Introducing Our Neurologist in Gainesville, FL We have exciting news for everyone! We are delighted to announce that as of September, 2020, Dr. Jeffrey Borkoski, an esteemed Neurologist in Gainesville, has joined us here at Advanced Pain Medical Center. Dr. Borkoski is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in…

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Did you ever wonder what happened to the patients who survived from COVID-19? A study revealed that approximately 87% of them still experience difficulty breathing and fatigue even after they have recovered. As we all know, COVID-19 has been around since the beginning of 2020. Although around 1.2 million people died from the disease, more…

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Migraine is a prevalent medical condition experienced by 1 in 4 people in the U.S, according to the Migraine Foundation. It also affects 12% of children in the general population. Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness globally. It is usually hereditary and affects women more than men.  Migraine is different from a tension headache.…

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You probably learned from the news that those with a weak immune system may be more vulnerable to coronavirus. For people who suffer from chronic pain, the risks of contracting COVID-19 is always present because chronic pain can change your immune system and lower your defenses against the disease. You’re most likely complying with preventive…

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Fibromyalgia symptoms can make even simple chores and activities exhausting and difficult. According to experts in pain management in Gainesville, FL, this chronic pain disorder has no known specific cause. However, it is believed that it affects the pathways of the central nervous system. Data from the American Chronic Pain Association has revealed that between…

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The growing trend of using marijuana legally has opened different options for consumers. These days, it’s no longer unusual to hear about different kinds of marijuana products available in the market. If you’re considering using a marijuana product, you should know the difference between marijuana, cannabis, CBD and THC.    What is Marijuana?  Marijuana is…

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Cancer is the name given to a group of diseases that are characterized by some of the body’s cells dividing without stopping and spreading into the surrounding tissue.  Cancer has been at the forefront of the medical cannabis movement with many seeking to prove through research cannabis’ efficacy in treating symptoms as well as showing…

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Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that is characterized by recurring seizures. These seizures are the result of a sudden brain activity that disrupts how the brain cells function. Through the years, marijuana as a medicinal treatment has been a widely-studied and hotly-debated public issue. But as researchers discover more and more of its therapeutic…

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Eating to your heart’s content and indulging in drinks seem like a given during Christmas when there are loads of parties and celebrations to attend. But the drawbacks to these overindulgences can range from bloating, flatulence, heartburn, stomach upset, or stomach upset. Digestive diseases affect some 60 to 70 million people, according to the National…

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Arthritis is a debilitating disease that affects the joints. There are over 100 joint-related conditions that can be linked to arthritis, but the most common types can be narrowed down to three. All of these types come with pain and some degree of movement limitation, depending on the severity. At Gainesville pain management center, our…

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Nerve injury pain, medically termed as peripheral neuropathy, develops because of damage to the nerves. According to John Hopkins Medicine, there are more than 100 types of this condition with different symptoms, causes, and prognosis.  The body is made up of a network of nerves, which look like wiring that connect throughout the central nervous…

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Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy in Gainesville Fl is done by intravenously injecting vitamins and nutrients that help alleviate different types of short-term medical issues. Created and developed by Dr. John Myers from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for over 30 years, Myers’ Cocktail IV is an intravenous (IV) treatment that increases the body’s essential nutrient…

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Ketamine is a type of anaesthetic or analgesic drug that has been developed and widely used in the medical field since the 1960s. Though it has a hallucinogenic side effect, experts have increasingly conducted studies and tests to develop ketamine infusion therapy in specialized clinics to save the lives of high-risk patients with depression. Studies…

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The use of medical marijuana for managing various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has seen a shift in recent years. Once controversial and problematic for its addictive tendencies, now some states have legalized medical marijuana to treat various diseases. Medical marijuana in Gainesville has become a popular treatment for signs and symptoms of PTSD.…

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In the first part of this series, we have discussed the common causes of neck pain as well as how to avoid neck pain in seniors. In this blog post, we layout effective ways to manage neck pain in seniors, as recommended by our pain doctor in Gainesville. Treating Neck Pain in Seniors Despite the…

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The important role of Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is to ensure the healthy production of blood cells in your body that also help your DNA cells. This essential vitamin is also necessary for the nervous system to function well and it helps prevent certain types of anemia, according to the National Institutes of…

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As you age, it’s common to experience physical pain in various parts of the body. This is because the integrity and functionality of your bones, muscles, and organs isn’t as good as before. In Gainesville Pain Center, many elderly patients complain of neck pain that is usually accompanied by back pain. This is because the…

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Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IDB), leads to the inflammation of the digestive tract. Some of our patients at Advanced Pain Management in Gainesville have inflammation that spreads deep into the layers of the bowel tissue, hence it could be quite debilitating and painful. According to the Center for Disease Control and…

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Multiple sclerosis (MS), a lifelong degenerative condition, has no known cure. This disease affects the functions of the brain and spinal cord, and it is also an autoimmune disorder that damages a patient’s immune system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, some 2.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed…

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Fibromyalgia is a painful musculoskeletal disorder that causes mood swings, memory issues, sleep disturbance, and fatigue. Researchers have found that fibromyalgia increases pain sensations by affecting how the brain processes pain stimulants. According to research led by the National Fibromyalgia Association, approximately 10 million adults in the United States aged 18 years old and above…

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These days, many people want to try alternative treatment options for arthritic pain due to the ongoing opioid crisis. Medical marijuana is just that! This type of treatment has provided several benefits for people who are trying to manage arthritic pain. The symptoms of arthritis include inflammation, stiffness, swelling, tenderness and limited joint movements. All…

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IV (intravenous) vitamin therapy is one of the quickest ways for your body to receive the nutrition it needs. This method is the process of administering vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients into the bloodstream. This means the nutrients bypass the digestive process, allowing you to obtain faster and more effective results. In the hospitals,…

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Stem cell therapy is one of the most fascinating areas of medicine. Many doctors have recognized that this therapy has the potential to treat various diseases and ailments by producing healthy new cells and tissue in the patient’s body. Stem cell therapy can save lives because it promotes regeneration of wounds and tissue damage after…

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  In Medical Marijuana: What Medical Conditions Qualify? Part 1, we defined medical marijuana as a term describing the use of the marijuana plant as a treatment of several medical conditions. Today, we continue enumerating conditions which qualify to be successfully medical marijuana treatment, including medical marijuana in Gainesville: Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Cord injury refers to…

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What is a nerve block? Nerve block is an injection into a specific body area, which is experiencing pain caused by a group of nerves, called plexus or ganglion. In simple words, medicine injected numbs the nerves by decreasing an inflammation in the area and stops or eases the pain.  Nerve blocks can also be…

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