Category: Conditions

Central Pain Syndrome

Introduction Central Pain Syndrome is defined as a neurological condition specifically caused by damage to the central nervous system, which includes the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. In other words, it is a type...

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Introduction Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a rheumatic disease that causes arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints are located in the lower back where the bone above the tailbone (sacrum) meets...

Acute Sprains

Definitions An acute sprain is defined as the tearing or stretching of a ligament or a joint capsule, with symptoms of sudden onset and short duration. A ligament is the tissue that connects bones...

Cancer Pain Treatment

Cancer Pain – The Basics Pain specialist Margo McCaffrey defines pain as “whatever the experiencing person says it is, and exists wherever he says it does”. Pain is largely understood as a sensation that...

Tenosynovitis

Introduction Tenosynovitis is a medical condition characterized by the inflammation of the fluid filled sheath that surrounds a tendon, the fibrous cords of tough tissue that connect muscles to bones. Known as synovium, this...

Pain Syndromes and IT Professionals

Pain Syndromes and IT Professionals Introduction In the recent years, the incidence of pain syndromes and related disorders has increased manifold amongst the IT professionals. In the further sections, we have briefly explained the...

Trigger Points

Trigger Points Introduction Trigger points are typically defined as hyperirritable spots present in the skeletal muscle. Also known as muscle knots, these points are like tight nodules located in skeletal muscles that produce sensations...

Cancer Pain Syndromes

Cancer Pain Syndromes The Basics Pain is defined as the impact of a physiological series of electrical and chemical events occurring in the body. According to the International Association for Study of Pain, “Pain...