Blog Archive

Dealing with Chronic Pain? Learn About Minimally Invasive Pain Management Solutions Jun 24th, 2020

The numbers surrounding the prevalence of chronic pain in the United States are nothing short of eye-opening. To wit, more than 20% of the adult population reports problems with chronic pain, and this number could be as high as 40%, as not all chronic pain is reported. While solutions such...

Signs You May Have a Herniated Disc and How Disc-FX Can Help May 27th, 2020

Pinched, ruptured, herniated — no matter the word, when one of the discs along your spine is compromised, it can lead to local and radiating symptoms that put a serious damper on your ability to move without pain or discomfort. At Comprehensive Pain Management, our team, which is led by...

Improve Your Quality of Life with Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Relief Apr 22nd, 2020

Millions of Americans struggle with chronic pain each day, which can place severe limitations on their quality of life. If you find yourself with neck, back, or joint pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, then radiofrequency ablation may be just the ticket, as it goes straight to the source...

The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain Mar 1st, 2020

The difference between acute and chronic pain may seem obvious, but there’s a lot more to defining pain than duration, though that does play a considerable role.  At Comprehensive Pain Management, Drs. Do Chan and Boris Shwartzman have devoted their careers to helping patients overcome painful conditions of all kinds,...

Common Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques Feb 1st, 2020

The road to pain relief shouldn’t be a bumpy one that causes more pain and potentially leads to complications. Thanks to new technologies and a better understanding of pain, there are many minimally invasive pain management techniques that offer effective and long-lasting solutions. At Comprehensive Pain Management, Drs. Do Chan...

Substance Abuse Problems: Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction Jan 1st, 2020

When you’re in pain, relief is often the only thing you can think about, and the fastest way to get that relief is often through the use of opioid-based painkillers. Indeed, during the 1990s, painkillers were viewed as one of those “magic bullets,” helping millions of people finally break free...

What is Kyphoplasty? Dec 1st, 2019

As you age, your bones begin to lose density, leaving them more prone to fracturing. When it comes to the vertebrae in your spine, these fractures may develop over time, leading to increasing pain as well as a more hunched appearance. One of the best ways to restore structure to...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

An incredible 80% of adults in the United States experience back pain at some point in their lives, and 20% of those who suffer acute pain go on to deal with ongoing problems. Reports suggest that the first experience with lower back pain typically occurs between the ages of 30...

Avoid Addiction Through Medication Management Oct 1st, 2019

When you’re in pain, your only thought is of relief — and this is perfectly understandable. In fact, more than 20% of Americans struggle with pain on a daily basis, and of this number, 8% deal with high-impact pain. Unfortunately, any road to relief that involves narcotics is a bumpy...

The Intracept® Procedure: A Minimally Invasive Answer to Lower Back Pain Sep 1st, 2019

Americans are no strangers to chronic low back pain — it’s the leading cause of job-related disability and a primary driver of missed workdays in the United States. If you’ve been struggling with low back pain and relief has been elusive, we’re excited to be one of the first practices...

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Jul 1st, 2019

Americans are no strangers to low back pain — 80% of the population has experienced it at some point in their lives. But if you’re dealing with chronic and progressive pain at the hands of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), your problem is far from fleeting. While management measures can relieve...

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Substance Abuse Jun 4th, 2019

The opioid crisis in the United States has made headlines as more people succumb to opioid addiction, especially at the hands of prescription painkillers. Of the almost 20.5 million people who struggle with a substance use disorder, nearly two million of them abuse pain relievers. Here at Comprehensive Pain Management,...

Suffering From Chronic Back Pain? Spinal Cord Stimulators Can Help You Out May 1st, 2019

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and it often resolves with minimal medical intervention. But for those who suffer with chronic back pain, the ordeal presents numerous challenges and can detract from the quality of your life. Pain that persists for three...

Is Lower Back Pain Holding You Back From Doing the Activities You Love? Apr 1st, 2019

Back pain is the most common cause of disability in the entire world, and lower back pain alone affects approximately 31 million men and women in the United States. When you have back pain, it can not only affect your ability to work, but it can also keep you from...

The Best Treatment for a Compression Fracture Mar 20th, 2019

Spinal compression fractures can signal the end of pain-free mobility for those who experience them. Often due to loss of bone density (osteoporosis) and strength, a compression fracture occurs when weakened vertebra in your spine begin to break or splinter with normal activity, such as walking. Depending on the number...

Overactive Bladder Syndrome Jan 30th, 2019

Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OBS) can seriously impact one's quality of life. People who suffer from OBS often times cannot participate in many activities. Their life can be very limiting. Outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, golfing and many others are not an option and sufferers of OBS end up missing out...