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 [...]
Congratulations! Georgia Pain and Wellness Center has been nominated for the 2014 Healthcare Excellence Awards by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce! It is a privilege for us to serve these patients with chronic pain in the community!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Dr. Patel speaking at the 1st fibromyalgia summit on May 17th. Come check it out. http://www.atlantafibrosummit.com/