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Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Whiplash

It can be easy to shrug off neck pain as a common symptom of whiplash. However, if you experience an injury from a forceful snapping of your neck, you should get medical care as soon as possible. Keep reading to learn more.

Sep 8th, 2021
How to Live with the Chronic Pain of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia often comes with debilitating symptoms — such as chronic pain — which can impact everyday life. There may not be a cure for this condition, but you can manage your symptoms and keep flare-ups at bay. Keep reading to learn more.

Aug 10th, 2021
What To Do About Cancer Pain

If you have cancer, it’s very likely you also have pain. Fortunately, whether you develop symptoms from the cancer itself or your treatment, there are ways to get your pain under control. Read on to learn more.

Jul 14th, 2021
When To See a Specialist About Sudden Pain

Pain can come in many forms, which can make it difficult to manage. So how do you know if you should see a doctor about new pain that comes on suddenly? Keep reading to find out.

Jun 20th, 2021
5 Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common problem, but it can develop for very different reasons. As a result, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis in order to find effective treatment. Here are a few common offenders.

Apr 5th, 2021
Which Therapy to Treat Cancer Pain Is Right for Me?

Whether you had cancer in the past or are currently going through treatment, it’s common to experience persistent pain. But it doesn’t have to affect your quality of life. Keep reading to learn how the right therapy can provide relief.

Mar 5th, 2021
Consider These Treatments for Your Shoulder Pain

Are you putting off visiting the doctor because you’re worried your shoulder problem may require surgery? You should know that most shoulder pain responds well to minimally invasive therapies. Read on to learn more.

Jan 1st, 2021
Suffering From Acute or Chronic Pain? We Have Solutions!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to pain management. But that doesn’t mean you have to power through your symptoms. A personalized approach tailored to your unique condition can provide results. Here’s how.

Oct 6th, 2020
What Are the Signs of Alcohol Dependency?

Having a drink from time to time — or even daily — usually isn’t a cause for concern. So how do you know if you or someone you love has a problem? Here are a few things that could indicate alcohol dependency or an alcohol use disorder.

Sep 8th, 2020
Regenerative Medicine Helps You Heal From Within

Are you curious about the buzz surrounding regenerative medicine and how it differs from traditional therapies? Keep reading to learn how this unique approach can relieve pain and restore mobility by harnessing your body’s healing power.

Jul 2nd, 2020
Can a Nerve Block Help My Hip Pain?

Is hip pain forcing you to sit on the sidelines while life passes you by? Nerve blocks can offer significant relief, but how do you know if they’re right for you? Keep reading to learn more.

Apr 23rd, 2020
Drug-Free Solutions to Headache and Migraine Pain

Are chronic headaches or migraines derailing your life? Are you searching for solutions that don’t involve drugs or pain medications? There are steps you can take to managing these chronic conditions without prescriptions; keep reading to learn more.

Mar 20th, 2020
Why Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Pain

Chronic pain impacts at least one in five Americans. But why are 70% of chronic pain sufferers women? Keep reading to learn more about why this common problem affects so many more women than men.

Feb 26th, 2020
Don’t Let Fibromyalgia Control Your Life

Fibromyalgia causes widespread symptoms that, without proper management, can take over your life. Although the condition can’t be cured, at-home and in-office treatments can help you manage your fibromyalgia so you have control over your days.

Jan 14th, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Epidural Injections

Chronic back pain can sap enjoyment from your life while making it hard to function through even the most basic daily tasks. Epidural injections represent an effective way to treat many cases of back pain, reducing reliance on oral pain medications.

Dec 3rd, 2019
Understanding the Signs of Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a complex problem, whether you use prescription medications or illegal substances. Fortunately, if you learn to recognize the symptoms of the problem, you can get the help you need to reclaim your life and overcome your addiction.

May 7th, 2020
Stages of Alcohol Dependency

An alcoholic can be described as someone drinking to excess. It has been stated that more than one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men can be considered binge drinking.

