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Painful Conditions



acupuncture note Painful conditions are often successfully treated by primary care physicians, rheumatologists, pain management doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare practitioners. Pain, properly treated, need not be disabling. Common pain-producing conditions are listed below along with common ways pain is manifested.


• CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: Joint pains, Pains in wrist and hand, Tingling pain or numbness in the fingers, Loss of strength when gripping objects
• DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE: Depending on location of an affected disc, pain may be -- Headaches, Neck pain, Arm pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Leg pains
• FIBROMYALGIA: Muscles aches and stiffness, Fatigue
• HERNIATED DISCS (most often in lower back): Back or leg pains, Headaches, Neck pain, Arm pain
• KYPHOSIS: Back or leg pains, Muscle aches and stiffness, Shoulder pain
• LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS (narrowing of space occupied by a nerve): Back or leg pains, Muscle aches and stiffness, Hip pain
• MUSCLE SPASMS: Back or leg pains, Headaches, Muscle aches and stiffness, Neck pain, Arm pain
• MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME: Muscle aches and stiffness, Shoulder pain
• NEUROPATHY: Muscle aches and stiffness
• PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME: Back or leg pains, Hip pain
• REPETITIVE STRESS INJURY (RSI): Back or leg pains, Jaw pain, Joint pains, Pains in wrist and hand, Headaches, Muscle aches and stiffness, Neck pain, Arm pain, Elbow or knee pain, Shoulder pain, Heel pain, Hip pain
• ROTATOR CUFF INJURY: Shoulder joint pains, Muscle aches and stiffness, Arm pain, Shoulder pain
• SCIATICA: Back or leg pains, Muscle aches and stiffness, Hip pain
• SCOLIOSIS: Back or leg pains, Muscle aches and stiffness, Neck pain
• SPRAINS, causing pain and tenderness in an affected muscle, tendon, or ligament: Back or leg pains, Joint pains, Pains in wrist and hand, Neck pain, Arm pain, Elbow or knee pain, Shoulder pain
• SUBLUXATION (misalignment of a bony structure): Back or leg pains, Jaw pain, Joint pains, Pains in wrist and hand, Headaches, Muscle aches and stiffness, Neck pain, Arm pain, Hip pain
• TENDONITIS (inflammation of a tendon causing pain that is usually aggravated by movement): Joint pains, Pains in wrist and hand, Neck pain, Arm pain, Elbow or knee pain, Shoulder pain, Heel pain, Hip pain
• TMJ: Jaw pain, Headaches
• WHIPLASH: Headaches, Neck pain

What’s Ahead? Because our population is getting older and is also showing effects from being sedentary and overweight, we anticipate that the incidence of painful conditions will increase. There will be a growing need to prevent and treat pain. We will be attempting to provide a useful source of information for staying updated on current prevention and treatment approaches.



 



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The information about senior health presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.




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