We recognize there are different types of pain and they will impact our lives in a variety of ways. In fact, you don’t begin a pain clinic because there is only one type of pain that may actually be easy to manage and fix! Pain in one person’s lower back is going to manifest itself differently that pain in someone’s feet. Sharp, shooting pain will alter our lives in a way that dull, throbbing pain may not. An often-overlooked component of pain is acute vs. chronic pain. Acute and chronic pain...
With the advent of the chicken pox vaccine, the actual illness is becoming less and less common. However, for those of us who experienced the chicken pox as children, there are lingering memories of the annoying itch, the frustrating scabbing, and other common symptoms that came with this childhood right of passage. Additionally, for those of us who have had chicken pox as a child, we are at risk later in life for a further issue to arise, shingles.