Recognizing the signs of a heart attack can save your life by motivating you to seek emergency medical care. No matter what causes your chest pain, there’s one important tip to remember: Chest pain always needs a professional evaluation.
The mental side of arthritis includes challenges like depression and anxiety. But did you know that arthritis also affects your brain’s structure and interferes with cognitive processes? Keep reading to learn more.
Sprains are the most common sports injuries, but fractures claim their fair share, accounting for 20% of all sports-related emergency room visits. Keep reading to learn tips for avoiding fractures and how pain relief can help you recover faster.
It doesn’t matter if you have a mild or severe muscle strain — a pulled muscle always needs time to rest and heal. Plenty of potential complications can arise if you ignore a pulled muscle, including chronic pain and permanent weakness.
Did you know that without treatment, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause permanent nerve damage that affects your hand function? Even if you can’t avoid repetitive hand movements, you can take steps to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
Spinal cord stimulation has at least six advantages over most typical pain relief methods. Of the six, one of the best is that you can use the device and get significant pain relief for years (or as long as you want to keep it).
Kyphoplasty is a safe, innovative procedure that relieves your back pain after suffering a vertebral compression fracture. Here’s everything you need to know about who can benefit and how kyphoplasty uniquely restores spinal strength and stability.
Dealing with cancer pain shouldn’t wait until after the pain begins. Managing your pain is an integral part of your cancer care right from the start. Here’s what you need to know about cancer pain and your treatment options.
If you struggle with chronic pain, it’s time to take a close look at your diet. The foods you eat can cause pain, or they can diminish your discomfort. Here’s what you need to know about the link between your diet and chronic pain.
Chronic back pain seldom improves with conventional treatments like medications and physical therapy, but you still have hope. Interventional treatments like facet joint injections relieve chronic pain when other options fail.
There’s no doubt obesity contributes to back pain, but don’t tune out if you aren’t obese. It only takes a moderate amount of excess weight to trigger back pain, especially if you carry the weight in your tummy. Here’s how weight affects your back.
Regenerative medicine eases arthritis pain by harnessing your body’s natural healing ability, turning your own cells into a restorative treatment. As the healing cells reduce inflammation and rebuild damaged tissues, you get arthritis pain relief.
It doesn’t matter what causes your pain or where it’s located in your body. Any time you have ongoing pain, you may get relief from a root block or a nerve block. Read on to learn the difference between them and which one may be right for you.
Nerve blocks relieve severe acute pain, disabling chronic pain, and intense cancer or post-surgery pain. No matter what part of your body hurts or what condition causes the problem, if you live with pain, it’s time to consider a nerve block.
Many conditions affect your hip, causing mild-to-severe pain. You can also experience hip pain as a result of problems elsewhere in your body. Here’s a rundown of the most common reason your hip hurts and how interventional treatments help.
Even a minor car accident can cause injuries and long-lasting pain, but your pain may not appear right away, leaving you unaware of the problem. That’s why you need to know about delayed symptoms and what to look for after an automobile accident.
Whether chronic pain is constant or comes and goes, it dramatically affects your wellbeing, limiting your ability to work, eat, sleep, or find any joy in daily life. Read on to learn about the many possible causes of chronic pain.
Taking multiple medications poses several challenges. You need to remember a confusing dosing schedule, and multiple medications increase your risk of potentially serious side effects. Medication management helps with all these concerns.
You may wake up one morning with a sore, stiff neck and wonder what happened to cause the pain. Whiplash doesn't cross your mind because you weren't in a car accident. But you can develop a whiplash from other activities. Here's how.
If you have endometriosis, you live with pelvic pain. When your pain doesn't improve with standard medical care, it's time to learn about interventional treatments that can effectively ease your pain and restore your quality of life.
If you’ve tried the standard medical treatments and still struggle with back and neck pain, it's time to learn about epidural injections. These injections deliver effective and long-lasting relief by targeting the source of your pain.
Do you struggle with neck pain despite routine medical therapies? If so, it's time to learn how a stellate ganglion block can give you the relief you need for chronic pain in your neck, as well as your head, arms, hands, and upper chest.
