Bursae – are small saclike parts of your musculoskeletal system. They look like a fluid-filled sacs or cavities, which decrease friction between your ligaments and tendons

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Pain in the arm or leg without apparent causes is called several names in the medical community—causalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

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Facet Syndrome

Facet syndrome is a condition characterized by disorder of facet joints. Usually, it is accompanied by lumbar pain.  In order to have a better understanding of facet syndrome let us start

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Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in several areas of the body continuously for at least three months.

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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a condition that affects the back. It can cause pain, numbness, or tingling down one or both legs. It refers to a problem with intervertebral disks

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Joint Arthritis

Joint Arthritis describes a group of conditions that cause inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or several joints.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain is a chronic condition characterized by pain in the soft tissue surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome can vary in severity

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Occipital Neuralgia

When the nerves on each side of the head become inflamed or injured, this is known as occipital neuralgia.

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“Arthritis” is a condition where the joints are inflamed. Osteoarthritis is one of a dozen types of arthritis.

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Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Patients often undergo different types of surgery on their spine to correct various anatomical abnormality or other problems that can be a cause of pain.

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint covers the sacrum with the pelvis and is adjacent to the bottom of the spine.  The treatment goal is to restore the normal SI joint’s range of motion.

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Sciatica is a term that describes pain, numbness or weakness that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a group of conditions which characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal at the location of the spinal cord.

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Annular Disc Tear

An intervertebral disk is a small jelly-like circle, with a softer center (in medical Latin language – “nucleus pulposus”) encased within a tougher outer fibrous ring (in medical Latin language “annulus fibrosus”).

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Knee Arthritis

The femur, fibula, tibia and patella make up the knee which is surrounded by muscles, ligaments and tendons that provide support and stability which allows you to move.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is aseptic (non-infectious) inflammation of plantar fascia. If you don’t know what that is, it is the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot that joins your heel bone to the toes.

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metabolic bone conditions

Metabolic Bone Conditions (MBD) is a general term that includes a host of diseases and clinically related disorders in which there is an abnormal bone remodeling process occurring.

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hip joint arthritis treatment in pain clinic of fairfax, VA

Arthritis can occur and cause inflammation in the joints of the body. Movement can become painful, and swelling can also occur. Cartilage or the “shock absorber” of the joint can break down causing motion in that joint to become painful.

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Occipital Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN or TGN), sometimes called Tic Douloureux, is chronic and debilitating facial pain which reduces one’s ability to concentrate, think or act.

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When asked what is a migraine headache, those who have never experienced one may be tempted to think that it is just a particularly bad headache. However, a migraine can be completely debilitating and last for days.

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Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculopathy).

When there is an occurrence, which causes pain in the neck, shoulders, arm or upper body, in general, the diagnosis could be pinched spinal nerve. The pain experienced is compression in the nerves

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Degenerative Spinal Disc Disease

Aging can lead to the development of a variety of medical conditions, and degenerative disc disease is one of them. Technically, it is not a disease.

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Anyone can develop the disease called osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation statistics indicate it is a common disease that afflicts nearly 10 million people in the United States

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Discogenic Back Pain

Anyone can develop the disease called osteoporosis. Discogenic back pain is a condition in which the discs in the spine deteriorate, producing pain.

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Pain Causes & Conditions

Pain conditions according to the parts of the body

One of our goals at Spine & Pain Clinics of North America is patient education. In the Pain Conditions section you can find articles about various pain conditions that include important information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available. Learning about your health care condition is a good place to start in order to live well in spite of a chronic pain problem.

Facts about pain

If you are suffering from a chronic pain issue, you are not alone. At least one in 10 adults or 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from some chronic pain condition on a daily basis. Chronic pain can be caused by many reasons, but the most common are conditions affiliated with back injuries, headache, joint pain, arthritis, and cancer. Chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia or neuropathy can be also a reason.

Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for at least three months. It is associated with a wide range of injuries and illnesses but can be a disease itself. It prevents a person from working and enjoying any daily activities. People who suffer from severe chronic pain often feel depressed, isolated, angry, and guilty. The level of pain that is felt also depends on a number of reasons such as: previous bad experiences with pain, chronic sleep disorder, anxiety, etc.

Most common pain conditions

The most common pain conditions reported by National Institute Health Statistics are:

  • low back pain (27%)
  • severe headache and migraine pain (15 %)
  • neck pain (15%)
  • facial pain (3%)

Diagnosis and treatment

When you visit your doctor for the first time try to describe your pain in as many little details as possible even though it may be hard to do so. Doctors often use pain scale tests that help rate the pain level and order imaging tests to find out more about the causes of chronic pain.

There are many treatment options available that range from traditional medications to interventional therapies.

Call Spine and Pain Clinics of North America at 703-520-1031 today for a consultation or treatment with a pain management specialist and learn how you can return to enjoying your life in full.

Back and Neck Pain Conditions

Head Pain Conditions

Shoulder and Arm Pain Conditions

Hip Pain Conditions

Knee Pain Conditions

Food and Leg Pain Conditions

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