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Outpatient treatment makes vacations more enjoyable for long-term pain patients –

Just because someone is living with long-term pain, it doesn’t mean they have to forego their winter vacation. Insured seasonal visitors to Florida and Texas can get continued pain management care without worry at Physician Partners of America. PPOA accepts out-of-state identification for patients suffering from chronic pain and helps them with tailored treatment plans.

PPOA specialists can make arrangements with the patient’s home-state pain physician to receive the patient’s medical records in advance of a visit. Its partner doctors can perform a variety of cutting-edge interventional treatments.

[Watch Dr. Chad Gorman discuss your options here.]

All treatments are minimally invasive and performed outpatient, so most patients can walk out the same day and enjoy their vacation time. They include nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and trigger point injections. The company also offers neuromodulation and laser spine procedures.

Offering cutting-edge pain care for snowbirds

Based in Florida, a top tourism state, Physician Partners of America has a unique understanding of the so-called snowbird population — another name for long-term winter visitors. The Sunshine State welcomed 118.5 million visitors in 2017 and expects a 6 percent increase this year. Dallas-Fort Worth sees an annual 44 million visitors each year, including nearly 3 million from foreign countries.

PPOA clinics accept any commercially insured patient with a legitimate, commonly recognized form of identification. This includes a driver’s license or identification card issued in any state, in addition to military IDs and U.S. passports.

The company’s 14 pain relief clinics in Florida and nine in Dallas-Fort Worth also accept Medicare and Tricare.

“We don’t like the idea of pain patients miss out on the fun of snowbird life,” says Josh Helms, Chief Operating Officer of Physician Partners of America. “If we can improve their quality of life while they are away from home, we are happy to help.”

About PPOA:

Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a national healthcare organization focused on strengthening the doctor-patient relationship, improving patient outcomes and leading the fight against the opioid crisis. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Tampa, Fla., PPOA and its affiliates share a common vision of ensuring the wellbeing of patients through interventional and minimally invasive treatments, primary care, orthopedics and laser spine procedures. Its model allows its physician partners to focus on patient care in the face of increasingly complex administrative requirements. For more information about Physician Partners of America, visit


When people refer to sacrum pain, they are usually talking about pain that affects the sacroiliac (SI) joint in the spine. The sacrum is a triangular bone at the very bottom of the spine, formed by five fused vertebrae. On either side of the sacrum are two wing-like bones that join via strong ligaments with the iliac bones of the pelvis. Unlike the other vertebrae of the spine that are connected by flexible discs, the sacrum itself and the SI joint have very little motion and flexibility. Instead, their primary roles are to support the spine and absorb shock.

Sacrum Pain Symptoms

Just like the other joints in the body, the SI joint can degenerate over time. The ligaments around the joint can stiffen, or they can develop tears and loosen the joint too much. Either scenario can cause the joint cartilage to wear away, leading to the sacral and iliac bones rubbing together and causing pain. This is also a synovial joint, which means it is filled with a lubricant called synovial fluid. Over time, the synovial fluid may become inflamed and cause further discomfort.

Sacrum pain caused by SI joint dysfunction can take many forms. Symptoms can include:

  • Groin pain
  • Muscle weakness in the legs
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain when moving standing after sitting for a long period of time
  • Pain when standing for long periods of time
  • Radiating pain in the hips, buttocks, and legs
  • Tingling or pins-and-needles sensations in the lower extremities

Treatment for Sacrum Pain in Tampa, Florida

Some of the most common causes of sacrum pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, but the condition can also develop due to occupational injuries, auto accident injuries, and other activities that put repeated stress on the SI Joint. If you think you may be suffering from sacrum pain due to SI joint dysfunction, turn to the professionals at Physician Partners of America in Tampa.

Our team of pain specialists has extensive experience treating chronic pain using nonsurgical and minimally invasive methods so that you can get back to living the life you enjoyed before sacrum pain took over. At Physician Partners of America, we believe that all patients experience pain differently, which is why we take the time to understand your symptoms and ask questions about the pain relief techniques you’ve tried in the past. By getting to know you, the patient, we can then create a completely customized pain management plan that fits your unique needs.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a pain specialist in Tampa, Florida