Resolving Chronic Pain Can Improve, Lengthen Life

For individuals who suffer from persistent, chronic health problems, such as joint pain or back pain, it can be difficult to lead a normal life. Even the simplest things like climbing a set of stairs or making the bed in the morning can cause excruciating pain. Obtaining effective pain relief can change, and even lengthen, their entire life.

In fact, studies have shown that seeking treatment for chronic pain may even save a person’s life. A study presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons indicated that osteoarthritis patients who have knee replacement surgeries are 11 percent less likely to develop heart failure and 50 percent less likely to die from any cause within three years of the surgery.

Reclaim Your Life with these 3 Back Pain Tips

Do you live every day of your life with chronic back pain? Recent studies have shown that between 70% and 85% of people over the age of 21 have experienced some form of recurring discomfort in their back, hips, or neck. Back pain is no small problem, as even the slightest pain could be a harbinger of worse things on the horizon. Since the spine is the primary source of balance in your body, any indication of injury there should be checked out by orthopedic doctors in NJ, such as OASIS Orthopedic & Spine Integrated Services as soon as possible.

If you cannot visit a specialist immediately, there are several things you can do that may help reduce your pain. While these measures are not intended to replace proper treatment, they can help you move toward a healthier spine. We suggest that you try to work a few of the following activities into your daily schedule for temporary relief.

How to Care for your Spine at Home

Spine Care at Home

Do you frequently suffer from throbbing or dull pains in the general area of your back, shoulders, or waist? Your spine and its connecting muscles are an intricate matrix of various different parts working in tandem to keep your body standing erect. Due to the amount of work your spine must endure in a typical day, the back is known to be the number one place for people to suffer chronic pain. Fortunately, there are a few simple changes that can work for anyone without the assistance of a doctor.

Hot or Cold for Muscle and Joint Pain?

ice pack or heat therapy for muscle pain

If your weekend warrior activities have your joints and muscles aching or you twisted your ankle in a fall, do you grab an ice pack or a heating pad?
OASIS Medical and Wellness Group recommends posting these tips inside your medicine cabinet or first aid kit so you’ll always know which strategy is best to alleviate minor aches and pains.

Fast, Easy Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

For most patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome lasting for more than six months, surgery is the only option that will provide permanent relief. Many orthopedic physicians prefer a new surgical procedure, Balloon Carpal Tunnelplasty, over the traditional surgeries. Balloon Carpal Tunnelplasty Balloon Carpal Tunnelplasty is a minimally invasive technique that avoids incisions in the […]

Sudden Onset Joint Pain? Is it Bursitis or Tendonitis?

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sac that acts as a protective cushion between moving structures, for example, between bones, muscles, or tendons. However, when a bursa is inflamed, it becomes very painful, even during rest. Tendons are cord-like structures that attach tendons to bone. Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse. […]

Chronic Back Pain? Share your story in a Documentary

Does severe chronic BACK PAIN make it difficult for you to: enjoy time with family and friends, do your job, hobbies or sports, or just be happy?   Has it caused: limited mobility for extended periods, depression weight gain marital/relationship problems abuse of prescription drugs or other substance to ease the pain?   Call (844-366-8800) […]

Golf Injuries Need Not be Par for the Course

Despite golf’s relaxed pace, the popular pastime is linked with a host of common but preventable injuries. Low back pain is the most widespread complaint among both professional and amateur golfers, followed by injuries to the elbow and shoulder, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). These stem from the powerful rotation […]

7 Tips to Avoid Show Shoveling Injuries

Snow Shovel Back Injury

As winter storms blanket the area with mounds of snow, kids gleefully head for the sledding hills, while many of us struggle with the backbreaking chore of shoveling it. Each year, thousands of people injure their backs while shoveling snow or falling on ice. In addition to the immediate pain, if left untreated, the spine […]