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Eating Green for Springtime Health May 6th, 2022

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 turn over a new leaf… and eat...

Welcome in Spring with Exercise Apr 26th, 2022

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 days a week, you should do muscle-strengthening activities. Not only will these exercises make you feel better,...

Managing Pain from Heart Disease and Angina Apr 4th, 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...

Headaches – Beyond the 3rd Type Mar 22nd, 2022

Headaches – Beyond the 3rd Type Part 4 of a 4 Part Series by Maryland Pain and Wellness 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...

Headaches – The Cluster Headaches   Mar 9th, 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 headaches come in succession. Ask...

Headaches – The Tension Type Headache (TTH) PART 2 Feb 23rd, 2022

Headaches – The Tension Type Headache (TTH) 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...

Headaches – The Migraine PART 1 Feb 9th, 2022

Headaches – The Migraine  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 (symptomatic at least once...

How to Prevent Injury at Work 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 and fall, or...

Preventing Migraines Jan 12th, 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. Here are a few methods of prevention and...

Eating Away the Chronic Pain (with a Healthy Diet) Dec 29th, 2021

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...

Chronic Pain  Dec 15th, 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 people to the point that they can't...

The Pain Management Specialist, Who, What and Where Dec 1st, 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...

Hot On the Trail of New Pain Relievers 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 specialist...

Keys to Healthy Aging Nov 17th, 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 needs is...

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Nov 3rd, 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, telling us that something...

Preventing Back Pain at Work Oct 20th, 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...

How Yoga Can Help with Pain Oct 6th, 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...

Taking Care of Your Back, Even When You’re Asleep Sep 22nd, 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. Keeping limbs and body...

What to Do for Self-Care of Neck Pain Sep 8th, 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...

Staying On Top of Arthritis Pain Aug 24th, 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. Staying aware of...

Pharmaceutical Pain Medicines and The Immune System Aug 10th, 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 is filled it...

Mindfulness Jul 27th, 2021

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.  Today the medical community...

Spring Cleaning for Chronic Pain Jul 14th, 2021

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 to help with chronic...

Alternative Therapies for Chronic Pain Jun 30th, 2021

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, but fortunately there are many methods out there that have been studied...

Tech and Pain Relief Jun 16th, 2021

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 entrant into the world of pain relief. Based on their research and...

CDC Proposing New Opioid Use Guidelines Jun 2nd, 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 2022 CDC...

Dealing with Pericarditis May 18th, 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. Depending on the severity...

Dealing with Cluster Headaches May 4th, 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...

Dealing with Back Sprains and Strains Apr 20th, 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,...

Dealing with a Herniated Disk Apr 6th, 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...

Dealing with an Inguinal Hernia Mar 23rd, 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. While...

What to Understand About a Nerve Block Mar 10th, 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 in...

Understanding Neuropathic Pain Feb 24th, 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. When the nervous system is not functioning...

Understanding Neck Pain Feb 10th, 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 or tingling in the hand or arm...

Monitoring and Treating Heart-Related Chest Pain Jan 27th, 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...

Identifying and Treating Back Pain Jan 13th, 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...

Understanding Your Headaches Dec 30th, 2020

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 for it could help prevent problems...

What To Know About Groin Pain for Men Dec 16th, 2020

What To Know About Groin Pain for Men What Is Groin Pain? 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...

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Dec 2nd, 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 or...

Understanding Abdominal Pain Nov 18th, 2020

What Is 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 a serious...

5 Reasons Your Back Hurts and How to Deal With It Nov 4th, 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...

4 Resourceful Tips on How to Manage Neuropathic Pain Oct 20th, 2020

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 know a way on how...

4 Mild Exercises That Could Help with Chronic Pain Oct 7th, 2020

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 your...

3 Backpain Conditions that Affect More Women than Men Sep 23rd, 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. That is why we address the back pain...

September: The Pain Awareness Month Sep 11th, 2020

September: The Pain Awareness Month   2020 has been one long, nasty ride. But with September upon us, it's safe to say we are almost done with it. 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...

How to Delay the Onset of Diabetic Neuropathy Aug 26th, 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. Commonly known as diabetic peripheral...

Why You Should Embrace Exercising If You Suffer From Chronic Pain Aug 12th, 2020

Why You Should Embrace Exercising If You Suffer From Chronic Pain  Approximately 50 million adults are living with chronic pain in the U.S. Chronic pain is among the main reasons why there has been an alteration of normal daily activities by adults, which leads them to seek health care. However, as much as chronic pain may get out of hand and become unbearable for you, it does not warrant...

