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Who Can Benefit from a Nerve Block? Aug 8th, 2022

Anyone suffering from pain can get much-needed relief from a nerve block. Nerve blocks can target any nerve in your body, precisely treating the root cause of your pain. The experienced team at Florida Pain Medicine offers many types of nerve blocks, allowing them to alleviate pain caused by a vast range of...

Why Does My Hip Hurt? Jul 5th, 2022

The pain you feel in your hip could come from any part of the joint, or the cause of your pain may not even be in your hip. You can experience hip pain as a result of conditions in other parts of your body. Florida Pain Medicine specializes in getting to...

Injuries to Look For After a Car Accident Jun 8th, 2022

You may wonder why you need to “look for” injuries. After a car accident, injuries are obvious, right? Not always. You can walk away from an accident thinking you’re fine and then start feeling worse over the next few days or weeks because some injuries may have delayed symptoms. No...

How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Work? Jun 6th, 2022

Have you ever wondered why your pain just won’t seem to go away? Well, you aren’t alone. Pain is a complex process and long-term, or chronic pain differs greatly from short-term, or acute pain. See Where Does Chronic Pain Come From? to better understand why your pain is persisting.  What...

Where Does Chronic Pain Come From? May 9th, 2022

One in five adults spend their days in pain. Though each person experiences pain differently and has varying degrees of discomfort, chronic pain often becomes so frequent and severe that it stops you from going to work, limits your ability to exercise, disrupts relationships, and causes significant disability. Chronic pain...

My Loved One May Need Help Managing Their Medications Apr 7th, 2022

Imagine that you need to take 5-10 prescription medications. You take some of them once daily and others two to three times each day. Some need to be taken with food, while you must have an empty stomach for others. That confusing scenario represents real life for many adults. One...

You Don't Have to Be in a Car Accident to Get Whiplash Mar 10th, 2022

Everyone associates whiplash with car accidents, but any impact that's strong enough to make your neck snap causes the same type of injury. No matter what causes your injury it's important to have your neck examined at Florida Pain Medicine to be sure you don't develop complications. The level of...

6 Telltale Symptoms of Endometriosis Feb 7th, 2022

Women with endometriosis naturally seek the help of their gynecologist. But when your symptoms don't improve after conventional medical care and you wonder how long you'll have to live with the pain, it's time to consider treatment options from the team at Florida Pain Medicine. As specialists in interventional medicine,...

How Epidural Injections Block Your Pain and Give You Relief Jan 26th, 2022

Back and neck pain take a toll on your life. The ongoing pain drains your energy, forces you to take time away from work, and stops you from the activities you enjoy. As if back and neck pain aren't enough, the spine conditions responsible for your pain frequently cause arm...

Ease Your Neck Pain With a Stellate Ganglion Block Dec 12th, 2021

If you have ongoing neck pain or pain in your head, arms, hands, or upper chest, it's time to talk with the team at Florida Pain Medicine about a stellate ganglion block. Even when medications don’t help, a nerve block can quickly ease your pain. When we combine an anesthetic...

What Is Kyphoplasty? Nov 5th, 2021

If you suddenly develop pain in your upper back, but didn’t engage in activities that might strain your back, you may have a vertebral compression fracture.  And if you have a compression fracture, kyphoplasty is one of the most advanced and effective treatments you can receive.  But if you want...

The Difference Between Arthritis and Bursitis Oct 14th, 2021

At first glance, arthritis and bursitis seem similar. They’re two of the most common joint problems. They both involve inflammation, cause joint pain, and affect your ability to use the joint. Despite these similarities, arthritis and bursitis are more different than alike. They each have a distinct cause. Additionally, the...

You Don’t Have to Put Up With Neuropathy Sep 20th, 2021

Neuropathy is a broad term referring to an injured nerve. The nerve damage can occur anywhere in your body and arise from a vast range of health conditions. As a result, neuropathy can cause many symptoms, ranging from numbness and muscle weakness to tingling and pain. Whether your neuropathy causes...

Can Nerve Blocks Help With Cancer Pain? Aug 18th, 2021

Cancer pain is incredibly complex. The pain you experience during cancer treatment arises from multiple causes. And pain continues to plague 40% of cancer survivors.  No matter where you are in your cancer journey, your health and wellbeing improve when you have personalized cancer pain management that keeps your pain...

