DRG Stimulation & Jax Spine & Pain Centers

The first and currently the only providers in Northeast Florida offering DRG Stimulation, Jax Spine & Pain Centers, now provides this proven therapy in-office. Have you done traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) with high hopes and it simply didn’t work for you as well as it has for others? Have you been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome…

Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

Opioids, used to treat pain, are not the only answer. In fact, they do not address the physiologic mechanisms of pain…so, they have not been shown to improve function. They have not been studied in longer-term trials and studies suggest patients may have a worse quality of life and higher pain levels. Opioids can cause…

Intrathecal Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Review of ‘Pain Pumps’ and Ziconotide as Firstline Options

Jax Spine & Pain Centers Dr. Michael Hanes is a published author continually contributing to the study of medicine in an effort to make a difference. His most recent published contribution can be viewed by clicking here and an excerpt of his article/studies featured below with the aforementioned title the topic of discussion. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By: Dr. Michael…

The Opioid Image: What You Need to Know

More than 42,000 people died of an opioid overdose in 2016. Today, more than 115 people on average die per day as the result of their addiction to opioids; That means that every 12.5 minutes someone is losing their life to an opioid addiction. It’s that simple, the numbers are black and white… there is…

BBC: Walking Without Pain Thanks to Electricity

According to the BBC, “a mobile phone app is being developed to help patients living with pain caused by damage to their nervous system. The app hopes to play a part in achieving pain relief, for select patients.” This mobile phone app will communicate wirelessly with neurostimulation systems to improve pain control. This video documents…

Plenty of Pain Treatment Options Other Than Opioids

Well before President Donald Trump called the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and said his administration is declaring it a public health emergency, intervention pain specialists at Jacksonville Spine Center were helping patients find other non-addicting treatment options.  “When we meet with a new or returning patient we always ask them…