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6 Ways to Keep Pain Away During Winters

If you live in Delhi or other parts of North India, you can now feel the chill in the air, and the mercury finally seems to be dipping.

Winters are typically associated with several types of body pains. Particularly, we’ve seen higher incidences of nerve – related pain, joint pains and vascular pains during the season.

Here, we bring you 6 Simple Ways to Keep Away these winter pains:

winter body pain tips1 – Keep yourself warm – Needless to say, it’s extremely important to keep yourself warm during winters. Clinical research has shown higher incidence of nerve – related, vascular pain and joint pains if your body is exposed to low temperatures for long periods. This is especially true if you are 60+ in age. So, dress appropriately with body warmers, sweaters and jackets

2- Keep yourself physically active – Shorter days and cold weather outside reduces average activity levels. An average person walks upto 1,000 lesser steps in winters. To avoid pain in knees and other joints, it’s especially important to keep up activity levels. Try and take out time for walking in the afternoons or evenings, even if it is inside your house or office.

3 – Take care of your diet – In winters, it is especially important to ensure that your intake of Vitamin D, Calcium and Vitamin B complex is adequate. Make sure that your diet remains rich in dal, green leafy vegetables (Vitamin B complex), milk (Calcium) and cheese and egg yolk (Vitamin D).

4 – Get enough exposure to sunlight – Lesser exposure to the sun causes Vitamin D deficiency during winters, which can result in fatigue, lethargy and general body pains. Make sure to get atleast 15-20 minutes of sunlight exposure, ideally in the mornings around 9am to 10am.

5 – Actively manage your diseases like diabetes and hypertension to have a pain free winter– If you suffer from diabetes, make sure that you do not overeat foods with high glycemic index (chikki, gajjak etc). If you suffer from hypertension, it is important to keep away from spicy and oily foods.

6 – Visit your pain specialist if your pains continue for more than 2 weeks in winters – Be regular with your prescribed pain medications, but strictly avoid self-medication or over use of pain killers.

Winter doesn’t have to be a time of increased pain and discomfort. By following these strategies, you can enjoy a more comfortable and pain-free season. Remember, we at Delhi Pain Management Centre are here to support you every step of the way. Stay warm, stay active, and stay in touch with us for all your pain management needs.

If you’re experiencing increased pain this winter, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Together, we can tailor a pain management plan that works best for you.

Sciatic Pain Treatment

Sciatic Pain“Missed you at the International conference last week. What happened all okay?” she spoke over the phone to her friend. She responded with pain, this pain is different, it runs down through my hip to my leg. It is so difficult to tolerate this pain. Does not seem to be just BACKPAIN!

An excerpt from a telephonic conversion between two friends aged around 40s simply outlines how intolerable the pain would have been. Backpain is more common than one can think of. As per statistics, 80% of the population suffers from backpain at least once in their lives. It would be medically accurate to classify sciatica pain as one of the common lower back pains.

Read on to know about this troublesome and annoying Sciatica pain.

What is sciatica?

It is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, which branches from your lower back through your hips, buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in itself, it represents symptom of an underlying medical condition.

What causes sciatic pain?

Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and is made up of a number of nerve roots which branch from the spine into the lower back. Sciatic pain occurs when sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed. This can occur due to the following causes:

  • Spinal disc herniation – The vertebrae in your body are separated and cushioned by round discs of connective tissue. When a disc gets worn down, it’s soft centre begins to push out from the hard outer ring, this is called as disc herniation. When a disc herniates, it puts pressure on the nerves around it and causes sciatic pain. This is the most common cause of sciatica
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis – It is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord which causes nerve compression
  • Degenerative disc diseases
  • Tumors impinging on the spinal cord
  • Muscle spasms

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The hallmark symptom is pain that radiates from your lower back into the back or sides of the legs. Some of the other commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Pain which is charecteristically present on one side of the lower body
  • The pain is often sudden in onset
  • Can be aggravated by heavy weight lifting
  • Sometimes, you may feel pain in the back of legs which get worsened by sitting
  • Other rarely observed symptoms include weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or in some circumstances hip pain.

Are there any risk factors for sciatic pain?

It usually affects people between 30 to 50 years of age. Obesity and pregnancy can put pressure on your spine and may sometimes lead to sciatic pain. Diabetes can also be considered as a risk factor since it can cause nerve damage. People working in jobs which require heavy weight lifting or prolonged sitting may also be at a higher risk.

