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It’s quite easy to miss the effects of whiplash when the symptoms are pretty common, such as headache or neck pain, and can also happen when the body is tired or overworked. However, for someone who has been through a serious accident, a delay in detecting the signs and symptoms of whiplash may have serious consequences. Here are five things you must do:

Whiplash Effects Can Be Delayed: 5 Things You Must Do

 

Latest update from our client, Pain Management and Spine Care about Science-Backed Home Remedies to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

Do you suffer from osteoarthritis pain? The discomfort and inconveniences of this disease are no laughing matter and while you might already have a treatment plan in place with your doctor’s recommendations, doing home remedies can help you manage the pain better.

Our pain doctor in Spring Hill recommends the following science-backed home remedies that could help you manage osteoarthritis pain.

1. USE A HOT AND COLD COMPRESS

Applying a warm compress two or three times a day for 20 to 30 minutes at a time will help loosen stiff muscles and make osteoarthritic pain more bearable, according to Michigan Medicine. You may also try a hot shower or an electric heating pad set on medium or high to help with the stiffness.

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Science-Backed Home Remedies to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

 

News just in from our client, Pain Management and Spine Care about Sympathetic Chain Block for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic painful condition felt in the arm, hand, leg or foot following an injury or trauma. The pain associated with CRPS, which is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), may start in one limb. As the condition worsens, however, the pain may spread all over the body and affect a patient’s basic movements and daily routines.

Studies show that 35 percent of patients suffering from CRPS experience whole body pain. This condition is classified into two types, with 90 percent of patients manifesting pain without nerve damage (CPRS-I). However, 10 percent of people with CRPS fall in the second category (CPRS-II) where there is clear evidence of nerve damage in the limbs.

If you are suffering from chronic pain, don’t hesitate to consult our pain doctor in Spring Hill to get a thorough assessment and an accurate diagnosis.

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Sympathetic Chain Block for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

 

Latest update from our client, Pain Management and Spine Care about Clearing Up 5 Misconceptions About Drug Detox Programs

Did you know that out of the 22.7 million people who needed to be treated for drug addiction, only 2.5 million actually received and stayed in a drug detox program a few years back?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, that’s about 0.9 percent of the number of drug addicts in the United States and while there could be emotional and financial reasons why others forgo a treatment, misconceptions about drug detox programs may also prevent people from getting into rehab.

Here are some of the drug detox program misconceptions that must be cleared up:

Clearing Up 5 Misconceptions About Drug Detox Programs

 

Latest update from our client, Pain Management & Spine about Intercostal Nerve Block for Slipping Rib Syndrome

An intercostal nerve block is a type of medication injected into the patient to help relieve pain and discomfort in the chest, or abdominal area. This treatment, which is available in Spring Hill Pain Management and Spine Care, is deemed as an excellent analgesia for patients with rib fractures, post-surgical discomfort, or a condition called slipping rib syndrome.

Slipping rib syndrome happens when the patient’s lower ribs become displaced causing pain on the chest. This condition is also known as rib tip syndrome, painful rib syndrome, clicking rib, or interchondral subluxation, and affects middle-aged women more than men.

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Intercostal Nerve Block for Slipping Rib Syndrome

 

News just in from our client, Pain Management & Spine Care about Caudal Epidural for Herniated Disc Pain:

A caudal epidural is a type of injection containing hydrocortisone (steroid) and local anesthetic, which is used to relieve a painful area in the spinal canal due to a herniated disc. Doctors at Spring Hill pain management have dealt with these cases many times. This injection provides immense relief to long-suffering patients.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 5 to 20 cases of herniated disk occur in every 1000 adults. It’s most common among people above 50 years old and it’s more prevalent in men than women.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CAUDAL EPIDURAL?

Your pain management doctor in Spring Hill will explain the procedure before you proceed with treatment. This injection is considered as an outpatient procedure, hence the patient can go home after the treatment. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the procedure, including the preparations. However, the patient is atrongly advised to bring a companion as the doctor will most likely not allow the patient to drive himself home.

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Caudal Epidural for Herniated Disc Pain

 

Latest update from our client, Pain Management & Spine Care about Why Education and Counseling is a Crucial Part of a Detox Program:

A detox program entails a process to manage a person’s dependence on psychoactive substances like drugs. The goal of a detox program is to let the patient deal with the root of the dependency to eventually avoid experiencing the physical, mental, social, and financial consequences of drug addiction.

Part of a detox program in detox clinic Spring Hill includes education and counseling, which is the third part of the process. The real impact of the treatment for drug addiction is in this process thus patients need to go into counseling regularly through personal, or group therapy.

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Why Education and Counseling is a Crucial Part of a Detox Program

 

Check out our client, Pain Management & Spine Care latest blog post about A Nerve Block as a Pain Management Treatment:

Nerve block is also known as neutral blockades, it is a procedure that help manage, or preventing different types of pain. It is an injectable solution that blocks pain signals by interrupting how pain is sent to the brain, the solution is injected into a nerve, or the spine.

One of the most common types of a nerve block is epidural. This is often used by pregnant women during childbirth to help them ease labor and delivery pain. The anesthetic drug is injected into the space outside the spinal column.

A nerve block is used for several purposes, including:

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A Nerve Block as a Pain Management Treatment

 

Check out our client, Pain Management & Spine Care new page about Failed back surgery syndrome:

Back pain can start with a dull ache progressing to shooting, or stabbing sensation. It can be uncomfortable and unbearable, especially if the pain is chronic, or severe. Suffering from back pain is not just a simple condition as is can affect the quality of your life. It may impact the social, financial and psychological aspects of the patient’s life.

Back pain is considered to be a worldwide problem, creating more increase in disability than any other conditions. In fact, studies show that 1 out of 10 people experience back pain and the only option for pain relief is through surgery. But in some cases, undergoing surgery doesn’t relieve their pain. Around 40% of patients continue to suffer from pain after their surgery, which is referred to as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS).

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Failed back surgery syndrome

 

Check out our client, Pain Management & Spine Care new page about Radio Frequency Ablation:

Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Management

Radiofrequency ablation is a radiologic procedure that reduces pain. It uses an electric current from radio waves to release heat onto a specific area of nerve tissue. The heated nerve gets ablated, stopping it from sending pain signals to the brain.

Patients who suffer from long-term pain in the neck and lower back can find relief through radiofrequency ablation. It is also an amazing treatment option for debilitating joint pain caused by joint degeneration and arthritis.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION?

Radiofrequency ablation has good results and is proven effective in relieving pain of over 70% of patients. Since the cause, location, and severity of pain vary from person to person, the effect of the therapy also differs. However, the relief from pain can last from six months to one year. In some cases, pain relief can even last several years.

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Radio Frequency Ablation