Posts by Advanced Pain Medical Center
Hip Pain Treatment: What Are Your Non-Surgical Options?
Hip pain is a common cause of functional disability that affects almost 50% of aging adults. It can affect each patient differently and may have varying signs and symptoms. Typically, mild hip aches may be caused by non-threatening conditions, such as poor posture or altered gait. Fortunately, these conditions may be corrected with therapy and…Read More
Hemp CBD vs. Marijuana CBD: What’s the difference?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active chemical found in both hemp and marijuana plants. It is one of the most essential components of the cannabis (which includes marijuana and hemp) plant due to its plethora of research-based health benefits. This includes the following: Analgesic or pain-relieving properties Anti-inflammatory Chemopreventive activities Neuroprotective properties Antineoplastic Neuroprotective Unlike…Read More
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy as Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears
The rotator cuff consists of a bundle of muscles and tendons that covers the shoulder joint, specifically the head of the upper arm (humerus). It is primarily responsible for supporting and stabilizing the joint, allowing range of motion for the arms and shoulders. Furthermore, it protects the structure of the shoulder joint by ensuring that…Read More
Does Medical Marijuana Have an Impact on the Immune System?
There have been countless studies tackling the different health benefits of medical marijuana in the body. Some examples include pain management, anxiety control, appetite booster, sleep quality improvement, and prevention of tumor growth. This innovative treatment option has also proven useful in managing several health conditions, such as seizures and the symptoms of AIDS and…Read More
Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of hospital visits and medical care costs. In fact, the CDC estimated that about 20.4% or 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Some of the most common culprits of chronic pain include: Low back pain Neck pain Joint pain / Arthritis Neuropathic pain or neuropathy or…Read More
Medical Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has been gaining some well-earned traction in medical research, specifically in the field of orthobiologics. Many kinds of regenerative treatment options have been proposed to manage musculoskeletal conditions, but none can compare to the clinical effects and significance of PRP. Read below to learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy and its research-based…Read More
Sacroiliac Joint Injection Vs. Epidural Injection: What’s The Difference?
Chronic back pain is an all-too-familiar condition and one of the most frequent complaints of many adults and seniors. In fact, studies suggest that over 65 million Americans had a recent episode of severe back pain that caused work-loss days and work limitations. Doctors treat chronic back pain by first identifying the underlying disease that’s…Read More
How to choose the best Pain Management Doctor?
If you suffer from chronic pain and have not consulted a doctor yet, it’s important that you know how to choose the best pain management doctor who can correctly diagnose your condition and provide the right treatment solutions. If you find yourself in need of a pain doctor, you can begin your search by considering…Read More
Can Medical Marijuana Help ALS patients?
There has been a growing interest in how marijuana can help patients diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Many patients are trying medical marijuana to help manage their symptoms and disease. There have been reports that suggest marijuana is effective and may even help to prolong life. What is ALS? ALS is a progressive…Read More
Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Management
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. This condition affects more than 3 million people worldwide. As of 2015, 1.2% of the US population had active epilepsy. Most people who have epilepsy rely…Read More
CBD, THC, Cannabis, Marijuana: Know the Difference
With recreational marijuana now legal in 18 U.S. states as well as Washington D.C. and Guam, 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. Besides its recreational use, marijuana is also widely…Read More
Medical Marijuana Treatment for PTSD
The use of medical marijuana for managing various conditions has seen a shift in recent years. Once controversial and problematic for its supposed addictive tendencies, now some states have legalized medical marijuana to treat various diseases. As of this writing, medical use of cannabis is now legal with a physician’s recommendation in 37 U.S. states.…Read More
Can Marijuana Help With Neurological Disorders?
Medical marijuana is most commonly used in the United States for pain management and relief. Even though it is not appropriate for severe, acute pain, such as that caused by bone fractures or surgeries, it is effective enough to manage chronic pain that plagues more than 50 million American adults. Medical marijuana is safer than…Read More
Lumbar Sympathetic Block: What Is It and How Is It Done?
Your body consists of a bundle of nerves called the sympathetic nervous system, which runs from the base of the skull to the edge of your lower back, also known as the lumbar area. Its main function is to control the flight or fight response and various involuntary body functions, such as heart rate, blood…Read More
How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Cancer Symptoms
When it comes to cancer treatment, we most commonly think of chemotherapy and radiation. While these treatments are often very effective, they come with many side effects, including pain. One way to minimize these symptoms is through the use of medical marijuana. Not only does marijuana help with symptom relief, but studies have shown it…Read More
How Marijuana Helps Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is a common ailment but can be debilitating to experience. Worse still, it can be brought on suddenly, leaving patients in severe pain while affecting their quality of life. Just how common is back pain? It is estimated that 60%-70% of individuals in developing countries experience back pain at some point in their…Read More
Why it is Time to Stop Pain Killers and Start Medical Marijuana Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a concern for millions of Americans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated about 50 million Americans had chronic pain in 2016. This can have a significant impact on their ability to work and participate in activities of daily living. Many of these individuals have been prescribed opioid medication, which can lead…Read More
Everything you need to know about nerve blocks
A “nerve block” is the injection of a numbing agent (called a “local anesthetic” onto a specific nerve or group of nerves. It is akin to a dentist’s numbing a tooth. In simple words, medicine numbs the nerves by “putting them to sleep” so as to temporarily stop or lessen the pain. Nerve blocks can…Read More
What Should You Know About Epidural & Facet Injections
Epidural and facet injections are two of the most common and effective injections for managing back pain and nerve root pain (commonly called “sciatica”). There are thousands of these injections given to patients across America every year because the lifetime prevalence of low back pain is about 50 to 80 percent. An epidural injection…Read More
Can Medical Marijuana Really Help Manage Chronic Pain in Seniors?