What are the treatment options available for sciatic pain?

Pain medications – Over the counter drugs like ibuprofen can help relieve pain, although they are usually a short term solution.  

Spinal injections – If the pain is severe, epidural steroid injections can be used. These injections reduce the inflammation and swelling of spinal nerve roots thereby reducing the pain, tingling and numbness.

Spinal cord stimulation – Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that delivers low-level electrical signals to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Spinal cord stimulation is recommended when other treatments have not been successful, when surgery is not likely to help, or when surgery has failed.

Radiofrequency ablation – Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back pain. RFA has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat some forms of pain. It also is generally well-tolerated, with very few associated complications.

Ozone disectomy – Injection of Ozone-Oxygen mixture into the disc is a new alternative method of treating patients suffering from back and leg pain (sciatica) caused by disc prolapse. Large number of international studies confirms the efficacy of this treatment and superiority of this treatment over conventional disc surgery

Surgery – Having back surgery can be a difficult choice. Typically, people consider surgery for back pain only after all other treatments have failed to provide relief. Even then, surgery does not provide significant improvement for everyone. And while the risks of back surgery are generally low, they can be serious in some people.

 

With all of us running around our busy schedules, practicing poor lifestyle habits, trying to utilize our bodies to the fullest to meet all ends is completely justified. However, this comes true only if you are doing enough to support a healthy framework and body. And to do so, you need to make sure you eat healthy, exercise daily, sleep well and yes above all keep stress at bay! Only then can we effectively bring down these skyrocketing numbers of pain and suffering globally.

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जून का महीना आते ही भारत में सभी अत्यधिक गर्मी और पसीने से जूझने लगते हैं। और अगर आप किसी प्रकार के दर्द से भी परेशान रहते हैं, जैसे की कमर दर्द,या जोड़ों का दर्द, तो इस मौसम में अपने दर्द को काबू में रखना अपने आप में एक चुनौती बन जाता है।

 

मेडिकल रिसर्च से भी प्रमाणित हुआ है की गर्मी के मौसम में दर्द की स्थिति बढ़ जाती है। जो लोग आर्थराइटिस या गठिया से पीड़ित हैं, इस मौसम में उनके जोड़ों में सूजन बढ़ सकती है, जिससे दर्द में वृद्धि हो सकती है। कई अन्य प्रकार के दर्द, जैसे की कमर दर्द, हवा में नमी की वजह से और तीव्र हो जाते हैं। समस्याओं को और बढ़ाते हुए, अत्यधिक पसीने से शरीर में पानी की कमी हो जाती है, जिससे दर्द की स्थिति भी बदतर हो जाती है।

 

हम आपके लिए लेकर आये हैं 5 आसान तरीके ग्रीष्मकाल में अपने आप को सुरक्षित और दर्द मुक्त रखने के लिए:

 

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प्रतिदिन 4 लीटर पानी पीएंगर्मियों में शरीर से आवश्यक द्रव निकल जाता है। इससे बचने के लिए दिन में कम से कम 3 से 4 लीटर पानी पीना आवश्यक है। इसके अलावा, कोल्ड ड्रिंक, कॉफ़ी या मदिरा का सेवन कम से कम करना चाहिए, क्यूंकि यह शरीर से पानी को और कम करते हैं। पानी का सेवन ना केवल ऐंठन, और जोड़ों के दर्द को रोकता है, इससे अन्य परेशानियां जैसे की गुर्दे की पथरी से भी बचाव होता है।

 

अत्यधिक व्यायाम ना करेंआमतौर पर दर्द से पीड़ित लोगों के लिए नियमित व्यायाम की सिफारिश की जाती है। पर यह भी देखा गया है कि गर्मियों में अत्यधिक व्यायाम से दर्द बढ़ भी सकता है। इसे रोकने के लिए, हमेशा अपनी सीमा में रहकर ही व्यायाम करना चाहिए। इस मौसम में केवल घर के अंदर या सुबह सुबह ही व्यायाम करें। स्विमिंग एक अच्छा व्यायाम है को इस मौसम में किया जा सकता है।

 

दर्द बढ़ने वाले खाने से बचेंकुछ खाद्य पदार्थ, जैसे मसाले, अत्यधिक नमक, काफी , कोला, दर्द से ट्रिगर होते हैं, जिनके सेवन से दर्द एकदम से बढ़ सकता है। यह विशेषकर सरदर्द/माइग्रेन और नसों के दर्द में देखा गया है। गर्मियों में खासकर ऐसे खाद्य पदार्थों से बचकर रहें।