An Inside Look at Migraines Jul 29th, 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. While this always works, what you...

Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 4 Helpful Tips Jul 17th, 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. For instance, to a pain-free individual, falling and...

The Different Types of Neck Pain and the Causes  Jul 6th, 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....

5 Essential Tips on How to Manage Multiple Sclerosis Jun 18th, 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. To many people, this may sound like a life sentence hence giving up too early. But...

Parenting with a Chronic Illness: 4 Tips to Get You Through the Day Jun 5th, 2020

Parenting with a Chronic Illness: 4 Tips to Get You Through the Day  Whenever we think about parenting, most of us envision playing an active role in our children’s lives. We picture chasing them around the house and at the park, hosting their play dates and birthday parties, cheering them on during their soccer...

How to Manage Fibro Fog or “Brain Fog”  May 19th, 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. Read on for tips on how to manage...

How to Manage Chronic Pain Amid Coronavirus Pandemic May 4th, 2020

How to Manage Chronic Pain Amid Coronavirus Pandemic  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. Coronavirus has not only affected the normal flow of life but also it has changed the way people get...

4 Mild Exercises That Could Help with Chronic Pain Apr 22nd, 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. That is a blow since exercising comes in...

Tips to Help You Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During Covid-19 Self-Quarantine Apr 7th, 2020

Tips to Help You Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During Covid-19 Self-Quarantine 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. On the one...

4 Resourceful Tips on How to Manage Neuropathic Pain Mar 25th, 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 know a way on how...

How to Survive Debilitating Cancer Pains Mar 11th, 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.   Early detection has been discovered to be effective...

4 Things That You Should Do to Reduce Manage Fibromyalgia Feb 27th, 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...

5 Pain Management Techniques for Osteoarthritis Feb 12th, 2020

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 these treatments help, it’s also essential you do your part to manage the pain. From...

5 Types of Headaches and What They can be a Sign of Jan 29th, 2020

Headaches are common, especially during busy days. They can be painful and uncomfortable. However, you don’t have to fret because there are many approaches to healing them quickly. There are more than 150 types of headaches. Most of these headaches are not triggered by severe health conditions. Moreover, many people...

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

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 feeling of skipping the gym and eating or drinking a warm drink kicks...

4 Tips to Staying Healthy and Fit During this Winter Holiday Dec 19th, 2019

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 favorite activities. Most of us end up so engrossed in...

Essential Blood Tests You Should Take Regularly Dec 5th, 2019

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 blood is evaluated by a professional, you cannot identify any...

Stress And Chronic Pain: How Stress Relates To Pain Perception Nov 21st, 2019

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 noted these pressures have increased significantly over the last five years leading to a serious concern...

What Is Cancer Pain? Signs, Symptoms, And Cancer Pain Management Aug 22nd, 2019

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 medical intervention. While the research shows that a...

Staying Healthy And Fit In The Summer Heat Aug 8th, 2019

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 ways...

Health Screenings Every Adult Needs Jul 25th, 2019

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, advocate for regular screenings. While it’s important to talk to...

Osteoarthritis Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment Jul 11th, 2019

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 currently live with it. The back, knees, hands, and hips are...

Natural Ways Maryland Pain & Wellness Will Help You With Weight Loss And Fitness Jun 27th, 2019

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 than $60 billion on dieting products...

Suffer From Acute Or Chronic Pain? Pain Management Best Practices You Need Jun 13th, 2019

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 limits daily activities like working or exercising. An experienced...

Do You Feel Pain From A Chronic Disease When You Exercise? Here’s How We Can Help May 30th, 2019

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 be engaging to medical oversight of your pain level...

May Is National Physical Fitness And Sports Month: Here Are Tips To Use When Exercising May 16th, 2019

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 advice, you can also call us to...

Finding Relief From Chronic Cancer Pain May 2nd, 2019

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 of tolerance, and the location...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Why Early Assessment And Treatment Are Critical Apr 18th, 2019

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 of nerve compression in...

7 Reasons To Visit Our Patient Education Page Apr 4th, 2019

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 dedicated staff, and our top-notch facility. Here are seven...

Bone Fracture Healing Process: Repair, Healing Time, And Risks Mar 22nd, 2019

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 inflammation, discoloration, and bruising.Here is everything you need to know about...

5 Areas In The Body That Are Prone To Chronic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

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 tips to help manage them. ...

7 Ways Maryland Pain And Wellness Will Help You Get Rid Of Unwanted Weight Feb 21st, 2019

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 and therapeutic approach to health,...

Do You Need A Weight Loss Workout Plan? Reasons To Visit Our Weight Loss Clinic Feb 7th, 2019

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 of the...

