SLPI Offers BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. South Lake Pain Institute now offers BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, administered by Dr. Julie Saranita. To see before-and-after comparisons or … Continued

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects the joints. It causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. If one knee or hand has rheumatoid arthritis, usually the other does too. This disease often occurs in more than one joint and can affect any joint in the body. People with this disease may feel sick and tired, sometimes developing fevers. Some … Continued

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What Is Arachnoiditis?

Arachnoiditis describes a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. The arachnoid can become inflamed as the result of direct injury to the spine. It can also become inflamed because of an irritation from chemicals, infection from bacteria or viruses, chronic compression of spinal nerves, … Continued

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Fight Depression This Holiday Season

With shorter days, changes in the weather, and major holidays on the way, it’s no wonder that the winter months are often high times for depression. For sufferers of chronic pain, the likelihood of depression is already 4 times higher to begin with, making this time of year even more difficult. We have a few tips to … Continued

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Visit Our Walk-in Headache Clinic

According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. About 20% of children and adolescents also experience significant headaches. The most common type of headache among adults and adolescents is a tension headache, also known as chronic daily headaches. These muscle contraction … Continued

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Vertebroplasties

Vertebroplasties involve inserting a glue-like material into the center of the collapsed spinal vertebra to stabilize and strengthen the crushed bone. The material is inserted through a needle and syringe, entering the mid-portion of the vertebra under the guidance of X-ray equipment. Once inserted, the material hardens to form a cast-like structure within the broken … Continued

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TENS Units Relieve Pain

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and is predominately used for nerve related acute and chronic pain. TENS Units work by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. TENS Units also help stimulate your body to … Continued

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Post-operative Analgesia

Analgesia is the inability to feel pain while still conscious. An analgesic (or painkiller) is a doctor prescribed drug used to achieve analgesia. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems and they include acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and opioids. The type of analgesic to use is determined by the type of … Continued

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Hernia Repair

What is a hernia? A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or fascia. The most common types of hernia are: Inguinal – the intestine or the bladder protrudes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal in the groin. Incisional – the intestine pushes through … Continued

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are open, red sores that most often appear on the ball of the foot. They can also appear along the top and bottom of each toe, particularly the bottom of the big toe. Diabetic foot ulcers occur for several reasons, some of which include mechanical changes in bone conformation, peripheral neuropathy, poor circulation or a … Continued

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