies from person to person. Sometimes arthritis gets more severe over time.....
The opioid crisis flung open the investigative doors of pharmaceutical medicines and the immune system. There are always ongoing studies trying to decipher exactly how every medication works, its side effects and how it can be safer. When a prescription...
Mindfulness is a way of life that includes keeping a focus on the feelings and senses of daily life. It includes practicing breathing focus, meditation, and techniques to relax the mind, body, and spirit. It is a way to open the mind and soothe the body...
Most of the time, spring cleaning is looked upon as an opportunity to get one’s house in order, to get organized, to start anew, along with the season. This spring, consider that not only is it an opportunity to clean, but it might be an opportunity.....
When faced with chronic pain, many people will look toward alternative therapies when and if traditional medicines and techniques don’t do the trick. Finding the right alternative therapy for your chronic pain should involve consultation with your doctor..
The age of tech and pain relief is maturing. Researchers and medical professionals have been experimenting with alternative pain relief using neuromodulation since the 1960s. As tech has advanced so too have the applications of this nerve stimulation......
For the first time since 2016 and the recognition of the opioid crisis across America, the CDC is proposing new opioid use guidelines for clinical practice in 2022. The CDC guidelines are not mandatory. According to the summary contained in the Proposed...
One possible source of chest pain is pericarditis, which is the irritation and swelling of the pericardium – the tissue which surrounds the heart. When the irritated layers rub against one another, they cause a pain often described as a sharp chest pain...
A rare and not life-threatening type of headache experienced by most people is the cluster headache, which is also one of the most painful headache types. They can occur in the eye, or around it, on one side of your head, and may be strong enough to wake y
The two most common types of back injuries are sprains and strains. Since the back is a weight-bearing champion when it comes to any physical movement, like running, walking, or lifting, any injury to it – common or not – should be taken seriously.........
One of the more common sources of back pain is a herniated disk, which also may be called a bulging, slipped or ruptured disk. While pain from a herniated disk tends to go away on its own, it is helpful to know the signs to look for, should your herniated
Hernias are a common enough problem, especially in men. While approximately 3% of women will develop a hernia, 27% percent of men will develop one. Of the hernias diagnosed, the most common are femoral or inguinal, making up 75 to 80% of hernia cases.
To prevent pain during and after surgery in a specific part of your body, your surgeon and anesthesiologist may recommend a nerve block. This is an injection of local anesthetic, which is performed near specific nerves in the part of your body...
Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is usually described as a stinging, burning or shooting pain, sometimes radiating from one part of the body to another. This pain comes from the nerves transmitting pain signals from the body to the brain. ......
Neck pain is any pain or discomfort felt in the bones (vertebrae), discs between vertebrae, muscles, joints or nerves of the neck. Some such discomfort, such as soreness, can be accompanied by stiffness or difficulty moving your neck. Numbness, weakness...
Chest pain can be confounding. It can be difficult to discern from a chest pain of no concern and a chest pain with long-term or critical impact on your health. While the chest pains caused by the heart or the lungs are the most life-threatening, it is..
Back pain is an incredibly common problem, across the board. These pains range in intensity and frequency. They can be sharp or dull, they can come upon suddenly or they can be constant. Back pain is most likely to be caused by some sort of accident or...
Headaches are fairly simple to explain: a pain in your head. Everyone has had one, which is why it is the most commonly-reported type of pain. The cause of your headache, though, might not be entirely clear. Taking a minute to assess the reasons..
The groin is an area of the body that often has ambiguous interpretations, with “groin” sometimes being conflated with exterior genitalia. In fact, the groin covers the end of the abdomen to the beginning of the legs. Any pain in this area would be .......
Also known as CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome is a condition that causes acute, chronic pain. The pain typically presents in the extremities: arms, legs, hands and feet. It is hard to pinpoint a universal cause, but CRPS can often result from nerve...
Abdominal pain is, fortunately, rarely serious, and it is incredibly common. It is best defined as pain that is felt between the chest and groin area. If you are experiencing abdominal pain, it is good to know whether or not that pain might indicate ......