Aug 20th, 2019
Strength in Numbers

Having a solid support system while dealing with addiction or chronic pain can be a crucial part of your journey!

Aug 1st, 2019
All About Opioids

The opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the past several years as doctors continue to overprescribe their patients.

Jul 31st, 2019
Relieve Pain Naturally

As the opioid crisis continues, more and more people are looking for safer alternatives to deal with their pain.

Jul 25th, 2019
Police are Accidentally Overdosing on Opioids

Law enforcement officers and paramedics are increasingly coming in contact with synthetic opioids such as fentanyl that can be dangerous and deadly, prompting the DEA warning and updated guidance nationwide.

Jun 16th, 2019
Why are Opioids so Addictive?

“The common misconception is that only drug addicts overdose by injecting a needle with illicit drugs in their arm. That is wrong! Many people who overdose on opioids are following their doctor’s instructions”- Dr. Tonkin

Jun 2nd, 2019
What are Interventional Procedures

Interventional procedures are minimally invasive and usually involve treating specific areas of the body through a process that involves imaging guidance.

May 17th, 2019
What is Pain Management?

Thousands of people every day suffer from chronic pain, affecting their quality of life and enjoyment.

May 17th, 2019
Safe Disposal of Medications

In 2007, there were 255,732 cases of improper medicine use reported to Poison Control Centers in the United States. Approximately 9% of these cases (23,783) involved accidental exposure to another person’s medicine. Approximately 5,000 of these accidental

Oct 29th, 2018
Injections for Back Pain Relief

Elite Pain Management takes a holistic approach to your chronic pain. From finding you the best physical therapists and chiropractors, to getting you on the correct dosage of medications.

Jan 15th, 2018
Why I love my job at EPM

Meet Aries, our insurance coordinator. Listen to why she loves working at Elite Pain Management!

Jan 13th, 2018
Fentanyl Overdose Survivor Warns Others of Dangers

“The doctors basically said it’s just like a miracle that I’m still here, but I am still here and I need to do something positive with my life which, I’m trying to do that, you know,”

Nov 3rd, 2017
Group Therapy for Chronic Pain

“They feel depressed, they feel alone, like there’s absolutely no end to this. But when they meet with people in similar situations, going through the same things, suddenly they’re not alone.”

Oct 9th, 2017
Why I use Elite Pain Management

“I was recommended to go to Elite Pain Management, and in a matter of days I was off ALL of my meds and my family was getting Sarah back, and I was finally getting ME back!"

Aug 28th, 2017
Local Doctors Prescribing Opioids

The Opioid Crisis is not just a national crisis, it is a Springfield crisis. And we Doctors need to be part of the solution.

Aug 25th, 2017
Yoga & Depression

At Elite Pain Management our goal is help our patients return to a productive life.

Jun 28th, 2017
Nutrition for Addicts

“I think that in general, people fail to make this correlation between their diet and their physical, mental and emotional health,”

Jun 16th, 2017
Yoga & Recovering from Addiction

At Elite Pain Management our goal is help our patients return to a productive life. This may include participating in behavior therapy, chiropractic care, interventional pain management procedures and yoga.

Jun 5th, 2017
The Agony of Opioid Withdrawal

Prolonged use of opioids changes the way nerve receptors work in your brain, they become dependent upon the drug to function.

Apr 28th, 2017
Observed Urine Screenings

All patients at Elite Pain Management undergo witnessed drug screens. By analyzing the urine we can measure the types and amounts of medications or illicit drugs in the body.

Mar 21st, 2017
CDC Opioid Guidelines

60% of opioid overdoses are patients following a doctors orders. For example, a woman complained of back pains so her Doctor prescribed Oxycodone.

Mar 21st, 2017
Chasing the Dragon

In an effort to help educate students and young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction, the FBI and DEA unveiled a documentary called Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.

Mar 21st, 2017