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Epidural Steroid Injections and Selective Nerve Root Blocks

By |2021-06-17T09:07:21-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Back Pain|

What are epidural steroid injections? Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are therapeutic spinal injection procedures that are part of the first or second line treatment for herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. When oral steroids, rest and physical therapy are not effective in relieving pain due to these conditions then ESIs are the next best step. Sometimes, [...]

PRFM for Pain Management and Chronic Pain

By |2021-06-17T09:07:44-04:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Regenerative Medicine|Tags: |

Advanced PRFM for Pain Management The platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) method is a unique process of extracting platelets from a patient's own blood to relieve pain and inflammation, combat scarring, and aid in tissue regeneration. Similar to PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), PRFM is a controlled process that removes almost all contaminants within the blood to create a [...]

Facet Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

By |2021-06-17T09:07:53-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain|

Arthritis of the neck and lower back is quite common affecting 85% of people over the age of 60. While this wear and tear takes its toll as we age, even young people experience pain from arthritis in these areas. Typically, in younger people, we see this arising due to trauma or overuse. When inflammation occurs [...]

Pain Explained in 5 Minutes

By |2021-06-17T09:08:03-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

5 Minute Pain Plan explanation: This Youtube video is a good overview of how our bodies process pain. Having a better understanding of pain can help you get better. Please take time to watch the video and write down any questions you have for your next therapy visit. Can the Barr Center Help You with Pain [...]

Posture Hacks

By |2022-05-03T12:12:06-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Back Pain, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Easy Posture Hacks to Reduce Pain Below is a diagram depicting the most common postures. Remember that posture is a habit. Poor postures are depicted on the left and in the middle. Optimal ones are displayed on the right. Posture Hacks Change your routine. Avoid doing the same activities or exercises every day. Change your shoes [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Pain and Autoimmunity

By |2021-06-17T09:15:32-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is currently under study in patients with various types of chronic pain including migraines, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. Other chronic pain states, various types of cancers, and autoimmune related disorders are also being studied. While these studies are underway, it is used widely in the U.S. for a variety of pain related disorders [...]

Contrast Baths

By |2022-04-13T11:56:55-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

 What is a Contrast Bath? Contrast baths are a form of hydrotherapy. It is also called hot/cold immersion therapy. It is the use of hot and cold water to help decrease pain and increase circulation around an injured area where there may be restricted blood flow. The goals for using contrast baths include: Decreasing pain Decreasing [...]

Update on Corornavirus (Covid-19)

By |2021-06-17T09:08:50-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid, News|Tags: |

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) impacts more people, the staff of the Barr Center is working diligently to keep our practice open Monday - Thursday and safe for all. We want to remain connected to our patients in this time of great need. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) made recommendations that impact the safety of our [...]

Weakness in the Knee: Causes and Remedies

By |2021-08-31T14:11:00-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Pain Management Articles, Knee Joint Pain|

This article was featured in Costco Connections, June 2019. Weakness in the knee and knee pain keeps many people from doing the activities they enjoy. But what causes knee pain? More important, how do you make the aches and pains go away? Weakness in the Knee The knee, the body’s largest joint, is a hinge joint [...]

Trends in Pain Management without Opioids

By |2021-05-08T08:54:28-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles|

This Article was featured in www.TidewaterWomen.com on March 1, 2019. Pain Management: You don’t have to live with pain. Here’s expert guidance on how to live pain-free. Here’s the sad truth. Many of us have friends, family and neighbors who have been touched in some way by the opioid crisis. Just in the last few months, [...]

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