Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the bony canal that cradles the spinal cord, is most common in people over age 50. Their search for relief from back pain often follows...

Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Migraine

Congratulations to Abraham Rivera, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Physician Partners of America, for appearing in the June/July issue of Pain-Free Living magazine. His arti...
pain and depression

The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and depression are closely linked. Studies show that pain can cause depression and depression can cause pain. Since pain and depression are so closely related, it is...
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The Psychological Effects of Living with Pain

Millions of people in the United States have experienced chronic pain and it can have a major impact on your psyche. While you are dealing with chronic pain, it is also i...

Should I See a Pain Management Specialist?

Chronic pain is exactly what it sounds like. It is an ongoing period of discomfort that causes people to feel almost constant pain in some part of their bodies. For p...
Cluster Headaches Physician Partners of America

The Facts About Cluster Headaches

Headaches are a common ailment, but they can be quite debilitating. A bad headache can make it hard to do your job, drive your kids around or simply get through your day....
Hemicrania Continua Headaches Physician Partners of America

What are Hemicrania Continua Headaches?

Hemicrania continua headaches are a headache that causes constant pain on one side of your head or your face. It is a rare condition, but for people who suffer from it, t...
Costs of Pain Physician Partners of America

The Hidden Costs of Dealing with Pain

Pain management impacts millions of Americans each year and costs the national economy billions of dollars. This is because chronic pain costs more than just the cost of...
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypotension Physician Partners of America

What is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypotension?

Idiopathic intracranial hypotension, sometimes known as pseudotumor cerebri, is a condition that causes pressure inside a person’s head even though there is no brain tumo...
Low Back Pain Physician Partners of America

The Facts About Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is something that impacts millions of people each year. The University of Maryland Medical Center estimates that 60 to 80% of American adults experience l...

Possible Causes of Upper Abdominal Pain

When you are experiencing upper abdominal pain, it can definitely be frustrating to deal with. Part of that frustration is that you may not know right away what is causin...
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Physician Partners of America

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief Options

If you pinch a nerve in your wrist, you could develop carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that makes your hand or arm feel numb or tingly. This can make your hand feel we...
Cancer Pain Treatment Physician Partners of America

Pain Treatment Options for Cancer Patients

Getting diagnosed with cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. You may be scared, you may be emotional and on top of all of that, you are in pain. While...
Back Pain Physician Partners of America

5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

Back pain is something that a majority of American adults will go through at some point in their lives. It can begin with something as simple as doing yard work or bringi...