 

अपनी नियमित दर्द की दवाओं का सेवन जारी रखेंयदि आप अपने दर्द विशेषज्ञ द्वारा निर्धारित नियमित दवाएं ले रहे हैं, तो उन्हें पूरे मौसम में जारी रखें। किसी भी दवाइयों को बदलने के लिए अपने डॉक्टर की सलाह ज़रूर लें। चेतावनी: बिना डॉक्टर की सलाह के पेनकिलर ना लें।

 

दर्द असहनीय होने पर अपने दर्द विशेषज्ञ से अवश्य मिलेंयदि सावधानी बरतने के बावजूद दर्द असहनीय हो जाए, तो जल्द से जल्द अपने दर्द के विशेषज्ञ डॉक्टर से मिलिए। ऐसे दर्द को लम्बे समय तक अनदेखा करने के इस दर्द का इलाज और मुश्किल हो जाता है।

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5 Easy Ways to manage your Body Pains in Summers

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As June approaches, most of India braces itself to cope with extreme heat, humidity, sweating, and exertion. The problems become worse if you’re someone who suffers from a chronic pain condition, be it back pain, joint pains, or any other sort of pain.

Scientific studies have revealed that several pain conditions get aggravated in hot weather. In people who suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the heat and humidity of this weather can lead to swollen joints, leading to an increase in pain. Several other forms of pain are sensitive to humidity and ambient pressure, thus becoming stronger in summers. To add to the problems, excessive sweating can lead to dehydration and mineral imbalance, making pain situations even worse.

However, it is simple to keep yourself safe and pain-free. Here, we bring 5 easy ways to manage your pains in summers:

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Drink lots of water – Summer heats remove necessary fluids from the body. To reverse this, it is essential to drink lots of water. It is recommended to drink atleast 3-4 litres of water daily. Additionally, alcohol, coffee, or anything else that promotes dehydration must be avoided. Drinking water not only prevents cramps, and joint pains, but also protects the body from other problems like kidney stones.

 

Exercise within limits – Regular exercise is usually recommended for people suffering from chronic pain. However, it has been observed that in summers, overexertion due to exercise can be a factor contributing towards pain. To prevent this, one must always exercise within their limits. It is advisable to exercise only indoors (in airconditioned spaces) or early in the morning, when it is cooler. Swimming & Choosing the best indoor Bike Workouts can be a good form of exercise that is recommended during summers. 

 

Avoid Pain Trigger Foods – Certain foods, like spices, excessive salt, caffeine, cola, are known pain triggers, especially in the case of migraines and neuralgic pains. These triggers become even stronger in summers. It is best to avoid these trigger foods in this season.

 

Continue with your regular Pain Medications – If you’re taking regular medicines prescribed by your Pain Specialist, do continue them throughout the season. Take your doctor’s advise while changing any medicines. Warning: Take regular pain medicines only when prescribed by a Specialist. Often, self-medication on painkillers does more harm than good.

 

Visit a Pain Specialist if Pain becomes unbearable – If pain becomes unbearable despite taking these precautions, you should visit a Specialist Doctor at the earliest to get a definitive diagnosis and start your treatment. Pain is a complicated problem, and when ignored for long, it can worsen very rapidly. 

Try Back Pain Treatment Yourself

 

Back pain treatment in delhi

Back pain might be sudden or constant, debilitating or mild. Perhaps, it might be that you bent in the wrong way while lifting something heavy or you are suffering from a degenerative condition such as arthritis. Whatever might be the cause, once your back starts paining, it becomes very difficult to get rid of the pain. Almost every individual can expect to suffer from back pain at least once in his or her life. Sometimes, back pain can be very serious demanding immediate treatment. Back pain treatment is completely dependent on the history of the patients and the severity and type of pain. There are cases of back pain that get better within a few weeks without any kind of surgery. There are a number of tips that you can follow for treating the pain yourself.

Stay Active

The most important thing that you can do for treating your back pain is staying active and continuing with your normal day-to-day activities. Thinking that bed rest would help you in recovering fast is completely wrongly. Remaining active will actually help you in recovering quickly. This might be a little difficult for you in the beginning but you should not get discouraged. Try going back to work as soon as possible because this will help you in returning to your normal activity pattern and might distract you from your back pain.

