If you or a loved one suffer from Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN), or any of your patients do, you know just how painful this disorder can be. Affecting the small sensory cutaneous nerves that transmit pain and temperature information to the brain, the characteristic symptoms of SFN include unusual sensations such as tingling and prickling, pins-and-needles, sharp pricks, and even odd feelings of persistent burning and brief electric shock-like pain.
Back pain and osteoarthritis are “leading causes of disability worldwide. ” So it is surprising to learn that doctors today are prescribing antidepressants to alleviate the pain associated with these conditions, despite the findings that there are very negative side effects to these drugs including dependence and withdrawal, not to mention the fact that the patients are not actually depressed.
Everyone at some time in their life has suffered from the throbbing, aching, and annoying pain of a headache. Headaches can be mild, or they can be severe and even debilitating.
Trigger Points are frequently discussed in chiropractic practices. As you know, there are three types of trigger pain: active, latent and satellite. Active: actively causing pain. Latent: not actively causing pain until the spot is palpated. Then pain is felt. Satellite: these are in the areas of Active and Latent trigger points. They may not be the primary issue. However, when addressing Active and Latent trigger points they make themselves known.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) created a very informative Infographic on the costs of diabetes in our healthcare system. Some of the facts are summarized in the post.
Many differing opinions are discussed about high power, low power, cold laser and hot laser. What really counts is not the labels, but rather dosage.