News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS

Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating condition. Patients may experience memory problems, depression, muscle stiffness, and bowel and bladder problems.

There is now evidence that medical marijuana can provide relief of symptoms of multiple sclerosis, including muscle stiffness. If you are a Florida resident and have a qualifying medical condition, including multiple sclerosis, you are be eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Gainesville.



There is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), but it is treatable. Research developments have concluded it is an autoimmune condition.

With an autoimmune disease, the body is attacking itself. In multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system destroys fatty substances that protect nerve fibers in the spinal cord and brain. This is why body systems that are controlled by the nervous system are affected.

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Latest update from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about Medical Marijuana for Managing Parkinson’s Disease Pain

For years, the medical benefits of marijuana have been explored as an alternative treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain, sleeping problems, and neurologic disorders.

However, as a highly regulated drug that is prone to abuse, many states have enumerated qualifying conditions that will make the use of medical marijuana legal and justifiable. In Florida, Parkinson’s Disease is one of these conditions.

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Latest blog post from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about How to Break Free From the Pain of Glaucoma With Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is quickly becoming a standard treatment option for chronic conditions. It is preferred by many who do not tolerate or are not candidates for opioids or other medications for pain management. Alternatively, marijuana can sometimes target the root cause of pain, such as nerve damage and inflammation.

Increasingly, marijuana is being used to treat Glaucoma. There is evidence that it lowers the intraocular pressure (IOP) in these patients. The condition qualifies patients for a state allowed medical marijuana treatment order, including medical marijuana treatment in Gainesville.

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about How Medical Marijuana Can Help in the Management of HIV Patients

The effective use of medical marijuana or cannabis for HIV treatment has long been documented. While considered an illegal substance in the past, the medical and wellness community now recognizes that cannabis may help with slowing down the disease’s progression or alleviating some of the symptoms.

To be eligible for medical marijuana treatment at Advanced Pain Medical Center, you should be a resident of Florida and have a qualifying medical condition such as HIV.


Nausea and anorexia are two of the most common symptoms experienced by HIV patients who experience negative side effects with their antiretroviral (ART) medication. Unfortunately, if they can’t take the medication, then they often experience health problems with their body deteriorating faster from the viral disease.

A study in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome cites that the use of medical marijuana, when used in conjunction with medication, is significantly more effective for patients with HIV who experience nausea, anorexia, or a host of other symptoms like loss of appetite, sleep problems, fatigue, and depression. There is also evidence showing that cannabis decreases the inflammation of the cells caused by the production of cytokine and build-up of toxins that HIV patients experience.

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AMONG COVID SURVIVORS

Did you ever wonder what happened to the patients who survived from COVID-19? A study revealed that approximately 87% of them still experience difficulty breathing and fatigue even after they have recovered.

As we all know, COVID-19 has been around since the beginning of 2020. Although around 1.2 million people died from the disease, more than 30 million or 96% of patients have successfully recovered. However, the sad news is that some survivors may continue to feel unwell even after being diagnosed as ‘COVID-free’.

A patient who has recovered and tested negative for SARS-Cov-2 but continues to have the signs and symptoms of the viral disease may actually be suffering from a different medical condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about Introducing Our Neurologist in Gainesville, FL

We have exciting news for everyone!

We are delighted to announce that as of September, 2020, Dr. Jeffrey Borkoski, an esteemed Neurologist in Gainesville, has joined us here at Advanced Pain Medical Center.

Dr. Borkoski is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in Neurology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine.

How is Neurology connected to Pain Management?

Pain management and neurology in Gainesville, Fl, go hand-in-hand, as some pain and discomfort are caused by neurological conditions. In fact, research has shown that 20-40% of patients with neurological disorders also suffer from chronic pain.

Having Dr. Borkoski and his expertise at the practice will further boost the quality of our services, enabling us to provide patients with the best possible quality of care. As an expert in the field of neurology, Dr. Borkoski can help patients experience less pain and more function by addressing the root cause of the pain.

Being an expert neurologist, Dr. Borkoski will primarily treat patients whose condition is related to the brain, nerves, and spinal cord.

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Check out our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center latest blog post about Medical Marijuana Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder that unfortunately has no cure. It is characterized by loss of muscle control or muscle movement, which progresses and gets worse over time.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, happens when the brain’s motor neurons degenerate due to age, genetics, and environmental factors, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Worsening ALS conditions may lead to the patient’s loss of ability to move, eat, speak, and even breathe. Experts say that about 10 percent of people with ALS may survive with the disorder for 10 years or more.

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about 3 Migraine Facts You Need to Know

Migraine is a prevalent medical condition experienced by 1 in 4 people in the U.S, according to the Migraine Foundation. It also affects 12% of children in the general population. Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness globally. It is usually hereditary and affects women more than men.

Migraine is different from a tension headache. According to our pain management experts in Gainesville, FL, migraines are more severe compared to tension headaches. Patients experience pain on one side of the head, feel nauseous, and more sensitive to light, odor, and sound. Migraine can be triggered by many factors that are not the same for one patient to the next.

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System

You probably learned from the news that those with a weak immune system may be more vulnerable to coronavirus. For people who suffer from chronic pain, the risks of contracting COVID-19 is always present because chronic pain can change your immune system and lower your defenses against the disease.

You’re most likely complying with preventive measures like social distancing, wearing a mask, and isolating from people to lower your risk of getting the infection. But you also need to do something about your chronic pain, so as not to make yourself vulnerable. But how does chronic pain affect your immunities that, in turn, raises your risks for COVID-19?

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News just in from our client, Advanced Pain Medical Center about How Medical Marijuana Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia symptoms can make even simple chores and activities exhausting and difficult. According to experts in pain management in Gainesville, FL, this chronic pain disorder has no known specific cause. However, it is believed that it affects the pathways of the central nervous system.

Data from the American Chronic Pain Association has revealed that between 6 to 12 million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia. This condition also comes with complications that can greatly affect a patient’s quality of life.

As there is no known cure, managing the symptoms of the condition may be through FDA-approved medications, therapies with specialists, and medical marijuana.

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