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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What Are SI Joint Pain & Fusions?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2019 11:15:04 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Tampa Pain Relief Centers, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management, SI Joint Pain

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The Sacroiliac (SI) Joint is positioned in the lower part of the body between the Sacrum, (the big, triangle-shaped bone at the base of your spine,) and the ilium, (the large broad bone forming the upper part of each half of the pelvis.)

This low-motion joint connects the hip bones to each side of the sacrum where the base of the spine meets the pelvis, and acts as a shock absorber between the lower body and torso.

As with any other joint in the body, the SI Joint may become injured or degenerated over time, leading to symptoms of SI Joint dysfunction, inflammation and pain such as:

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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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What is Interventional Pain Management?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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Interventional Pain Management (aka Interventional Pain Medicine) is a medical sub-specialty which treats chronic or severe pain by disrupting the pain cycle using alternative interventions including, but not limited to:

By employing cutting-edge treatment options in conjunction with holistic therapies to relieve chronic pain, pain management physicians are able to effectively treat the whole patient, as opposed to addressing only their pain symptoms.

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Is Pain Medication Really Necessary for Relief?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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Many people are reluctant to take pain medications to relieve their suffering, and with good reason. The potential side effects alone may be cause for hesitation, and if that’s not enough, the risk of addiction is a very real concern for those who simply want to be free of their pain.

When pain cannot be controlled through methods other than over-the-counter or prescription drugs, it might be well worth any risks or side effects of taking pain medicine; but let’s consider some alternative treatment methods that may bring relief from pain without need for medications.

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How to Know Which Pain Medicine is Best for Your Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 12:01:19 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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When it comes to pain relief medicine, it can be difficult to determine which will be the best option for your individual situation and specific type of pain. Many people are hesitant to take pain medications unless absolutely necessary because of potential side effects, particularly if they're unsure which medicine they should choose to begin with.

By understanding the risks associated with various pain medications, and what type of pain each medicine targets, those in pain may find it easier to choose an optimal pain relief solution for their situation.

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What Are the Drawbacks of Taking Prescription Pain Medications?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 12:44:16 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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When pain from a chronic condition, surgery or sudden injury cannot be relieved by way of over-the-counter medicines, a prescription strength pain medication may be necessary for relief.

While the benefits of such medication for comfort are obvious, patients should be advised of some less obvious drawbacks to be considered when taking these medicines.

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What Pain Patients Should Know About Addiction to Pain Medications

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2019 3:02:42 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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The number of people becoming addicted to prescription opioids, such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone, is increasing every year in the United States.

Opioid addiction affects individuals of all ages and from all walks of life, many of whom would never take illicit drugs but are willing to take pain relief medication when prescribed by a physician for a specific pain condition.

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Can Diet Impact Chronic Pain Management?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2019 5:43:53 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Chronic Pain Management

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Patients suffering from chronic and neuropathic pain conditions recognize that effectively managing their disorder often requires a comprehensive approach. Working with licensed and board-certified clinicians trained in customized treatment plans that integrate the very latest therapies, treatments, and innovations to seize progression is essential to prohibiting and reducing prolonged aches and pains. However, it's also crucial to modify lifestyle routines and daily habits to support and promote holistic health with long-term, sustainable results.

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