Project Description

Conditions We Treat

An intractable headache is a persistent headache that fails to respond to standard and/or aggressive treatment modalities. The most common types of intractable headache include chronic daily headache from transformed migraine, medication overuse headache, atlantoxial/atlanto-occipital dysfunction, benign intracranial hypertension, and post-traumatic or post-concussional headaches. A new persistent daily headache, which arises suddenly after a viral infection, is particularly disabling and difficult to treat.

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues, primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue is a complex mixture of proteins and other substances that provide strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body. Complications depend on the types of signs and symptoms you have. For example, overly flexible joints can result in joint dislocations and early-onset arthritis. Fragile skin may develop prominent scarring. This condition is associated with autoimmune, cardiovascular, neurologic, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum (OCD) disorders and the pain is thought to arise from central sensitization.

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Neuropathic pain is often described as a shooting or burning pain associated with nerve damage. It may be caused by diabetes, shingles, genetic diseases, chemotherapy and nerve compression.  

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Pelvic Pain 

Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic pain might refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive, urinary or digestive systems, or from musculoskeletal sources.  Pelvic pain may arise from damaged nerves, muscular spasticity, central sensitization related to PTSD, and sexual trauma.. 

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Arthritis pain may arise from inflammatory rheumatologic disorders, damage from injuries or osteoarthritis from wear and tear. In many patients, it is associated with nerve pain.  It may also occur in people with gastrointestinal disorders. 

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Fibromyalgia is a central sensitization disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain that can be exacerbated by stress.  It is a genetically predisposed neuroinflammatory disorder associated with autoimmune disorders, sleep disorders, neuropathies, and stress. 

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Central sensitization is a condition of the nervous system that is associated with the development and maintenance of chronic pain. This includes Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), chronic pelvic pain, migraines, tension headaches, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity(MCS).  When central sensitization occurs, the nervous system goes through a process called wind-up and gets regulated in a persistent state of high reactivity. This persistent, or regulated, state of reactivity lowers the threshold for what causes pain and subsequently comes to maintain pain even after the initial injury has healed. 

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Intractable spinal pain is cervical, thoracic, or lumbar pain that is excruciating, constant, difficult to treat, and is often associated with radiation to the extremities.  Many patients have gone through multiple spine surgeries without relief. 

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