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Sadly, chronic pain comes with aging, making seniors most susceptible to it. Chronic pain affects around 50 million adults in the U.S. alone. Because of this, experts are investigating better and safer pain treatment methods. Along the way, they found that marijuana can…Read More
The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating condition. Patients may experience memory problems, depression, muscle stiffness, and bowel and bladder problems. There is now evidence that medical marijuana can provide relief of symptoms of multiple sclerosis, including muscle stiffness. If you are a Florida resident and have a qualifying medical condition, including multiple sclerosis, you are…Read More
Medical Marijuana for Managing Parkinson’s Disease Pain
For years, the medical benefits of marijuana have been explored as an alternative treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain, sleeping problems, and neurologic disorders. However, as a highly regulated drug that is prone to abuse, many states have enumerated qualifying conditions that will make the use of medical marijuana legal and justifiable. In Florida,…Read More
How to Break Free From the Pain of Glaucoma With Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is quickly becoming a standard treatment option for chronic conditions. It is preferred by many who do not tolerate or are not candidates for opioids or other medications for pain management. Alternatively, marijuana can sometimes target the root cause of pain, such as nerve damage and inflammation. Increasingly, marijuana is being used to…Read More
How Medical Marijuana Can Help in the Management of HIV Patients
The effective use of medical marijuana or cannabis for HIV treatment has long been documented. While considered an illegal substance in the past, the medical and wellness community now recognizes that cannabis may help with slowing down the disease’s progression or alleviating some of the symptoms. To be eligible for medical marijuana treatment at Advanced…Read More
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Among COVID Survivors
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…Read More
3 Migraine Facts You Need to Know
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.…Read More
How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System
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…Read More
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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…Read More
What Will Happen if You Have Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin B12 is essential for red blood cell development, as well as healthy DNA and nerves. Adults need an average of 2.4 micrograms of Vitamin B12 a day. The human body doesn’t make this essential vitamin naturally. It is acquired by eating the right kinds of foods, such as green vegetables, meat, and yeast and…Read More
CBD treatment brings relief for cancer patients
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…Read More
Tips to Prevent Stomach Ache from Ruining Your Christmas
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…Read More
Here’s How Medical Marijuana Can Help in Glaucoma Management
There has been increasing interest over the use of marijuana to treat glaucoma as more states consider the legalization of cannabis. In fact, according to the book Marijuana as Medicine, glaucoma is often the most cited medical reason for medical marijuana use. Our medical marijuana doctor in Gainesville said that marijuana as an alternative glaucoma…Read More
Find Out How Various Types of Arthritis Cause Pain
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…Read More
Nerve Injury Pain: What You Need to Know
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…Read More
Essential Benefits of Myer’s Cocktail IV Therapy
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…Read More
How Ketamine Infusion Therapy Treats Migraines
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…Read More
Neck Pain in Seniors: Part 2
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…Read More
Find Out if You Need Vitamin B12 Shots and Why
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…Read More
Neck Pain in Seniors: Part 1
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…Read More
Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s Disease
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…Read More
Medical Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis
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…Read More
Common Reasons Behind Chronic Abdominal Pain in Adults
Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) in adults may be described as a stomach ache that persists for three months, either as a continuous, or recurring pain. According to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, about 2 percent of adults experience CAP, however, the number could be higher in adults with some form of gastrointestinal conditions. …Read More
5 Most Common Questions About Fibromyalgia
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…Read More
Managing Your Arthritic Pain Through Medical Marijuana
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…Read More
What Does A Pain Management Specialist In Gainesville Do?
A pain management doctor has a specialized training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of pain. Most pain doctors work with patients who suffer from chronic pain for three months or longer. They help patients reduce or manage their pain, regain their function and return to their regular activities. Most types of chronic…Read More
The Top 5 Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
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…Read More
Stem Cell Therapy: What is it used for?
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…Read More
Medical Marijuana: What Medical Conditions Qualify? Part 2
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…Read More
Medical Marijuana: What Medical Conditions Qualify? Part 1.
Medical Marijuana is a term describing the use of the marijuana plant as a treatment of several medical conditions. It’s basically derived from the plant, cannabis sativa, the same plant that people use as a recreational drug, but it is now taken for medical purposes. In America, more than half of the states and the…Read More
Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Marijuana (7 great effects of CBD use)
Whether you suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for two years or twenty, your experience with treatment and doctors may be the same. You probably feel like you’ve tried almost everything – you have given a chance to some unconventional drugs or treatments and have gone to see doctors of all specialties. You might feel like…Read More
Where do Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells come from?
Do you know where do PRP and Stem Cells come from? As you may know, stem cell therapies, including stem cell therapy in Gainesville, have great healing potential and have become one of the most popular regenerative medicine treatments in recent years – and for good reasons. In this article we will explain where platelet rich…Read More