Epidural Steroid Injections for Arthritis of the Spine Pain Relief

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Epidural Steroid Injections for Arthritis of the Spine Pain Relief

The pain brought on by arthritis of the spine can incapacitate patients. That’s why finding ways to relieve pain is a crucial part of the treatment process. At Coastal Pain Clinic in Broward County, one available option that patients may consider is getting epidural steroid injections. During an epidural steroid injection (ESI), local anesthetic and… Read more »

Lesser-Known Uses of Stem Cells in Medicine

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Lesser-Known Uses of Stem Cells in Medicine

In recent years, stem cells have been drawing much attention and controversy among medical experts. These cells have promising medical benefits and may hold the cure to many diseases. Stem cells are cells that have yet to develop or form into different, specific types of cells. They can become a bone, cartilage, a muscle or… Read more »

How Fibromyalgia Pain Affects Patients’ Quality of Life

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How Fibromyalgia Pain Affects Patients' Quality of Life

Fibromyalgia is a physical disorder associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain. However, for anyone with this condition, the effects are more than just physical as they can also change a patient’s quality of life in many ways. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, some 6 to 12 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. Of these numbers,… Read more »

Pros and cons of using Suboxone for opioid addiction treatment

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Pros and cons of using Suboxone for opioid addiction treatment

Suboxone is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illicit) as part of a complete treatment program that includes counseling and behavioral therapy.  Go to: Suboxone recap – what it is and how does it work? Suboxone combines two active substances: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine helps… Read more »

Answers to Common Suboxone Treatment Questions

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Answers to Common Suboxone Treatment Questions

If you’ve heard of the brand Suboxone, a medication used during opioid addiction recovery, including at Coastal Pain Medicine’s addiction clinic, Pompano Beach, then you might have some questions about how it actually works. This article aims to answer these questions. Suboxone comes in a film form that is supposed to be placed under the… Read more »

This is How Opioid Addiction Happens

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This is How Opioid Addiction Happens

Opioids are being prescribed by doctors to manage severe, long-term pain that over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen cannot relieve. Although effective in pain management, taking opioids even in the short-term can predispose patients to opioid addiction. Reports published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) show that young adults aged… Read more »