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CBD’s Role in Managing Pain

You’ve probably heard talk about CBD, or cannabidiol, if not tried it yourself for any number of conditions it is advertised to help. If you’re wondering what CBD is, if CBD helps control or lessen acute or chronic pain, and how to take or use CBD, you’ve

Oct 8th, 2021
The Truth about Obesity and Chronic Pain

Does obesity directly cause chronic pain? Well, no, obesity is not a direct cause of pain. However, many conditions that cause chronic pain are far more common in people who are obese, and obesity and chronic pain often exist side by side.

Sep 23rd, 2021
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain

If you’re a patient who has tried all types of conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, medications, injections, nerve blocks, and more, without relief, peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS, may offer you the pain relief you’ve been searching for.

Aug 16th, 2021
How Tai Chi Can Help Combat Chronic Pain

Tai chi has become a method of stress and anxiety reduction, meditation, and serenity, in addition to being a form of exercise that increases flexibility, balance, and combats a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain.

Jul 7th, 2021
Treating Lower Back Pain Without Surgery

Whether your back pain is a brand new occurrence or has been lingering for years, there are plenty of treatment options before you should even consider undergoing spine surgery. Talk to one of the doctors at PPP before considering invasive spine surgery.

Jun 15th, 2021
CRPS: Treatment for a Commonly Misunderstood Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition that causes chronic and debilitating pain. CRPS perplexes many physicians, but the team at Pacific Pain Physicians has been diagnosing and treating this condition successfully for many of their patients.

Apr 28th, 2021
Spinal Cord Stimulators: The Solution to Chronic Pain

The doctors at Pacific Pain Physicians have successfully placed hundreds of spinal cord stimulators in their patients. Patients who have had a spinal cord stimulator placed have had remarkable results, with many seeing as much as 70% reduction in pain.

Apr 2nd, 2021
The Basics of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine focused on the development and application of new treatments to heal and/or restore function to tissues or organs damaged by disease, trauma, age, and degeneration.

Feb 6th, 2021
Ketamine Infusions: Treating Pain, Anxiety, and Depression

Ketamine use is nothing new to the medical community. In fact, its been used as an anesthetic in surgical settings in the U.S. since the 1970’s. However, doctors have discovered new uses for this drug that go beyond its original use as a powerful anestheti

Jan 21st, 2021
The role of nutrition in pain and inflammation

Nutrition is an important factor in regulating pain and inflammation in your body. We reached out to an expert in the field of nutrition, Hoda Hakimjavadi, MS, RDN, to get her input on this topic.

Apr 25th, 2019
The Case For Yoga As a Treatment for Back Pain

Yoga was found to be comparable to physical therapy (PT) in relieving chronic low back pain (LBP) in a controlled study that followed low-income, minority patients for one year after an initial course of treatment.

Feb 24th, 2019