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Understanding the Link Between Depression and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Jul 1st, 2022

When you’re living with the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you might also grapple with emotional challenges. In fact, research shows that while CTS isn’t known to cause depression on its own, it may raise your risk for depressive moods or worsen ongoing mental health challenges.  At California Pain Medicine Center in Santa...

How Losing Weight Can Help Your Sciatica Jun 1st, 2022

When you’re dealing with the pain of sciatica, every day — sometimes every moment — can feel grueling. The pain that radiates from your lower spine to your pelvis, legs, and feet, affects 10%-40% of the population at some point.  Thankfully, both medical treatments and lifestyle steps may help bring you lasting relief....

3 Things Every New Parent Should Know About Pediatric Pain May 1st, 2022

It’s never fun to witness your child in pain. Such pain can be especially perplexing when you’re unsure of the cause or what to do about it. Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone.  At California Pain Medicine Center in Santa Monica, California, expert pain management specialists, Dr. Joshua Prager and Dr....

Signs You Need Medical Attention for Your Headaches Apr 1st, 2022

You’re going about your day when head pain puts a damper on most everything. While you’ve had your share of headaches, this one seems … different. Is it time to seek medical care? The answer depends on the specifics of your pain and whether or not you notice additional symptoms....

What Most People Don’t Understand About Fibromyalgia Mar 2nd, 2022

You notice pain throughout your body that just won’t let up and find yourself too lethargic or mentally drained to function at your best. If another cause isn’t at play, you may be dealing with fibromyalgia. If you do, getting the care you need can help bring relief and keep...

5 Common Causes of Back Pain Feb 7th, 2022

If back pain has got you down, you’re far from alone. Eighty percent of people experience back pain at some point, making it one of the most common ailments. Understanding the cause of your symptoms can help ensure that you get any treatment you need, as well as worthy comfort...

Will My Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Ever Go Away? Jan 1st, 2022

Experiencing pain after an injury, like a deep cut or fracture, is completely normal. When the pain lingers on after appropriate healing, however, you might be dealing with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). While the exact cause isn’t well understood, you hold a higher risk for CRPS if you’re female...

Everyday Tips to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dec 21st, 2021

There’s little like the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re experiencing it, you’re far from alone. Some 3%-6% of adults face its symptoms, which can interfere with everything from daily tasks to your work abilities, sleep, and moods. Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to prevent flare ups,...

Living With Neuropathy (And What You Can Do About It) Nov 1st, 2021

Pain, tingling, and numbness in your hands and feet aren’t normal and can impede your day-to-day. Although any discomfort could be blamed on sleeping in a strange position, neuropathy is impossible to miss and difficult to endure. Neuropathy pain affects at least 20 million people each year, according to an...