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Advantages and Disadvantages of PRP Therapy

Advantages and Disadvantages of PRP Therapy

by Crystal (SU)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that can help treat a variety of conditions. PRP therapy can be helpful in reducing or eliminating pain, reducing the need for medications, and improving the quality of life for someone who is suffering from chronic pain or reduced function.

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

Different Types of Pain Management Injections and How they Can Help You

by Yenny (SU)
Long-term, persistent pain is nothing like the pain of an acute injury or even a really bad case of the flu. In those cases, you may feel bad – really bad – for days or weeks, but the pain gradually lessens, letting you know that you’re on the mend. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is unpredictable and unrelenting. It can occur every day, or it may appear on random days.

What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?

by Crystal (SU)
Pain management doctors – physicians who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain – have advanced training that qualifies them as your best source of treatment if you are experiencing any type of pain due to illness or injury.

Cancer Pain Management

Cancer Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
Getting a cancer diagnosis is a shock, to say the least. The C-word is a word no one wants or expects to hear, but it is an unfortunate reality to far too many people. Cancer can also be a genetic disease, meaning some are born genetically predisposed to developing certain types of cancer. People with hereditary mutations have a higher risk of developing the disease more than the average person. Early diagnosis and an increasing amount of treatment options give people more hope for battling cancer, but there can still be a great deal of pain that needs to be managed along the way.

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

Treating Meniscal Tears with Pain Management

by Yenny (SU)
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury involving the meniscus, a disc of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. It occurs most commonly in athletes due to a sudden twisting of the knee, but can happen to anyone, even when doing regular tasks like standing up or walking up steps – especially older adults because the meniscus weakens as we age. There are two menisci in each knee.

Going to Great Pains: The Path Toward Diagnosing Your Chronic Disorder

Going to Great Pains: The Path Toward Diagnosing Your Chronic Disorder

by Yenny (SU)
Whoever coined the saying “Pain of mind is worse than pain of body” probably never experienced chronic pain. Chronic pain can be caused by a number of factors – genetics, anxiety, injury, or disease; and in some cases, doctors might have difficulty discovering just what it is that is leaving their patients in peril. According to a National Health Institute study, 11.2% of all Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

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At Pain Specialists of Austin, we specialize in helping individuals whose chronic pain has not responded to treatments such as medication and physical therapy. Our patients are individuals who are experiencing chronic pain, and, have consulted with their physicians about seeking alternative, advanced treatment options to treat their long-lasting, debilitating pain caused by injury, illness, or disease.