Cervicogenic Dizziness

DIZZINESS MAY RESULT FROM NECK PAIN Neck pain often accompanies dizziness, but it may be difficult to tell whether the dizziness and the neck pain are related or just coincidental. The influence of he[...]

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Promising for Migraines

A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indi[...]

Causes of Spinal Compression Fractures

If you’re nearing age 60 and have back pain, don’t assume it’s a normal part of getting older. You could be affected by a spinal compression fracture. Back aches and pains can be a sign that sm[...]

Radiofrequency Ablation Q&A

What is radiofrequency ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure using radio waves or electric current to generate sufficient heat to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The n[...]

Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain Electrical nerve stimulation is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) and spinal cord sti[...]

Spinal Cord Injury Treatments and drugs

Spinal Cord Injury Treatments and drugs Unfortunately, there’s no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord. But researchers are continually working on new treatments, including prostheses and medica[...]

Dr. Patel has been selected to Medtronic Emerging Leader program in the field of interventional pain!

Dr. Patel has been selected to Medtronic Emerging Leader program in the field of interventional pain. These are likely highly charismatic young physicians who embody the future of the field. He is 1 o[...]

Drugs for Migraine and Headache Pain

Pain relievers are typically the first drugs recommended by doctors for migraine and headaches. Many of these medications are over-the-counter, or available without a doctor’s prescription, whil[...]

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 6) – Final

ANTI-SEIZURE MEDICATIONS (NEUROLEPTIC DRUGS) Neuroleptic drugs are often prescribed to help patients with nerve type pain (which typically shows as leg pain) and for patients who have neuropathy(dege[...]

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 5)

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