The Link Between Your Diet and Arthritis Jul 27th, 2021

In the fight to ease arthritis pain and slow progressive joint damage, one of your best weapons is your diet. How can food make a difference? By increasing or reducing inflammation. Controlling inflammation is essential because the extent of your joint inflammation directly affects the severity of your symptoms and...

Common Causes of Hand Pain Jun 9th, 2021

Maybe you’re one of the lucky people who haven’t had to deal with hand pain. But even so, you can easily imagine what your day would be like — all the things you would struggle to do — if you couldn’t use your hand. The team at Florida Pain Medicine...

How You Can Prevent Workplace Injuries May 5th, 2021

In 2019, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2,814,000 nonfatal work-related injuries, and that was only in the private sector. Nearly one-third of these injuries were severe enough to cause time away from work. You may think you work in a safe environment and don’t need to worry...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Abdominal Pain Apr 4th, 2021

Abdominal pain is often associated with an acute, severe attack caused by problems like appendicitis, diverticulitis, and pancreatitis. But anywhere from 8-54% of adults suffer from chronic abdominal pain that goes on for months. Ignoring abdominal pain only puts your health at risk as the underlying cause gets worse. You...

6 Common Causes of Wrist Pain Mar 11th, 2021

Do you text or type? If so, you’re vulnerable to wrist pain. Any sports, job, hobby, or daily activity that requires repetitive wrist movement increases your risk of painful wrist problems. You could also fall and try to catch yourself, landing on an outstretched arm and injuring your wrist. Florida...

Neuropathy: Why Customized Treatment is Important Feb 1st, 2021

If you were in a waiting room full of people with neuropathy, each one would have a different story. The cause of their neuropathy, the type of symptoms they experience, the severity of their symptoms, and the treatments they’ve tried would vary for each person. Neuropathy, or more specifically, peripheral...

Is Joint Pain a Normal Part of Aging? Jan 1st, 2021

Your joints go through natural changes as you get older, but you should never give in to joint pain as an expected part of aging. Instead, you can take steps to maintain resilience, strength, and optimal joint health. Preventing joint pain, or relieving pain if problems have already appeared, primarily...

Don’t Enter the New Year With Joint Pain Dec 1st, 2020

If you routinely go through your day pushing through your joint pain, it’s time to take a different approach. Using a painful joint only increases your chance of progressive joint damage. Instead of taking that risk, let the team at Florida Pain Medicine help. As specialists in pain management, physical...

Behind Those Achy Hips Nov 2nd, 2020

Hip pain arises from many different injuries and health conditions. The pain you feel may originate inside the hip joint or begin because of an injury affecting the soft tissues surrounding the joint. Your achy hip may be caused by a problem that’s outside your hip. For example, a groin...

5 Spine Health Tips for Working at a Desk Oct 5th, 2020

Sitting at your desk for hours at a time places tremendous stress on your lower back and the muscles supporting your spine. And chances are, the work you do at your desk, like using a computer, strains your neck. Working at your desk day after day ultimately leads to degenerative...

Injured on the Job? We Can Help Sep 23rd, 2020

In 2018, private industry employers reported a total of 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries. For many, the chronic pain caused by their injury affects their ability to get back to the rigors of their jobs or engage in their favorite activities. If you’re struggling to recover from a job injury,...

Understanding Ganglion Cysts Aug 13th, 2020

If you develop an unsightly lump on your wrist or finger, chances are you have a ganglion cyst.  Ganglion cysts are not cancerous. However, they’re often unsightly and can cause hand and wrist pain, which motivates patients to seek treatment at Florida Pain Medicine.  Though ganglion cysts are common, they...

Is Kyphoplasty Right for Me? Jul 27th, 2020

Kyphoplasty treats one specific problem: vertebral compression fractures. It’s the only minimally invasive procedure that restores the fractured vertebra. If you suffer a vertebral compression fracture, there’s a good chance that kyphoplasty is right for you. However, making that decision isn’t straightforward, and it’s essential to know about a few...

