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A better treatment for severe knee arthritis and pain?

May 8th, 2015|Latest News|

Do you have severe knee pain?  Have you been told by your orthopedic surgeon that you need an eventual knee replacement? Well, if you are a young patient in their 30s-40s you and live a relatively active lifestyle you may benefit from a procedure called High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO). This procedure is known to do

Cardamom is a natural antioxidant

May 4th, 2015|Latest News|

Cardamom is a spice that originated in India and Nepal and is purported to have several health benefits. Although still being studied, this exotic spice may have antioxidant, health promoting properties and be good for the digestive tract and cholesterol.  Antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that

Spinal Stenosis is a common cause of low back pain and sciatica

April 26th, 2015|Latest News|

Often symptoms that arise from Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) and arterial occlusive disease can demonstrate similar traits posing a challenge to the diagnostic physician. Lumbar stenosis can generally be congenital or acquired in origin. Whereas lumbar stenosis can result in low back pain or radicular pain (sciatica) worse with standing and

Superfoods, phytonutrients, and antioxidants

April 20th, 2015|Latest News|

Superfoods are foods known for their health benefits due to their "phytonutrient content," or in other words, are packed with health-protecting qualities. It is most important to eat a balanced diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, dairy products), but next time you want to boost your diet, consider: goji berries, blueberries, acai berries, cocoa,

Treating Neuropathic Pain

April 17th, 2015|Latest News|

A Queen's University study published April 7th, 2015 reveals that combining morphine, an opioid-based pain reliever, and nortriptyline, an antidepressant, has been found to successfully relieve chronic neuropathic pain in 87% of patients, and significantly better than with either drug alone.

Cervical strain – a common cause of neck and shoulder pain

April 15th, 2015|Latest News|

Cervical strain is a common cause of neck and head pain and may even spread to the shoulder and upper arms. At times, cervical strain or muscle may be improperly diagnosed as cervical nerve irritation (radiculopathy). It is important to consult with your doctor about the different causes of head and neck pain to properly

Specialized Physical Therapy can prevent ACL Knee injuries

April 14th, 2015|Latest News|

Clinical trials have demonstrated that preventative neuromuscular training (PNMT) can be effective in reducing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the young females. Proximal control exercises (Quads, Hamstrings) and multi exercises genres increased the efficacy of PNMT intervention. Approximately 350,000 individuals get ACL reconstruction (ACLR) surgery to repair or reconstruct the ruptured ACL and restore

Turmeric for arthritis pain

April 9th, 2015|Latest News|

Turmeric, a yellow-colored spice found across the world, from American yellow mustard to spicy Indian curries, is one of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatories.  In fact, Dr. James Duke, a world-renowned ethnobotanist (a scientist that studies the relationship of people and plants) found that turmeric does a better job treating chronic inflammation than many current pharmaceuticals and

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

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