Stretches and Back Exercises

Some simple stretches and back exercises can also be of good help in reducing back pain. You can practice these exercises at home as you require them. The best back pain treatment is consulting a physician and knowing the right back exercises that you can do for helping keep the back healthy and strong. You also have the option of consulting a physiotherapist. Activities like swimming, walking, pilates and yoga can also provide good help.

Painkillers

NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can be of good help in relieving back pain. There are different varieties of these tablets available at supermarkets and pharmacies and you do not require any prescription for buying these drugs. However, it is important to note that NSAIDs are not for every individual and therefore it is necessary for you to talk to a pharmacist prior to taking these drugs. There are other alternative medicines that can also help like codeine, paracetamol and muscle relaxants.

Cold and Hot Packs

Heat placed on the back can be of good help in relieving back pain. You can always place a hot water bottle or take a hot bath for treating your back problem. Cold like a bag of frozen vegetables or ice pack placed on the back area can also offer short-term pain relief.

Conclusion

Finally, relaxing and staying positive are considered the best treatments for back pain. Special back pain treatment involves exercise classes, psychological support and manual therapy.

Slipped Disc Treatment in Delhi

Everything about Slipped Disc Treatment

The other name for slipped disc is herniated disc and it happens when there is a rupture in the disc of the spine with the gel leaking out of it. This places great pressure and stress on surrounding nerves resulting in discomfort and pain in patients. There are many people who actually suffer from slipped discs but they are not even aware of this. A slipped disc is a condition when the disc tears or bulges out of its protective cover of connective tissues. Other names for this condition are bulging disc or ruptured disc. Based on location, the discomfort and pain will vary. Some of the most common signs of slipped disc are as follows:

  • Numbness
  • Pain in the legs and the arms
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Weakness
  • Loss of the ability of performing fine motor skills
  • Muscle spasms
  • Abnormal sensation

All these symptoms are generally caused due to pressure on nerves from slipped disc and these can disturb signals from the brain to the other parts of the body.

Different Treatment Procedures for Slipped Disc

The discomfort and pain caused by slipped disc can very well be treated by knowing the cause that resulted in the condition. Some of the best procedures for slipped disc treatment are as follows:

Self Treatment

Home treatment such as cold and hot applications along with rest can help in relieving the discomfort and pain caused by slipped disc. Patients might also go for over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines along with pain killers such as Advil and Tylenol. There are certain simple exercises that can also help in relieving the pain caused due to slipped disc. Such exercises help in strengthening and stretching the back offering good relief. Massage and physiotherapy might also be of good help. These are some simple steps that can always help in healing slipped disc.

Lifestyle Changes

People who are overweight might also suffer from slipped disc. Excessive flesh around the waist might cause good strain and pressure on lumber spine which generally provides support to the entire upper body weight. When discs in the vertebrae are under great pressure, they tend to tear out while pressing against nerve roots. Uncontrolled habits of eating and lethargic lifestyle are the main causes of obesity. Having fruits and vegetables ion good quantities and practicing exercises on a regular basis along with positive thinking can help in reducing pressure and weight on the lower back.

Medications

If these do-it-yourself procedures fail to offer proper slipped disc treatment, the patients might take anti-inflammatory non-steroidal medications and narcotic pain killers. Along with these drugs, patients can also go for muscle relaxants.

Injections

In case oral medications do not offer relief, patients might need steroid injections in the lower back in the place of occurrence of the slipped disc. Steroid injections need to be taken every three months but only at the advice of a doctor.

Conclusion

Surgery is the last option for patients who go for slipped disc treatment.

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Facts To Know About Spine Specialist In Delhi

Spine pain has constantly ended up being exceptionally disturbing other than difficult alone. This is the reason individuals are dependably in the search for more powerful methods for taking care of the spine. For the present, the best approach to do as such is by all accounts experiencing a spine surgery. In any case, without the opportune individual to complete the spine surgery, things are not prone to last as easily not surprisingly. This is the reason it is essential to focus on the qualities a perfect spine expert ought to have.

To kick things off, the trademark that a perfect spine expert ought to have is that he or she is a sensibly prepared individual as far as spine treatment is concerned. This can be seen from regardless of whether the expert is a man ensured by the board and has a partnership with regards to treating the spine. Assuming this is the case, this Pro has demonstrated that he or she has had no less than one year of encounters in getting his or her hands on spine surgeries. If you want to know about the fact of the spine problem, you have to consult with the best spine specialist in Delhi.