How Endometriosis Causes Hip Pain Jun 23rd, 2020

Endometriosis is a common gynecological problem that affects at least 11% of women. Although endometriosis can cause severe pelvic pain, at least half of all women with endometriosis don’t experience pelvic or menstrual pain. Imagine that you have endometriosis without gynecologic-related pain. Then you suddenly develop hip pain without any...

Tingling Limbs: What You Need to Know About Neuropathy Mar 24th, 2020

Neuropathy affects an estimated 30 million Americans, which is about 9% of the population. One of the earliest signs is tingling in your limbs, but it isn’t long before tingling is joined by pain.  Many of our patients at Florida Pain Medicine don’t come in for treatment until they start...

How to Prevent Sports Injuries Feb 1st, 2020

Sports and recreational activities cause more than 8.6 million injuries every year. You may be surprised to learn that the top two causes in people younger than 24 are general exercise and basketball. They’re followed by football, gymnastics, pedal cycling, and soccer.  Over the age of 25, however, injuries are...

Managing Arthritis: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes Jan 1st, 2020

If you’ve had arthritis for a while, you’ve discovered that conventional medications aren’t the answer to relieving your pain. Although many patients find pain relief with the interventional treatments available at Florida Pain Medicine, the best way to manage your arthritis for the long run is with the following five...

The Link Between Diabetes and Neuropathy Dec 1st, 2019

If you have diabetes, or even prediabetes, you’re at an incredibly high risk of neuropathy. How high? Diabetes is the single largest cause of peripheral neuropathy, and 60-70% of all diabetic patients develop multiple neuropathies. Our team at Florida Pain Medicine offers comprehensive support for neuropathy, including advanced therapies that...

Bad Habits That Could Be Contributing to Your Knee Pain Nov 1st, 2019

Frequent knee pain affects 25% of adults, often limiting their ability to walk and enjoy their daily activities. While knee pain is often caused by injuries or age-related degenerative conditions such as arthritis, everyday habits often play a role in the knee pain of our patients at Florida Pain Medicine....

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age? Oct 1st, 2019

You can be fanatical about your diet and exercise and still end up with back pain as you get older. One reason for back pain is that accidents happen. You may get in an auto accident or suffer a sports injury and damage the tissues in your back. But acute...

Common Nerve Injuries and How to Avoid Them Sep 1st, 2019

Severe nerve injuries are often the result of a terrible, unforeseen trauma such as a motorcycle or auto accident. Common nerve injuries — the ones that force you to change your activities and find ways to deal with the pain — are more likely to be caused by repetitive use...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Aug 5th, 2019

After years of being told to sit up and watch your posture, did you ever wonder if it really made a difference? The answer is found in one of today’s newest pain problems: tech neck.  You can tell by the name — tech neck or as some call it, text...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective for Pain Management? Jul 12th, 2019

Old injuries and chronic conditions can mean ongoing pain that is difficult to treat with over-the-counter medications or heat and ice packs. However, opioid use can be addictive and prove less effective as time goes by. More and more patients are finding relief from natural, safe, PRP therapy - a...

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Feel Restored Anew Jun 20th, 2019

There’s a simple reason why regenerative medicine can help you feel restored. It’s because regenerative treatments regrow and rebuild your tissues, so you are quite literally revitalized. Of course, how that happens is a more complex story. At Florida Pain Medicine, we specialize in regenerative medicine, so let’s talk about...

Kyphoplasty May Be Your Solution for a Spinal Compression Fracture May 6th, 2019

After your first spinal compression fracture occurs, you have five times the risk of sustaining a second compression fracture. The reason is simple: Osteoporosis doesn’t stop at just one bone. Additionally, osteoporosis weakens the bones so severely that you can easily end up with a compression fracture by simply laughing...

Epidural Injections: Benefits and Side Effects to Consider Apr 19th, 2019

When you’ve tried all the conventional treatments and your life is still limited by chronic back or neck pain, an epidural injection may provide the relief you need. Our team at Florida Pain Medicine specialize in interventional treatments like epidural injections that help many patients successfully overcome their pain. Here’s...

How a compression fracture can affect your body and what you can do about it Mar 21st, 2019

After the age of 40, men and women are at risk for developing a compression fracture. However, women are about three times more likely than men to suffer this painful and debilitating condition. Here at Florida Pain Medicine, we specialize in minimally invasive procedures like kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, which restore...