Half of all women and one-quarter of men will break a bone during their lifetime because of osteoporosis. One of the most common osteoporotic fractures affects the spinal vertebrae. That’s when you need kyphoplasty to restore your spine.
One of the critical differences between arthritis and bursitis is that one disease is progressive and permanent, and the other is short-lived. Here’s everything you should know about the similarities and differences between arthritis and bursitis.
Most people with neuropathy discover that conventional medical treatments have limited success when it comes to relieving their pain. But don’t give up and just put up with neuropathy symptoms. Interventional medicine offers treatments that work.
Cancer pain may feel like pressure, tingling or burning sensations, or severe, debilitating pain. No matter how you experience cancer pain, you should never put up with ongoing pain that defies medical care. Here’s how a nerve block can help.
If you have arthritis, your treatment comes down to preventing symptoms and joint damage for as long as possible. One way to do that is to learn about the link between your diet and arthritis and choose foods that ease your pain.
Your hands have the power to grip heavy objects and the precision to thread a needle. They also see a lot of action during the day, which means they’re susceptible to injuries. If your hands are in pain, it could be one of these common problems.
No one is safe from workplace injuries. Your risk is highest in construction and manufacturing, but anyone in every type of work environment can sustain an injury. Read on to learn about the top workplace injuries and how to prevent them.
It’s hard to know when to see a doctor for chronic abdominal pain, especially when it comes and goes. But one thing is certain: You should never ignore pain that lasts for months or gets noticeably worse. Treatment prevents serious complications.
Wrist pain doesn’t just affect your wrist. Problems in your wrist can weaken your hand, affect finger movement, and make it impossible to engage in normal daily activities. Read on to learn about the six top causes of wrist pain.
All health problems deserve the quality of care that comes with customized treatment, but the complexity of neuropathy leaves no room for a one-size-fits-all approach. Customized treatment is also essential if you need relief from neuropathic pain.
Your joints change as you age, but joint pain is not a normal part of aging. Unfortunately, many people just live with the pain because they think it’s part of life. Read on to learn the steps you can take to prevent or reduce joint pain.
When it comes to joint pain, you can count on one thing: Without treatment, you have a better chance of the problem getting worse than better. If you start treatment now, you can enter the New Year with significantly less joint pain.
You may think of achy hips as a problem affecting older adults. However, adults of all ages struggle with hip pain as athletic injuries and repetitive stress are two of the top causes. Here’s a rundown on why you have hip pain.
Anyone who sits most of the day while working at a desk has a high risk of developing a back or neck injury that turns into chronic pain. You can significantly lower your risk and protect the health of your spine by following our five tips.
In 2018, nearly 3 million people suffered a workplace injury. Many of them ended up with chronic pain or limited function that interfered with their ability to work or enjoy life. That’s where we can help.
Most people haven’t heard of ganglion cysts, yet they account for 60-70% of all masses or lumps on your wrist or fingers. Ganglion cysts can get large enough to affect your appearance and cause pain. Read on to learn about your treatment options.
Kyphoplasty restores the normal shape and strength of vertebrae that sustain a compression fracture. But don’t wait too long to talk with us about kyphoplasty. You only have a short window of opportunity to pursue this exceptional treatment.
Though endometriosis is known for causing severe pelvic pain, it can also lead to an unexpected problem: hip pain. When you have ongoing hip pain despite treatment, or when a cause can’t be identified, we can help alleviate your pain.
Have you had your foot fall asleep then experienced a pins-and-needles sensation as it wakes up? That’s an example of tingling nerve pain, a problem that becomes severe in advanced neuropathy. Here’s what you need to know about peripheral neuropathy.
Contact sports like football are not the top cause of sports injuries. If you’re over the age of 25, you’re more likely to suffer an injury from recreational sports like tennis, golf, bowling, and hiking. Here’s how to prevent injuries.
Of all the possible ways to manage arthritis for long-lasting results, conventional medications aren’t even in the picture. You’ll have the most success controlling your pain when you follow these five healthy lifestyle changes.
