Can Street Lights Make Your Chronic Pain Worse?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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Unless your eyes are very sensitive to light, street lights won’t have a direct effect on your level of chronic pain. But did you know that there is an indirect correlation between nighttime lights and how intensely you experience your pain?

Multiple studies have found that there is a strong link between sleep disruptions and pain, each affecting the other in what is often a vicious cycle of discomfort. Lack of sleep can intensify the pain you already feel, and your chronic pain can interrupt or prevent your sleep.

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Do Women Feel Pain More Than Men?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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This has been the subject of much debate and research. In general, many people believe that women have a higher threshold for pain because they can endure childbirth. This is true to some extent, because the female body is designed to release certain hormones that act as pain-blockers of sorts during the birthing process, thus diminishing the mother’s perception of the pain.

But overall, studies are finding overwhelming evidence that women do, in fact, experience more pain than men… even if only perceived.

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My Arm Hurts. Can This Be Caused By a Back Problem?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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The human body can send mixed signals when it comes to the source of pain. Where something hurts doesn’t always correspond with the actual origin of your injury or pain condition.

One common example of this scenario is with the case of arm pain. Numbness, tingling or discomfort in the arm doesn’t necessarily mean there’s an injury or condition in the arm itself. Pain such as this can be frequently attributed to deterioration, inflammation or trauma in the spine.

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How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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At Florida Pain Relief Centers, our board-certified pain management physicians rely on various alternative treatment methods to help patients live a more pain-free lifestyle.

Sometimes a pain condition warrants a minimally-invasive surgical procedure for relief, but in many cases, pain may be reduced by way of daily lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, reducing stress or even simple stretching techniques.

Here are some tips that you can use daily to reduce your pain:

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How Cigarette Smoking Affects Low Back Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Low Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief

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Did you know that studies show that smoking cigarettes can increase low back pain? This means that people who smoke are more likely to develop chronic back pain than non-smokers.

A great deal of research has been conducted to determine the connection between smoking and pain. Here are some of the more notable conclusions resulting from these studies:

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Tampa Pain Relief Centers, Florida Pain Relief, Back Pain Treatments, Chronic Pain Management

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When more conservative pain management therapies have failed, Neurostimulation therapy (aka Spinal Cord Stimulation, or SCS) is often recommended for relief from chronic back pain. The SCS treatment has helped thousands of people significantly reduce their pain so they may return to their normal lifestyle activities.

The Spinal Cord Stimulator is an implantable device that interrupts pain signals before they reach the brain, replacing the pain with more pleasant sensations. The procedure is commonly recommended for patients who are suffering from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) resulting from previous spinal surgery.

The SCS treatment option affords many benefits to patients who undergo this procedure:

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Low Back Pain and Available Treatment Options

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2019 4:30:08 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Sarasota Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Back Pain Treatments, Chronic Pain Management

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FREE Community Lecture Series for Pain Awareness Month- Join Us!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2019 8:12:58 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Tampa Pain Relief Centers

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In 
September 2019, Florida Pain Relief Centers will present complimentary opportunities for learning and sharing in Tampa & Sarasota, Florida — and you’re invited!

FPRC Pain Management physicians will be speaking LIVE on topics related to the latest interventional treatment options available for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.

2 Convenient Locations to Choose From!

(Please RSVP Promptly — seating is limited.)

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Central Florida PRC's Dr. Michael Creamer Recognized as "Top Doctor" for Pain Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 5:25:36 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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In the December 2018 edition of Orlando Magazine, Michael Creamer, D.O. is once again honored in the annual list of the Top Doctors in Orlando for Pain Medicine. This follows his "Top Doctor" recognitions for the years from 2002 through 2016.

The Top Doctors list is compiled by a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research organization. The national Top Doctors list identifies more than 23,000 top-rated physicians in metropolitan areas across the country.

Central Florida Pain Relief Centers is proud to have Dr. Creamer as part of our expert staff, who are committed to providing caring, individualized care for Central Florida patients suffering from pain conditions.
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LSS Patient Finds Relief from Pain with Revolutionary New Treatment Option

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2018 5:37:46 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Medical Care, Leg Pain, Tampa Pain Relief Doctor, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Indirect Decompression, Superion, LSS

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“90% relief... My back feels excellent!”

Those are the comments of a patient who recently found significant relief from the pain symptoms of Lumber Spinal Stenosis (LSS) thanks to a revolutionary new therapy called Superion.

Dr. Todd S. Traub of Tampa Pain Relief Centers treated patient Ed Sterling for his back and leg pain using this new, minimally invasive procedure that is changing the lives of patients suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis by decompressing the nerves that are impinged in the spine.

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