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What are the signs of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal syndrome, aside from osteoarthritis. Even though more than 12 million Americans suffer from the painful condition, it is still frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood. It’s so painful that it often leads to social isolation and deep depression. It’s a chronic disorder that includes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness […]

Should you be worried about your neck cracking?

Crack! There it goes again. You tilted your head quickly when a coworker yelled your name, and your neck just cracked out of nowhere. What was that? Why does your neck randomly crack? And – should you be concerned? The good news is that most of the time, the cracking of your neck is no […]

How to describe your sciatic pain to family and friends

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dealing with those shooting pains in your lower back, butt and legs, it’s still hard to correctly describe to your friends and family just what kind of pain you are experiencing when you have sciatica. It’s also hard for your friends and family to know what to do […]

5 things you should know about chronic pain

When you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, sometimes it’s hard for your friends, your family and even you to fully understand exactly what it is you’re going through. That’s why it’s so important that you remember these five things. You can also share this knowledge with your friends and family so they, too, […]

Ice v. Heat: Which is better for pain?

We hear a lot about applying ice and heat to injuries. Both have pain-reducing qualities, but which is better for chronic pain? As it turns out, it just depends on the type of injury you have. When should you use ice? Researchers have found that ice is better for the following: Sports injuries: When it […]

What is a slipped disc?

You might have heard the term “slipped disk” before (sounds painful!), but what exactly is it? What is a slipped disk? A slipped disk happens when the soft inner part of the disk sticks out through the outer ring. You’re more likely to have a slipped disk if you’re an older adult. A series of […]

Why painkillers can sometimes increase chronic pain

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States, having killed an estimated 14,000 people in 2014 alone. It’s a crisis so severe that doctors and pharmacists are constantly raising the standards on which patients can receive opioid medications. They are also heavily regulating how much medication you can be prescribed and for how long. […]

The importance of good posture

Do you remember your mom always telling you to sit up straight? Do you look back now and wonder why you never listened? Good posture – or how you hold your body up while sitting and standing – is important for so many reasons, including proper spine function, increased mobility and balance. What are the […]

Louisiana Pain Specialists Become the First in New Orleans to Use New Treatment Therapy for Patients Suffering from Chronic Intractable Pain

Louisiana Pain Specialists Become the First in New Orleans to Use New Treatment Therapy for Patients Suffering from Chronic Intractable Pain   JANUARY 27, 2017 – Louisiana Pain Specialists is the first facility in New Orleans to use a new neurostimulation device designed to relieve the sensation of pain in patients suffering from chronic intractable […]