Do I Qualify for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic back and limb pain. Designed for patients who have tried other therapies without success, SCS may help reduce or alleviate chroni[...]

Symptoms, Causes & Treatments of Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain affects millions of people. In fact, it’s one of the most common ailments in people experiencing chronic pain. The knee isn’t just one of the most complex joints in the human bod[...]

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Also known as reflex sympathetic nerve dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person experiences chronic pain in one of their limbs. The peripheral nervous system, [...]

Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain?

About 50 million adults in the United States alone are estimated to experience chronic pain. Chronic pain can be defined as pain that lasts at least three months, but it can last six months or much lo[...]

Patient With Spinal Simulator Implant Becomes Medtronic ‘Story of the Year’

Dr. Patel recently had the honor and privilege to present Sonia, a U.S. Army veteran based in Atlanta and also one of our patients, at the annual Medtronic event. Her story was featured as the “Sto[...]

Understanding the Intrathecal Spinal Pump Implant

If you live with chronic pain due to an injury or illness such as cancer, and have tried other therapies without success, you may be a candidate for an intrathecal spinal pump implant. An intrathecal [...]

Frequent Backaches? You Could Be Experiencing Spinal Compression Fractures

If you experience backaches regularly, it could be more than just the aches and pains of age. You could have a compression fracture in your spine. A compression fracture happens when a vertebra—one [...]

Why Kyphoplasty Is the Best Option to Restore Spinal Compression Fractures

Compression fractures in the spine can happen for many reasons, and are more common than you might think. These fractures happen when one or several of the bones in your spine, called vertebrae, are c[...]

Treatment Options for Patients With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person experiences chronic pain. The pain may be present with other symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, depression and even numbness. You may also feel weak, d[...]

What Is MME & Why Is It Important to Pain Management?

If you live with chronic pain and have been prescribed opioids, you may have heard of MME. MME stands for morphine milligram equivalents, a measurement pain management physicians use to determine how [...]