Tampa Pain Relief Centers Welcomes New Physician Assistant, 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 Physician Assistant 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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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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8 Mind-Numbing Chronic Pain Facts

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 9:32:10 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief, Symptoms of Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain Facts

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If you live with chronic pain, you might be aware that pain can often be something of a ‘mystery’; the source of your discomfort may be unclear, the frequency and/or intensity of the pain may be inconsistent and unpredictable, and the symptoms of chronic pain can vary greatly from one patient to the next. And the many myths circulated about chronic pain can further add to the confusion.

While we intend to explore some of those myths at a future date, for the purpose of this article we're here to share some fascinating, little-known chronic pain facts.

 

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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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