Degenerative disc disease (DDD) describes a group of symptoms that results from age-related wear-and-tear of the spinal discs. It could also be a result of an acute spinal injury that causes the spinal column to deteriorate or break down. Despite its name, degenerative disc disease is, … [Read more...] about How to Treat Degenerative Disc Disease
Tips for Managing and Maintaining Chronic Pain at Home
Pain affects every aspect of your life, and when living with chronic pain, normal, daily activities are a challenge. From the amount of sleep you get to the thoughts you have, pain has the power to negatively affect your quality of life. Your day-to-day activities play a crucial role in … [Read more...] about Tips for Managing and Maintaining Chronic Pain at Home
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
In recent years, research has proven that the body has the unique ability to heal itself. The body can regrow tissue and cells and repair damage to ligaments, muscles, and joints. Through the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, the body is given a chance to accelerate repair and heal quickly. … [Read more...] about What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Meet the Doctor: Dr. J. Hardy Gordon
Meet Dr. J. Hardy Gordon Dr. Gordon is a board-certified anesthesiologist and board certified in pain medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Gordon completed his residency training in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the Medical … [Read more...] about Meet the Doctor: Dr. J. Hardy Gordon
Heat and Cold Therapy
Treating pain with heat and cold therapy can be very effective for a variety of conditions and injuries. This affordable, at-home therapy is often recommended to help relieve aches and pains from muscle or joint damage. Heat therapy can utilize hot water bottles, heat pads, or warm baths. … [Read more...] about Heat and Cold Therapy
Meet the Doctor: Dr. John Ledbetter
Meet Dr. John Ledbetter Dr. John Ledbetter is a founding member of Louisiana Pain Care. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ledbetter is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He has dedicated his … [Read more...] about Meet the Doctor: Dr. John Ledbetter