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)

Types of NSAIDs Types of NSAIDs Generic name[...]

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain (part 4)

ULTRAM PAIN RELIEVER Ultram is a type of narcotic-like oral pain reliever that is often prescribed to treat lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and related conditions. Ultram, also known as tramadol[...]

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[...]