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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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 Neurology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine….

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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CBD, THC, Cannabis, Marijuana: Know the Difference

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 otherwise…

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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…

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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…

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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. 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Medical Marijuana Treatment for PTSD

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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