Benefits of Seeing Premiere Comprehensive Pain Specialists

“We want to help you live your life to the fullest.” These words can be found on our website and felt when you come in our doors. This is the sentiment that is carried throughout our facility. As we serve your local area, it is important for us to understand your body’s pain and ensure you that we have the …

Joint Pain Isn’t The Same: Difference between Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid

Rheumatoid arthritis is the third most popular arthritis in the world whereas osteoarthritis is the most popular arthritis. Both the diseases give a lot of joint pain to millions of people around the globe. There are many similarities between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, including joint pain and inflammation. They have many things similar and many things different. It’s important to …

Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Persistent Pain

What is spinal cord stimulation? A spinal cord stimulator is a pacemaker-like device that acts by sending electrical impulses to the spine to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Generally, spinal cord stimulation is useful in the treatment of chronic pain or pain that is persistent even after other treatments like surgery. SCS can often be a useful treatment …

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Genetic Basis for Opioid Sensitivity in Pain Treatments

Capitol Pain Institute (CPI) recently reported how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is addressing the worrisome rise in the misuse and addiction of opioid pain medications. Now, there is a new study out implicating a specific genetic variation the may be responsible for opioid sensitivity and how different patients will respond unequally to the same level of medications. …

Yoga: Good to get bent out of shape?

by Dr. Raimy Amasha Yoga may at first seem to some people as the art of forming a pretzel with ones body but a closer look into this discipline reveals pursuit of a greater goal. Yoga advocates claim pursuit of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness through this ancient art. Herein, we will explore the thousands of years old Indian practice and see …

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Got Shoulder Pain?

by Dr. Anjuli Desai Shoulder pain accounts for 12 out of every 1000 primary care office visits. This could largely be attributed to the fact that the shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. In fact, shoulder and neck pain account for 18% of all insurance disability payments made for musculoskeletal pain. Some factors which predispose a patient to shoulder …

The Two Faces of Pain: Acute and Chronic

Living with pain has a debilitating impact on people. Whether this pain is associated with a previous injury or a result of a disease, it is important to understand where it comes from, how to address it, and how to explain it to those closest to you. Let us explore the two faces of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain …

Back Pain: Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, and Spondylolisthesis

Have you read your MRI report recently and ended up more confused about your low back pain than before you began? If so, you are not alone.  The medical terms for low back problems confuse many medical professionals who don’t deal with these issues on a regular basis.  The purpose of this post is to help explain what is going …

Treating Pain with Pain Management Austin

Thousands of people in Austin and all across the country suffer from chronic pain. This chronic pain could take many different forms such as headaches, sciatica, and lower back pain. One study shows that chronic pain costs the country 635 billion dollars in health care a year. What is worse is that this hefty price tag, however, is when people …