All Chronic Pain Articles

Radiculopathy: What You Need to Know

Radiculopathy is pain, tingling, numbness or weakness down the length of a nerve, caused by a compressed nerve root in the spine.

Chronic Pain Center

The SpineUniverse Chronic Pain Center provides access to information about chronic back or neck pain, including diagnosis, treatment and living with chronic spine pain.

Managing Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Treating chronic pain is a challenge, but you have many options: injections, surgery, spinal cord stimulation, and more.

John F. Kennedy’s Chronic Back Pain Conflicts Revealed

The medical care John F. Kennedy received for chronic back pain is compared to non-operative and surgical treatments he may have received today.

How to Communicate to Gain Your Doctor’s Trust

Tips to help you talk about your chronic back pain with your doctor. Based on a research study about the way you communicate can influence how your doctor perceives you.

Interventional Chronic Pain Management

Interventional pain management specialists offer an array of treatment options for chronic pain sufferers.

Chronic Pain Research and Treatment Updates

Article includes links to current chronic pain research and treatment updates.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain comes in many forms, so effectively treating your pain requires a plan just for you. A physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan.

Types of Chronic Pain

Neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain are two types of chronic pain caused by nerves or nerve receptors that are damaged and not functioning properly.

Psychologists Help Chronic Pain Patients

If your doctor refers you to a psychologist, it means that he or she is well-aware of the emotional effects chronic pain can have.

Chronic Back Pain Mind Games

Despite the recent surge in criticism against them, opioids are among the most commonly prescribed treatments for chronic back pain. But, could extended use actually create more pain?

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Chronic Pain

Your doctor will need to run several exams and tests, and through all of it, he or she will be trying to figure out what's causing your chronic pain.

Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be caused by so many things: Read this article to learn the general categories of chronic pain causes.

Ergonomics and Chronic Pain

Practicing good ergonomic principals on the job may enable you to control your pain.

Common Chronic Pain Questions

The term chronic pain is generally used to describe pain that has lasted for more than six months. It isn't always clear what causes chronic pain. There are several possibilities.

Chronic Pain Prevention

Can chronic pain be prevented? Especially chronic back pain: is it possible to prevent pain? A pain management specialist tells you how you can work to prevent chronic back pain.

TENS Not Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain

Guidelines released from the American Academy of Neurology state that transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, known as TENS, is not effective at treating chronic low back pain. Read this article to learn more about this major recommendation.

Exercise and Chronic Pain

Why exercises is important if you have chronic back pain offers 4 benefits and how to get started.

Could the Alexander Technique Relieve Your Chronic Back and Neck Pain?

The Alexander Technique involves human touch and the teacher uses his or her hands to gently adjust you into a proper upright position to help you release pressure in your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back.

Spine Muscles in Pain? Myofascial Pain Syndrome May Be to Blame

Myofascial pain syndrome is back or neck pain caused by tight or twitching muscle and fascia trigger points. Many treatment options, including trigger point injections, can help manage spine pain.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is hard to define because it affects people so differently and can come in so many forms.

Cymbalta May Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

A 2010 study found that a daily dose of Cymbalta significantly reduced chronic low back pain, compared to a placebo. Read this article for an overview of the study and to learn more about how Cymbalta helps chronic pain patients.

How to Support a Loved One With Chronic Spine-related Pain

I’m writing to tell you how you can be a good friend and supportive ally to me throughout my journey with chronic back and neck pain. Years ago, without choice or cause, I was thrust into another world. It’s a complicated place, where physical abilities and mental challenges abound....

Surgery for Chronic Pain

Surgery is a last resort option for chronic pain, but in some cases, it may be necessary. Learn when doctors recommend surgery for chronic pain patients.

Symptoms of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is much more than pain. It can lead to other physical, social, and emotional problems that can feel overwhelming.

Many Pediatricians Shy Away From Treating Chronic Pain

Children can experience debilitating chronic pain just like everyone else. But a study revealed that most pediatricians do not believe it's their main responsibility to treat chronic pain. Read what researchers say must be done to reverse this trend.

Drugs and Medications for Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Article explains typically prescribed drugs and how they help.

Exercise for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Ask your doctor if you should be doing certain exercises to help alleviate back and neck pain and keep your body strong.

Taking Charge of Your Pain: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt

If you suffer from chronic pain, you probably have discovered that searching for effective relief can be frustrating. You need appropriate knowledge in order to make the right decisions for your emotional and physical needs.

Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain

Learn what chiropractic treatment options are available to help you manage your chronic pain.

Interventional Pain Management for Chronic Pain: Rhizotomy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, and Spinal Pumps

There are several interventional pain management techniques you can try to deal with chronic back pain.

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

Many patients find chronic pain relief from complimentary and alternative medicines (CAM). Depending on your type of chronic pain, you may want to try acupuncture or herbal remedies. Massage is also a good treatment option for chronic pain.

Anatomy of Chronic Pain

Nerves are what enable us to feel pain, so if you have chronic pain, there's probably something wrong with your nerves.

Facts and Tips about Chronic Pain

Quick facts and tips about chronic pain. Learn how it's defined, how it's treated, and whether or not you should exercise when you have chronic pain.

Therapy Helps Chronic Back Pain Patients Sleep Easier

Findings show that behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for chronic pain patients who suffer from sleep disorders. People with chronic back or neck pain often have sleep problems, and this article has more information about this therapy.

Opioids and Chronic Pain

The Annals of Internal Medicine featured a study that examined the association between long-term opioid use in patients with chronic pain and the increasing rate of opioid overdose. Though the study raises concerns, opioids can be a safe treatment.

References 1-50: Understanding Neuropathic Pain

References 1 through 50 to Dr. Steven Richeimer's article "Understanding Neuropathic Pain".

References: 51-103: Understanding Neuropathic Pain

References 51-103 to Dr. Steven Richeimer's article about neuropathic pain.

Three-Step Program for Chronic Low Back Pain

In many cases of chronic pain, an early and aggressive treatment plan produces the best results. A chiropractor describes a three-step approach, including spinal manipulation and exercises, to help relieve ongoing pain.

Understanding Neuropathic Pain

Rather than the nervous system functioning properly to sound an alarm regarding tissue injury, in neuropathic pain the peripheral or central nervous systems malfunction and cause pain.