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Prolotherapy for Chronic Foot Pain

At some point in their lives, 75 percent of all New Jersey residents will experience chronic pain in the feet, ankles, heels, or toes and need to seek some form of medical treatment from a pain management doctor. Fortunately this pain sometimes goes away with standard treatment, such as taking anti-inflammatory medication or wearing inserts in the shoes. For many people, foot pain never goes away and becomes something they live with daily. It isn't until the chronic pain becomes…

Understanding Your Type Of Pain

Nociceptive or Neuropathic? Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most advanced countries, such as the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. The treatment of pain is guided by the history of the pain, its intensity, duration, aggravating and relieving conditions, and structures involved in causing the pain. The first step to confronting your pain is to identify it.…

“Nondiscrimination in Health Care”

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA),  became law in March 2010.  The ACA was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reducing the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. While there has been much controversy surrounding the law and it's implementation, a majority of Americans support many of the law's provisions, such…

Stem Cell Therapy Information Overview

The Potential Is Extremely Promising Stem Cell Therapy, like PRP and prolotherapy, is one of the most promising and exciting fields in modern medicine. Studies have shown it to be useful in repairing bone, ligaments, muscle, cartilage defects, arthritis, tendons, skin, and other injuries. It is most commonly used to treat such conditions as degenerative disc disease, desiccated discs, spinal stenosis (both central and foraminal), facet arthrosis, sacroiliac joint syndrome, osteoarthritis of any joint, and sports/overuse injuries. The therapy is…

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Acupuncture as an alternative treatment for chronic pain. Acupuncture is a well documented method of dealing with chronic pain with roots in TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. While it has been the subject of active scientific research since the late 20th century, The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, published during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644),  forms the basis of modern acupuncture. Acupuncture For Pain Management and a vast anthology of studies and trials have found evidence of pain reduction in people undergoing…