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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Spinal Stenosis: Managing This Degenerative and Chronic Pain Condition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2019 4:27:13 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief, Spinal Health, Chronic Pain Management, Neck Pain

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A wide range of factors can cause chronic pain conditions. Genetics, diseases, diet, accidents, and physical injuries can all increase the risk of enduring a multitude of debilitating long-term disorders that impact mobility and overall quality of life. Even those of us who manage to make it through decades without an acute, neuropathic, or chronic episode may still have to worry about age-induced pain symptoms.

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Managing Your Chronic Pain: How to Talk to Your Doctor

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2019 12:40:20 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief Centers, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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At Florida Pain Relief Centers, we know that discussing your chronic and neuropathic pain condition with your healthcare provider is essential to receive the treatment and therapies needed for relief. However, we also recognize that talking about discomfort, loss of mobility, and reduced quality of life for patients is often more challenging than they realize. Unlike other disorders and syndromes that utilize sophisticated medical equipment to assist with the diagnosis and care process, there's no designated monitor doctors can use to get a firm understanding of pain levels; clinicians and patients must work closely with each other to establish a baseline for moving forward with treatment.

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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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Tampa Pain Relief Centers Welcomes New Family Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Lambert

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2019 1:52:02 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief, News

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Tampa Pain Relief Centers is pleased to welcome Nicole Lambert as a Family Nurse Practitioner to our diverse staff of pain management clinicians. A Florida native, Registered Nurse, and Family Nurse Practitioner, Nicole has five combined years of professional nursing experience, working primarily in an acute healthcare environment.

As the newest member of our Tampa team, Nicole will see patients at our Lifehope practice located at 3000 Medical Drive, assisting those suffering with chronic pain at various points throughout the care continuum.

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