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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 shares her story about weight-loss surgery. From her childhood obesity struggles to the life-changing surgery, Stella describes her experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The pain associated with a migraine can be debilitating. In the case of chronic migraines, Botox injections may provide relief. Find out more in this HealthWise report.
Experts from Sarasota Memorial’s Pain Care Center discuss pain management, the many types of pain, and also hear from a patient who passed through the pain management program.