What to Expect After an Epidural Steroid Injection

June 27, 2016

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 […]

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Neck & Shoulder Pain

June 20, 2016

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 […]

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Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

June 13, 2016

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. “In my practice, I do see more women than men for chronic hip […]

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Pets and Pain Reduction

June 4, 2016

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 […]

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Keeping the ‘Memorial’ in Memorial Day

May 30, 2016

Today May 30th 2016 is Memorial Day.  While this federal holiday is looked at as a three-day weekend featuring retail sales and the start of the summer vacation season by many, we ask that you take a moment today to reflect on the enormous sacrifices made by the men and women who died in the […]

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Assessing the Pain

May 23, 2016

Pain assessment is critical to optimal pain management interventions. While pain is a highly subjective experience, its management necessitates objective standards of care. Pain assessment for patients with muscle pain and arthritis is often done by using pain scales that allow the patient to describe the level of their pain. Once the level of pain is […]

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Chronic Inflammation and Illness

May 15, 2016

Is chronic inflammation hurting your health?  How can chronic inflammation be treated?  Are there dietary and fitness recommendations? “Inflammation is the root of chronic illness,” said Dr. Mark Sherwood who co-authored “Quest for Wellness” with his wife Dr. Michelle Neil Sherwood. “If you examine top medical journals right now, you would see that most, or […]

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Kicking Away Bursitis and Tendonitis Pain

May 9, 2016

Bursitis and tendinitis are conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones.  Salonpas sat down with Dr. David Blackmer, a Boise, Idaho-based podiatrist and foot doctor, Blackmer Foot & Ankle to learn more about these conditions and how to keep our feet and ankles pain-free and healthy: How do people get bursitis and tendonitis?  How […]

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Why Sitting is the New Smoking

May 2, 2016

Feeling healthy and proud to have kicked the cigarette habit, we now have something more to worry about out.  Researchers claim that too much time sitting in a chair – like most of us do in the workplace – could lead to an early death.  What’s worse, the Annals of Internal Medicine study says that […]

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Salonpas Close-up with Mak Takano

April 24, 2016

Mak Takano is a private trainer with a B.A. in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Redlands in California with over three decades of physical fitness training and Martial Arts experience.  Training professional athletes, Hollywood actors and people seeking better holistic lifestyle thru fitness. Mak is […]

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