Welcome Dr. Rick Nieves-Ramos to Our Altamonte Springs & Downtown Locations

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles, Interventional Pain Medicine, pain medicine

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Dr. Rick Nieves-Ramos  is double board certified with a sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine and specialty certification in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr Ramos was born and raised in Orlando. His Undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Central Florida, and he attended medical school at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Ramos has worked with world-renowned experts in lower back pain therapy, and technique innovators at the University of Miami, and completed an ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at Cedars of Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he served as an attending Anesthesiologist.

Additionally, Dr. Ramos has presented at National Conferences for:

  • The North American Neuromodulation Society
  • The American Society of Anesthesiology on implantable intrathecal drug delivery placement
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Welcome Dr. John Sassano to our Bee Ridge Location in Sarasota

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2017 9:43:06 PM / by Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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Dr. John J. Sassano is a board-certified, fellowship trained specialist in Interventional Pain Management. After graduating from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1976, he attended a General Surgery Residency at the University of Vermont and completed both a Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These were followed by Pain Fellowships at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at Texas Tech University.

Having personally suffered from chronic pain, Dr. Sassano’s work is inspired by his common understanding of the fears, emotions and losses that chronic pain sufferers often feel. Dr. Sassano’s personalized healthcare delivery model and use of state-of-the-art techniques helps restore his patients to a higher quality of life.

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Life can cause Spinal Stenosis — take your life back with a new treatment option

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles, Spinal Stenosis, back pain

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Written by Dr. Amitabh Goel

No pain, no gain.
 Thousands of athletes live by this motto. But what if your pain is not the effect of your daily workout, but something you live with day after day?

Back and leg pain affects millions of Americans every year, causing loss of mobility, lost work, and frustration. The thought of invasive back surgery, with possible problems such as surgical scars, lengthy recovery time and time off from work, is a difficult prospect. However, there is now a treatment option that provides patients with new alternatives for a pain-free life.

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When Medication Alone is a Pain Management Treatment Method

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2017 12:33:42 PM / by Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles

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Contributor: Victoria Pearson

Pharmacological medications are the most common form of pain management treatment for chronic pain. Of those, analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have the highest prevalence.

  • Analgesics are commonly known as “pain medications.” The classification encompasses both OTC acetaminophen and aspirin, as well the full gamut of prescription opioids such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl.

  • NSAIDs include OTC ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen, as well as COX-2 inhibitors that are available only by prescription.
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Nevro - The Use of HF-10 for the Treatment of Intermediate Chronic Lower Back Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 2:48:49 AM / by Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles

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100 million Americans live with chronic pain1. That is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.  Of those, over 26 million Americans between the age of 20 and 64 suffer from lower back pain2.

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