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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 Bowers Making 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…
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Age-related back pain can strike sooner than you think

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! In fact, back pain is…
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Need a legitimate excuse to get out of helping a friend move?

Let Louisiana Pain Specialists help! 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…
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Health & Fitness With Christine Spring/Summer 2014

Since May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it’s a perfect time to start a new fitness plan. - By Christine Bowers The first thing we need to change is to feed ourselves positive thoughts. Hang out with people who are healthy,…
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Leveling Up

How Mid-Level Practitioners participate in a Team-Based Approach to Pain Management - By Lucey Wright, M.S. Suzanne Lancaster’s interest in nursing started young, as a little girl growing up in a small town near Monroe, Louisiana. “I knew…