For many people, one of the most overwhelming side effects of anxiety is how debilitating it can feel. People with anxiety often feel like they cannot fully enjoy their life. Anxiety doesn’t allow us to fully enjoy or be present for a variety of events. Examples could include family BBQs, concerts, screenings at the movie
Last month we hosted a webinar with Dr. Barnett, where he discussed spinal cord stimulation, and the positive effects it has had on chronic pain and it’s success in pain management. His discussion included patient success stories and how to determine candidates for spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Barnett used this method to decrease the use
Understanding Inflammation To understand the benefits that our diet can have on reducing inflammation in our body, it is important that we first review what happens during an acute inflammation flare up. Inflammation is a process in which your body fights against things that harm it, including infections, injuries and toxins, in an attempt to
Spinal cord stimulation works to mask pain signals before they reach the brain. It can improve overall quality of life and sleep, and reduce the need for pain medicines. This treatment is typically used along with other pain management techniques, including medications, exercise, physical therapy, and relaxation methods. What is a spinal cord stimulator and
Ozone therapy is an experimental treatment that involves injections of ozone gas to combat chronic pain or disease. This process uses oxygen gas in its unstable O3 form, rather than its more stable O2 form that we breathe for the treatment of medical conditions. Medical-grade Ozone is then injected into the connective tissue around a
Health experts recommend that eating a diet rich in antioxidants as well as drinking enough water daily to stay hydrated are essential steps to a successful pain management routine. The reason for this being is that these two lifestyle changes work to reduce inflammation in the body which is the leading cause of chronic pain
Exercise, at all levels, is a great way to get your body moving and your mind occupied. For some of us, this may seem like an activity that is out of reach but in reality, it can actually be beneficial to incorporate stretching and exercise into your pain management routine for a number of reasons.
Sleep plays a vital role in keeping your mind and body healthy as it works to heal all parts of the body helping you to feel well prepared for the following day’s activities. It makes such a huge difference in fact that a lack of sleep over time can even cause chronic physical and mental
It is not uncommon for individuals dealing with chronic pain to be referred by their primary physician for biomarker testing. This group of tests, also known as “molecular testing” or “genetic testing”, provides medical professionals with personalized insight on molecular functioning allowing them to make assumptions about a patient’s overall health. Biomarker testing plays an
If you are someone looking to perfect your pain management routine, it might be a good idea to begin researching different nutrients your body needs to help heal itself from the inside. Here are a few of the most essential vitamins your body needs especially if you are someone who suffers from chronic pain or
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.