How a Root Block Works to Relieve Pain in Your Limbs Feb 14th, 2019

If there’s one thing we know — and that our patients have learned from experience — it’s that conventional medical care for chronic limb pain seldom provides enough pain relief. By comparison, the procedures available from the interventional medicine specialists here at Florida Pain Medicine are extremely effective because they...

Don’t Live With Pain This Year: Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for PRP Injections Jan 11th, 2019

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections go directly to the source of your pain, whether it’s tendonitis, a torn ligament, or degenerative joint disease. Once PRP reaches the damaged tissues, it releases growth factors that trigger healing, reduce inflammation, and subsequently, relieve your pain. When determining whether you qualify for regenerative PRP...

Joint Pain Can Hinder Your Life: Here’s What You Can do About It Dec 12th, 2018

You can’t accomplish much when your joints hurt every time you move. Whether knee or hip pain literally stops you in your tracks, wrist pain interferes with your work, or shoulder pain limits arm movement, call the team at Florida Pain Medicine. Their innovative regenerative and interventional treatments can effectively...

Florida Pain Medicine founder and CEO Dr. Maulik Bhalani 970 WFLA’s CEO Spotlight Dec 11th, 2018

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3 Ways to Treat Pain Without Surgery Nov 26th, 2018

When you desperately need pain relief and you don’t want surgery, the interventional medicine specialists at Florida Pain Medicine can help. Interventional medicine is a field that specializes in relieving your pain by directly treating its source: the nerves sending the pain signals. Interventional procedures are primarily considered after conventional...

Dealing With Chronic Back Pain? Spinal Cord Stimulation May Be the Answer Oct 31st, 2018

Chronic back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults, in part, because the back and spinal column are complex structures. There is a lot that can go wrong there. Often, back pain gets better with self-management. Things like icing and rest cure many problems temporarily. When that...

How PRP Injections Can Speed Your Surgical Recovery Sep 13th, 2018

If you’re grappling with an injury or musculoskeletal condition that requires surgery, the good news is that you’re on the road to better, pain-free function. The potential bad news is that this road to recovery may get slightly worse before it gets better as your body heals from both the...

5 Non-Surgical Options for Managing Cancer Pain Aug 30th, 2018

Cancer, to any degree, is going to cause pain. How your pain is managed is often a team effort. You, your oncologist, and other medical care providers all have some say in what treatment plans are available to you for pain management. Advancements in cancer treatment and pain management have...

Will an Epidural Injection Relieve My Lower Back Pain? Jul 20th, 2018

You may have heard about epidural injections as a treatment for low back pain. Have you ever wondered what that involves or whether it may be the right treatment for you? The skilled pain management clinicians at Florida Pain Medicine want you to understand what epidural injections are when they...

Why Post Auto Accident Pain is Often Delayed Jun 18th, 2018

Even a minor car accident can leave you shaken and out of sorts, but you may not feel any pain. Instead, hours or days later, your head and joints may start to complain, your neck and shoulders can go stiff, and you could develop back pain or numbness in your...

Non-Surgical Solutions for Arthritis Pain May 28th, 2018

The joint inflammation that defines arthritis can have a major impact on your mobility and quality of life. While there have been many advances in the field of joint replacement surgery, it’s still a last-resort treatment. The conventional wisdom in contemporary medicine leans toward exhausting all conservative treatments before recommending...

Dr. Bhalani Shows How a Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation Can Help Relieve Pain Mar 31st, 2018

 Do you have back pain? Is it due to arthritis of the lumbar facet joints? Dr. Maulik Bhalani shows how a radio frequency nerve ablation (RFA) can help you “Restore Function, Relive Life” and is performed in the office based setting to relieve lumbar spine arthritis pain. This quick interventional...

Florida Pain Management is Proud to Have Been Featured in Tampa Magazine's Top Doctors for 2018 Nov 28th, 2017

Dr. Maulik Bhalani, Dr. Arpit Patel and Dr. Navdeep Jassal were all named to the Top Doctors list for pain management, with Dr. Jassal taking the top spot. You can see the feature at http://tampamagazines.com/people/florida-pain-medicine-physician-profiles-2018/

Dr. Bhalani Speaks at Wesley Chapel Regarding Pain Management Programs Sep 29th, 2017

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 through multiple treatment options. Dr Bhalani, Founder and President of Florida Pain Medicine, noted...

