Jacksonville Back Pain http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:45:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Patient Testimony http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/simple-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet-consec-tetuer/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:29:01 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=124 I have lived with pain in my neck and back for over 30 years. I have gone to chiropractors in the past and had massage which would temporarily relieve the pain but it would always come back by the next day. Some of the pain would be relieved so that I could live a “normal” life but the pain was always there. Every few years the pain would reach the point where I couldn’t move my neck or my back would spasm so I couldn’t stand up. For the first time in 30 years I am completely pain free for more than a week. I can tell that my back and neck are stronger due to the physical therapy to build strength not just adjustments and massage to relieve the pain. I highly recommend Jacksonville Chiropractic because of their comprehensive plan which includes chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, medicine and acupuncture to treat all aspects of your pain.

-Sherry Duerr

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Great Relief! http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet-consec-tetuer/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:25:58 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=122 Dr. Carlson is great! He explains the situation in detail, and treats clients like a person and not a number. Most friendly chiropractor I have met in Jacksonville, Florida: Very personable and professional. I would recommend anyone who needs chiropractic care to see Dr. Carlson.

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Patient for Life… http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet-consectetur-adipiscing/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=117 Jacksonville Physical Medicine is a top notch medical office. The staff is very friendly and I always leave happy and looking forward to my next visit. I can now enjoy life to the fullest with no fear of migraines. I will be a patient for life.

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Why live in pain! http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet-consectetur-adipiscing-elit/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:28:51 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=114 I threw my back out at the gym and Dr. Carlson and his team got me walking again within three short visits. Dr. Carlson is very professional and pinpointed my back problem very quickly. People have their own perception about chiropractors, but Dr. Carlson and his team are extremely knowledgeable and know what they are doing. Why live in pain! Jacksonville Physical Medicine is the best clinic in town!

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Arthritis http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/arthritis/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:31:28 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=89 You can probably remember a time when stairs weren’t your enemy, and you could bound up them without any painful protest from your joints. Back then, you didn’t have to give a second thought to whether you could open a jar or turn a doorknob. Then arthritis intervened, leaving your joints swollen, painful, and stubbornly unwilling to let you do even the simplest everyday tasks.

Regardless of whether you’ve developed osteoarthritis with age, you have rheumatoid arthritis or a painful case of gout, you don’t have to let joint discomfort and stiffness prevent you from living. Your doctor has a whole range of medications and recommendations to relieve your pain and protect your joints from further damage.

At Jacksonville Physical Medicine we work to:

    • Teach you to Protect Your Joints
    • Prescribe Medication if needed
    • Aid your joints with Alternative Medicine
    • Make surgical referrals only if necessary
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Neck Pain http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/neck-pain/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:30:47 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=91 Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck Pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.

The head is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of the neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for the head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.

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Back Pain http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/back-pain/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:29:02 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=93 Back Pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.

On the bright side, you can take measures to prevent or lessen most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, Jacksonville Physical Medicine is here to help by using a combination of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain.

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Headaches http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/headaches/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:28:17 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=95 headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.[1] The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (the periosteum of the skull), musclesnervesarteries andveinssubcutaneous tissueseyesearssinuses and mucous membranes.

There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Headache is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.

There are over 200 types of headaches, and the causes range from harmless to life-threatening. The description of the headache, together with findings on neurological examination, determines the need for any further investigations and the most appropriate treatment.[10]

Primary headaches

The most common types of headache are the “primary headache disorders”, such as tension-type headache and migraine. They have typical features; migraine, for example, tends to be pulsating in character, affecting one side of the head, associated with nausea, disabling in severity, and usually lasts between 3 hours and 3 days. Rarer primary headache disorders are trigeminal neuralgia (a shooting face pain), cluster headache (severe pains that occur together in bouts), and hemicrania continua (a continuous headache on one side of the head).[10]

Secondary headaches

Headaches may be caused by problems elsewhere in the head or neck. Some of these are not harmful, such as cervicogenic headache (pain arising from the neck muscles). Medication overuse headache may occur in those using excessive painkillers for headaches, paradoxically causing worsening headaches.[10]

