Chronic cervical (neck) pain isn’t only a common ailment affecting millions of American adults each year but is also a condition that can be difficult to treat. Depending on the cause and severity of your neck pain – which can range from strain or trauma to arthritis or disc herniations–there are numerous conventional treatment options.
Chronic pain – persistent discomfort that lasts for weeks, months, or even years – is a frustrating and disruptive problem that often defies conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, or physical therapy. Depending on the type and severity of the condition causing the chronic pain, patients often resort to surgery. This may or may
Painful arthritis in any of your joints is bad enough, but when it affects your hands, it can be especially problematic. After all, you use your hands for myriad daily tasks – from holding and grasping objects to writing, sewing, opening doors, working with tools, typing, and even eating and drinking. Arthritis of the hand
Not long ago, a Commonwealth University of Virginia study found that at least one third of people with minor or low-grade knee osteoarthritis underwent total knee replacement surgery that was, in fact, unnecessary, given their symptoms. Unbeknownst to many people suffering from chronic knee pain, knee replacement surgery is a serious procedure that poses potentially
Osteoarthritis, often referred to as “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is a common condition that all too many people develop as they get older. Even young athletes can develop osteoarthritis as cartilage in the joint wears down due to repetitive-motion injury. Although arthritis can occur in any joint in your body, it most often develops in your weight-bearing