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Understanding How Neuropathy Affects Different Types of Nerves Jul 1st, 2022

Did you know there are hundreds of nerves in the human body? Nerves 一 which are bundles of fibers that send messages to and from your brain 一 fall into two categories: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system refers to nerves that are outside of...

How Fibromyalgia Can Be Associated With Migraines Jun 1st, 2022

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition marked by fatigue, widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep problems, and stiffness. Fibromyalgia is also associated with other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, painful bladder syndrome, and migraines.  In this article, we explore one of those conditions in more detail: migraines. Migraine headaches cause throbbing head...

What Are Nonsurgical Options for Treating My Neck Pain? May 1st, 2022

Neck pain is a common ailment that affects about 80% of people at some point in their lives. Of that 80%, as many as half experience neck pain annually. Regardless of the cause, neck pain can be debilitating and make even the smallest tasks, like getting dressed, painful. Here at...

Relieving Your Sciatic Nerve Pain With Spinal Cord Stimulation Apr 1st, 2022

Sciatica often develops as the result of a spinal condition, such as bone spurs, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis. These conditions lead to the telltale sciatica pain if your sciatic nerve becomes pinched or inflamed.  In many cases, at-home treatments such as rest, medication, and physical therapy are enough to reduce...

How a Past Fracture Can Cause Consistent Joint Pain Mar 1st, 2022

Fractures are treated differently depending on which type you sustain. For example, some fractures require immobilization with a cast, while others may require surgery with pins to hold your bones in place while they heal. For some people, healing is straightforward and may be accompanied by physical therapy. For some...

Innovative Treatments for Sciatica Feb 1st, 2022

Sciatica refers to pain and inflammation along your sciatic nerve. Because this nerve runs from your lower back down through your legs, sciatica can cause pain in your back, buttocks, and legs. Like other pain conditions related to nerves, sciatica can cause debilitating and electric-like pain.  Sometimes treatment for sciatica...

The Link Between Hormonal Imbalances and Neuropathy Jan 1st, 2022

Peripheral neuropathy happens when the nerves that run from your spine to your limbs — your peripheral nerves — are damaged. Peripheral neuropathy can manifest as pain, numbness, or tingling in your arms, legs, hands, and/or feet.  Diabetes, smoking, traumatic injuries, infections, and vitamin insufficiencies can all contribute to neuropathy-inducing...

How Acupuncture Can Help Your Fibromyalgia Dec 7th, 2021

If you’re one of the 4 million Americans living with fibromyalgia, you know that this “invisible disease” causes more than a few disruptions to your daily life. Widespread pain can lead to sleep disruptions, fatigue, and mental distress.  Here at Wynn Over Pain, Brenton Wynn, MD is on a mission...

3 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Neck Pain Nov 14th, 2021

Neck pain is common, affecting an estimated one-third of people. Sometimes neck pain is short-lived. Maybe you slept in an awkward position, but your pain eased up with rest and heat therapy. Or maybe your neck is sore after a long day cradling your phone between your ear and shoulder....

Everyday Habits That Could Be Contributing to Your Sciatica Pain Oct 19th, 2021

You might not think much about your sciatic nerve 一 a long nerve that runs from your lower back through your buttocks and down each leg 一 until it hurts. Sciatica refers to pain and inflammation in this nerve. It can cause pain, tingling, and numbness anywhere along the nerve,...

Will I Need Surgery to Cure My Chronic Shoulder Pain? Sep 9th, 2021

More than 50 million Americans currently live with chronic pain, and for many of those, chronic shoulder pain can severely impact the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Bursitis, impingement,  frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears — your shoulder might hurt for many reasons. But, thankfully, surgery isn’t your only option. Brenton...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Aug 16th, 2021

Your body goes through many changes as you get older. Some of these changes you can see, like the gray in your hair, and others you can’t, like the wearing away of the cartilage in between your joints. Back pain might seem like a natural part of aging, but it...