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Summer Time Outdoor Exercises

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

Jun 3rd, 2022
Chronic Pain Tips for Summer Time

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

Jun 2nd, 2022
Healthy Foods for Your Upcoming Barbecue

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...

May 20th, 2022
Eating Green for Springtime Health

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...

May 6th, 2022
Welcome in Spring with Exercise

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.

Apr 26th, 2022
Managing Pain from Heart Disease and Angina

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...

Apr 4th, 2022
Headaches – Beyond the 3rd Type

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 ........

Mar 22nd, 2022
Headaches – The Cluster Headaches  

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

Mar 9th, 2022
Headaches – The Tension Type Headache (TTH) PART 2

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 ....

Feb 23rd, 2022
Headaches – The Migraine PART 1

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 ......

Feb 9th, 2022
How to Prevent Injury at Work

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..

Feb 9th, 2022
Preventing Migraines

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.

Jan 12th, 2022
Eating Away the Chronic Pain (with a Healthy Diet)

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, ........

Dec 29th, 2021
Chronic Pain 

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 .....

Dec 15th, 2021
The Pain Management Specialist, Who, What and Where

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.....

Dec 1st, 2021
Hot On the Trail of New Pain Relievers

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 ........

Dec 1st, 2021
Keys to Healthy Aging

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 ....

Nov 17th, 2021
Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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...

Nov 3rd, 2021
Preventing Back Pain at Work

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 ....

Oct 20th, 2021
How Yoga Can Help with Pain

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.......

Oct 6th, 2021
Taking Care of Your Back, Even When You’re Asleep

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.

Sep 22nd, 2021
What to Do for Self-Care of Neck Pain

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 ..

Sep 8th, 2021
Staying On Top of Arthritis Pain

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.....

Aug 24th, 2021
Pharmaceutical Pain Medicines and The Immune System

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...

Aug 10th, 2021
Mindfulness

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...

Jul 27th, 2021
Spring Cleaning for Chronic Pain

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.....

Jul 14th, 2021
Alternative Therapies for Chronic Pain

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..

Jun 30th, 2021
Tech and Pain Relief

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......

Jun 16th, 2021
CDC Proposing New Opioid Use Guidelines

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...

Jun 2nd, 2021
Dealing with Pericarditis

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...

May 18th, 2021
Dealing with Cluster Headaches

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

May 4th, 2021
Dealing with Back Sprains and Strains

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.........

Apr 20th, 2021
Dealing with a Herniated Disk

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

Apr 6th, 2021
Dealing with an Inguinal Hernia

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.

Mar 23rd, 2021
What to Understand About a Nerve Block

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...

Mar 10th, 2021
Understanding Neuropathic Pain

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. ......

Feb 24th, 2021
Understanding Neck Pain

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...

Feb 10th, 2021
Monitoring and Treating Heart-Related Chest Pain

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..

Jan 27th, 2021
Identifying and Treating Back Pain

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...

Jan 13th, 2021
Understanding Your Headaches

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..

Dec 30th, 2020
What To Know About Groin Pain for Men

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 .......

Dec 16th, 2020
What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

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...

Dec 2nd, 2020
Understanding Abdominal Pain

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 ......

Nov 18th, 2020
5 Reasons Your Back Hurts and How to Deal With It

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.

Nov 4th, 2020
4 Mild Exercises That Could Help with Chronic Pain

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

Oct 7th, 2020
3 Backpain Conditions that Affect More Women than Men

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.

Sep 23rd, 2020
September: The Pain Awareness Month

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.

Sep 11th, 2020
How to Delay the Onset of Diabetic Neuropathy

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.

Aug 26th, 2020
An Inside Look at Migraines

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.

Jul 29th, 2020
Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 4 Helpful Tips

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.

Jul 17th, 2020
The Different Types of Neck Pain and the Causes 

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.

Jul 6th, 2020
5 Essential Tips on How to Manage Multiple Sclerosis

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.

Jun 18th, 2020
How to Manage Fibro Fog or “Brain Fog” 

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.

May 19th, 2020
4 Mild Exercises That Could Help with 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.

Apr 22nd, 2020
4 Resourceful Tips on How to Manage Neuropathic 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. It is usually a challenge to both the physician and the patient if they don’t kno

Mar 25th, 2020
How to Survive Debilitating Cancer Pains

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.

Mar 11th, 2020
4 Things That You Should Do to Reduce Manage Fibromyalgia

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.

Feb 27th, 2020
5 Pain Management Techniques for Osteoarthritis

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

Feb 12th, 2020
5 Types of Headaches and What They can be a Sign of

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.

Jan 29th, 2020
6 Must-Eat Healthy Foods During Winter

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.

Jan 6th, 2020
4 Tips to Staying Healthy and Fit During this Winter Holiday

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

Dec 19th, 2019
Essential Blood Tests You Should Take Regularly

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

Dec 5th, 2019
Stress And Chronic Pain: How Stress Relates To Pain Perception

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

Nov 21st, 2019
What Is Cancer Pain? Signs, Symptoms, And Cancer Pain Management

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

Aug 22nd, 2019
Staying Healthy And Fit In The Summer Heat

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

Aug 8th, 2019
Health Screenings Every Adult Needs

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

Jul 25th, 2019
Osteoarthritis Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

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

Jul 11th, 2019
Finding Relief From Chronic Cancer Pain

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

May 2nd, 2019
7 Reasons To Visit Our Patient Education Page

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

Apr 4th, 2019
Bone Fracture Healing Process: Repair, Healing Time, And Risks

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

Mar 22nd, 2019
5 Areas In The Body That Are Prone To Chronic Pain

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

Mar 7th, 2019
Do You Suffer From Neck Pain? Facts You Need To Know

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

Jan 24th, 2019
Are You Experiencing Facial Pain? When To Contact Your Doctor

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

Jan 10th, 2019
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? When Should I See A Doctor?

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

Dec 27th, 2018
Suffer From Chronic Pain? Acupuncture Is An Effective Treatment

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

Nov 29th, 2018
How Exercise Will Relieve Your Chronic Pain

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

Nov 20th, 2018
Understanding The Symptoms Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a common form of nerve damage often found in patients with diabetes. When patients experience high blood sugar, it can lead to full-body injuries, but most often, it occurs in the feet and legs. Whether you already have diabetes or a

Oct 18th, 2018
Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes And Chronic Pain

According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million suffer from prediabetes. Pain is one of the most common symptoms reported to health care professionals in which most classify as a chronic condition. For some patient

Oct 4th, 2018
Ways That Aquatic Therapy Complements Traditional Medicine

Aquatic therapy provides a host of benefits for patients which serves as a secondary source to traditional medicine. The methods of treatment are appropriate for patients of all ages which is why it is an ideal environment for people with varying fitness l

Sep 7th, 2018
Living With Auto-Immune Disorders And Chronic Pain

The function of your immune system is to protect you from illness and disease. In a healthy body, the immune system attacks viruses and bacteria with autoantibodies. For those who have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system mistakenly attacks your norm

Aug 10th, 2018
Cancer And Pain Management

Cancer. It is a word that no person hopes to hear, yet it is all too often spoken by medical professionals around the world. It is also a word that strikes fear because of the unknown. Thankfully, today’s cancer specialists have access to a wide variety of

Jul 27th, 2018
Who Benefits From Physical Therapy?

As with most disciplines in medicine, physical therapy is used to treat a wide range of illnesses, diseases, and conditions which mobility and strength conditioning are critical to treatment plans. The APTA defines a physical therapist as a licensed medica

Jul 13th, 2018