Dr. Neil Jolly was recently named Vice Chair of Surgery at New Orleans East Hospital. He and Dr. Erik Davis, also of Louisiana Pain Specialists, will continue to expand services at NOEH.
Dr. Neil Jolly was recently named Vice Chair of Surgery at New Orleans East Hospital. He and Dr. Erik Davis, also of Louisiana Pain Specialists, will continue to expand services at NOEH.
Louisiana Pain Specialists and Spinal Simplicity is proud to welcome Dr. Erik Davis to the family! Dr. Davis recently performed the Minuteman by Spinal Simplicity procedure with tremendous results.
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...
Dr. Sterne Completes His First Boston Scientific Vertiflex Procedure! Every day the providers at Louisiana Pain Specialists move the needle forward in the treatment of chronic pain.
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.
From everyone at Louisiana Pain Specialists, we hope this finds you and your loved ones safe. We know that Hurricane Ida caused great loss for many of you, both personally and professionally.
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
Louisiana Pain Specialists is proud to offer the most advanced therapies, treatments, and technologies to help treat our patients’ pain.
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...
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.
After training outside of New Orleans for almost a decade, Dr. Erik Davis is proud to return to his hometown of New Orleans and to join the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists.
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...
At Louisiana Pain Specialists, our providers are passionate about teaching. We believe that continued education is a crucial part of advancing medicine and technology.
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.
We are proud to announce Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly with Louisiana Pain Specialist is one of a select few physicians in our area currently offering the LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System by PainTeq.
On February 3, 2020, Dr. Suneil “Neil” Jolly became the first physician in Louisiana to implant a patient with the new Boston Scientific WaveWriter Alpha technology.
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.
When your body aches and you are experiencing pain, it is actually telling you something is wrong. Listen to it!
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.
The Epidurolyis or Racz Procedure is used to dissolve scar tissue around entrapped nerves in the epidural space of the spine allowing medications to reach the affected area(s).
Chronic Hip Joint Pain is a common condition that impacts about 7% of men and 10% of women in individuals over the age of 45.
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.
Chronic Abdominal pain is a stomach ache that is present for more than three months that can occur all the time or can come and go and is severe enough to hinder everyday activities.
Abdominal adhesiolysis is a type of surgery that removes adhesions from the abdomen.
Cluster Headaches are extremely painful. They occur in clusters or in a cyclical period. Cluster Headaches normally affect one side of the head and the area around the eyes.
It can be difficult for you to communicate your pain to your physician. Especially, if you are suffering from chronic pain, it can be difficult for people to understand your specific level of pain.
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.
This brand new technology has made a significant difference in the treatment of chronic pain.
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.
We want to welcome Dr. Eric F. Sterne to the Louisiana Pain Specialists team. He will be joining us as a pain management specialist.
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.
Phantom pain, sometimes also referred to as ghost pain, is a type of pain that seems to originate from a part of a limb or an organ that is no longer part of the body.
Recently, Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly participated in another round table discussion regarding solutions to the opioid epidemic in New Orleans which has reached a wide-ranging demographics.
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.
A splanchnic nerve block is a minimally invasive treatment for individuals suffering from chronic abdominal pain that does not require surgery.
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.
First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone in our community who has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Louisiana Pain Specialists Team is committed to the well-being of our patients and our staff. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, we are here for you and will continue to help and see our patients.
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.
The holidays can be a rather stressful time. Usually you tend to take care of everybody else, but not yourself. Here are a few tips on how you can stay pain free this holiday season.
Our own, Dr. Tarun Jolly and his wife Dr. Rupa with other local philanthropists, chaired the New Orleans Museum Of Art’s (NOMA) Odyssey Ball on November 15th, 2019.
When you wear high heels, your lower back is arched more than normal because the body weight is pushed forward. The higher your heels are, the more you will arch your back.
Pain management, or pain control, is a branch of medicine that uses an interdisciplinary approach to help people suffering from acute or chronic pain.
Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician. He joined Louisiana Pain Specialists in July 2016.
Did you know that the Louisiana Pain Specialists were the first to use a revolutionary device designed to relieve pain in patients suffering from chronic pain in New Orleans?
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.”
If you received an injury in a car accident, or were hurt on the job, there are a few things you should do immediately to get the compensation you are entitled to.
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.
A hot bath can make you feel so much better. The warmth and buoyancy have relaxing and healing effects which are useful if you are suffering from injuries, pain, anxiety, and depression.
Are you suffering from back pain and are not sure if heat or ice therapy is right for you? Find out more about what you need to know when deciding whether to apply a heat or ice.
This is an outpatient procedure where the patient receives an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. This is the lowest portion of the epidural space.
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.
You probably know the feeling….. you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, but once you start moving, you feel a shooting pain up or maybe down your back.
Halloween night and trick-or-treating belong together. Before you head out consider some safety tips to make sure nobody gets hurt during this time of year.
Pilates exercises focus on on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
Back pain can be excruciating. If the pain is really bad, you might have a hard time figuring out what exactly is wrong. There are many different causes for back pain.
