What is a Pain Doctor?

Whether you are already under treatment for chronic pain with a pain doctor, have recently received a referral from your primary care doctor to a pain doctor, or are experiencing pain that you think may need to be managed by a specialist, you…

Louisiana among States with the Highest Number of Painkiller Prescriptions Per Person

In July, the CDC released a report highlighting the difference in painkiller prescriptions per person by state, and Louisiana didn’t fare well. According to the report, Louisiana is one of the 13 states with the highest number of painkiller…

Tighter Regulations Coming on Certain Painkillers

The Wall Street Journal reports today that access to the most commonly prescribed painkillers in the U.S. will soon be more tightly regulated. Hydrocodone combination drugs such as Vicodin will be reclassified into the category of medical substances…

Foods for Pain Management

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. According to the CDC,…
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Happenings This Quarter - Summer/Fall 2014

August Beat the New Orleans’ heat and get a big dose of French culture without the expense of a plane ticket to Paris! Check out New Orleans’ Film Society’s French Film Festival from August 1-7 and enjoy the nice cool air conditioning…
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Recipe - Crawfish Alfredo by Tyler Dugas

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.…
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Considering The Mind

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 By Lucey Wright, M.S.Dr. Mark Skellie has a profound and distinctive understanding of…
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Health And Fitness With Christine Summer-Fall 2014

Christine provides encouragement and ideas for healthy eating By Christine BowersMaking healthier eating choices empowers you to take charge of not only eating, but other areas of your life. Think of food as medicine. If you eat properly you…
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A Winning Diversion

The benefits of being a sports fan for those with chronic pain By Lucey Wright, M.S.It’s the start of Saints season (otherwise known as football season) and the weather is soon to cool down, which means that many New Orleanians are beginning…
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Louisiana Pain Specialists Becomes First in Southeast Louisiana to Implant New Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

Dr. Nomen Azeem with Louisiana Pain Specialists is the first in Southeast Louisiana to implant the Protégé™ IPG, the world’s first and only neurostimulation system that allows technology upgrades as they are approved to be made via software…