Dr. Patel’s Blog


Medtronic Celebrates Successes

I recently had the honor and privilege to present an Atlanta veteran, who is one of our patients, at the annual Medtronic holiday event as their story of the year. This patient shattered her ankle in the Army, but Georgia Pain and Wellness Center successfully placed in her a Spinal Stimulator Implant, and her pain was […]


12 Ways to Improve Back Pain

With Summer right around the corner and beautiful weather waiting to be enjoyed, lower back pain is the last thing you want to hold you back. Today, I want to share this very useful article originally published on WebMD in hopes back pain does not keep you away from the Sun! It is a very […]


Disc Herniation and Treatments

Herniated Discs Develop when the inner ‘jelly’ erupts or pushes through its natural limits and thus leaking into areas where it should not be. Many factors such as natural wear and tear and previous injuries can cause this to occur. The noticeable symptoms that may arise later include numbness, pain, and weakness caused by the […]


Why Kyphoplasty is the Best Option for Spinal Compression Fractures

Compression fractures in the spine can happen in multiple instances. It is more common than one would think. This is an injury that can effect people from all ways of life. Luckily there is a new treatment to help relieve pain and prevent the vertebrae in the spine from collapsing again. This procedure is a […]


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 […]


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% […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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