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Pack Mule Syndrome

October 9th, 2015|back pain, neck pain|

Have you ever seen a little mule overloaded with packs and supplies almost as big as the poor animal itself? These days with every greater proliferation of smart phones, tablets, laptops, portable game consoles and other assorted electronic devices, it is all too common that men, women, and even children are loading themselves up like

Who Needs a Meteorologist With Weather-wise Joints?

October 5th, 2015|arthritis, migraine, osteoarthritis|

Grandpa Jones didn’t need to check with a meteorologist to know that a cold front was coming in. His aching joints told him all he needed to know about the changing weather. A rise or fall of barometric pressure, humidity, or even temperature can often trigger various joint pains especially for those suffering from chronic

Capitol Pain Institute has moved to a new location!

January 1st, 2015|Latest News|

The new location is at 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd #103 Austin, TX 78757. The new building is larger with brand new interior construction. Dr. Matthew Schocket founded Capitol Pain Institute to provide progressive and innovative pain management in Austin and central Texas. Capitol Pain Institute provides expert pain management care and treatment in a truly

First Ever iOvera Non-Surgical Treatment for Pain

December 10th, 2014|Latest News, new therapies|

Capitol Pain Institute is proud have been chosen to conduct the first ever iovera° treatment procedures in Austin. The iovera° treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to immediately reduce pain without leaving anything behind. It precisely targets the source of your pain for immediate and lasting relief without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals. The iovera° treatment is FDA

ADL Austin Torch of Liberty Dinner

September 16th, 2014|Latest News|

Capitol Pain Institute is proud to be an official sponsor of this Thursday’s Anti-Defamation League Event at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas. “We’re very excited about this and we consider it an honor to be a sponsor for this great event,” said Dr. Matthew Schocket, founder of Capitol Pain Institute. ADL Austin Torch of Liberty

Fast facts: Are you at an Increased Risk for Back Pain?

April 19th, 2014|low back pain|

An important question that is frequently put to our back pain management specialists here at the Capitol Pain Institute is whether there are certain jobs or lifestyles that increase the risk of back pain. The simple answer to this question is that it is not professions or lifestyles that influence back pain probability, but due

Understanding Spine Basics: The Vertebrae, Discs and the Spinal Cord

April 19th, 2014|Spine Basics|

Dealing with back pain is torture, but the more you know about spine basics, such as the vertebrae, discs and the spinal cord, the better you will understand your pain. Although it won’t lessen it, it can help you avoid making the situation worse. A lot of strain is put on your spine; after all

Stem Cells-the Next Frontier is Here

November 22nd, 2013|chronic pain, knee treatment, new therapies, osteoarthritis, stem cells|

by Guest Author Joseph Smith, PhD Our very own stem cells may provide the key to return us to a high quality of life without chronic pain. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can develop into just about any specialized tissues.  No longer controversial as they need not be derived from embryos or cadavers,

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