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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Sarasota Physician Lived with, and Now Helps Free Others from, the Prison of Chronic Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Medical Care, Sarasota Pain Relief

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For decades, Dr. John J. Sassano of Florida Pain Relief Centers has truly listened to patients who describe their pain, with unwavering commitment to thoroughly addressing their individual concerns and conditions. Since he has lived with chronic pain in his own life, he  knows firsthand the feelings of emotional and physical suffering, and how this creates a 'prison of pain' for the sufferer.

Dr. Sassano also understands that one of the most difficult parts of living with chronic pain is that patients are often put in the position where they must prove that they have pain before they get any help. They are "guilty until proven innocent."

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Sarasota PRC's Dr. John J. Sassano Discusses Pain Management in Informative Radio Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2018 3:05:40 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Medical Care, Sarasota Pain Relief

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Sarasota Pain Relief Center's Dr. Sassano addresses pain management topics in this radio interview series on 106.9 FM Radio's "Daily Health Check" with freelance health writer Heidi Godman.

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Central Florida PRC's Dr. Michael Creamer Recognized as "Top Doctor" for Pain Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 5:25:36 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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In the December 2018 edition of Orlando Magazine, Michael Creamer, D.O. is once again honored in the annual list of the Top Doctors in Orlando for Pain Medicine. This follows his "Top Doctor" recognitions for the years from 2002 through 2016.

The Top Doctors list is compiled by a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research organization. The national Top Doctors list identifies more than 23,000 top-rated physicians in metropolitan areas across the country.

Central Florida Pain Relief Centers is proud to have Dr. Creamer as part of our expert staff, who are committed to providing caring, individualized care for Central Florida patients suffering from pain conditions.
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Central Florida Pain Relief Centers to be Represented at 2019 North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2018 2:35:30 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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On January 18, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Central FL PRC's Michael Creamer, D.O. will deliver an Oral Abstract Presentation at the annual NANS Meeting.

Dr. Creamer's abstract, Intrathecal Baclofen Effect on Pain and Quality of Life in Post-Stroke Spasticity: SISTERS Randomized Trial, will also be published electronically in the Society’s journal, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, following the meeting.

The presentation will be given as part of an afternoon session, Pain Practice: The State of the Art. There will also be time for questions after the presentation.

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Central Florida PRC's Dr. Michael Creamer Presents at the AAPMR Annual Assembly

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2018 9:58:15 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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Michael Creamer, DO, presented his Dedicated Poster at the AAPMR (American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) annual assembly in Orlando, Florida. The conference took place from October 25th - 28th at the Orange County Convention Center.

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Michael Creamer, D.O. Co-authors Research Paper on Study of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy vs Conventional Medical Management for Severe Poststroke Spasticity

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2018 1:04:38 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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The Cerebrovascular Disease research paper evaluates the use of intrathecal baclofen therapy versus conventional medical management for severe poststroke spasticity: results from a multicentre, randomised, controlled, open-label trial (SISTERS).

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Dr. Michael Creamer Honored by North American Neuromodulation Society

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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The North American Neuromodulation Society has recognized Dr. Michael Creamer of Downtown Orlando's Central Florida Pain Relief Center with the 2018 Best Clinical Abstract Award.

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Welcome Dr. John Sassano to our Bee Ridge Location in Sarasota

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2017 9:43:06 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Articles, Interventional Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

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Dr. John J. Sassano is a board-certified, fellowship trained specialist in Interventional Pain Management. After graduating from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1976, he attended a General Surgery Residency at the University of Vermont and completed both a Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These were followed by Pain Fellowships at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at Texas Tech University.

Having personally suffered from chronic pain, Dr. Sassano’s work is inspired by his common understanding of the fears, emotions and losses that chronic pain sufferers often feel. Dr. Sassano’s personalized healthcare delivery model and use of state-of-the-art techniques helps restore his patients to a higher quality of life.

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