Dr. Maulik Bhalani's Interview with ABC Action News 8 Sep 27th, 2017

Florida Pain Medicine Founder and President, Dr Maulik Bhalani’s interview with ABC Action News 8 regarding Governor Rick Scott’s comprehensive plan to combat Florida’s opioid epidemic. The governor is making a good step forward, especially investing $50 million in funding.

Dr. Maulik Bhalani Florida Hospital Commercial - Pain Awareness Month, September 2017 Sep 17th, 2017

September is Pain Awareness month and Florida Pain Medicine knows that not all pain is the same. Listen to Dr. Bhalani discuss your options for pain free living and become more informed on how to effectively treat your pain. Let one of Florida Pain Medicine’s physicians help you Restore Function...

Innovative Procedure Relieves Pain for Knee Patients Jun 15th, 2017

Retiree Loyce Meaux suffered in pain for more than 13 years, following a total knee replacement.“It really just kept getting worse and worse. Eventually the pain got so bad that I had to use a walker. I couldn’t take it,” said Meaux.The 69-year-old went to several physicians over the years...

President Trump's Opioid Commission Could Have Significant Impact on Florida Patients Apr 20th, 2017

A new commission set up by President Trump, will take aim at beating the growing opioid epidemic. Just last month, the President signed an executive order appointing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as head of the Commission to Combat Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The panel’s findings, due out...

Bay News 9 - Cancer Pain Treatment - Interview with Dr. Maulik Bhalani Mar 31st, 2017

Dr. Maulik Bhalani explains why it is important to keep the patient’s needs in mind during cancer pain treatment.Check the Full Video Here

New Study Shows Many Cancer Patients are Not Receiving Proper Pain Treatment Mar 27th, 2017

Many patients with advanced cancer do not receive the proper opioid medications to control pain, according to a recent study published in the journal PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Statistics show that between 2000 and 2010, overall opioid prescriptions increased by 466...

Florida Pain Medicine Upgrades to New 3,000 Square Foot Facility in Brandon, FL Mar 8th, 2017

Florida Pain Medicine is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Brandon, Florida. The 3,000 square foot facility is located at 426 W. Brandon Boulevard and boasts six patient exam rooms, along with a full-sized, state-of-the-art procedure suite.“We feel this move will serve to continue our mission of providing...

2017 Top Doctor in Pain Medicine Mar 6th, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Maulik Bhalani! We are proud to announce that Dr. Maulik Bhalani has been honored with “2017 Top Doctors in Pain Medicine” award by Castle Connolly Medical, America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors. This award stands alone proudly witnessing Dr. Maulik Bhalani’s excellence in training and clinical skills.Please...

DEA Changes the Rules on Making Prescription Pills: What You Need to Know Oct 11th, 2016

The DEA issued a change in the amount of opiates found in pain medication. It is a step in combating the rising addiction to prescription pill addiction. So far there are currently 250 controlled substances in Schedule I and Schedule II opiate medication we use to combat our pain.What is...

Dr. Maulik Bhalani on That Business Show - 1250 WHNZ, with Jamie Meloni Aug 25th, 2016

Click here to watch the Show!On That Business Show with Jamie Meloni, Dr. Maulik Bhalani, Founder and CEO of Florida Pain Medicine, discussed his company and the stigma “pill mills” have put on the Florida medical industry. Dr. Bhalani and Florida Pain Medicine are dedicated to legitimizing pain practice in...

New Tampa Neighborhood News, Volume 24, Issue 3, Jan. 29, 2016 - Maulik Bhalani, MD Jan 29th, 2016

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.But, at Dr. Bhalani’s Florida Pain Medicine on Windguard Cir....

Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber 2015 Guide - Maulik Bhalani, MD Apr 4th, 2015

Board certified in Interventional Pain Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Medical Specialties.Dr. Bhalani is the founder and CEO of Florida Pain Medicine. Dr. Bhalani completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and served as a...