Treat your pain and live a better life… Welcome to my blog about pain. Unfortunately, many people suffer from chronic pain. As a board certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation, my specialty is treating these people with both acute and chronic pain. A majority of my practice is working with patients that are experiencing… Continue Reading

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Treatments for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, can be debilitating. Many men and women suffer from this condition from various diseases or injuries. There are no proven treatments that work in all people. In some individuals, there are a few treatment options that can improve the overall way a person feels. While there is no way to… Continue Reading

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

It’s frustrating to be told your pain isn’t that bad. What may actually be occurring is that you may be feeling pain differently from others around you. Sometimes, people are simply more sensitive to pain than others are. While you may be labeled a wimp, in truth, your ability to withstand pain stems from the… Continue Reading

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

It’s frustrating to be told your pain isn’t that bad. What may actually be occurring is that you may be feeling pain differently from others around you. Sometimes, people are simply more sensitive to pain than others are. While you may be labeled a wimp, in truth, your ability to withstand pain stems from the… Continue Reading

How Do Anti-Seizure Medications Treat Pain?

The use of anti-seizure medications as a treatment option for pain is not a new concept. In fact, it is one of the oldest methods used to treat chronic pain conditions especially in those that have experienced long-term pain or are unable to see relief from other types of pain medications. The first medications of… Continue Reading

Recognizing Chronic Pain’s Mental Impact

Chronic pain is debilitating. It limits your ability to move. You may find that every step hurts. In other cases, you may find it difficult to move your fingers, sit for a long time, or accomplish other types of daily tasks. It is debilitating because you cannot achieve the simple things you used to be… Continue Reading

Can Visual Imagery Be Effective for Pain Management?

Many people struggle with pain for reasons simply not easy to control. Often times, pain doesn’t work the way it should. Pain is supposed to be a warning moving from the nerves to the brain signaling a problem for the brain to handle. Sometimes, nerves become damaged and pain signals trigger at the wrong time,… Continue Reading

How Do Spinal Cord Stimulators Aid In Pain Relief?

For those people who are suffering from significant pain, finding a treatment option can be difficult to do. Oral medications tend to be the first line of care. Doctors may also use nerve blocks to help minimize the pain and control the function of the nerves that are sending pain signals to the brain. In… Continue Reading

Epidural Steroid Injection for Neck pain

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a simple, safe and effective non-surgical treatment that involves the injection of a steroid medication into the Epidural Space of the spine, the portion of the spine with the irritated nerves. The procedure is intended to reduce inflammation and eliminate pain in the Epidural Space. ESI has been used… Continue Reading