Tag Archives: pain relief

The types of arthritis and the most common: osteoarthritis on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi

There are several types of arthritis , which is inflammation of the joints. The most common, osteoarthritis, which afflicts 1 in 4 people in the US, is the breakdown of the cartilage of the joints. Learn more about the new  studies that offer information on the causes of arthritis.

Dispelling the myths about the Flu vaccine with Dr. Tavarez on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

The flu vaccine is so important – especially for kids. Will you get the flu if you take the vaccine? Is the vaccine live flu? Is it the flu or a cold? Listen to Dr. Tavarez, Pediatrician, clear up some of the confusion.

New procedure to treat chronic pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Dr. Eugene Pereira discuses a new, advanced procedure that can help treat chronic pain for the long term. A simplified analogy? It like placing a wedge between vertebra to keep the nerve openings stable.

Opioids and how to treat chronic pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Opioids, while effective, have side effects that have lead them to be prescribed more carefully. Better understanding  of how the body becomes used to them has helped to discover new techniques in treating chronic pain.

Types of pain and how it affects your body on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Ageing is a natural process and that will inevitably lead to pain. However, other types of pain can be due to other factors. Listen to find out how OTC pain relievers affect your health – and for other options.

The evolution of Pain Management on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Dr. Eugene Pereira – Director of SMH’s Pain Management Program, talks about how pain care transformed into pain management. New methods are more scientific in approach. Listen in to find out more.

Using interactive experiences in the Pavilion to assist in rehabilitation on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

From a hydraulic car for mobility training to a full furnished condo which helps people regain functionality their home – the Rehabilitation Pavilion has it all. Oh… and a full size grocery store!

SMH’s New Rehabilitation Pavilion is Open! On Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

Opening the new 74,000 sq. ft. facility will make a difference not only for families visiting patients, but also help with the transition to home life. Private rooms, bathrooms and couches for families are just some of the new amenities.

Stella’s Bariatric Surgery Story on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Stella shares her story about weight-loss surgery. From her childhood obesity struggles to the life-changing surgery, Stella describes her experience.

What are the types of weight-loss surgery? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

After a patient has been cleared for bariatric surgery, a personalized approach is initiated by the whole the team to fit the patient’s needs, goals, and lifestyle. Listen to find out about all of the types of weight-loss surgeries.

Everything you need to know about Gall Bladders on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

One of the most common surgeries is for Gall Bladder. But what is it? Listen to find out what it does, and what can go wrong.

Hernia and other types of surgery on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Of the many types of surgery that a General Surgeon performs, Dr. Suescun has performed thyroid, hernia, gall bladder and breast surgeries. While many people are familiar with the terms, not everyone understands what they are. Listen in to find out more.

What does a general surgeon do? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Dr. Eric Suescun, General Surgeon at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, is a former Air Force doctor. He loves what he does: making a positive & permanent change in someone’ s life.

Patient & family focused palliative care on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Supportive care services at SMH are born from the essence of palliative care; easing difficult conversations, family focused care and quality of life. Providing means for openness can help at a critical time in one’s life.

Protecting your bones – from smoking to ATVs on Health Check with Heidi Godman

Bone breaks are often preventable. Eating properly, wearing your seat belt when driving and exercise are among some of the ways you can help prevent a serious injury.

Behind the curtain in SMH’s Trauma Center on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

What are some of the more common injuries that preset themselves in the trauma unit? How can they repairs the bones? Listen in and find out.

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

New SMH orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Holden will spend part of his time in our Level II Trauma Center. Some of the cases that he sees are more complicated than others. Listen in to find out more about what happens behind the curtain.

The Amazing Advancements in Back Pain Relief on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Compression fractures – or bone cracks – happen in the spine. There can be many causes of compression fractures. Hear Linda’s story and how she benefited from a new procedure that helped alleviate her pain.

Indentifying What Gives Us Pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Beyond diet and exercise, other areas in our active lives can affect pain. Keeping the mantra “Everything in Moderation” in mind, and the fun part of life can be enjoyed. Find out more.

Can milk cause pain? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

We all have pre-conceived notions when it comes to allergies. But did you know that allergies can cause pain? Find out how some products, like milk, can be the root cause of pain.

How to avoid pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Godman

Our pain level can be linked by our lifestyle choices. Even though our bodies can put up with a surprising amount of damage, there are limits. Find out how some of those situations can affect your pain level.

How Kyphoplasty works and how quickly it relieves back pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

With the kyphoplasty procedure, the cements used can closely mimic human bone density and strength. And while this procedure can seem like a breakthrough in treatment, the best practice is prevention. Listen in for some tips.

Kyphoplasty and how it helps Compression Factures – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

In most instances, once compression fractures happen, they continue to deteriorate. If the patient’s case allows for the procedure, kyphoplasty is a solution that can provide instant relief from chronic back pain.

X-Rays, MRIs and more tools used in Compression Fractures diagnostics – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Betsy Barr experienced a sudden, painful pang while moving heavy furniture. It turned out to be a compression fracture. Hear she dealt with the pain, and from SMH’s experts on diagnosis.

Compression Fractures and a new technique to relieve pain – On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Pain is one of the biggest reasons for people visiting their doctor. Back pain is common, and a blow or osteoporosis is a leading cause of compression fractures in the spine. Listen to find out different ways to avoid damaging the bones.

Back pain and their causes – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Lower lumbar, or back pain, is one of the most common ailments. Some of the most common causes are Arthritis or muscle tightness. Other than narcotic solutions,  physical therapy and short-term use of anti-inflammatory medications can help. Listen to find out more tips!

Narcotics and Chronic Pain Management on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Anti-inflammatory, -convulsive or -depressants are some of the examples of pain medications that can be prescribed to help with pain management. Opioids are used with caution, due to the possibility of addiction. Learn more about all the types.

Migraines & the causes of chronic pain on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Joints, ligaments and… old age are all causes of chronic pain. Apart from the potential physical causes, there are other causes such as stress. They can lead migraines – severe headaches. Find out more about some of the onset reasons.

Dr. Courtney Simmons & The Pain Care Management Team at SMH on Health Check with Heidi Godman

In this first part of a 4-part series, Dr. Courtney Simmons, a pain management physician, is the newest member of the Pain Care team. Her expertise, especially in anesthesiology, gives her a unique perspective on how the body reacts to pain.