Most people have experienced back pains at least once in their lives. It is one primary reason why people call in sick at work. Besides, it ranks first in the causes of disability globally. The good news is, you can prevent or relieve the pain.
Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. Severe chronic pain or acute unrelenting pain is one of the many reasons why most people visit a doctor.
As we are emerging out of the Covid-19 pandemic and are slowly returning to life as we once knew it, former routines, such as working out, might be harder to get back into rotation. Here are some tips to getting back into cardio and how it can help with yo
Although back pain affects everyone, including kids in some instances, women are more prone to some types of back pain than men. Studies show that the number of women suffering from lower back pain is usually higher than that of men.
To every other person out there, September is just another month. But to anyone living with or who is part of the chronic pain community, including us here at Maryland Pain and Wellness Center, September is special because it is a pain awareness month.
A range of factors cause neuropathy, a condition that causes pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness, but the leading one is diabetes. Studies show that 50% of people with diabetes Type 2 and 20% of those with Type 1 diabetes develop nerve damage.
Exercise comes in handy in treating chronic pain. Depending on how your body is reacting to the situation, it may even decrease pain levels significantly. This is because inactive muscles and joints may become weak over time.
You are busy typing away on your computer when all of a sudden, you get this throbbing ache at the back of your head. This isn’t the first time it has happened, and as always, you take a pill for your headache.
Living with chronic pain, be it from arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, headaches, or any other condition isn’t easy. Things that seem easy and normal to the outside world are usually an uphill battle for someone with chronic pain.
Have you been struggling with neck pain for a while now? If yes, you are not alone. Neck pain affects 75% of the worldwide population and is among the top five disorders in the U.S. However, despite the prevalence, neck pain is not the same.
Almost one million people in the U.S. are living with Multiple sclerosis commonly know as MS. Unlike any other diseases, which you are sure that you'll be better in a week or two, this is a life-long condition.
Never in our wildest imaginations do we picture ourselves as the parent who deals with chronic pain or fatigue. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a reality for some parents across the country.
Fibromyalgia, commonly referred to as FM, is a complex disorder known to cause chronic musculoskeletal pain, localized tenderness, and constant fatigue. But while it’s mainly characterized by pain, the condition has other side effects such as fibro fog.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been spreading so fast in the U.S., it is very crucial that you take extra precautions, especially if you are a patient suffering from chronic pain.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard globally. Having affected over 200 countries, it has led to the closure of many institutions such as schools and places of worship. In the same wave, your gym might also be closed.
Ever since the coronavirus outbreak began late last year, there has been over 700,000 cases. This figure seems to be rising with each wake, and as a result, the healthy are being urged to self-quarantine.
Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. Severe chronic pain or acute unrelenting pain is one of the many reasons why most people visit a doctor. It is usually a challenge to both the physician and the patient if they don’t kno
Getting infected with cancer is not the end of your life. There have been many reported cases of new contractions, and most of them have been successfully managed due to advanced medicine and equipment available in our contemporary society.
Suffering from fibromyalgia can be very stressful for any person because it subjects you to not only chronic pain but also a lot of stress. That is why it is very crucial to go to a wellness center that knows how to handle this type of condition.
Affecting approximately 27 million people, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. The condition which is characterized by debilitating joint inflammation and pain can be treated clinically using treatments such as arthroplasty. However, while
Headaches are common, especially during busy days. They can be painful and uncomfortable. Moreover, some types of headaches can be an indication of a severe health issue. Here are some types of headaches and what they might be signifying.
In addition to the significant changes you witness in energy bills and how you dress during winter, the chilly weather also affects your body. Your food preference, metabolism, and even energy levels change drastically during winter.
