Common Winter Injuries in Wisconsin


Get Pain Relief Treatment after Icy Accidents Wisconsin winters are full of hazards. Ice can cause slip and fall accidents while scrapping snow off a car can lead to painful muscle strain. Winter sports contribute to even more injuries. These conditions can all lead to chronic pain if not effectively treated. Neurology & Pain Treatment Center of Milwaukee helps those with winter injuries get pain relief. Slip and Fall Ice Injuries Wrist Elbow Shoulder Ankle Knee Hip Spine Slip and fall injuries can happen just about anywhere on the body. It doesn’t take a lot of snow to make the ground slippery. Wearing [...]

Common Winter Injuries in Wisconsin2018-10-29T11:25:00-05:00

How to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain in Milwaukee


Non-Surgical Fibromyalgia Treatment Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder affecting millions of adults. One major symptom of fibromyalgia is constant joint pain and swelling. There is no known cure for this condition but there are treatment options for Milwaukee area patients. Dr. Pollack of Neurology & Pain Treatment offers prolotherapy, neural therapy, and other non-surgical alternatives to relieve pain from fibromyalgia. Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Symptoms There are several tests required to diagnose fibromyalgia. The most frequent symptoms include: Chronic pain all over Swollen joints Achiness Stiffness Sleep trouble Depression and anxiety Fibromyalgia causes pain in several areas of the body known as [...]

How to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain in Milwaukee2019-02-26T09:56:19-05:00

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 Winter2018-12-06T08:53:11-05:00

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?2018-10-29T11:19:57-05:00

What is Causing Your Chronic Pain?


Get Treatment for Joint Pain in Milwaukee There are many conditions which can cause chronic pain. Joint injuries in the neck, hips, knees, and feet/ankles are the most commonly reported. Painkillers can temporarily mask the pain, but it is important to know the cause of the pain in order to provide treatment. Neurology & Pain Treatment in Milwaukee offers diagnosis and treatment options for patients dealing with chronic pain. Unfortunately for many patients, it can take time to recognize you are experiencing chronic pain. At that point it may seem impossible to determine what caused the pain to start. Dr. Neal Pollack [...]

What is Causing Your Chronic Pain?2018-12-05T15:54:51-05:00

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 Therapy2018-10-29T11:14:11-05:00

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 Milwaukee2018-12-06T09:05:10-05:00

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?2018-12-05T16:00:54-05:00

Pain Relief Options for Milwaukee Runners


Reduce Injuries with Post-Marathon Tips and Tricks Runners undergo a lot of strain while racing. Whether taking on a 100 meter dash or a full marathon, runners need to be careful to avoid injury. Hip, knee and ankle injuries from running can cause daily pain if not treated. Dr. Neal Pollack of the Milwaukee Neurology and Pain Treatment Center has a solution for runners in pain: prolotherapy. Plantar fasciitis (PF), Achilles tendinitis, hamstring pulls, and iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) are all incredibly common conditions for runners. They are very difficult to treat using traditional pain relief methods. Fortunately, prolotherapy is an alternative [...]

Pain Relief Options for Milwaukee Runners2018-12-06T08:57:37-05:00

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 Benefits2018-12-05T15:59:23-05:00