pain management gainesville
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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