Monthly Archives: July 2016

Painful Conditions of the Joints

The joints are an important and often used component of the body, which means that conditions affecting the joints are not only common (over one third of adults reported joint pain within 30 days of when they were surveyed), but they also can greatly interfere with day-to-day life. Some of the most common conditions […]

Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

This condition, common among amputees, is a painful sensation that seems to originate in a missing limb. It is different from stump pain, (pain in the stump of an amputated limb generally caused by overuse or a poorly fitting prosthesis). Although this condition is not fully understood, scientists believe that it may be caused […]

Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint, which is responsible for connecting the spine and the pelvis, is the site where the iliac bones meet the sacrum. Typically sacroiliac joint pain results from an injury that causes the joints to become locked or too loose, though it may also become painful due to pregnancy, muscle tightness, arthritis, differences […]

Intrathecal Pump Implant for Pain – How Does It Work

An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine, applied directly to the intrathecal space – the area surrounding the spinal cord – to prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. The implantation of the pump requires surgery. After the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling at […]