In an effort to “flatten the curve,” Americans have been staying home for the last month. Telecommuting and homeschooling to keep a sense of normalcy to our routines and daily life while not being able to go out in public for things other than the essentials. However, this inevitable change … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy at Home During COVID-19
Living with chronic pain can be difficult. Not only does it affect your physical ability, but is has a serious impact on your mental health as well. During this time of uncertainty and isolation, it is more important than ever to focus on your mental health. Knowing how your mindset and … [Read more...] about Is Being Cooped Up Affecting Your Chronic Pain?
Now more than ever, it is important to stay active and healthy. For those who regularly go to fitness groups and workout classes, whether it be at a senior center, gym, or in their community, the idea of working out at home may seem impossible. Rather than letting this discourage you, use … [Read more...] about Ways to Stay Active at Home
UPDATE 5/13: We are now seeing patients in the office and able to move forward with your individualized treatment plan. We will continue to use TeleHealth for medically compromised patients and those at high risk. Rest assured, your safety is of upmost importance to us, and we are taking … [Read more...] about Telemedicine
While science may not have an exact reason for why pain worsens in the heat, it cannot be ignored. Many patients who suffer from chronic pain report that the change in weather makes their pain worse. Bad weather, such as cold and rainy days, are often associated with pain, but hot and humid summer … [Read more...] about Does the Summer Weather Affect Chronic Pain?
**We have partnered with OTTOHEALTH to provide video visits with our patients. Please watch for your invite. The physicians and staff of Louisiana Pain Care are staying informed of the latest COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations to reduce the spread of this virus. Due to the current “Stay … [Read more...] about IMPORTANT PRACTICE INFORMATION: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Sleep is key to your body’s overall health. But if you experience chronic pain, sleep can become problematic. In fact, sleep disturbances are present in 67%-88% of all chronic pain cases. ‘Sleep disturbances’ is a catchall phrase for any type of difficulty sleeping. The most … [Read more...] about How Does Chronic Pain Affect Sleep?
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the term used for continued pain a patient has after an unsuccessful back surgery. The patient is usually referred to a pain management specialist to treat existing pain. The goal of spinal surgery is to decompress a nerve root or to stabilize a … [Read more...] about Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Chronic pain is classified as a pain or discomfort that is ongoing and lasts three months or longer. It is typically caused by an underlying chronic condition, although not always. Unlike pain from pulling a muscle or stubbing your toe that goes away after the injury is healed, chronic pain can last … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain: Things to Know