An overview of the Delhi Pain Management Centre

Experts term the Delhi Pain Management Centre as one of the most technologically advanced non-surgical pain treatment facility. They are a chain of medical centers who specialize in the accurate and effective treatment of acute pain. They have a team of experts who are capable enough of dealing with various kinds of pain such as slipped disc, back pain, arthritis, joint pains, neuralgic pain, migraines, headaches, etc. With the presence of fully equipped modern day advanced technologies and treatment methods, people can expect to get the best results that will provide them relief from severe pain. People can consult with them as they are the best spine specialist in Delhi and know more about spine issues.

If a spine expert does not appear to think a lot about other individuals’ conclusions, or the master does not by any means get a kick out of the chance to answer things addressed by the patients, or that he or she is not a decent communicator, then this is not a perfect spine authority. A perfect expert will be somebody that has great relational abilities and will be amicable to the patients rather than insensible or self-important. In this particular pain treatment center, people can expect to meet their every sort of queries rather than in a haphazard fashion.

The center deals with proper and efficient forms of treatment such as the right dosage of medications and enhancing their efficiency through lifestyle counseling. Some other treatments that they are known for expertise in are Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), Vertebroplasty, botox therapy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Ozone Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Intrathecal Pump implant, injections, etc. These modern days advanced treatments lead to better results than the conventional ones and hence, proper better results to patients.

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Arthritis Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Arthritis is a common medical condition which is not well understood, it actually is not a single disease but an informal way of referring to the joint diseases or pain. Arthritis can be of hundred types and can affect people of all ages, sexes and races. This condition is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older. Common symptoms include swelling, pain and decreased motion range. The symptoms are not frequent and can come and go, and when present, they can be mild, moderate or severe. The condition can stay same for years and get worse over time, those having severe arthritis can suffer from chronic pain, and find it difficult to walk or climb stairs. If you suffer from any of the below-mentioned arthritis symptoms, get in touch with arthritis doctor in Delhi.

Symptoms of Arthritis:

Osteoarthritis symptoms include joint pain and progressive stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms include swelling, pain, inflammation and stiffness in arms, legs, wrists and fingers and the pain is severe in the morning time.
Infectious arthritis includes fever, chills, joint inflammation, and sharp pain that can be linked to some injury or infection.

It is the time to call arthritis doctor in Delhi when:

  • You feel pain and stiffness in the joints without any injury
  • Pain is accompanied by fever
  • Pain develops quickly
  • Redness and tenderness in the joints
  • You notice pain and stiffness in arms, legs, back after you sit for a short period of time or after you wake up in the morning.

Arthritis Treatment

Sooner the Arthritis Treatments in Delhi are begun; more effective result likely to be because it can reduce the risk of long-term damage to the joints and bones. Over the counter medication such as acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) offer great relief from arthritis pain. They reduce the inflammation and can also be helpful in the types of arthritis where inflammation is not the main problem. Steroids are powerful and natural anti-inflammatory agents they can be injected into the painful joints or muscles or can be used in the tablet form. They are used mostly for inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue diseases. There are several creams and supplements that can also prove to be beneficial for the pain.

Physical therapies for arthritis

Doctors recommend physical therapies for reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Physiotherapy is recommended as it helps in improving muscle strength and general fitness of the body. Physiotherapy can be combined with pain relieving treatments such as heat packs/ ice packs or massage for better results.

Surgery

It is recommended if the damage caused to the bones and joints is severe.
DPMC offers effective Arthritis Treatment in Delhi, for more information, get in touch.

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How To Deal With Severe Pain: Pain Management

Pain can prevent you from carrying on with your life, and this article will give tips on how you can manage the pain you are having now and keep it from reoccurring later on.

Remember these following things

  1. Keep up legitimate posture with a specific end goal to avert pain. It is imperative to stand, sit and walk appropriately so that your muscles and tendons don’t haul your vertebrae twisted and cause pain. Slumping down or inclining to the side may appear to mitigate the pain in the short term; however, it can compound the situation after some time. Your head, neck, and spine ought to be adjusted appropriately at all times to keep any pain.
  2. If you need to stay away from pain, absolutely never lift a box unless you know the amount it weighs. You could be in for a substantial and painful surprise. You ought to be cautious about lifting things accurately, notwithstanding when you are lifting or nursing your kids.
  3. Being overweight is particularly obstructing to your body as the additional pounds cause strain on your lower part. A balanced diet routine should be actualized and a moderate weight with a specific end goal to shield your from physical mischief because of stoutness or additional weight.
  4. Visiting a Pain Specialist in Delhi r can be a good option. Find a reputable one and ensure that whom you are going to take service from is exceptionally qualified and not fouling it up further.

