pain and depression

The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and depression are closely linked. Studies show that pain can cause depression and depression can cause pain. Since pain and depression are so closely related, it is...

The Psychological Effects of Living with Pain

Millions of people in the United States have experienced chronic pain and it can have a major impact on your psyche. While you are dealing with chronic pain, it is also i...
Pain Management Specialist Physician Partners of America

Should I See a Pain Management Specialist?

Chronic pain is exactly what it sounds like. It is an ongoing period of discomfort that causes people to feel almost constant pain in some part of their bodies. For p...
Cluster Headaches Physician Partners of America

The Facts About Cluster Headaches

Headaches are a common ailment, but they can be quite debilitating. A bad headache can make it hard to do your job, drive your kids around or simply get through your day....
Hemicrania Continua Headaches Physician Partners of America

What are Hemicrania Continua Headaches?

Hemicrania continua headaches are a headache that causes constant pain on one side of your head or your face. It is a rare condition, but for people who suffer from it, t...
Costs of Pain Physician Partners of America

The Hidden Costs of Dealing with Pain

Pain management impacts millions of Americans each year and costs the national economy billions of dollars. This is because chronic pain costs more than just the cost of...
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypotension Physician Partners of America

What is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypotension?

Idiopathic intracranial hypotension, sometimes known as pseudotumor cerebri, is a condition that causes pressure inside a person’s head even though there is no brain tumo...
Low Back Pain Physician Partners of America

The Facts About Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is something that impacts millions of people each year. The University of Maryland Medical Center estimates that 60 to 80% of American adults experience l...

Possible Causes of Upper Abdominal Pain

When you are experiencing upper abdominal pain, it can definitely be frustrating to deal with. Part of that frustration is that you may not know right away what is causin...
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Physician Partners of America

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief Options

If you pinch a nerve in your wrist, you could develop carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that makes your hand or arm feel numb or tingly. This can make your hand feel we...
Cancer Pain Treatment Physician Partners of America

Pain Treatment Options for Cancer Patients

Getting diagnosed with cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. You may be scared, you may be emotional and on top of all of that, you are in pain. While...
Back Pain Physician Partners of America

5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

Back pain is something that a majority of American adults will go through at some point in their lives. It can begin with something as simple as doing yard work or bringi...
Appendicitis Physician Partners of America

Signs of Appendicitis

The appendix is tube of tissue that is connected to the cecum, a pouch-like part of the colon. Your appendix is located in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen. When...
Lower Abdominal Pain Physician Partners of America

Possible Causes of Lower Abdominal Pain

Lower abdominal pain can mean a lot of different things, from common ailments to more serious diseases. The cause of your pain might be something minor that could go away...
Child Pneumonia Physician Partners of America

Tips for Caring for a Child with Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common infection that takes place when fluid and mucus get in the air spaces in a person’s lungs, making it harder for the lungs to do their job. For child...
Drug Tests Physician Partners of America

10 Myths on Outsmarting Drug Test

Given a chance, drug testing is one thing that many, if not all of us, would like to evade. But if you are working for a government agency or your job has some level of “...
Sprain Treatment Physician Partners of America

4 Signs of a Sprain

Sprains are a common injury that happen when one of your ligaments gets stretched or torn. It can happen from a fall or twisting a body part in the wrong way. Ankles,...
Chronic Back Pain Physician Partners of America

Chronic Back Pain Management: What NOT to Do

Things to Avoid when Managing Chronic Back Pain Chronic pain conditions affect more than 116 million Americans daily, and costs Americans $560 to $635 billion, according...
Wellness Exams Physician Partners of America

How Wellness Exams Can Save Your Life

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is by being proactive and making health a priority in your life. Preventative measures can be lifesaving, especially when you make...
Asthma Treatment Physician Partners of America

Cleaning Tips for Families with Asthma

When someone you love has asthma, you will do anything to avoid an attack. Medical treatment and healthy practices can help, but it is also important to keep a clean home...
Drug Testing Physician Partners of America

Can you beat today’s drug testing?

Perhaps once in your life you have found yourself caught up in a situation where you need to undergo a drug test. Also, perhaps you are someone who can be considered a ma...
Doctor Patient Relationship Physician Partners of America

Strengthening the Doctor Patient Relationship

Five easy steps to create a strong doctor patient bond in the initial visit. The relationship between doctor and patient continues to be the keystone in quality medica...
Counseling Services Physician Partners of America

How Can Counseling Help Me?

Counseling is a tool that is offered to those that are suffering.  Whether it is an addiction, stress over a life-choice or illness or even depression, counseling can ope...
Finding the right Psychologist for your needs

Find the Right Psychologist for Your Needs

At some point in your life, you may feel or experience things that seem well beyond your control which can leave us overwhelmed, anxious, and upset.  Consider counseling...
Natural Pain Relief Physician Partners of America

Natural Pain Relief

Healthy and Natural Habits for Managing Chronic Pain Many daily habits can cause, exacerbate, or ease the amount of pain you experience, and there are several tried and...
Myths About Flu Shots

5 Myths About Flu Shots

Flu shots are an important step to help you stay healthy all year long. Flus can be debilitating and sometimes severe, especially for infant, children and the elderly....
Arlington Texas Pain Relief Group Physician Partners of America

Texas’ rules and regulations on drug testing

How do you solve an age-old problem that has grown globally and continues to do so? This is a question that many have asked in the past years. Countless methods and strat...

Causes and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Millions of people suffer from lower back pain. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association, it is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is the se...

Treatment for Foot Neuromas

A neuroma is a relatively common foot condition that is sometimes referred to as a “nerve tumor,” though a neuroma is a benign condition and will not spread to other area...

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

Fibromyalgia is defined as having chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain. Researchers believe that the root of fibromyalgia could be related to overactive nerves in the...

Symptoms of a Thrown Out Back

You or someone you know has likely complained of a “thrown out back” at some point. This is a fairly broad term that can be used to describe a range of conditions affecti...

Identifying Compulsive Behavior

To a certain extent, everyone exhibits compulsive behavior. For instance, you may double check that your alarm system is turned on or your garage door closed when you lea...

Injections for Joint Pain

Joint pain, also called arthralgia, can be a debilitating, frustrating condition. It can develop in any joint in the body, though the knees, hips, and shoulders are the m...
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CRPS Symptoms and Treatment

Recently Dr. Rodolfo Gari, Medical Director of Florida Pain Relief Group in Tampa, appeared on WFLA's mid-day program called "DayTime" to talk about the symptoms and trea...

Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

Tampa pain specialist Dr. Rodolfo Gari, Medical Director of Florida Pain Relief Group in Tampa, recently appeared on the WFLA program "Daytime". During his appearance he...

Hyperextended Knee Injury

If you’ve ever experienced knee pain after landing wrong when jumping or missing a step on stairs, you may have been suffering from a hyperextended knee. This injury occu...

Signs of Codependency

Are You or a Loved One Struggling with Codependency? It’s natural to feel a certain degree of dependence on a spouse, parent, friend, or other family member. A reciproca...