The medical field is an ongoing and evolving profession that is constantly in search of the next treatment for our patients’ ailments. I began blogging as a way to provide the most current and important information to my patients and the public, as well as a way for me to stay on top of the most vital changes and updates in my field.
Over the past year, I’ve collected numerous articles [Archives] that relate to specific illnesses as well as overall pain awareness and advancements. I have compiled a list of the most popular blogs for you to peruse at your convenience:
- One-third of the U.S. adult population suffers from chronic pain. Whether the cause of this extreme discomfort is a chronic illness, or the result of a surgery, previous injury or some other event, recent statistics prove that pain is a very real crisis that is here to stay.
- Interviews with the lifelong friend and personal physician of the late “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley, gives us a deeper look at his health, personal life and legacy.
- Approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. About 10-20% of patients with Lyme disease have symptoms that can last for months to years after treatment with antibiotics (post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome). Avril Lavigne was bedridden for months after developing Lyme disease sometime in 2014.
- There are numerous types of headaches, with pain levels and treatment varying depending on the classification. However, not every “bad” headache is a migraine. How can those experiencing head pain distinguish one headache type from another in order to determine the best course for treatment?
- Can you tell someone has fibromyalgia just by looking at them? When someone tells us they have a chronic condition, we (perhaps subconsciously) begin looking for “signs” of that medical issue.