What does the Pain Specialist in Delhi suggest?

Delhi Pain Management Centre is one of the paths breaking clinics that has been persistently catering towards all sorts of pain healing. Dedicated to more than fifty thousand patients, the Pain Clinic Delhi manages to be a pioneering name in Indian medical perspective. They have some suggestions:

  • Begin working out. By working out, you fortify muscles in your upper and lower body, which permits them to handle the stretch you put on those muscles. Figuring out how to extend those muscles will mitigate pain also.
  • Join an online gathering or a care group like Pain Clinic Delhi to get suggestions regarding pain. This will give support to your pain, yet more than that you can get thoughts for pain alleviation from those in the gathering.

Transitory help from pain: According to Pain Clinic Delhi

  • To get temporary relief from pain, consider both ice and warmth for at-home treatment. Ice is best in diminishing pain from a late harm as it lessens aggravation.
  • One of the best pain cures you can discover is a necessary hot shower. Notwithstanding to something like a slipped disc, a hot shower will work wonders.
  • Check whether your natural food stores have any pain cures. There are beyond any reasonable amount to the list, and several stores will offer medicines.

Gaining the Trust through Healing the Cause

cervical treatmentYou may have seen people are getting quite depressed nowadays and having some painful nights. The nights are becoming annoying for them as they are not able to sleep due to severe cervical pains. You may have decided to do a replacement surgery and want to give entry to some foreign matters entry to your body. It might resolve the issues for quite a while. Besides that, implantation of any foreign bodies can cause more severe disease in the future. It is, for this reason, people started trusting DPMC, and now DPMC has healed the cause of more than 50000 patients suffering from the pain of arthritis.

DPMC is providing the best treatment to the people who are suffering from the arthritis problem, without forcing them to do surgery or any replacement surgery. They are providing the treatment with some non-surgical methods which can benefit the patient in many ways.

Cervical facet joint pain symptoms

This condition can cause numerous symptoms, which depends on the severity as well as the location of the joint deterioration. Some common cervical facet joint pain symptoms are as follows:

  • Pain at the site of the joint
  • Soreness in the neck
  • Limited movement
  • Headaches

Other than these problems, people may suffer from various other problems resulting from spur bone growth. Since the cartilage which generally cushions the bones starts to wear away, the body makes attempts for destabilizing the joint with osteophytes as well as bone spurs. These tiny projections occur in places where joint deterioration occurs. They often develop without any production of symptoms.

In the case of cervical facet syndrome, the nerve roots which are affected are located in the neck area. But the nerves branch out for innervating other parts of the body. Symptoms tend to radiate down the affected nerves and cause numbness, pain in the shoulders, weakness, and pain in the hands or arms. It depends on which nerve is affected.

Cervical facet joint pain treatment

There are at first some conservative treatments for cervical facet syndrome involving non-surgical techniques. This type of treatment is needed for managing the pain of the patient as well as increase mobility in the affected joint. Some conservative cervical pain treatment can include various recommended approaches like:

Pain Medications – Pain relievers like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen can help people suffering from it manage the symptoms of this disease. Prescription drugs need to be recommended in cases the symptoms become severe and don’t respond to medications.

Physical therapy – This is needed for keeping the spine fit as well as making the surrounding muscles strong for controlling the symptoms. Various physical therapy sessions by Cervical Specialist, as well as regular activities, can help in maintaining or improving flexibility as well as muscle tone.

Spinal therapy –– If  a combination of physical and pharmacotherapy is unable to provide adequate pain relief then we should go for interventional (injection) painmanagement techniques such as cervical epidural and trigger point injections. These techniques are absolutely safe, effective and produce rapid recovery in all age groups provided they are performed by the experts (pain physicians).

Applying heat or ice – Applying heat at the place of pain may stop the pain temporarily. Also, placing ice packs on swollen areas can help in reduction of inflammation. Physicians recommend one of these or often both these methods. It is very important to follow instructions on how to apply the treatment.

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