By Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, Sarasota PRC
If chronic pain is ruling your life, tune in to WFTV Orlando News for an enlightening interview with Dr. Ramos, discussing an innovative alternative for relief from your pain WITHOUT medication.
On March 23-25, 2018, Dr. Amitabh Goel joins Europe and America’s premier interventional pain physicians at the 2018 European Congress in London to share specific techniques and efficacy data in the management of spine pain.
Event participants will learn to:
- Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional spine procedures;
- Apply new research findings to the practice of ethical, evidence-based interventional spine care;
- Describe how strict diagnostic criteria and anatomically validated techniques can improve patient outcomes;
- Cite the evidentiary basis for the use of diagnostic blocks in the identification of spine pain generators;
- Examine emerging literature to mitigate risks and to practice spine interventions safely and best protect patients.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Dr. Ramos will be presenting at the Orlando Health First Annual Neuroscience Symposium, on the topic of Medical Management of Back Pain.
Dr. Ramos joins leading physicians from various fields in speaking to medical professionals, with a focus on “Expanding Knowledge, Advancing Treatment.”
This symposium is ideal for primary care and internal medicine physicians, as well as advanced practice providers and nurses who want to further their knowledge of neuroscience treatments.
Sarasota PRC’s own Dr. Diaz-Ramirez has demonstrated exemplary diligence in the effort to spread timely information on the most pressing issues of prescription drug abuse issues occurring in our community.
In May 2017, Governor Rick Scott declared Florida's opioid epidemic a statewide emergency. In direct response to this growing problem, Dr. Diaz-Ramirez and other such providers have taken action to educate patients in a highly passive but powerful campaign to combat the widespread misuse of prescription medications.
Dr. John Kevyn Otero emphasizes a comprehensive therapeutic approach toward pain medicine, utilizing interdisciplinary treatment and multi-modal therapies to determine the most effective methods to relieve pain for Tampa Pain Relief Centers patients.
For the treatment of chronic pain, Dr. Otero’s practice includes the use of:
- Minimally-invasive procedures
- Physical therapeutic modalities
- Medication management
His areas of special interest and focus include the interaction between emotional and cognitive states with attendant behavioral changes and pain.
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
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.
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.
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.