As defined on Wikipedia, Pain management (also called pain medicine; algiatry) is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.
When most people hear the words spine surgery they imagine large, painful scars and long recovery times. Here at AOK Spine and Pain we specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques. First performed in the 1980’s, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) has recently seen swift advances and incurred multiple benefits, including:
Having flat feet is a common problem for many people. It is also known as pes planus or fallen arches. This condition is easily identifiable as it is quite obvious. The doctors at AOKC may diagnose you with flat feet if the arch on the inside of your foot is flattened. When you stand up, the entire sole of your foot will touch the floor. Normally the inside of your foot will have a curvature raising the sole of your foot off the floor.
An especially difficult condition that many people deal with is chronic back pain. Pain is generally characterized as chronic if it is not relieved within three months. Patients experiencing this condition beyond a three-month timeframe will begin to understand that the issue is not healing on its own, and it may be time to find a way to manage their pain.
A commonly diagnosed, soft-tissue condition in many branches of health care, including chiropractic, is fibromyalgia (FM). It is a chronic illness causing tremendous physical pain and extreme fatigue. A study of published research has been conducted to determine which chiropractic treatments, and the quality of those treatment approaches, are most commonly used to manage FM.