Florida Pain Relief Centers Offers Remarkable New Treatment for SI Joint & Back Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2019 11:40:31 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief

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The expert pain management specialists at Florida Pain Relief Centers are dedicated to providing the latest in innovative, state-of-the-art treatment options to ensure the most effective pain relief plan for each individual patient. And now, we are pleased to provide another new and powerful treatment option: The LinQ™ - SI Joint Fusion System by PainTEQ.

The LinQ™ system is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions such as Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions. The procedure allows for fusion and stabilization of the SI joint in eligible patients where appropriate non-surgical treatment has failed, and may provide immediate relief of pain symptoms.

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Encourage Better Bone Health in May: Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2019 2:36:17 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a common disease that causes broken bones, fractures, and spine problems in millions of people every year.  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it is projected that as many as half of all Americans over age 50 will be at risk for broken bones due to Osteoporosis by the year 2020.

But because the disease often develops with no apparent pain or other symptoms, many people are unaware that they even have it until they experience a fracture resulting from the condition.

For this reason, the month of May has been designated as Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which focuses on good bone health through prevention, detection and treatment of Osteoporosis. It is a time to educate the public about the causes, risk factors, symptoms of the disease, and the lifestyle changes that can lead to stronger bones in order to help prevent breaks and fractures.

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Symptoms and Treatment for the Growing Neck Pain known as "Text Neck"

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2019 12:28:05 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain Facts, medical conditions and pain, Spinal Health, Neck Pain

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The good news: We live in an era where modern medicine has given rise to a diverse range of innovative, effective, and non-invasive chronic pain management therapies explicitly designed to manage a multitude of neuropathic conditions.

The not-so-good-news: We also live in an era where modern lifestyles have given rise to an entirely new litany of common chronic and acute pathologies. Our obsession with technology, coupled with our increasingly sedentary daily routines, have promoted a significant surge in several disorders including sitting disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, and a myriad of lower back issues.

Steadily rising to the top of this list of physical impediments stemming from our poor daily habits? Text neck.

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Utilizing DRG Therapy For Chronic Pain Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2019 9:48:00 AM / by Dr. Edward Lubin posted in Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain Management

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As a leading provider of chronic pain management and treatment, Florida Pain Relief Center prioritizes the patient experience.

We recognize that every patient has a unique care journey, making access to a diverse range of innovative, proven therapies critical. Our physicians understand that not all neuropathic chronic pain patients respond to Spinal Cord Stimulation.

To optimize relief and wellness throughout every phase of the care continuum, FPRC's team of leading neuromodulation experts also offers dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation.

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Relearning How To Sleep With Chronic Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2019 2:18:44 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain

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For many of us, achieving quality, restful sleep remains a challenge. Most Americans average only 6.8 hours of sleep a night, with a whopping 40 percent of us clocking in at less than six total hours.

For neuropathic and chronic pain patients, the struggle to attain sufficient sleep levels consistently can often reach new heights.

A 2015 poll released by the National Sleep Foundation revealed that those with chronic pain, on average, experienced a 42-minute "sleep debt," or gap between the sleep they need, compared to the amount achieved, while those with an acute pain episode experienced a 14-minute sleep debt.

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How You Can Help Friends or Family That Suffer Chronic Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2019 10:53:17 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain

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When loved ones suffer from chronic pain issues, they may also experience emotional suffering due to the impact their condition can have on their personal relationships. It’s not that their friends or family don’t care about their pain, merely that others often don’t understand the nature of pain and how to be supportive of the situation. As a result, they may instead keep a distance, in absence of knowing just what to do to help.

For the individual living with chronic pain, this can be hurtful; they may feel abandoned, uncared for, or even angry and depressed that their condition is causing distance from others around them. This can leave them feeling more isolated than ever, and does nothing to help improve their physical condition.

The good news is, there are many ways you can help those you care about when they’re suffering from chronic pain conditions. While you may not be able to alleviate the pain itself, you can certainly provide encouragement and purpose in their lives. By supporting them and being present in their environment, you will boost their morale and energy, and in turn, help to lessen the intensity of the pain they feel.

Not sure where to start? Here are some ways that you can help improve the quality of life for those you care about when they suffer from chronic pain in their everyday lives.

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How Many People in the U.S. Suffer from Chronic Pain?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2019 7:09:47 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain, Florida Pain Relief, medical conditions and pain

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If chronic pain affects your life, or the lives of your loved ones, you’re not alone. In 2018, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report estimating that some 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain. That’s “just over 20 percent of the adult population,” or one in five adult individuals.

However, findings from research conducted by other agencies differed widely from the CDC estimate, even when those agencies operated from within the same overall departments. Alternate figures ranged from 11 million all the way up to 100 million Americans with chronic pain.

So, why are these numbers so far apart?

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Chronic Pain and Anxiety Go Hand-In-Hand

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2019 1:27:35 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain, Wellness, Pain Prevention, Chronic Pain and Anxiety

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Chronic pain can be especially difficult to treat when combined with the effects of anxiety. It’s fairly common for sufferers to experience both conditions at once, and in such cases, it can be challenging to determine whether the pain is worsening the anxiety, or the anxiety is intensifying the pain; these often work in conjunction to form a debilitating cycle that may be hard to escape.

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How Chronic Pain Works and What You Can Do About It

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 12:52:45 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Management, Chronic Pain, Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Causes of Chronic Pain

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According to a 2018 study released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 million Americans are affected by chronic pain. This is not to be confused with acute pain, which is the body's reaction to a physical injury and typically doesn't last very long; the pain usually subsides as your body heals.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that doesn't go away in 3 months or more. This type of pain produces symptoms that can occur continuously or on an intermittent basis, and may fluctuate in intensity, depending on any number of factors such as time of day or level of physical activity. The causes of chronic pain may vary widely from one individual to the next.

Though chronic pain differs from acute pain in that it may result from a number of long-term conditions, the chronic pain can also be ‘extension’ of an original injury, wherein the initial cause of pain has healed, but the body’s pain processing signals continue to ‘fire’, rather than turning themselves off.

The more typical types of chronic pain, however, can be broken down into two different major categories:

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Chronic Pain Sufferers Often Get a Double-Whammy from Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 10:06:19 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain, Wellness, Pain Prevention, Depression

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It is widely suggested that up to half of all people living with chronic pain also suffer from depression. And while it is at times difficult to determine whether pain worsens the depression or vice-versa, it’s not surprising that these two conditions can cause, and exacerbate, one another.

According to Harvard Health Publishing, if you live with chronic pain, the likelihood of developing depression or anxiety is tripled. And by the same token, living with depression in turn triples the likelihood of developing chronic pain. When interacting, these two conditions can ‘feed on’ one another and ultimately cause a downward spiral from which it may be difficult to recover.

How can chronic pain cause depression?

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