Arthritis is a general term used to describe joint pain or joint disease. Arthritis can permanently disfigure joints which may be visible to the naked eye, such as gnarled finger joints.
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.
Tips For Exercising With Chronic Pain
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 in chronic pain, it may seem impossible to stretch, but proper stretching exercises are far more beneficial than you think.
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.
Most people have experienced a headache whether it is a pain behind the eyes or a pounding forehead. Some people suffer from periodic migraines, but have you ever heard of a Cluster Headache?
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.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can help lower or stabilize opioid use among chronic pain patients, according to the results of a new study.
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.
Fibers of the muscle and/or tendon are torn causing injury to small blood vessels, with local bleeding or bruising, swelling, and pain resulting from the irritation of nerve endings in the area.
The holiday season offers opportunities to improve your health; but it can also intensify feelings of frustration and despair that come from dealing with chronic pain.
Collaborative Care Improves Pain Control For Knee Pain
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.
Have you ever experienced a tingling, numbness or weakness in the back of your leg? If you have ever felt this pain, you may have a pinched nerve.
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.
It’s with very good reason that your Mom told you to sit up straight and hold your shoulders back. She wanted you to sit and stand with good posture. Whether we like it or not, Mother was right.
At Louisiana Pain Specialists, our expertise lies in resolutely determining the source of your chronic pain and follow the appropriate treatment protocol to relieve you of your burden.
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.
When you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, sometimes it’s hard for your friends, your family and even you to fully understand exactly what it is you’re going through.
We hear a lot about applying ice and heat to injuries. Both have pain-reducing qualities, but which is better for chronic pain? As it turns out, it just depends on the type of injury you have.
A slipped disk happens when the soft inner part of the disk sticks out through the outer ring. You’re more likely to have a slipped disk if you’re an older adult.
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.
Good posture – or how you hold your body up while sitting and standing – is important for so many reasons, including proper spine function, increased mobility and balance.
Louisiana Pain Specialists Become the First in New Orleans to Use New Treatment Therapy for Patients Suffering from Chronic Intractable Pain
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.
Sciatica is a painful condition caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back. Although the pinched nerve is on either side of the spine, the most painful part is in your legs, where the nerves run.
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.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery that inserts a special cement into your vertebrae – while also creating space for the treatment using a balloon-like tool.
While ‘family practice’ is an established field in its own right, in many respects medicine is always a family affair.
If you’ve seen my previous articles, I’m committed to people living with chronic pain to develop a toolbox strategy for coping.
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.
A healthy dish with a history By Caroline Woolsey
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.
At Home Salmon & Asparagus Spring Rolls
Chronic knee pain is a very common complaint in the United States. The typical conservative treatments for knee pain are physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medicines.
November 4th is National Stress Awareness Day. Stress can be the cause of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Muscle Tension.
Most people living with chronic pain have heard the statement, “It’s all in your head” either directly or implied from a member of your healthcare team, friends, or family.
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.
Chronic pain has many faces and a multitude of ways that it deeply affects those living with daily pain.
Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and roughly 10 percent of the world’s population experiences neck pain each year.
Meet our new practice manager, Daphne Augillard-Dowden! Daphne is a New Orleans native who graduated from University of New Orleans with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
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.
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Many fibromyalgia patients find treatment with a pain medicine specialist to be helpful, as pain doctors have an in-depth understanding of the disorder and its treatment
When suffering from severe, chronic low back pain, it is understandable that many people would think that an extreme pain requires an extreme answer: back surgery.
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,...
Deep breathing can reverse the negative effects of stress. By helping you let go of tension, deep breathing can help relieve headaches, bodily aches and pain, anxiety, and sleeplessness.
Frittatas are a quick and healthy way to start the day. They’re also a great way to clear out (and enjoy) any lingering vegetables from the back of your fridge!
“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,...
Louisiana Pain Specialists is proud to begin its partnership with the Tulane Medical Center, which has been a cornerstone of New Orleans healthcare since 1834.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and Christmas close behind, many Americans are starting to figure out and set their holiday travel plans.
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.
A pain doctor, or pain management specialist, is a physician with special training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of pain in the body.
In July, the CDC released a report highlighting the difference in painkiller prescriptions per person by state, and Louisiana didn’t fare well.
The Wall Street Journal reports today that access to the most commonly prescribed painkillers in the U.S. will soon be more tightly regulated.
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.
The benefits of being a sports fan for those with chronic pain By Lucey Wright, M.S.
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.
Dr. Mark Skellie, Psy.D., provides insight on the mental health services he offers patients of Louisiana Pain Specialists and on coping with chronic pain
Louisiana Pain Specialists Becomes First in Southeast Louisiana to Implant New Spinal Cord Stimulation Device
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.
How Mid-Level Practitioners participate in a Team-Based Approach to Pain Management – By Lucey Wright, M.S.
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.
On the cutting edge of pain management, Louisiana Pain Specialists’ newest physician and Director of Neuromodulation, Dr. Nomen Azeem offers advanced training and a holistic perspective.
There comes a moment in a person’s life, when they find themselves standing in a pharmacy holding an enema in one hand and a bottle of stool softener in the other.
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.