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The Neuropathy Action Foundation invites you and your patients to register and join us for the largest neuropathy event in the Western U.S. this year! The 7th Annual “Neuropathy Action Awareness Day” will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills. This event is FREE to neuropathy patients and caregivers.
In addition to some of the best neurologists - joining us will be Jerry Mathers, American television, film, and stage actor best known for his role in the television series Leave It to Beaver, in which he played "Beaver" Cleaver. Jerry suffers from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) and will discuss his experiences with neuropathy. There will also be a Silent Auction and Exhibitors from several vendors and partners such as the Power of Pain Foundation, Walgreens, CORAM, Origin BioMed, LA Network Support Group, GBS-CIDP Foundation International, Bloodsource and many more!
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Spinal stenosis is a disorder of the spine that can result in pain and numbness. There are many different underlying medical conditions that cause spinal stenosis. Your pain management doctor will usually perform imaging tests to diagnose the condition, and then discuss your treatment options with you, which may include medications and physical therapy. Here’s a closer look at the specific causes of spinal stenosis and the typical symptoms associated with it:
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Normally, your vertebral canal allows plenty of space for your spinal cord and cauda equine, which are nerve roots. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the vertebral canal is narrowed, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Most people experience spinal stenosis in the lower back or neck.
Contributing Medical Conditions
Spinal stenosis may be acquired or inherited. You might have inherited a naturally smaller canal, or you might have scoliosis or achondroplasia, both of which are conditions that can cause spinal stenosis. Degenerative conditions, such as a bulging disc, due to the natural aging process are other possible causes of spinal stenosis. Other contributing medical conditions may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Paget’s disease of bone, and spinal tumors. Some people develop this painful condition from physical trauma, such as a car accident. These injuries can cause the vertebrae to fracture or dislocate, which damages the innards of the spinal canal, inflames the surrounding tissue, and places pressure on the nerves.
Not everyone with spinal stenosis experiences symptoms that require a pain management plan. When symptoms do occur, they often get progressively worse. Tell your pain management doctor about all of your symptoms, which might include pain or cramping in the legs, or numbness and weakness in the limbs. You might also have incontinence if the bladder or bowel nerves are affected.
If you have spinal stenosis, a pain management doctor can help. Call Pain Specialists of Orange County at (888) 699-1334 or visit our website to learn more about our pain specialists. We’re conveniently located in Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Hills.
Last updated 15 days ago
Check our Dr. Gerayli's soccer profile and learn more about the upcoming championship June 29th through July 7th.
The 19th World Medical Football Championship will take place in Budapest, between 29th June and 7th July.
13 countries have confirmed their participation, and we expect some more application yet. Countries that are listed for the event: two newbies - Belorussia and Russia, regular participants from overseas - Brazil, South-Korea, Australia and the USA. European countries that have already played before: Sweden, Germany, Austria, Great-Britain, Spain, Lithuania and the host country and title holder, Hungary."
Learn more about the WMFC 2013 here
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Pain specialists often see patients with tension headaches. If you have one, you’ll experience a sensation of tightness around your head. While more research is needed regarding its exact cause, it is believed that for some people, tension headaches are the result of tightened muscles located in the scalp and neck. Some contributing factors to this muscle tightening can include anxiety, fatigue, hunger, and stress. Poor posture, overexertion, and insufficient rest are other possible factors.
Another theory regarding the cause of tension headaches is that it involves the malfunctioning of the nerve pathways of the brain. The pain receptors become overactive, causing an increased sensitivity to pain. Furthermore, certain people are at an elevated risk of tension headaches. You may be more likely to experience them if you’re a woman and you’re in your 40’s.
A pain specialist can help you control your tension headaches. Schedule an appointment with Pain Specialists of Orange County by calling (888) 699-1334 or visit our website for more information. We offer three convenient locations in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine.