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September: The Importance of Pain Awareness Month

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Tens of thousands of people across the country live with daily chronic pain. It's often referred to as the invisible illness. But while your pain may go unnoticed by others, its impact can be enormous. During the entire month of September, organizations join hands to raise awareness, and reduce stigma, about living with pain and pain management. Events (both virtual and in-real-life) are held across the country. Blue ribbons and signs promoting Pain Awareness Month will appear and dozens of landmarks and well-known buildings—from the New Orleans Superdome to Los Angeles International Airport—choose one day to be bathed in blue light as part of the Beautify in Blue initiative to spread the word. Pain Awareness Month is supported by a number of patient advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Pain Foundation, American Chronic Pain Association, and the multi-organization Partners for Understanding Pain.

What is a herniated disc and how can it be treated?

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Graphic of spine and discsMany of the chronic-pain sufferers who visit one of our Louisiana pain clinics suffer from what's known as a herniated disc, a condition known to be a source of pain in the neck, arm, back or leg.

Also referred to as a ruptured or slipped disc, a herniated disc can occur anywhere throughout the spine, although it's often found in the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back).

Treating Arthritis with Joint Pain Injections and Radiofrequency of Facet Nerves

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million people - and 300,000 children - suffer from some type of arthritis, making it an extremely common (yet misunderstood) affliction.

Many people believe "arthritis" to be a singular disease; it's not. There are actually more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, with common symptoms including swelling, stiffness, pain, and decreased range of motion.

How to Treat Post-Surgery Chronic Pain

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Post-operative pain is fairly common, but that doesn't make it any easier to cope with for those who suffer from it. Post-operative pain occurs as a result of your body responding to the trauma of being cut open and operated on. Most post-op patients endure some level of pain or discomfort, which can often be referred to as acute post-operative pain.

Chronic pain following a surgery, however, is entirely different. This pain persists long after your body should have fully healed following your surgery. It's estimated somewhere between 10 and 50 percent of post-op patients experience some level of chronic pain following their procedure.

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