What You Can Expect from a Knee Pain Injection

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Can you avoid knee surgery with viscosupplementation

Whether you’re an athlete prepping for your next event, or an individual trying to get through your everyday routine, knee pain can be a frustrating problem. Nearly 25.7 million people feel limited in their daily life due to joint stiffness and pain. While over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes can relieve mild symptoms, they are usually ineffective in the long run. Fortunately, … Read More

Need Relief? Avoid These 7 Pain Management Mistakes

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7 Pain Management Mistakes to Avoid

People with chronic pain know how utterly it can disrupt one’s life and daily activities. As a vicious cycle of constant discomfort and sudden flare-ups, it is enough to leave you overwhelmed and defeated.   When you’re in excruciating pain, you may want to try anything that provides instant relief. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the best idea. 7 Pain Management … Read More

Understanding the Actual Benefits of Professional Drug Addiction Treatment

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Understanding the Actual Benefits of Professional Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction is a neurobiological disease that alters your brain circuits and behavioral patterns. It is characterized by a compulsive and relapsing need to consume legal or illegal drugs, despite the harm they cause. Even today, an astounding number of Americans struggle with drug addiction. Data from the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics suggest that 53 million (19.4%) people of … Read More

Chronic Pain Management Techniques: 6 Healthy Living Strategies That Can Help

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Chronic Pain Management Techniques- 6 Healthy Living Strategies That Can Help

Chronic pain is more prevalent among Americans than you think. A recent report states that, in 2019, 20.4% of adults had chronic pain. The same repot also stated that 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities.  Chronic pain can easily interfere with your daily activities or social life because: It can last for weeks, months, or … Read More

How a Utah Pain Management Specialist Can Help You Live Better

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How a Utah Pain Management Specialist Can Help You Live Better

As the nomenclature suggests, a pain management specialist is a medical professional who examines pain, determines its cause, and then treats it in the most effective way possible. They treat a variety of pains – from sudden headaches to lasting and chronic knee pains. More often than not, patients seeking their assistance can go home the same day of the … Read More

6 Things to Know About Addiction Treatment and Recovery

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6 Things to Know About Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Addiction is a potent problem across the USA. Data from the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics suggests that 11.7% of Americans aged 12 and above use illegal drugs.   The road to drug addiction begins with a voluntary act. However, people tend to become increasingly reliant on substances over time. The act of seeking and using narcotics turns compulsive, partly … Read More

Benefits of Suboxone Over Methadone

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Every year in Utah and nationwide, opioid abuse still leads to a disturbing number of fatal overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that 70,630 drug overdose deaths happened in the U.S. in 2019 alone.  The figures are even more unsettling if you look at them over the long term. According to the CDC, almost 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses from 1999-2019.  … Read More

Suboxone Therapy Benefits vs Methadone

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Each year, the abuse of opioids—both medications and illicit drugs like heroin—causes an alarming number of fatal overdoses. According to the CDC, opioids were implicated in nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2018. In fact, between 1999 and 2018, almost 450,000 individuals died from an opioid overdose. That’s nearly half a million families that will never see a loved one again and are … Read More

Botox for Migraine Prevention

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Anyone who suffers from chronic migraines in Utah wants to do more than simply treat them—they want to prevent the migraines from reoccurring. The intense pain and related migraine symptoms can prevent you from working, doing the things you love, and even leave you bedridden more than once per week. In fact, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 90% … Read More

Medial Branch and Facet Blocks

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There are a few types of blocks available at Peak Health and Wellness, so how can you understand the differences between them? Two of the most common are facet blocks and medial branch blocks. A facet block is an injection of anesthetic combined with a steroid into a spinal joint. A medial branch block is pretty similar, except the medication is … Read More