What Are The Health Risk Factors of Obesity and Overweight?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), overweight and obesity refer to excessive fat accumulation that impacts health. Overweight is defined as a person with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater. Though there can be some deviations from the standard […]
Which Vitamins Are Helpful For Relieving Pain Symptoms?
Whenever we think about treatment for pain we tend to only consider medications, therapy, exercise, and other similar resources. However, one of the most effective treatments may be adding the proper vitamins to your diet to help treat your pain and allow you to find more balance in your day to day life. Here’s some […]
How Do Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Blocks Help With Back Pain?
Depending on the source and type of your back pain you may have discussed and considered the possibility of a lumbar facet joint nerve block with your pain specialist. What is this procedure and what are the benefits? Moreso, what are the potential benefits to your condition and overall health? What is a lumbar facet […]
Rediscovering The Mind With TED Talks
A key to understanding why migraines and head pain are so misunderstood is by realizing just how complicated our brains really are. Our human brains–the foundation of how we experience pain and memory–are vastly complex. Of course, realizing this in a theoretical way is much different than actually understanding it in a literal way. Thankfully, a collection of TED […]
Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For TMD Work?
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD, also known as TMJ) affect the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. This joint offers a full range of motion for daily activities including chewing or talking. There are multiple causes of TMD, which can include grinding or clenching the teeth, dislocation of the jaw, or even arthritis. […]
How Does Neuromodulation For Head Pain Work?
Headache pain is generally divided into four separate types: migraines, cluster-type headaches, tension-type headaches, and secondary headaches (as a result of another condition or as a side effect of treatment). Each of these can be severe enough to impact daily life, and each of them can benefit from a treatment called neuromodulation for head pain. […]
Raising Awareness During Migraine And Headache Awareness Month
Headaches and migraines are unfortunately common, but invisible to many. Over 42 million people in the U.S. suffer from headaches and migraines. During Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, the National Headache Foundations asks people to share their stories of suffering with head pain to show others that they aren’t alone. Why is Migraine and Headache Awareness […]
Top 5 Benefits Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be used for a wide variety of conditions from sports injuries to help alleviate pain from cancer treatment. Consider these top five benefits of acupuncture. If your doctor at NVCPC thinks you’d be a good candidate for acupuncture, they’ll refer you to a trusted provider. It’s an alternative treatment with very few side […]
Are There Unsafe Supplements?
Food and dietary supplements can have big benefits for health and wellness. Unfortunately, however, there are more than a few unsafe supplements sold today. Why are there unsafe supplements on the market? In the U.S., dietary supplements themselves fall into a regulatory black hole. They’re not drugs, so they can’t be outright banned. They’re also […]
How To Reduce Your Opioid Use
The misuse and abuse of opioid medications have a very real impact on all of our lives. This is true for chronic pain patients, family or friends of those with pain, or members of the community. Prescription opioids claim more than 46 deaths every day from overdoses. Because of these alarming statistics, many groups are coming […]