Category: About pain

Pain signal networks

Pain signal is sent from tissue to the brain. Once in the brain, the signal causes pain. At each stage of its transmission, pain signals are modified and interact with each other in the “pain signal network”. This network consists of 2 major components, in the body & in the brain. Chronic abdominal pain and…

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Early CRPS diagnosis & treatment

CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) affects hands or feet after injuries or surgeries. The burning pain of CRPS is much harder to treat if not found early. CRPS detection & treatment should START NOW. A referral should be made to a board-certified Pain Medicine specialist, who can perform advanced procedures such as ketamine infusion, bisphosphonate…

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Chronic pain cycle

Unlike acute pain (pain after surgery or injury), chronic pain is a disease driven by a self-reinforcing cyclic process between the nerves, the brain, & the muscles, Injury, Surgery, & Inflammation Initial tissue injury triggers the chronic pain cycle. In the setting of chronic pain, the initial injury may resolve while the chronic pain cycle…

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Complete surgical pain management

While opioids are often necessary to treat surgical pain, some patients end up feeling “stuck” on high-dose opioids. A complete pain management plan before, during, & after surgeries can minimize the need of opioids. Most patients need opioids only up to 4 weeks, rarely up to 12 weeks. Get large printed posters on Etsy for…

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Lidocaine infusion

Lidocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic in medicine & dentistry. When infused directly into the blood, it can temporarily reduce all painsignals in the body. Pain physicians leverage this effect to reset chronic pain circuit. Benefits Lidocaine binds to voltage-gated sodium channels in the brain & nerves. By profoundly reducing pain signal, lidocaine infusion…

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