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21May, 2018

Leg Pain

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Leg Pain The lower parts of your legs take the brunt of your day-to-day life. You shouldn’t have to be in pain, though. Medical treatments can help if your doctor says you have a condition like leg cramps, blood clots, or issues with the nerves. Muscle cramp. It can strike in your sleep or in the middle of the day. This sudden, tight, intense lower leg pain is sometimes called a “charley horse.” When it takes a grip, it can get worse quickly. It happens when your muscles are tired or […]
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18Dec, 2017

Opioids and Medication Management

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Opioids and Medication Management Fast MD for you is proud to be among the growing number of providers in this country working to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions given and, in doing so, prevent as many medication-related deaths as possible. Our efforts align well with the recent CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which states, “Patients with pain should receive treatment that provides the greatest benefits relative to risks.” While in a majority of cases, this means nonopioid – and even nonpharmacological – therapy for the treatment […]
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25Apr, 2017

Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia Who Is Affected By Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widepsread muscle pain and fatigue in affected individuals. Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia have pain and tenderness throughout the body. These tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them. Additionally, other symptoms may accompany their pain and tenderness, including: Sleep disturbances Headaches Morning stiffness Painful menstruation Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet Difficulty with memory and thinking It has been estimated that […]
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20Oct, 2016

Auto Accident Injuries

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Auto Accident Injuries Can Be Beat Get Pain-Free TODAY Auto accident injuries are devastating! Statisticbrain.com reports approximately 80 people are killed on US roads each day and there are over 5,400,000 non-fatal car crashes every year. Survivors of these collisions often wind up dealing with chronic pain for life. Some of which is debilitating and progressive. It’s critical that you take care of the pain so you can live your life to the fullest. Auto accident injuries are NOT to be taken lightly! Step One is to identify the pain […]
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7May, 2016

Trigger Point Injections

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What are the indications for trigger point injections? A trigger point injection is generally indicated to treat painful areas of muscle or knots of muscle that can form in any muscle of the body. These knots or trigger points are oftentimes able to felt when touching the painful, affected muscle. Also, trigger points may irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. How do trigger point injections help my pain? Once the diagnosis of a trigger point is made, you […]
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29Jan, 2016

Hope for Chronic Pain Conditions

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Hope for Chronic Pain Conditions Fast MD 4 You pain clinic offers hope and healing for people suffering from a variety of chronic pain problems. Chronic pain can be caused by many different conditions. We tackle these conditions with a multi-disciplinary approach that is uniquely suited to each individual patient and leads each patient to the best outcome possible. Chronic pain conditions we treat at our pain clinic include: Back and Neck Pain Back and neck pain may be due to several causes, including: Arthritis—joints in the spine (called facet […]
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16Dec, 2015

Post Herpetic Neuralgia( Pain after Shingles Outbreak)

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Post herpetic neuralgia is the lasting skin and nerve pain associated with a shingles outbreak. The threat of developing this pain condition is often the biggest worry for those who have a shingles outbreak. The most common symptom of post herpetic neuralgia is a burning pain that may interfere with sleep and appetite. Other common symptoms include itching or numbness, muscle weakness or paralysis and sensitivity to any touch. Patients who seek treatment within the first 72 hours of the rash appearance and start a course of antivirals are 50 […]
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18Nov, 2015

Back Pain: Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, and Spondylolisthesis

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Back Pain: Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, and Spondylolisthesis Have you read your MRI report recently and ended up more confused about your low back pain than before you began? If so, you are not alone. The medical terms for low back problems confuse many medical professionals who don’t deal with these issues on a regular basis. The purpose of this post is to help explain what is going on with your back, so that you can make a more informed decision on which treatments to choose. The 3 main terms we are […]
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11Nov, 2015

Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain at multiple tender points, joint stiffness, and systemic symptoms that include but are not limited to mood disorders, fatigue, and sleeplessness. Unlike myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia may be partially a result of central sensitization that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Patients with fibromyalgia are susceptible to a phenomenon called “wind up” in which the body responds with increasing pain to a persistent stimulus. Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia may be susceptible to increased inflammatory markers that […]
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9Nov, 2015

Arthritis

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Arthritis is a medical term that means inflammation of a joint. Arthritis Symptoms The most common symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the symptoms may become more and more severe, leading to loss of range of motion and/or inability of the joint to support weight. Types of Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is due to the normal “wear-and-tear” of the joint due to our daily activities. Over time, normal use of our joints causes the cartilage at the end of […]
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