Sacroiliitis, an inflammatory condition of the sacroiliac joints, is estimated to effect between 10-25% of people who suffer from back pain. This condition is often underdiagnosed because the symptoms it causes are mirrored by numerous other back issues.
To make it through Carnival season pain free, it is smart to pace yourself, stay hydrated, and wear comfortable shoes out to the route and to all of your Mardi Gras festivities. Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid the post Mardi Gras struggle.
The holidays give you the chance to spend time with your loved ones. If you have chronic pain, you may have difficulty getting through your favorite activities. Let Louisiana Pain Specialists help you have a joyous holiday season.
If you have arthritis, you may be less than enthusiastic about the cold days ahead. If your arthritic joints freeze up in the winter, there are ways to free them up and ease the pain even when winter hits.
One in every 20 people who catches COVID will permanently lose their sense of taste or smell, a study found. Fortunately, Louisiana Pain Specialists is offering a possible cure for loss of taste and smell.
Dr. Jolly recently became the first physician in the New Orleans area to perform the minimally-invasive Aurora ZIP lumbar fusion. As an alternative to more invasive spine surgery, Louisiana Pain continues to offer the latest therapies to our patients.
If you’re living with unexplained pain in a limb, you could be suffering from CRPS. Because CRPS is often misunderstood, it can be a very difficult condition to adequately treat. However, our providers are experts at treating this condition.
What makes our providers at Louisiana Pain Specialists so unique is that they are willing to often dig deeper in the treatment toolbox to address our patients’ pain when other traditional therapies have failed.
Take a closer and exciting look at Dr. Suneil “Neil” Jolly performing two Boston Scientific Vertiflex cases. These two patients suffered from chronic leg pain due to a degenerative spine problem known as spinal stenosis.
Louisiana Pain Specialists is proud to announce that Dr. Suneil “Neil” Jolly has been awarded one of New Orleans City Business 2021 “Health Care Heroes” awards. Started in 2007, Health Care Heroes honors health care professionals in the New Orleans area...
We Offer A Multi-Faceted Approach To Patient Care
The providers at Louisiana Pain Specialists strive to employ a multi-faceted approach to treat our patients’ pain. We employ training, research, constant education to stay abreast on all advancements...
While every day is rewarding for our providers as they help reduce their patients’ pain, there are some patient success stories that are too good to not share. Mr. Ellis has suffered from low back and leg pain for years.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition that is triggered by a distressing event – either by witnessing it or experiencing it. Symptoms may include nightmares, flashbacks, and severe anxiety.
Vertebral compression fractures can be painful and debilitating. These fractures are collapsed vertebrae, usually in the thoracic (mid) or lumbar (low) regions of the spine and are often caused by osteoporosis.
Chronic back pain—generally defined as pain that lasts 12 weeks or more — is one of the leading causes of disability and lost time at work in the United States. Chronic low back pain is often linked to a lower perceived quality of life in affected patients
Dr. Suneil ‘Neil’ Jolly and the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists are passionate about teaching and they look forward to every opportunity to educate patients, colleagues, and other providers about pain management and the most cutting-edge treatment...
Dr. Suneil ‘Neil’ Jolly and his team highlighted some traditional interventional procedures typically seen in most pain management practices, including lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, peripheral joint injections...
Louisiana Pain Specialists’ mission is not only to improve health outcomes in our community, but also it is our responsibility as healthcare providers and wellness advocates to develop a response to humanitarian and healthcare crises...
Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly, and Louisiana Pain Specialists are at the forefront of treating chronic pain with the most innovative and cutting technology, while reducing the need for long-term opioid therapy.
The Sacroiliac Joint fusion is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The goal of the procedure is to relieve the pain coming from the SI joint. The SI Joint is the joint located between the sacrum and the ilium bones in the pelvis.
Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. Some types of pain are important nervous systems reactions that help to alert the body of a possible injury. Most pain will heal and become less severe as the injury heals.
If you have cancer, it does not mean that you will also have pain. However, if you do have pain, you can work with the Louisiana Pain Specialists team to make sure a pain relief plan is part of your care and treatment. Pain takes many forms.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine to one side. The curvature can be in any part of the spine, but it most commonly affects regions in the upper spine and lower spine. It most often will occur during the growth spurt just before puberty.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 1 out of 3 people in the U.S. will get shingles during their lifetimes. While most people will get shingles only once, it is possible to get it a second or even a third time.
Lately, it seems like we have stopped talking about the opioid crisis in our country. However, the current pandemic seems to have made the opioid crisis even worse. There are a couple of reasons for this development.
Excruciating chronic pain, especially from migraines, can have a huge impact on your life. Chronic pain and migraines can keep you from doing the things you enjoy in life including enjoying time with friends and family, working out, or going to the beach.
