Why Chronic Pain is Worse in Winter


Cold Chronic Pain Management The cold temperatures of Wisconsin winter can cause patients dealing with chronic pain to feel worse. Heat is a muscle relaxer, so it’s no surprise cold temperatures make muscles stiff. The constant cold for months on end can make pain levels unbearable. Staying warm is one solution. Another is pain relief treatments from Neurology & Pain Treatment in Milwaukee. Common Pain Conditions Made Worse by Cold Weather Arthritis: Patients with arthritis are more likely to have flare-ups when exposed to cold temperatures. Migraines and Headaches: Changes in the weather can cause barometric pressure to change. For [...]

Why Chronic Pain is Worse in Winter2019-06-25T17:09:18-05:00

Botox: The Secret to End Migraines?


Why Botox Injections are Good for More than Cosmetic Treatment Most people think of Botox injections as a purely cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. Yet this relaxant can provide incredible relief for patients with migraines and chronic pain conditions. Dr. Neal Pollack of Neurology & Pain Treatment in Milwaukee uses Botox therapy to help patients. How Does Botox Treat Pain and Migraines? Botulinum toxin can paralyze muscles and nerves. The paralyzing effect stops the transfer of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for communicating pain in the body. Injections of Botox at the site of chronic pain act as a natural relaxant, stopping [...]

Botox: The Secret to End Migraines?2019-06-25T16:59:06-05:00

Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy


Alternative Pain Relief for Milwaukee Patients Osteopathic manipulative therapy, usually shortened to OMT, is a system of hands-on techniques used by doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO) to alleviate pain and correct structural changes in the body. Dr. Neal Pollack of Neurology & Pain Treatment Center is Milwaukee’s doctor of osteopathic medicine as an alternative to surgery and painkillers. Manual medicine, OMT involves doctors directly using their hands to mobilize areas in pain or discomfort. Disease, injury, and the natural aging process can all lead to changes in the musculoskeletal system. Improper body structure leads to abnormal function, leading to pain and [...]

Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy2019-06-25T16:55:46-05:00

Alternative Pain Treatment Options in Milwaukee


Pain Relief without Surgery or Prescription Medication Patients dealing with injuries and chronic pain conditions may feel their options are limited to surgery and prescription painkillers. Alternative treatments are available. If you want to avoid surgery and prescription pain medication, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neal Pollack of the Milwaukee Neurology & Pain Treatment Center to discuss prolotherapy and other alternative treatment options. Dangers of Surgery Surgical pain relief treatments are often considered a last resort. These expensive procedures are usually inconvenient for most patients as they require overnight hospitalization and time off from work to recover. Surgery carries many [...]

Alternative Pain Treatment Options in Milwaukee2019-06-25T16:56:05-05:00

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Neural Therapy?


Understanding Neural Therapy Injections Neural therapy is a pain relief treatment option using superficial skin injections to promote healing of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). When trauma occurs to the body, an interference field is created which interrupts and redirects electrical signals sent through the ANS. The resulting miscommunications lead to pain elsewhere in the body, seemingly unrelated to the original injury. Neural therapy injection therapy from Dr. Neal Pollack in Milwaukee restores the communication of the ANS to stop pain and promote healing. As with all medical procedures, there are a variety of benefits and risks patients need to understand before treatment. [...]

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Neural Therapy?2019-06-25T16:56:22-05:00

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Benefits


Alternative Treatments for Chronic Back Pain Surgery on the spine is incredibly risky, not to mention highly invasive. Fortunately, there are less invasive alternatives available. Non-surgical spinal decompression, also known as lumbar decompression, is the practice of relieving pain in the back or spine non-surgically. Distraction forces are applied precisely to spinal structures, like injured discs, followed by cycles of partial relaxation. This revolutionary treatment option is available at the Milwaukee pain clinic of Neurology & Pain Treatment. There are many causes of back pain, from injuries to degenerative joint diseases. Lumbar non-surgical decompression is aimed at chronic back problems, including: [...]

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Benefits2019-06-25T17:10:05-05:00

Neural Therapy


This is a superficial skin injection technique frequently given around scars, nerves, trigger points, and autonomic tissue. It works by eliminating abnormal electrical interference fields and regulating abnormal nervous systems (ANS) functioning. Malfunction of the ANS may produce pain, confusion, visual dysfunction, sinusitis, skin disease, arthritis, and many chronic degenerative conditions. Three to six treatments are the average needed to achieve lasting improvements. Every case though must be evaluated individually.

Neural Therapy2019-06-25T17:01:09-05:00

Botox Injections for Chronic Pain


Botox Injections for Chronic Pain Many people are unaware that BOTOX® injections are used not only to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also for chronic pain control, including back and nerve pain. Pain management and other alternative uses for BOTOX ® therapy have shown how versatile and effective this treatment is. What is a Botox injection? Tight muscles can cause migraine headaches, torticollis and myofascial pain syndromes throughout the body. After the target muscles are identified, Botox is directed into the muscle belly.  Once the muscles relax, the surrounding inflammation decreases, resulting in pain relief. How long does it take? [...]

Botox Injections for Chronic Pain2019-06-25T17:02:23-05:00

Platelet Rich Plasma


Platelet Rich Plasma PRP, a specially prepared concentrated blood solution, is injected into ailing connective tissues and joints. Upscale and trendy, it is a form of prolotherapy that strengthens tissues and aids the body to heal itself. In our experience, classic prolotherapy has proved to be easier to administer, freer of side effects, similar in effectiveness, and significantly less expensive than PRP. When considering regenerative injection treatments, standard prolotherapy should be your first choice. Neurology News CONTACT OUR PERSONALIZED WELLNESS APPROACH IS WHAT SETS US APART WITH PAIN TREATMENTS PLANS DESIGNED [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma2019-06-25T17:02:42-05:00
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