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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.  The [...]

October 22, 2014
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Chronic Pain Management

What Is Chronic Pain? About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months [...]

October 19, 2014
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Lumbar & Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation/Lesioning

First, let's see an animation! Click on this link. What is Radiofrequency? Radiofrequency waves are electromagnetic waves which travel at the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second (300,000 km/s). Radiofrequency Energy is a type of heat energy that is created by a special generator at very high or [...]

October 16, 2014
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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Check out a video of spinal cord stimulation at this link: https://georgiapainandwellnesscenter.com/pain-management-treatments/spinal-cord-stimulation/ Approved by the FDA in 1989, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard treatment for patients with chronic pain in their back and or limbs who have not found pain relief from other treatments. While the treatment does [...]

October 13, 2014
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Osteoporosis Causes 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. Backaches and pains can be a sign that small fractures are occurring in your vertebrae - the bones that form your spine. Soft, weakened [...]

October 12, 2014
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Atlanta’s Top Doctor

A very big congratulations goes out to Doctor Patel for his nomination in Atlanta Magazines Top Doctor award. This nomination is recognition of all the hard work and great things happening at Georgia Pain and Wellness Center.

August 19, 2014