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What PRP Can Do for Your Injury Sep 15th, 2021

Medical experts have long marveled at our bodies’ innate healing power. And while many researchers have looked for ways to replicate that with exterior processes or synthetic ingredients, science has shown that one of the best ways to heal an injury already lies within us. By using platelet-rich plasma (PRP),...

How an Epidural Can Reduce or Eliminate Your Pain Aug 16th, 2021

Countless things can cause back pain, but you also have nearly countless options for treating it. Somewhere between basic over-the-counter pain medication and invasive procedures lies nerve-blocking options like an epidural. Dr. Jonathan D. Carlson offers epidurals to our patients at Hawai’i Pain and Spine, on the Windward side of...

Could Your Chronic Pain Be Fibromyalgia? Jul 14th, 2021

Living with pain is always frustrating, but that’s especially true when you don’t know what’s causing your discomfort. Widespread, unexplained discomfort might feel mysterious and disheartening, but there could be a medical explanation for it. It could be fibromyalgia. Here at Hawai’i Pain and Spine, on the Windward side of...

The Stages of a Migraine Jun 29th, 2021

If you get migraines, you know that the pain you feel shifts throughout the attack. You may have even noticed certain warning signs that your next migraine attack is imminent. Better understanding those signs can help you manage your migraines — and so can proper treatment. At Hawai’i Pain and...

The Best Treatment Options for Neuropathy May 27th, 2021

Since roughly one in four Americans will live with neuropathy at some point during their lives, it’s no surprise that researchers and medical practitioners have extensively sought effective treatments. And fortunately, they’ve found success with many of them. Even so, the problem is that because neuropathy can have so many...

When to Consider a Spinal Cord Stimulator for Your Chronic Back Pain Apr 28th, 2021

Coping with chronic back pain can completely rearrange your life and its priorities. You can be caught between the needs and burdens of pain management. Medication-based therapies work best over the short term, and you face drug resistance and addiction when trying to manage long-lasting pain, particularly when other, conservative...