Chronic pain can be debilitating for many people suffering from back pain, neck pain, and other serious pain. Pain relief pills have benefited some patients, but have also led to an opioid epidemic of pain pill abuse.
Low back pain is one of the most common medical problems causing loss of physical activity. It is one of the leading reasons for people visiting a doctor affecting around 80% of adults at some point in their lives.
Chronic Pancreatitis is an inflammation in the pancreas that does not improve over time. The pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach, makes enzymes, or special proteins, that help with food digestion.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects your bones and muscles. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you will experience widespread pain all over your body. You may also have problems sleeping while still feeling tired all the time.
Foot pain can be very painful and disruptive to your daily life. It can be caused by an injury, overuse, arthritis, diabetes and more. If your feet are hurting, the pain can impact your daily activities.
Tree pollen is giving allergy sufferers a hard time right now and this is only the beginning of what promises to be a long allergy season here in the south. Sinus headaches are a common problem for those who suffer from allergies.
A heel spur is a foot condition that is caused by a calcium deposit that creates a bone-like growth on the underside of the heel bone. A heel spur often starts underneath the heel and can gradually affect other parts of the foot.
Are you experiencing hip pain? There are a variety of causes that can lead to this kind of pain. Lying on one side for a long time, hip overuse, muscle stiffness, sitting too long in an awkward position can all cause your hips to hurt.
Arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, about 1 in 4, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints.
An Acute Headache is a discomfort or pain that starts all of a sudden and then gets worse quickly. It can occur from stress or even from eating certain foods, and can happen every day up to several times a day.
The Carnival season is about to kick into high gear. Mardi Gras Day is on February 25th this year and major parades are about to start rolling. And that’s not all, there will be parties, balls and other gatherings as well.
If you suffer from Chronic Pain, sleep can be a welcome reprieve…. However, many people have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep due to the chronic pain. Sleep helps to replenish the body’s energy reserves and heal from the day’s events.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from marijuana and hemp plants. These two sources vary in their genetic makeup. Marijuana plants contain a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the compound inside of marijuana that gets people “high.”
Have you felt a numbness or tingling in your wrists or fingers lately? This could be early warning signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). If you experience a weakness in your wrist of the tendency to drop objects you should see a professional.
When the weather gets colder, we tend to feel more aches and pains. There are some scientific reasons why we feel this way. If you are suffering from back pain, the colder temperatures can actually make your conditions worsen.
The holiday season can be pretty stressful. This can lead to body aches and pains. You host visitors, travel to see family, try to get all the presents for your loved ones and, usually, eat way too much and sometimes unhealthy food.
More than 3 million sufferers of herniated disc are treated annually in the United States. A herniated disc occurs when the gelatinous center of a spinal disc protrudes through a crack in the calcified exterior casing.
If you experience chronic hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock, it is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
The old adage is, when your feet hurt, your whole body will begin to hurt. Does a problem with your feet cause back pain? It is arguably true that problems with your feet can cause pain all over your body, especially your lower back.
When you have a 9 to 5 job where you’re constantly sitting at a desk, chronic pain can really set in. Pain pills can cause drowsiness and brain fog in some instances. It’s difficult to do your job properly when you’re not alert and on task.
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which can have a devastating impact on quality of life. Patients with pain sometimes experience a fluctuation in location, type and intensity of pain throughout the day or over time.
Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. The debilitating disease is the cause for 40 percent of work absences due to back pain, second only to the common cold (50 percent).
A Herniated Disk occurs when there is a problem with one of the disks between the individual bones of the vertebrae. The disks are rubbery cushions between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack together to make your spine.
A trigger point is an area within the muscle that contracts sending pain to other parts of the body. For example, referral pain in the neck may be the result of a trigger point in the back. The neck may then cause a headache, as a satellite trigger point.
In this recipe, pork chops are combined with a healthy pear and ginger sauce. During the saute process, vinegar and sugar are caramelized in the skillet, forming a deep, richly flavored base for the sauce.
A recent article in the New York Times stated that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Not only is this an alarming fact, but trends show that the death toll from opioid overdoses is continuing to skyrocket.
COOLIEF* is designed to treat chronic pain lasting for longer than three months. The minimally invasive, outpatient procedure uses cooled radiofrequency (RF) energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain.
Although studies have been made on knuckle cracking, there is no definitive answer on whether or not it is bad for your knuckles. A 1990 study indicates that people who crack their knuckles are more likely to experience hand swelling and a lighter grip.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue in your body. Normal immune systems don’t attack healthy cells; they attack foreign things that shouldn’t be there.
Spinal cord stimulation involves a doctor surgically implanting a device under your skin. The device sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord. When the device is turned on, it stimulates the nerves in the area where you’re feeling pain.
