When prescribing pain management to the elderly population, medical professionals need to take a few things into account that they normally wouldn’t be concerned with. Because of the hormonal and chemical differences in a person of advanced age, there are going to be some naturally-occurring changes in how they process medication. The National Institutes ofContinue reading “Pain Management Tips for The Elderly | Randy Rosen, M.D.”
Anesthesia is a medical procedure that involves a controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness. There are three main types of anesthesia, depending on the severity of a surgical procedure. Local anesthesia is the least potent and is either injected into the skin or absorbed by the body. It is used to temporarily stop pain inContinue reading “How to Prepare for Anesthesia | Randy Rosen, M.D.”
When people need to find relief from pain, their choices are usually either over-the-counter (OTC) medications or the ones that are prescribed by a medical professional. These often come with side effects and contain potentially harsh chemicals. For the people who don’t want anything other than a natural remedy, the options are pretty limited. ThereContinue reading “Tips for Natural Pain Management”
Anesthesiology is the name given to the branch of medicine that focuses on the care of patients. This not only applies to care during surgery but also before and after. An anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in this field. If this is an area of interest for you, there are many things to research before makingContinue reading “Career Overview: Anesthesiologist”
The concept of pain can be described in many ways. In medical terms, it is defined as an unpleasant feeling that is conveyed to the brain by sensory neurons throughout the body. Pain can be on a sliding scale of intensity. It can also be interpreted differently by different people, depending on their personal pain tolerance. PainContinue reading “The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain”
People who undergo any type of surgical procedure, no matter how minor, must also be administered anesthesia. Without it, nerve signals between your brain and body can’t be interrupted. This needs to happen in order to prevent your brain from processing any type of pain. Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one typeContinue reading “Myths About Anesthesia Busted”
Back pain is one of the most common ailments people have, including school-age children. The term back pain can refer to a broad range of uncomfortableness, from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing pain. Sometimes it develops slowly over time due to poor habits, other times it’s the result of an accident or lifting something heavy.Continue reading “Exercises to Soothe Spinal Pain”
Most people go through a series of emotions after being told they will need surgery for something. Depending on how major the situation is, patients will need to prepare both physically and mentally for the experience that awaits them. If it is a first-time experience, that can be even more of a challenge since theContinue reading “Tips for Preparing for Your First Surgery”
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