Many people have heard of the term “Ketamine” but don’t know exactly what the drug is and how it impacts depression. Ketamine is a drug that has been used for decades as an anesthetic in emergency medical services and during surgeries. Now, Ketamine is being studied by many professionals to see if there are any…

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chronic pain

The holidays can bring a lot of stress on anyone. The family visiting, cooking, cleaning, shopping, gatherings to attend, the list is endless. But when you are dealing with chronic pain, the amount of stress that is put on your body is increased dramatically. You want your holiday season to be a time of love,…

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How often do you spend looking at some sort of screen? If you are reading this blog, you are doing it right now, and chances are you are putting strain on the muscles and other tissue structures of the cervical spine. And that strain you are putting on your cervical spine is known as text…

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Have you ever had low back pain that radiates down your leg? It may be Sciatica. Most people have heard of this type of back pain before because it affects almost 40% of people in their lifetime.  It can be an excruciating and debilitating thing to experience, so we often see patients in the office…

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Back to School: How to Stay Healthy with Chronic Pain (Even During Routine Changes)  It’s essential you stay healthy with chronic pain, even during routine changes. The changing of the seasons and the beginning of a new school year brings with it a considerable amount of changes in your daily routine. With more time spent…

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What happens when sports injuries in Dallas, TX go left untreated? Injury is an inevitable part of life. While some are comfortable reaching out for treatment, others may be more reluctant to seek help. Sports injuries especially can easily be overlooked as you may want to “push through” the pain. Others may not want to…

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There’s nothing like spending a beautiful summer day with friends and family in Dallas, Texas. Enjoying the sunshine, chowing on delicious food, and partaking in yard games create memories that are cherished forever. Simple pleasures like these, however, can also induce particular challenges if you struggle with chronic back pain, especially if you’re prepping food…

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In today’s chaotic world, busy schedules may be to blame for recurring headaches. Sometimes resulting from medical conditions, but often, they’re simply the result of dehydration, staying up late, or just overdoing it during Crossfit.  While there’s plenty of treatments to reduce the pain, including over-the-counter drugs and prescriptions, they don’t always help lessen symptoms.…

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Science may not be able to entirely explain the exact reason why pain worsens in the heat, but we cannot ignore it! In Dallas, Texas, the average high temperature sways to a sweltering 86-98* F in the summertime months. Often, patients who suffer from chronic pain explain the change in weather makes their pain worse.…

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It’s spring cleaning season! Recharging, rejuvenating, and getting the house back in order may end in a painful experience. It’s crucial to be prepared before tackling your to-do list. Tending to large spaces takes time and a toll on the body. That’s why we’re preparing you with these 6 simple cleaning tips to help avoid…

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Ketamine Therapy: When the Sun Isn’t Enough to Help Depression Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is known as winter depression. According to American Family Physician, nearly 4-6% of people may have winter depression. It usually starts in late fall or early…

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Sciatica Relief with Epidural Injections

If you have experienced lower back pain that radiates down your leg, you may have sciatica. As many 40% of people will experience Sciatica in their lifetime. For some, sciatic pain can be a pain that only comes once in a while, but for many it can cause extreme difficulty when attempting everyday tasks. It…

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Infusion Pain Treatment for Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans are affected by chronic pain. Living with chronic pain can not only cause those suffering to have to live with pain on a daily basis, it can cause other significant issues as well. It can cause decreased mobility, flexibility, and can make it harder to get through their everyday activities.  If you…

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What is Causing Your Joint Pain ?

Have you ever started to experience joint pain and wondered what exactly is causing it? We see many patients for joint pain in our office in Dallas and this is a question that we have to answer quite frequently. There can be many joint pain causes and it is a fairly common complaint in the…

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Cold Weather Exercises for Joint Pain Relief

The colder weather can definitely make all of us want to bundle up on the couch with a nice blanket and stay in our homes. This can especially be true for those who suffer from joint pain. Your pains can seem to be at an all time high during the winter months.  However, staying active…

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Alternative Exercises for Chronic Pain

Staying active is an important part of mitigating your chronic pain symptoms. Exercise is shown to reduce your pain levels, reduce inflammation, and increase mobility. Exercise can help strengthen your muscles and when your muscles are strong and working properly, they can better support your body.   While for many, your normal physical activities have been…

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New Year Less Chronic Pain

Every year we see our friends and family members make their resolutions for the new year. You may have some of your own this year. Perhaps you are going to try to kick an old habit or learn a new hobby this year?  For those living with chronic pain, one of the best resolutions you…

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Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain

More than 50 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Those that suffer from chronic pain know that it can greatly affect their way of life. It can affect everything from your sleep, your work…

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chronic pain and sleep

Sleep is essential for our bodies to function at their best. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults get seven or more hours of sleep a night to be at their healthiest. However, when you are living with a chronic pain condition, it can be a battle to even get a few hours…

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getting rid of holiday headaches

For a non-migraine sufferer the holidays can be a time of year that can definitely make your head pound. Trying to cook meals for our families, dealing with visitors, shopping for presents, there is so much going on. It can be full of stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, putting our exercise on the back…

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cold weather and joint pain

Winter is upon us, and for those who suffer from joint pain that can mean even more discomfort. While many people blame their increased aches and pains on the cold weather, it is actually due to changes in the barometric pressure. When there are sudden drops in the barometric pressure, your joints can swell, putting…

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ways to ease arthritis pain

Over 54 million people in the United States suffer from Arthritis. So it comes at no surprise that many people look for ways in their everyday life that they can make changes to ease their arthritis pain. The experts at The Arthritis Relief Institute always work with their patients to customize a plan that integrates…

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chronic pain and its overlooked aspects

The Arthritis Relief Institute is here to help you with all of your pain management needs, whether they be chronic or acute. We work together with you to find the right treatments to help you lead a better overall life. Some people’s chronic pain can come on quickly or it can develop over a period…

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Knee Pain? You Can Avoid Surgery No one enjoys knee pain and osteoarthritis is no exception. When your knee isn’t responding to more conservative treatments, you might think surgery is your only option. However, you might be able to avoid knee surgery with viscosupplementation. It’s always a good idea to look at alternatives to managing…

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