Tis the season for stress and pain triggers. Here are some helpful tips to get through while managing pain. Be realistic Don’t take on more than you know you can manage. There are a lot of expectations, but your health and well-being are first. Decide what you can take on and feel ok saying no
Stay Active It’s critical to keep your body active regardless the time of year. During the cold months we can feel less motivated and more inclined to stay home or are busy with other stuff. Low impact movements will keep your joints healthy. Some good options are indoor swimming, stretching, walking, and resistance training. We
Types of sports injuries Some of the most common injuries include: Sprains – overstretching or tearing the ligaments. Ligaments are strips of tissue that connect the bones to the joint. Strains – overworking muscles or tendons. Tendons are tissue that connects bone to muscle. Fractures = broken bones. Dislocations – a bone is forced out
Sore feet are very common and affect mostly everyone in the world. There are three types of common causes that occur when people have sore feet. When exercising, people often overextend their tendons which causes temporary pain. Wearing uncomfortable shoes that do not have appropriate foot support for a long period of time can cause
One of the most common complaints for people seeking pin management is upper back pain. This pain can be so bad that it can prevent people from their daily life activities such as work, and light leisure activities. Some people develop upper back pain due to injuries or pulled muscles like sports or physical contact.
A herniated disc can occur along the spine, usually on the lower back. Over time, the back handles numerous amounts of weight that will lead to gradual wear and tear which can lead to loss of fluid in the center of the vertebral. This causes less flexibility and increased risk to tear or rupture. A
Any spinal cord injury can change your life drastically that alters your movement and loss of sensations. The spine is the central support system that helps your body with normal movements and any type of injury that damages your back will come with major side effects. There have been recent advancements with spinal cord stimulators
Living with fibromyalgia can be very stressful, painful, and cumbersome. This condition affects the musculoskeletal system and can create tenderness, fatigue, and physical discomfort. Scientists are still researching what causes this condition, but we know that physical illness, trauma, psychological stress, or an injury can be contributing factors. At Central Valley Pain Management, our goal
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine administered by injection that involves using a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing in a specific area. In order to understand PRP therapy as a treatment, we must first identify what PRP is. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of two elements: platelets and plasma. Platelets
When it comes to the management of pain, including chronic or recurring pain, the medical community is creating and implementing new processes to treat and aid in this at increasingly rapid rates. Many of the emerging modalities are centered around holistic and very personalized forms of care. That is, more providers are moving away from
CVPM evaluates all significant aspects of a patient’s chronic pain condition & constructs an effective, safe & appropriate pain management program for their independent needs. Our physicians are committed to achieving this result with every patient.