Dr. Patel’s Blog

04/18/2018

Neck Pain – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Before we start, learn about treatment options HERE Definition Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench at home. Wear-and-tear arthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Rarely, neck pain can be a […]

04/17/2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Approved by the FDA in 1989, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard treatment for patients with chronic pain in their back and or limbs who have not found pain relief from other treatments. While the treatment does not work for everyone, most patients who qualify for neurostimulation therapy report a 50 to 70% […]

04/16/2018

Pain Relief from Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times […]

04/09/2018

Treating Chronic Headaches

How Do I Know if I Have a Headache Problem? Most headaches can be diagnosed by a medical history and physical exam. Rarely, to rule out other causes of headaches such as an aneurysm, tumor, or structural abnormality, a doctor may call for vision tests, X-rays, a CT scan, MRI, a lumbar puncture, or an […]

04/03/2018

Choosing the Right Pain Management Physician for You

1. What does a pain management specialist do? A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Pain can also arise […]

03/27/2018

Do you know someone who has Arthritis?

Arthritis, a disease that affects millions of adults in the U.S. and yet very few of us have a in-depth understanding of what the disease is. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and chances are that you know a family member or loved one that suffers from it. The term arthritis refers to […]

12/15/2017

Nerve Block Instead of Taking Medications

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is considered to be associated with pain that lasts more than three to six months. Approximately 25% of those who develop pain conditions become diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome. It often starts with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, joint problems, headaches, nerve damage and muscle pains and strains, to […]

11/11/2017

Top Pain Management Clinics in Atlanta Offer Alternatives to Help Avoid Surgery

Georgia Pain & Wellness Center Physicians offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)  to help patients avoid surgery.  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is used to treat injured, damaged, or degenerated tendons, ligaments, joints, and other body tissues.  PRP treatment involves the use of the patient’s own blood, which contains substances that stimulate the healing process. PRP […]

09/19/2017

Exercise and Chronic Pain(Reasons why exercise is good!)

Exercise may be the last thing you want to do when you have chronic pain because it seems to add to your pain. But if you don’t exercise, your body gets out of shape—muscles lose their conditioning, for example—and your pain actually increases because your body isn’t functioning as well as it could. Exercise and […]

09/05/2017

How Psychologists Can Help with Pain Management

The nature of pain Pain is an all-too-familiar problem and the most common reason that people see a physician. Unfortunately, alleviating pain isn’t always straightforward. At least 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that chronic pain affects […]

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