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Pain Management Resource Blog

Injections and their Effect on Chronic Pain

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Mar 29, 2016

There are a wide array of chronically painful conditions, each with their own causes and contributors.Many of these conditions, like degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and joint irritations respond well to injections despite their varied causes. That's because many painful conditions have somethign in common: inflammation.[1] The goal of MAPS' injection procedures is to calm this inflammation, which can be an effective way to reduce and relieve pain.

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Topics: Blog, Chronic Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Treatment Options, Injections

3 Health Factors That Could Be Causing Back Pain

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Feb 24, 2015

Back pain is among one of the most common reasons for visiting a healthcare provider. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain lasts for more than three months. The spine is an incredibly complex structure and for that reason, health-related risk factors can greatly increase your risk for back pain. With the back made up of bone, muscle, cartilage, tendons and ligaments – all supported by nerves and blood vessels – this area is especially susceptible to injury or damage. Most importantly, understand that back pain is a medical condition, not a diagnosis itself. As included in the MAPS Back Pain Guide, here are 3 health factors that could be contributing to your back pain:

1. Causes of Lower Back Pain 

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Topics: Back Pain,, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Arthritis, Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis