Speaker: Be Pre-emptive In The Management Of Postoperative Pain

Romeo said previously published studies indicate that moderate to extreme postoperative pain is found in approximately 80% of patients. While pain begins with injury, orthopedic surgeons can minimize it with a pre-emptive, multimodal approach. At his institution, in the holding area on the day of surgery patients receive 100 mg pregabalin, 400 mg celecoxib, 1,000 mg acetaminophen intravenously and a scopolamine patch. He said orthopedic surgeons want to address postoperative pain from a variety of different channels because in doing so they will make patients happy. There is very good evidence that it is not only cost effective but your patient satisfaction scores go up dramatically. As we are evaluated more by the soft side of the business that we provide how our patients feel about us and how patients feel about their experience this will become a more important part of our clinical practice. I recommend you pay attention to it, Romeo said. by Kristine Houck, MA, ELS Reference: Romeo AA. My approach to minimizing pain in ambulatory shoulder surgery. Presented at: Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2014; Jan.
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Pain management gets a boost in Kolkata

Creating a new pain management category under its consumer life style division, the company aims to tap countrys Rs 2,500 crore pain management market. “India is ready for products based on infrared technology which we are launching here today for domestic market,” companys Consumer Lifestyle division, President ADA Ratnam told reporters here today. Designed for in-home usage, the new products are based on infrared technology which is more effective and safer than other pain relief solutions such as painkillers, balms, etc, he said. The company today launched three infrared halogen lamps in 650 watt, 200 watt and 150 watt categories which are meant for giving relief from aches and pains in muscles and stiff joints in the price range of Rs 3,295 to maximum of Rs 19,995. “The warmth created by infrared light penetrates deep to stimulate blood circulation and warm muscles. As muscles are soothed, they automatically loosen up and as a result, stiffness gets reduced,” he said. “The introduction of pain management as a new category is a reaffirmation of our commitment to offer products that will help consumers lead a healthy and active lifestyle,” he said. The cases of chronic pain in India is increasing because of unhealthy lifestyle, stress, poor posture, physical exertion, ageing and degenerative osteoarthritis, he said. India is the 10th country where Philips has launched its pain management products. “These products are already available in Germany, Taiwan, China, Poland, etc,” said companys Marketing Director, Jayati Singh. Pain management market with products like balm, sprays, etc is estimated to be Rs 2,500 crore, growing at a pace of 16-20 per cent per annum, Singh said. “We will be targeting markets including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chennai, etc,” she said. The company will import these pain relieving products from Germany, she said.
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Los Angeles Pain Management Clinic, Advanced Medical, Now Offering Over 10 Effective Treatments for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Radiofrequency ablation is offered by the Board Certified Houston pain management doctors , and may provide consistent pain relief for over a year. Most insurance is accepted, call (832) 699-0676 for more information and scheduling. Over a third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, with back pain remaining the second most common reason Americans see a doctor. When back and neck pain becomes chronic, it may lead to disability, inability to work, depression and a tough time playing with one’s kids. Radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient treatment offered by the Houston pain clinic that involves heating up the tiny nerve endings that supply sensation to painful joints of the back and neck. The treatment has been shown in published studies to provide 15 months of consistent pain relief, and be just as effective when the need for repeat occurs. With most pain management treatments offering weeks to months of relief, RF procedures represent a significant step forward in pain treatment for back and neck pain. Along with the RF treatment, Houston Pain Management also offers considerable additional pain treatments such as epidural injections, medial branch blocks, facet injections and spinal cord stimulator implants. Appointments are readily available and most insurance is accepted. Patients are seen from throughout the metropolitan Houston
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Philips launches infrared-based pain management products

Medica Superspecialty Hospital launched acute pain services recently. A highly specialised wing where a dedicated team comprising doctors, nurses, technicians and physiotherapists trained in the subject will work for the unit. Most patients who undergo complicated orthopaedic, general surgeries, labour pain or trauma are referred directly to this team. The regional anaesthesia team does ‘site specific peripheral nerve blocks’ using ultrasound and peripheral nerve stimulators, thus avoiding side effects of full general anaesthesia and a faster return to ambulation and restoration of normal physiology. Acute pain due to trauma or surgery if not addressed can affect the central nervous system triggering chronic pain syndrome that can linger for months. “Most patients who attend our pre anaesthetic clinic are scared http://bayviewwellness.com/contact/ of postoperative pain more than the surgery. Ensuring them pain free recovery through pre-anaesthetic counselling and pain management not only help in dealing with the anxiety patients suffers but it also helps in the recover process,’ said Dr. Abhijit Paul, anaesthesiology and pain medicine at Medica Hospitals. Pain assessment chiropractor bayview evaluates a patient’s mental and physical well-being. Through acute pain service symptoms and complaints by the patient can be picked which sometimes help correlate symptoms due to drug interactions and response to therapy on different organ systems. FEATURED ARTICLES
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Houston Pain Management Clinic Now Offering Revolutionary Neck and Back Pain Treatment

PPO insurances are accepted along with self pay treatment. For more information and scheduling call (310) 626-1526. Unfortunately, revision back surgeries are usually not indicated. This leaves patients in a very frustrating situation. Thankfully, the Board Certified pain management doctors at Advanced Pain offer both medical and interventional treatments. These therapies may include oral or topical NSAIDS, muscle relaxers, neuropathic medications, numbing medicines or pain medications. In addition, the pain doctors offer interventional treatments such as trigger point injections, facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation, epidural steroid injections and more. These treatments are outpatient, low risk and typically highly effective. Over 90% of patients are able to achieve a satisfactory baseline level of pain. Along with f ailed back surgery syndrome, Advanced Pain offers treatment for conditions such as back and neck pain, RSD, headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis and more.
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