Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hip pain at night

If you have pain on the side of your hip at night, it might be due to bursitis (inflammation of a bursa). What is a bursa? A bursa is a small fluid filled cushion, usually quite flat, similar to a … Continue reading

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Ranchers don’t feel pain.

Ranchers are some of my favorite patients. They usually only come in when something’s not working. Pain is not a huge issue, I don’t know why, but they seem to be either too busy to come in or so tough … Continue reading

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Shoulder pain at night

“I can’t lie on my shoulder at night!” From http://www.painspot.com/ –  (the pain locator tool): Shoulder pain on the side of your upper arm may be due to problems in a space beneath the end of your collar bone in … Continue reading

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The Pain Trail

You never know where questions about pain will lead. One of my favorite patients, I’ll call her Karen, was in to follow-up on her neck X-rays, which were pretty bad. I start to ask about her neck pain, and whether … Continue reading

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Easy to use Pain Locator

 Here’s a screenshot of the famous PainSpot pain locator tool found on PainSpot.com. First you click on the red flaming wheel closest to where you hurt. Rotate the image for back or side views. Zoom feature lets us help you identify … Continue reading

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Lower back pain

Herniated discs can cause lower back pain The lower back or lumbar spine is made of a stack of 5 block-like bones called vertebrae with a triangular bone attached underneath. These bones are separated by five oval cushions called discs … Continue reading

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What causes hip pain?

Chronic hip pain is hard to describe, but the cause is easier to uncover if the right questions are asked. This leads to the correct diagnosis, and a better chance for pain relief. Health care professionals are taught to ask … Continue reading

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