Monthly Archives: June 2016

What to Expect After an Epidural Steroid Injection

By Oklahoma Pain Management If you have chronic pain, relief seems like a pipe dream that may never happen. Activities of daily living can be painful, leaving you feeling distraught and frustrated. One way to relieve that pain is with the use of epidural steroid injections, or ESI, which are commonly used to treat pain caused by… Read More
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Neck & Shoulder Pain

What is the most common cause of neck and shoulder pain?  Does mental stress play a role?  What’s the best way to treat neck and shoulder pain?  Does physical therapy play a role?  Salonpas spoke with doctors, physical therapist and other wellness professionals about treating neck and shoulder pain. Neck and shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways.  The… Read More
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Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

Does your hip ache? As with other types of chronic pain, women tend to experience it more than men. But because hip pain can have a number of different causes, determining the correct one is the key to getting the best treatment. [caption id="attachment_1742" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Derek Ochai[/caption] “In my practice, I do see more women than… Read More
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Pets and Pain Reduction

Can a pet be part of your pain management plan?  Research has shown that pain is directly related to levels of stress and anxiety. “Anything, like a loving pet, that helps to increase joy, love, satisfaction and reduce stress and anxiety can have a direct, beneficial effect on pain,” says Dr. Patricia A. Farrell, a licensed psychologist, psychologist consultant to WebMD, educator, and a… Read More
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