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Psychogenic Pain

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD “Psychogenic pain” is pain that doesn’t have a directly attributable physical cause, like a broken bone or a cut on a finger.  There is no distinguishable reason for the pain to exist, but it

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction FAQ – Part III

Mark W. McFarland, DO       This is part three of a three-part FAQ providing detailed information on sacroiliac joint dysfunction which answers frequently asked questions about this condition, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, available treatment options and what you

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction FAQ – Part II

Mark W. McFarland, DO This is part two of a three-part FAQ providing detailed information on sacroiliac joint dysfunction which answers frequently asked questions about this condition, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and available treatments. Q:         What are

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction FAQ

Mark W. McFarland, DO This three-part FAQ will provide detailed information on sacroiliac joint dysfunction and answer frequently asked questions about this condition, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and available treatments. Q:           Where are the sacroiliac joints? A:            If you

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What is Nociplastic Pain? 

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD Clinicians have long held that there are two types of pain – nociceptive (the type of sensation or pain you feel when there is damage to your body tissues, think stepping on a tack) and neuropathic

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Phantom Pain and Its Treatment

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In my last blog post, I discussed the possible causes of phantom pain and the medications that are commonly used to treat those symptoms.  In this post, I will talk about other treatments that offer

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder vs. Complex PTSD

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  is a well-established psychological condition, recognized since 1980 by most mental health and medical organizations. Complex PTSD is a relatively new condition, recognized by some organizations (e.g., World Health Organization), but not

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Persistent Depressive Disorder

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Persistent Depressive Disorder (once called Dysthymia), or PDD, is a relatively long-lasting, milder form of depression, compared to Major Depressive Disorder.1 Because PDD begins gradually and lasts so long, many sufferers may not be aware of

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What Causes Phantom Limb Pain?

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In my last blog post, I discussed phantom pain and the symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. In this post, I will discuss the theories about why this condition exists and

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