If you’re diabetic, you have an extreme risk for neuropathy, with 60-70% of all diabetic patients developing multiple neuropathies. Neuropathy is renowned for causing pain, yet you can take steps to prevent the problem. Here’s what you need to know.
Considering your knee bears the full weight of your body as it moves, it’s no surprise to learn that 25% of adults have frequent knee pain. What you may not know is that several common bad habits can contribute to knee pain.
By the time you’re 60, you’ll have some degree of disc degeneration. But age-related changes start to occur long before then, and disc degeneration isn’t the only problem that causes back pain. Read on to learn why back pain is normal as you age.
Nerve injuries can happen suddenly, or they can sneak up on you gradually over months or years of overuse. No matter how they develop, nerve injuries are notoriously painful. Here are some tips on how to prevent the most common nerve injuries.
If you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you’re at risk of tech neck. It’s easier than you may realize to strain your neck by looking down at your electronic device. Read on to learn about the dangers and how to prevent the problem
Regenerative medicine helps you feel restored because it truly restores damaged and diseased tissues in your body. With specialized regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma, you’ll regain health and feel revitalized.
Healthy bones require a high-force impact to break, but a spinal compression fracture is different; it occurs from normal daily activity like bending over or coughing. When you have this type of fracture, a kyphoplasty may be your best solution.
If your life is limited by chronic back and neck pain, you’ve probably tried many treatments that fail to relieve the pain. But you still have hope with options like an epidural injection that delivers long-lasting pain relief for many patients.
Compression fractures are often painful enough to stop you from enjoying your normal activities. They’re also primarily caused by osteoporosis, and without proper treatment, you’re at risk for developing multiple compression fractures.
Whether pain affects your arm or radiates down your leg, limb pain can stop you from performing the most mundane daily routine, forget about enjoying your favorite activity. When you need relief from limb pain, it’s time to consider a root block.
Wouldn’t it be great to start the New Year free from pain? Even if other standard treatments have failed, you may finally find the relief you need with PRP injections. But first you must learn if you’re a good candidate for regenerative PRP therapy.
A small twinge of joint pain can suddenly stop you in your tracks. Imagine the impact of severe pain and your plight when conventional treatments fail. Yet there’s still something you can do about it: Call us to learn about new treatment options.
When conventional medicine fails to relieve your pain, you can get immediate and long-lasting relief without surgery when you choose treatments that directly target the nerves responsible for your pain. Here are just three nonsurgical options.
Florida Pain Medicine founder and CEO Dr. Maulik Bhalani was recently featured on the 970 WFLA’s CEO Spotlight. He discusses the balance between being a physician and CEO, as well as the current state of Pain Medicine, and all treatment options at FPM
Any surgery presents a double-whammy healing process, which can make recovery a long, slow haul. With PRP injections, we can harness and redirect your regenerative resources to where you need them most, getting you back to the pink of health more quickly.
Cancer pain can often be managed without surgical intervention. From prescription pain medication to physical therapy and naturopathy, cancer patients are finding non-surgical options for pain management. Here are the top five options.
Low back pain can be debilitating. If you’ve tried multiple treatments without relief, it may be time to consider an epidural injection. Learn about this pain management technique, who is a good candidate, and when it may not be an option for you.
You may be surprised how well you function in the moments after a car accident. Yet you may still be injured without knowing due to your brain’s endorphin response, a key aspect of your body’s survival mechanisms.
Pain and mobility loss from arthritis greatly hinders the quality of your life, yet joint replacement surgery is drastic, with a long recovery time. Nonsurgical pain management techniques can help you live a more productive life, doing the things you love.
As part of Pain Awareness Month (September) and in a collaborative effort with Florida Hospital’s Healthy Happenings, Dr Maulik Bhalani speaks to a large group at the Wesley Chapel campus regarding how to properly manage pain
During this procedure, we use a cutting-edge technology to apply a sophisticated type of radio wave to the nerves surrounding the knee, also known as the genicular nerves. As a result, we can relieve pain in a number of cases.
Dr. Maulik Bhalani M.D. knows that when people hear of pain clinics, some think of the so-called “pill mills”. He understands that after years of headlines about abuse of certain pain medications, particularly in Florida, the reputation is tough to shake.