Traits of a Cluster Headache

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  • On March 10, 2011
  • AZ Pain Centers, cluster headaches, migraine headache treatment
A typical cluster headache cycle, for an episodic sufferer, most commonly appears during seasonal changes. The attacks generally last 6 – 8 weeks, having anywhere from 2 – 10 intense attacks a day, each one lasting (usually) between 30 minutes and two hours. For many, the first signal of an impending attack is the presence […]
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What is Chronic Pain Syndrome?

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  • On February 17, 2011
  • az pain, AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain syndrome, chronic pain treatment, pain management
Chronic pain syndrome (CPS) is a very complex and challenging condition to many healthcare providers as it can have many different reasons for its existence in an individual suffering from chronic pain syndrome. Pain, itself, is the most common reason for individuals to see their doctor or medical professional while about 35% of individuals in […]
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Arthritis – What Causes the Pain?

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  • On February 8, 2011
  • arthritis, arthritis pain, AZ Pain Centers, gout arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
It’s no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory. But what makes arthritis so painful? Here is a list of a few contributing factors: Arthritis causes painful inflammation (swelling) of the joints. Arthritis — over time — damages joint tissue, causing additional pain. Arthritis leads to a feeling of fatigue, which makes […]
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Weight and Fibromyalgia – Is there a connection?

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  • On January 17, 2011
  • AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, pain centers, pain treatment
A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients. Past research suggested that obesity is a common comorbidity and may be related to the severity of FM.  The purpose of this study, conducted by University of Utah researchers, was to evaluate the relationship between FM and […]
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Chronic Pain Sufferers Going to Great Lengths to Find Relief

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  • On January 3, 2011
  • AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, pain centers, pain clinics
For hundreds of years, people have often traveled great distances to seek solutions to health problems.  Those with chronic pain have left their hometowns to receive care from renowned physicians or spent time in places with climates favorable to their conditions. Today, people are still going to great lengths to secure medical care for themselves […]
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The Roles of Age and Gender in Pain

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  • On December 30, 2010
  • chronic pain, pain management, pain treatment
It is now widely believed that pain affects men and women differently. While the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone certainly play a role in this phenomenon, psychology and culture, too, may account at least in part for differences in how men and women receive pain signals. For example, young children may learn to respond to […]
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What is TMJ?

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  • On December 13, 2010
  • az pain, AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain, chronic pain treatment, headache, TMJ
More than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder, a condition that affects the function of the temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. Despite this fact, TMJ remains one of the most commonly misunderstood areas of dentistry. The temporomandibular joints connect the jawbone to the skull. Located at the sides of the head near each ear, these joints play […]
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What Causes a Tension Headache?

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  • On December 6, 2010
  • AZ Pain Centers, chronic pain treatment, migraine headache, migraine headache treatment, pain centers, tension headache
The exact cause of tension headaches is still unknown. It has long been believed that they are caused by muscle tension around the head and neck. However although muscle tension may be involved, there are many forms of tension headaches and some scientists now believe there is not one single cause for this type of headache. […]
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