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Do You Have a Frozen Shoulder Dec 14th, 2020

Shoulder pain is relatively common and has many causes, including adhesive capsulitis — commonly known as a frozen shoulder. While minor shoulder injuries can cause pain and stiffness, these symptoms usually subside with a few days of rest and at-home care. If your symptoms persist, it’s time to talk to...

Is Osteoarthritis Causing Your Lower Back Pain Nov 11th, 2020

Millions of Americans live with lower back pain, which could be due to osteoarthritis. Not only can the cartilage that cushions your vertebrae wear away, but you can also develop lower back pain from arthritis in your hips or knees that affects the way you walk, your musculoskeletal balance, and...

Botox: It’s Not Just a Beauty Treatment Oct 14th, 2020

Botox® was originally developed to treat strabismus — the clinical term for crossed eyes. As ophthalmologists used Botox to relax the abnormal muscle tension that pulls eyes out of alignment, they discovered that their patients’ wrinkles disappeared. The FDA approved Botox for cosmetic purposes in 2002, but over the years,...

Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis Sep 17th, 2020

Spinal stenosis is a common cause of neck and back pain — up to 500,000 Americans have symptoms of a narrowed spine, and many more might have asymptomatic spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis usually develops in your neck or lower spine when your spinal column narrows. The reduced space leads to...

Seven Signs Your Headache is a Migraine Aug 11th, 2020

While 39 million Americans have migraines, most people don’t understand the condition or know how it's different from a headache. Many people think they’re having a migraine, but just have a severe headache, while others have migraines but don’t make the connection between their symptoms.  A migraine is a neurological...

Pain Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 28th, 2020

If you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, or another chronic pain condition, your pain hasn’t disappeared as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across our country and the world. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing are sometimes vague, and you might be wondering about how to get the care you need when...

How Effective Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Remedying Chronic Knee Pain Jun 24th, 2020

Maybe your knee pain is worse when you wake up in the morning and are just starting to move around for the day. Or perhaps, by the end of the day, your knees are screaming for relief. Whatever your experience with knee pain, we know you want effective relief now....

Is Spinal Stenosis Causing Your Chronic Back Pain? Mar 11th, 2020

While many injuries and conditions cause chronic back pain, up to 500,000 Americans have spinal stenosis. A variety of conditions can cause spinal stenosis, which increases its prevalence.   Our anesthesiologist and pain management expert Syed Nasir, MD, here at Skilled Pain Care Clinic, PA, in Houston and Katy, Texas,...

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Heal From an Injury Faster Feb 1st, 2020

A painful injury can interfere with your quality of life, keeping you from work, school, sports, or other activities. Whether you’re an athlete with tendinitis or you’re living with knee pain, you want a quick recovery so you can get back to your regular activities. With innovative regenerative medicine therapies,...

Why Botox® May Be the Solution to Managing Your Migraine Pain Jan 2nd, 2020

It’s hard to ignore a migraine, especially when it causes sensitivity to light, intense pain, or the inability to concentrate. But, you don’t have to lose another day to migraine. If you suffer from chronic headaches that put you out of commission, Botox® could be just what you need to...

CUTTING OUT GLUTEN MAY HELP SOME BATTLE NERVE PAIN Feb 28th, 2018

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A sensitivity to gluten in the diet has been tied to the nerve damage known as neuropathy, and a new study seems to strengthen that link. The research showed that a gluten-free diet may help reduce nerve pain in some people with gluten...

SOME IN PAIN CAN CUT OPIOIDS AND STILL GET RELIEF Feb 21st, 2018

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some potentially good news for folks taking opioids for chronic pain: It’s possible to slowly reduce the dosage without increasing discomfort, new research suggests. That’s even true for people who’ve taken the drugs for a long time. One patient in the new study...

HERBAL DRUG KRATOM CONTAINS OPIOIDS, FDA SAYS Feb 7th, 2018

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday.Nearly all of kratom’s major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA...

TAMPER-RESISTANT OPIOIDS MAY NOT STOP ADDICTION Jan 11th, 2018

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tamper-resistant opioid pills — one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse — aren’t stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows.“This formulation was developed with the specific aim of reducing tampering, targeting behaviors such as injection or snorting,” said the...

RAIN MAY NOT CAUSE ACHY JOINTS AFTER ALL Dec 13th, 2017

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with...