Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

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South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

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Don't Let a Back Injury Ruin Your Golf Game

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018
Comprehensive Pain Management in Attleboro, MA

Simply avoiding the exacerbating repetitive task may alleviate pain, however, giving up your golf game is not practical.

Frequent rounds of golf may cause a number of painful conditions from chronic overuse of the muscles and tendons. Back pain resulting from improper form is one of the more common complaints in orthopedics. First and foremost, having a golf pro will help avoid injuries and improve your game. Despite how hard you try, you may fall victim to a back injury just like the golf professionals. When injuries occur there are non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to alleviate discomfort.

Simply avoiding the exacerbating repetitive task may alleviate pain, however, giving up your golf game is not practical. NSAIDs and RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevate) provide temporary relief but do not necessarily address the primary reason for discomfort.

The key to preventing back injury is working with your golf pro to optimize the mechanics of your swing. Muscle strains can be caused by an over-powerful swing or incorrect weight shift on the follow through, thus causing lower back pain. When this happens, and if the condition is beyond the assistance of RICE and anti inflammatories, there are non-surgical treatments to get you back in the game.

Some of the many options are:

Radiofrequency Ablation, otherwise known as RFA, is a safe, effective means to treat pain from arthritic joints in the neck and low back. The procedure uses heat to disable only the sensory nerves that transmit pain impulses in the spine. Benefits may last up to a year and sometimes longer.

Epidural injections are used to reduce inflammation and pain from nerve root compression in the neck and low back. In many cases this provides immediate relief and may provide relief lasting up to a year.

For more information on these non-surgical treatments, contact Comprehensive Pain Management in Attleboro, MA.

Source: yourobserver.com

How to ease pain with Less opioids?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018
Spinal Cord Stimulation Works - Attleboro, MA

It’s no secret that the nation has been strongly affected by the opioid crisis.

While there are many contributing factors, the reason most people become addicted to, or overdose from opioids is pain — as in the need to relieve it.

To combat both opioid dependence and chronic pain, an increasing number of physicians are now specializing in the growing field of interventional pain management.

Interventional pain management specialists — many of whom are anesthesiologists — use nonnarcotic protocols to target the spots where patients are feeling pain, and then block the pain signals from traveling to the area.

This can be done in a variety of ways: injections, nerve blocks, topical and oral medications, and minimally invasive, outpatient surgical procedures.

Interventional pain management helps prevents addiction to narcotic pain medication.

For those suffering from chronic pain, these are just a few of the treatment options available that don’t include opioid medication.

For more information on pain management, contact Comprehensive Pain Management in Attleboro, MA.

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