The long-awaited season is finally here! It’s a season full of love, characterized by a lot of preparing and eating sumptuous desserts and meals, mingling with crowds, indulging in numerous drinking parties, spending time with loved ones, among many other
The year is almost over. How many comprehensive blood tests have you taken? Most definitely, you have not received any single medical examination. This might be contributed to either ignorance or lack of relevant knowledge concerning the tests. Unless your
The American Psychological Association notes that most Americans experience moderate to high-stress levels. Half of APA’s 2010 Stress in America survey participants indicated the economy, employment, or financial instability caused stress. The APA recently
Cancer pain is often one of the most difficult side effects of the disease. Not only will disease progress and damage the body’s tissues, but the cancer pain after chemotherapy and radiotherapy have patients feeling that it is difficult to manage without m
Summer has arrived and with it hotter temperatures. While the fun-filled days at the park or at a family barbeque sounds great, it’s also the perfect time to get in a bit of exposure to those UV rays. What better way to get healthy than by finding a few wa
Health screenings are an essential part of prevention as well as early detection of disease. The earlier symptoms are detected, the higher the chance of making a full recovery. That is why all medical professionals, including Maryland Pain & Wellness, advo
According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 91 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States may suffer from arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that inflames and breaks down joint cartilage, and about 27 million people curren
Weight loss and fitness are critical factors that influence health, but because it took time to put it on, it also takes time to lose it. The problem for many people is that the market is inundated with dieting aids that don’t work. Americans spend more th
According to the CDC, pain is the top reason that 50 million Americans (20.4%) seek a pain management specialist to enhance their mobility and quality of life. For some patients, acute pain and suffering advances to a chronic pain level that severely limit
Exercise offers incredible benefits to people who suffer from chronic diseases which is why talking to our medical team before you start any exercise routine is critical to being pain-free. From our professional advice on the type of exercises you should b
The National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is in full swing, so if you have started a new exercise routine that your body feels all over, here are a few tips when exercising that will help with pain management. Of course, if you need professional advic
Pain is not synonymous with cancer, but you have a higher likelihood when it spreads, recurs, or coincides with your treatment activities. It also comes in many forms and is the consequence of factors like the type of cancer you have, its stage, your level
If you are in the beginning stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you will notice a bit of tingling, numbness, and pain in the arm and hand. Over time, symptoms progress and become a chronic pain disorder that causes severe aching in your hand and arm because
Have you visited our Patient Education page, yet? We strive to extend beyond the scope of our medical content to include critical health data, patient access to treatment options, and the ability to learn about relevant health and wellness information, our
When you fracture a bone, your body responds with pain to make you aware of the injury. A fracture may also cause injury to the area surrounding the bone including muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels which result in inflammati
Whether you have aging pains or live with an unhealed illness or injury, you are among more than 100 million Americans who suffer from constant chronic pain. There are some areas in the body that are more prone to chronic pain, so here are a few helpful ti
While the holidays are meant to spend time eating comfort foods with family and friends, The beginning of the year is all about fitness and health which is why we invite you to visit Maryland Pain and Wellness to find out about our multi-component physical
Do you spend countless hours in the gym to no avail? Is counting calories not taking off those extra pounds fast enough even though you follow a weight loss meal plan? Whether you are overweight or finding it hard to take off the baby weight, this is one
Neck pain is a widespread occurrence as it often relates to underlying issues like headaches, throat aches, stiffness, or herniated discs. The symptoms that contribute to neck pain include: Medical conditions, disorders, or diseases that involve the nerve
Facial pain includes aches in the face, head, mouth, and eye areas. The most common facial pain is from headaches or injuries although it is sometimes attributed to a more severe medical condition. If you are experiencing facial pain, here is critical adv
According to research, nearly six percent of adults suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and is the most commonly diagnosed nerve compression neuropathy. Symptoms often begin with a tingling and numbing feeling in your hand which is because of pressure on th
Do you suffer from low back pain? Based on data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, low back pain is the fifth most reported medical issue and about 2.8% of visits to physicians. Lumbar epidural steroid injections have commonly been used for
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine in Eastern civilizations which descended from Daoism philosophy in which stone-made knives and needles were used for healing. The earliest known written work is the Nei Jing which was composed between 305
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Based on research by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain which costs them about $635 billion annually for medical care. While there are a few different approaches to
According to the cancer statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute, about 1,735,350 patients will receive a diagnosis this year while another 609,640 will succumb to it. The good news, though, is that in 2014, there were 14.5 million cancer survi