COVID-19 changes

Coronavirus has changed our lives in dramatic ways. It is now scary to go outside, see friends and family, hug, shake hands, or do anything that makes us social. This virus has disrupted the fundamental strength of being human- communicating and forming strong connections. The infectious disease experts have recommended several strategies to reduce infection…

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Chronic pain is one of the most challenging conditions to treat in medicine. First, it is invisible. There is no easy to recognize abnormality that can simply be fixed through a simple procedure or medication. It is an experience that the doctor cannot measure and requires empathy to appreciate the true scope of the problem.…

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(TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin.

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Discography is a diagnostic procedure used to determine if one or more discs are the cause of back pain. The procedure involves pressurizing discs by injecting them with a sterile liquid to induce pain in the affected discs.

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A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine or bupivacaine) is typically injected into the joint with the goal of determining immediate pain relief to determine if the joint is the source of the pain.

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Prevents headaches and migraines before they start. Botox is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for Chronic Migraine. Botox prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month.

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current (in the range of 350–500 kHz).

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Fluoroscopic-guided injections are used for pain treatment and management. Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block.

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