A Brandon resident and Tylertown native has joined Comprehensive Pain Specialists, with over 60 locations throughout the Southeast, assisting individual patients with their chronic pain management needs. Dr. Cassie Burns, a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School, will oversee the Comprehensive Pain Specialists (CPS) Mobile, Alabama, clinic. Dr. Burns completed her internship and […]
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 19-4, coupled with the CDC Guidelines introduced in March, have created a heightened concern from primary care physicians around treating their patients suffering from chronic pain.
It is a sad cycle we know in Kentucky all too well. Public officials, law enforcement, and the medical community take actions to combat the ever-growing challenge of prescription drug abuse, only to be met with new problems as criminal drug peddlers and addicts adapt. Meanwhile, families are torn apart, innocent children are harmed and […]
Pain Awareness Month Pain Awareness Month was created to increase awareness about the effects of pain and to educate citizens about the advanced treatment options available to help alleviate pain. Facts About Pain Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Workers lose an average of 4.6 hours per week of productive time due to a pain […]
Nearly 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.
Seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? Actually, I do get asked about what a pain doctor does with some regularity in my personal life outside of the office. A little more commonly, I’ll get asked some derivative of that question, such as “what types of pain or what types of conditions do you treat?” […]
Spine fractures cause a lot of pain for many people. Some believe that they have to simply live through the pain, or perhaps undergo major surgery in order to get some relief. There is now a treatment option called Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty that takes as little as 15 minutes to perform, is a minimally invasive […]
Pharmacogenetics is a growing field of research that focuses on the interaction between genetics and drug therapy. Genetics testing at CPS allows appropriate drug therapy and dosing to help a patient with pain by improving therapeutic outcomes.
Spinal stenosis is tightness in the spinal canal that causes pressure to be placed upon the nerves or spinal cord. Since the spine is actually a bony tube that contains the spinal cord and nerves, any inflammation or swelling within that space causes a significant increase in pressure.
Almost 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 or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person.