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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…
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Happenings Spring/Summer Quarter 2014

May 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!…
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At The Forefront

Louisiana Pain Specialists’ newest physician and Director of Neuromodulation, Dr. Nomen Azeem offers advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain - By Lucey Wright, M.S. On the cutting edge of pain management, Louisiana Pain…
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10-Minute Blackened Tilapia

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. Having…
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How does acupuncture really work?

By Ashley Johnson, M.S.O.M., L.Ac. (NCCAOM), ACA Usually, acupuncture is described as a treatment to balance the subtle body energies and circulation of Qi in the meridians, a vast network of invisible channels that run head to foot through…