Do You Suffer From Neck Pain? Facts You Need To Know Jan 24th, 2019

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 nerves, muscles, or tissues.   Incorrect positioning of the neck and head when...

Are You Experiencing Facial Pain? When To Contact Your Doctor Jan 10th, 2019

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 advice on when to contact a doctor. Facial...

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? When Should I See A Doctor? Dec 27th, 2018

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 the median nerve that extends from the arm to the carpal tunnel passage...

Benefits Of A Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection For Low Back And Leg Pain Dec 13th, 2018

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 seven decades as an integral, non-surgical treatment for...

Suffer From Chronic Pain? Acupuncture Is An Effective Treatment Nov 29th, 2018

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 and 204 BC. The second part of the book focuses on...

How Exercise Will Relieve Your Chronic Pain Nov 20th, 2018

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 chronic pain management, exercise is a critical component of...

Did You Know Maryland Pain & Wellness Provides Cancer Pain Management Services? Nov 1st, 2018

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 survivors and by 2024, it will rise to 19 million. Here is...

Understanding The Symptoms Of Diabetic Neuropathy Oct 18th, 2018

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 are at-risk, understanding the symptoms of diabetic...

Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes And Chronic Pain Oct 4th, 2018

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 patients, pain closely aligns with diabetic complications while others who...

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? 5 Lower Extremity Issues We Can Help With Sep 20th, 2018

Neuropathy occurs because of damage to one or more peripheral nerves that often affects a patient’s hands and feet. Symptoms include pain, numbness, lethargy, and weakness. As the peripheral nerves communicate with the brain and central nervous system, a neuropathy diagnosis can occur after a serious infection, a traumatic injury,...

Ways That Aquatic Therapy Complements Traditional Medicine Sep 7th, 2018

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 levels and medical needs. What Is Aquatic Therapy?...

Trying To Lose Weight? 7 Reasons Why Hydrotherapy Should Be A Part Of Your Routine Aug 24th, 2018

While water-related therapy has been used for hundreds of years medicinally, many people are not aware of the benefits of hydrotherapy for weight loss. Weight gain is common because of stress, bad eating habits, and a lack of a normal exercise routine. Eventually, a significant weight gain will lead to...

Living With Auto-Immune Disorders And Chronic Pain Aug 10th, 2018

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 normal cells believing them to be foreign particles or pathogens...

Cancer And Pain Management Jul 27th, 2018

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 inter-discipline treatments and medications...

Who Benefits From Physical Therapy? Jul 13th, 2018

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 medical professional who has the training and expertise to diagnose physical...

7 Signs That Indicate You Need Pain Management Jun 26th, 2018

Whether you experience a new injury or live with chronic pain because of a medical condition, you know that it can be debilitating at times. While the challenges may be different for each person, one thing is for sure: pain, when not properly managed, will eventually transcend the body and affect your emotional well-being. Here are seven...

Long-Term Medical Issues Associated With Obesity Jun 12th, 2018

What exactly qualifies someone as overweight? In medical terms, an obese person is someone whose body mass index exceeds the measurement of thirty. It can be difficult to tell when someone is obese or morbidly obese which is why it is vital to have a medical evaluation. The good news is that long-term medical issues associated with obesity are preventable which is why...

How Physical And Emotional Stress Affects The Body May 22nd, 2018

Stress will significantly affect your health, both mentally and physically, which will lead to headaches, sleeplessness, and chronic aches and pain in the body.  It will also lead to feelings of anxiety and depression and will reduce your energy and productivity levels. Untreated stress will eventually contribute to health conditions that branch out to every part of your body throughout the day...

5 Reasons You Should Get Botox Injections May 15th, 2018

When you hear the word Botox, do you think of wrinkles, crow’s feet, or frown lines? If so, then you are not alone as more than 7 million Americans received Botox injections for cosmetic needs. Doctors also prescribe Botox medically because of its ability to restrict muscle movement.   What Is Botox?  Makers of Botox use a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum which is harvested from natural environmental resources like...

Using Physical and Aquatic Therapy to Relieve Chronic Pain May 7th, 2018

For people who suffer from chronic pain, every day seems a battle to maintain the quality of life that your friends or family experience. As with any chronic condition, there is a feeling of hopelessness when people think there is no way to overcome it. Maryland Pain and Wellness Center understands...

How Pain Management Enhances Quality of Life Feb 23rd, 2018

According to data cited by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 76 million Americans suffer from either chronic or severe pain. Another 50 million experience pain from diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer. The report also found that healthcare expenses, sick days, and reduced production cost businesses $100 billion...