A number of characteristics make it more likely that the headache is due to potentially dangerous secondary causes; some of these may be life-threatening or cause long-term damage. A number of “red flag” symptoms therefore means that a headache warrants further investigations, usually by a specialist. The red flag symptoms are a new or different headache in someone over 50 years old, headache that develops within minutes (thunderclap headache), inability to move a limb or abnormalities on neurological examinationmental confusion, being woken by headache, headache that worsens with changing posture, headache worsened by exertion or Valsalva manoeuvre (coughing, straining), visual loss or visual abnormalities, jaw claudication (jaw pain on chewing that resolves afterwards), neck stiffnessfever, and headaches in people with HIVcancer or risk factors for thrombosis.[10]

“Thunderclap headache” may be the only symptom of subarachnoid hemorrhage, a form of stroke in which blood accumulates around the brain, often from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Headache with fever may be caused by meningitis, particularly if there is meningism (inability to flex the neck forward due to stiffness), and confusion may be indicative of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain, usually due to particular viruses). Headache that is worsened by straining or a change in position may be caused by increased pressure in the skull; this is often worse in the morning and associated with vomiting. Raised intracranial pressure may be due to brain tumorsidiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH, more common in younger overweight women) and occasionally cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Headache together with weakness in part of the body may indicate astroke (particularly intracranial hemorrhage or subdural hematoma) or brain tumor. Headache in older people, particularly when associated with visual symptoms or jaw claudication, may indicate giant cell arteritis (GCA), in which the blood vessel wall is inflamed and obstructs blood flow.Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead to headaches as well as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness and blurred vision. Angle closure glaucoma (acute raised pressure in the eyeball) may lead to headache, particularly around the eye, as well as visual abnormalities, nausea, vomiting and a red eye with a dilated pupil.[10]

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Leg Pain http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/leg-pain/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:27:33 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=97 Definition

Leg Pain can be constant or intermittent, develop suddenly or gradually, and affect your entire leg or a localized area, such as your shin or your knee. It can also take a number of forms — stabbing, sharp, dull, aching or tingling. Some leg pain is simply annoying, but more-severe leg pain can affect your ability to walk or to put weight on your leg.

Causes

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

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Muscle Pain http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/muscle-pain/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:26:47 +0000 http://www.jacksonvillebackpain.com/?p=99 Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a fancy way to describe Muscle Pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues.

Myofascial pain is a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). Myofascial pain syndrome may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. In some cases, the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the myofascial pain generator is located. Experts believe that the actual site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of a trigger point that, in turn, causes pain in other areas. This situation is known as referred pain.

What Causes Myofascial Pain?

Myofascial pain may develop from a muscle injury or from excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament or tendon. Other causes include:

  • Injury to muscle fibers
  • Repetitive motions
  • Lack of activity (such as having a broken arm in a sling)

 

What Are the Symptoms of Myofascial Pain?

Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific “trigger” or “tender” points. The pain can be made worse with activity or stress. In addition to the local or regional pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, people with the disorder also can suffer from depression, fatigue and behavioral disturbances.

 

How Is Myofascial Pain Diagnosed?

Trigger points can be identified by pain that results when pressure is applied to an area of a person’s body. In the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome, two types of trigger points can be distinguished:

  • An active trigger point is an area of extreme tenderness that usually lies within the skeletal muscle and which is associated with a local or regional pain.
  • latent trigger point is a dormant (inactive) area that has the potential to act like a trigger point. It may cause muscle weakness or restriction of movement.

 

How Is Myofascial Pain Treated?

 

Medications such as non-steroidal  anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen or opioids may be used to treat myofascial pain. Medications for sleep, depression or muscle spasm are sometimes used, as well. Non-drug treatments may includ

  • Physical therapy
  • “Stretch and spray” technique: This treatment involves spraying the muscle and trigger point with a coolant and then slowly stretching the muscle.
  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point injection

In some chronic cases of myofascial pain, combinations of physical therapy, trigger point injections, and massage are needed.

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