Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 3)

Muscle relaxants are not really a class of drugs, but rather a group of different drugs that each has an overall sedative effect on the body. These drugs do not act directly on the muscles; rather the[...]

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 2)

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 2) Acetaminophen is probably the single most effective non-prescription medication for lower back pain and neck pain and generally has the fewest side e[...]

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 1)

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 1) There are multiple over-the-counter (non-prescription) and prescription medications that can be helpful in relieving pain and addressing related sympto[...]
Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine (part 2)

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine (part 2)

Treatment The treatment plan for a fracture of the thoracic or lumbar spine will depend on: Other injuries and their treatment The particular fracture pattern Once the trauma team has stabilized all[...]

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine (part 1)

A spinal fracture is a serious injury. The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction). Th[...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Advantages and Risks

Like any chronic pain treatment, there are both appreciable advantages and risks/disadvantages involved with spinal cord stimulation. In general, the biggest risk of this treatment is that it does not[...]

“Dr. Patel named Chief of Pain Management at Dekalb Hospital”

“Dr. Patel named Chief of Pain Management at Dekalb Hospital” Dr. Patel is looking forward to leading the department![...]

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 stimulation (SCS) are two types of electrical ner[...]

Exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness

Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints are already bogging you dow[...]

Dr. Patel specializes in workman compensation

“At Georgia pain and wellness we have a special work comp coordinator who works with adjusters to help facilitate patient care” — Dr. Patel[...]