Sarasota Physician Invited to Speak on Pain Topics at the LMSA 2020 National Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Sarasota Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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On Saturday. March 7, 2020, Dr. Myrdalis Díaz-Ramírez of Sarasota Pain Relief Centers will be in attendance at the annual conference hosted by Latino Medical Student Association Midwest.

Dr. Díaz-Ramírez will have the honor of delivering a presentation on the topics of Pain Management and Neuromodulation.

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Prompt Sciatica Treatment is Key for Optimal Back Pain Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2020 4:56:45 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management, Sciatica

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Chronic back pain can often be a product of aging/wear and tear, but it can also be caused by trauma, an injury, or other factors. The most common causes for chronic back pain are:

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc problems
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Mechanical issues
  • Soft-tissue injuries

If painful symptoms are detected early on, back pain and nerve inflammation is more likely to be treated without the need for invasive back surgery.

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Adjust Your Sitting Position to Manage Back Pain at the Office

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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One of the drawbacks of living in a modern digital era is that many of today’s jobs call for employees to be in a sitting position throughout the day, which can do more harm than good to the human body. Sitting for up to 8 hours in an average workday can lead to myriad back issues, in addition to other physical ailments and conditions.

However, with some relatively simple adjustments to improve your posture and sitting position, you can decrease some of the pressure on your back and help alleviate common pain symptoms.

To minimize back pain during office hours, try to remain mindful of the following:

Elbow position

To put the least pressure on your arms and shoulders, you must keep your elbows at an approximate 90-degree angle. Elbows should be positioned on chair rests in a way that doesn’t push your arms up into your shoulders.

An arm rest should be at a height where it lifts your shoulders, elbows, and arms just slightly. This will provide the optimal amount of support and relief from pressure. It also serves to prevent your body from slouching forward.

Furthermore, make sure that your keyboard or desk are positioned to enable a comfortable reach to them. Bear in mind that there are poorly designed desks and chairs that won’t allow you to get into a correct position even if you try, so starting off with the right office furnishings is an important factor in achieving proper elbow positioning going forward.

Thigh check

When in a seated position, thighs should be parallel with the floor. This will ensure that your lower back is in the correct position. If needed, adjust the height of your chair so that your feet touch the ground, and make sure that your hips are at a 90-degree angle.

If your chair is too low and cannot be adjusted, using seat pillows will help you attain the correct sitting position.

Calf check

To check that your calves will have sufficient room for movement, sit all the way back in your chair with your back pressed against the back rest. While in this position, try and put your hands underneath your legs. There should be enough room between your calves and the chair for your fist. If there’s no room, then your chair is too large. If the chair can’t be adjusted, add some lumbar support for your back.

Establish low back support

A proper sitting position means having your back fit snugly against the chair back rest. Your lower back needs enough support so that you don’t need to bend forward as you go about your daily work duties.

Eye level

Sit in front of your desk as normal and close your eyes, then open them and see where your gaze rests when looking straight ahead. If you are looking directly at your computer screen, your sitting position is ideal. If the screen is too low or high for your gaze, adjust your sitting position or computer screen until your vision lines up with what you’re viewing throughout the day.

Get Up and Move

Lastly, your body needs good blood circulation for best performance, so make sure to get up at least once every hour or so to walk or stretch your legs.

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6 Common Symptoms of “Slipped Disc” – Also Known as Herniated Disc

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2020 12:16:10 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Sarasota Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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Disc herniation is one of the most common back problems people experience today. This painful condition can make common physical movements difficult, causing sufferers to miss out on many of life’s most enjoyable activities.

Our spine is comprised of bones known as vertebrae. Between each of these bones are spinal discs that, when ruptured, can cause irritation to the surrounding nerves.

Here are some of the symptoms that may indicate disc herniation:

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5 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Help with Chronic Back Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2020 12:13:17 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Sarasota Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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Anyone who suffers from chronic back pain knows how challenging it can be to perform even the simplest daily activities. Fortunately, thanks to the latest innovative treatment options available, there is hope for those who seek treatment from qualified pain management physicians.

But there are also steps that can be taken as part of your everyday routine that may help to reduce your back pain symptoms, in addition to following your pain doctor’s recommendations:

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Have Spine Pain, Numbness or Weakness in the Arms or legs?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2020 5:45:31 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management, Neck Pain, Orlando Pain Relief

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If your answer to the above question is 'yes,' you may need an Electromyography and Nerve Conduction study (EMG/NCS.)

If you have neck or back pain, your doctor may order electrodiagnostic tests to check your nerves and muscles. These tests can help your doctor find nerve or muscle damage.

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) advises when these tests are needed.

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Make a Pain-Free Life Your New Year Resolution

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer daily with chronic pain, chances are the past year has been challenging for you. Pain conditions can be debilitating, and can affect all aspects of your life, including work, social life, financial situation and the ability to handle simple, everyday responsibilities.

If the past year has been difficult for you because of chronic pain, know this: your next year does NOT have to be like this. You don’t have to suffer needlessly, nor miss out on doing the things you truly enjoy every day.

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Chronic Pain Have You Dreading the Holidays? Try These 6 Simple Tips.

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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‘Tis the season… whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other holiday at this time of year, there will likely be many activities to keep you busy through year’s end.

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Sarasota Pain Doctor a Patented Innovator in Spinal Cord Stimulation Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2019 5:34:46 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Spinal Cord Stimulation, Sarasota Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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When more conservative therapies have failed, pain management physicians often recommend spinal cord stimulation (SCS or neurostimulation therapy) for chronic pain relief.

SCS technology involves an implantable device that interrupts pain signals before they reach the brain, replacing those signals with a more pleasant sensation. This innovative treatment method has helped thousands of people significantly reduce their pain so they can return to their normal activities.

Dr. Amitabh Goel of Sarasota Pain Relief Centers has a special interest in the field of spinal cord stimulation. He has directly contributed to the advancement of this remarkable technology, having a number of innovative patents on improving the devices used for spinal cord stimulation.

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What do You Think About Your Chronic Pain? (Hint: It Matters!)

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2019 1:52:48 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medication, Florida Pain Relief, Chronic Pain Management

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You know how your chronic pain feels. But how do you feel about your pain? This question probably conjures up a lot of negative, even angry feelings, and rightfully so; living with pain can be a real challenge.

While it’s natural to react to your pain with negativity, there’s a very good reason to try and overcome your gloomy disposition: you may be making it worse.

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