When you have knee pain, doctors will typically try oral medications and other forms of therapy before recommending surgery or other options. Some options that are beyond oral medication but not as intense as surgery are knee injections.
A syndrome is called that because there are multiple symptoms associated with it. If you have only one or two of the symptoms, you are less likely to be diagnosed with that specific disease, or less likely to develop that disease.
Do you ever wake up with a numb or tingly hand? You’re not alone. Most people have. But does that numbness or tingly feeling return frequently? It could be a big problem that requires a doctor to diagnose and treat it.
The good news is that most of the time, the cracking of your neck is no big deal. There’s usually nothing wrong with you. There are, however, a few times when it is cause for concern because it could be a symptom of a bigger issue.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dealing with those shooting pains in your lower back, butt and legs, it’s still hard to correctly describe to your friends and family just what kind of pain you are experiencing when you have sciatica.
Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States, having killed an estimated 14,000 people in 2014 alone. It’s a crisis so severe that doctors and pharmacists are constantly raising the standards on which patients can receive opioid medications.
For people who live with chronic pain, getting a good night’s sleep is no small feat. Most people who live with chronic pain get less sleep than those who don’t. To make matters worse, when you don’t get enough rest, your pain levels can increase.
Do you have pain in your neck and back and wonder whether you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc? Pinched nerves and herniated discs are two of the most common things people reference when they say they have chronic pain in their necks and back.
Chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee is often not effectively managed with current non-pharmacological or pharmacological treatments. Radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy is a therapeutic alternative for chronic pain.
Chronic pain is a condition that a lot of people suffer from. Chronic pain is defined as nerve or muscle pain that lasts for over six months, chronic pain can affect the back, shoulders, pelvis, knees, head and other parts of the body.
Pain and weight gain are closely related. Carrying excess weight causes a number of health-related issues. Additional pressure on your joints and difficulties with your heart are just a few of these problems.
Pain – something that no one wants to experience even once, let alone daily; and yet chronic pain is not uncommon. The Chronic Pain Association estimates that 50 million Americans endure chronic pain on a daily basis.
Our boys in black and gold will be taking on the Arizona Cardinals on September 13 in Glendale, Arizona. The first regular season home game takes place on Sept. 20 against division rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
By making friends with pain we can reduce the number and intensity of pain thoughts. For example, finding a new perspective in imagining your pain to be an irritating but not threatening force in your life.
The concept of “mindfulness” has and aggravating chronic pain. The last thing you want recently become popular, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly when applied to individuals living with chronic pain.
The creation of art, in the form of art therapy, is gaining legitimacy as a treatment for chronic pain. Art therapy is a type of mental health treatment in which clients are facilitated by an art therapist in using art media, the creative process,...
“Stress” is a term that is frequently used and sometimes overused by people, because we tend to live highly stressed lives. As defined by engineers, stress is pressure or tension from force applied to a solid object.
The 7th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival is a weird, wacky, and avantgarde fall diversion! Happening November 19-23, Fringe Festival will be host to over 300 shows featuring over 70 theater groups in 30 venues, including a beautiful old church,...
Although it might not seem that pain and the arts have much in common, the two can sometimes reflect one another. Art can be a utilized as a treatment or method of self-expression for those in pain, and pain can be a subject for art.
It turns out that gender has a lot to do with pain. Medical research has identified significant differences between the sexes, both in the likelihood of getting a painful condition and the experience of pain.
Most people know that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health, but you don’t necessarily have to become an athlete, or, according to a recent report, even move around much to achieve health benefits.
Eating a wide variety of healthy foods provides a good foundation for improving overall health and combating illness. A balanced, nutrient rich diet is a key component of managing any health issue, including chronic pain.
Tyler Dugas is a 15 year-old culinary student in his second year at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He has cooked at a wide variety of local events including French Quarter Fest, Boudin Bourbon & Beer Fest, and JazzFest.
According to the National Institute of Health, many people have their first significant back pain episode between the age of 30 and 40. You read that correctly: age-related back pain can strike as young as 30 years old!
It’s fully summer in South Louisiana, with its hot, muggy days and afternoon thunderstorms. Maybe it’s just the time of year, or maybe it’s the improved housing market, but it seems like a lot of people are moving these days.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Scientific evidence has strongly demonstrated that it is safe for almost everyone to do moderate intensity physical activity, so take advantage of May’s beautiful weather and get active!
This is a fantastic “go-to” recipe when you need a quick, flavorful and healthy meal. If you love it as much as we do you’ll want to make it again and again. If this is the case, mix up a much larger batch of blackening powder.
In 1986, Cole Young was a strong 21-year-old man with a solid career in construction. His career was brought to an abrupt halt when the ladder he was standing on fell apart beneath him while he was working 30 feet in the air.