While chest pain should always be evaluated to eliminate issues involving the heart, many patients exhibiting chest pain find that their pain is due to muscles and nerves in the upper and middle back. The thoracic vertebrae are the narrowest part of the spinal canal, making them the most susceptible to issues of injury. Carolinas […]
Upper Extremity Pain Upper extremity pain in the shoulders and arms can be exhausting in addition to being painful. The act of reaching, typing, or carrying even the smallest object can be excruciating. Pain in the hands is just as debilitating and can affect even the most menial of tasks. For example, holding a glass, […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pain in the lower abdomen and groin areas can be incapacitating. While this pain can often have a surgical solution, it is not uncommon for the pain to persist even after surgery. It can affect such simple tasks as walking or sitting, making exercise or recreation almost impossible. In some cases, even sexual activity may […]
Pediatric pain management must involve highly specialized and sensitive care for these unique patients. Pain in children is often difficult to assess due to the limited ability of the patient to verbally communicate what he or she is feeling. Pain Management for Children vs Adults While an adult may ask for pain relief medication or […]
Common Neck Pain Conditions Neck pain is a difficult condition to bear, both physically and mentally. Carolinas Pain Center understands the devastating impact it has on patients. Our state-of-the-art treatments and multidisciplinary approaches to each individual case will help you manage your neck pain and return you to a normal life as quickly as possible.
Pain in legs, hips, knees, ankles, and feet can be life-disrupting. Simple daily tasks become excruciating, and exercise or recreation must take a backseat for awhile. Pain in the lower extremities can have causes ranging from wear-and-tear due to normal motion and function, to trauma or infection. This pain is manageable, and the Carolinas Pain […]
#1 Reason for Pain Specialist Office Visits Almost everyone will suffer some form of lower back pain during their lifetime. It is the most common cause of job-related disability, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This often debilitating pain interferes with every aspect of daily life, from tasks as simple as […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Few things can be more excruciating than chronic head and facial pain. Simple daily tasks become unbearable chores. It can be impossible to focus on even the simplest mental task, and sleep becomes something dreaded rather than something restful. A thorough consultation can provide accurate diagnosis as to the cause, and a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Types of Nerve Blocks There are a variety of different procedures and types of head and facial nerve blocks that can be useful in pain treatment.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Generalized Pain Disorders Will Change Your Life Chronic generalized pain can be debilitating and impact every area of your life. The types of generalized pain disorders such as Fibromyalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are three chronic disorders that can disrupt sleep cycles, make it impossible to perform daily tasks, […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Electromyography and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Pain Management Specialists need tools to see what is going on under the skin. Carolinas Pain Center uses Electromyography and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Types of Cancer Pain Effects of cancer pain are far-reaching for both patients and the families who support them. The forms cancer may take are numerous, but they are almost always painful, both physically and psychologically.