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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5 Tips for Better Pain Control Over the Holiday Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 5:26:40 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief Centers

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The holiday season is upon us! "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." but suffering from a painful condition can diminish the ability to fully enjoy and participate in all the seasonal festivities this time of year has to offer. 

At Florida Pain Relief Centers, our expert pain management physicians are committed to providing solutions that help reduce suffering for people in pain, and restore them a more enjoyable quality of life. If you are living with pain, we'd like to offer the following useful information to help make your holidays more merry and bright...

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Sarasota Pain Management Expert Shares Five Ways to Improve Low Back Pain Without Medications or Surgery

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 5:59:13 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Back Pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Relief, Low Back Pain

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In Sarasota, Dr. Lance S. Cassell specializes in the treatment of patients with acute and chronic pain, and with physical impairments and disabilities secondary to both traumatic and non-traumatic causes.

One of the most common pain conditions Dr. Cassell encounters is low back pain, which affects an estimated 80% of the United States population at some point in their lives, according to the ACA.

Dr. Cassell offers patients relief from pain without need for traditional pain management methods such as back surgery or additive opioid medications, instead producing remarkable results with powerful alternative treatments.

In addition to the minimally invasive procedures provided at clinic locations in Sarasota, Dr. Cassell also provides helpful information about how to lessen back pain in our everyday lives. Here are his recommendations for steps you can begin right away to help prevent or alleviate suffering.

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12 Things Doctors May Not Tell You About the Drugs They Prescribe

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 4:14:41 PM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in Pain Medicine, Pain Relief, Florida Pain Relief Centers

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