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Why Diabetics are Susceptible to Neuropathy Nov 7th, 2022

Diabetes affects your life in various ways. When your blood sugar isn't under control, it leads to chronic conditions, including diabetic neuropathy. When you have neuropathy, you don't feel sensations in your lower extremities due to nerve damage from chronically high blood sugar levels. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center, our team...

How Your Sleeping Position Can Impact Your Overall Health Oct 13th, 2022

Sleep is a vital component of your overall health and well-being. When you don’t get enough sleep, your mind and your body suffer. And your sleeping position can have a lot to do with that. Certain sleeping positions are better for your health than others. This is especially true if...

What Are Vitamins and Why Do You Need Them? Sep 1st, 2022

Your body relies on a number of important factors to function properly. Vitamins and minerals may not seem that important, but they actually regulate many of the processes in your body. In fact, vitamin deficiencies may lead to serious complications. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center, our team offers a...

Got Sciatica? These At-Home Hacks Can Help Aug 10th, 2022

When you have sciatica, the back and leg pain is often unbearable. You never know when it might flare up, leading to days of missed activities and not moving from the couch. However, there are ways for you to manage your sciatic pain right in your own home. At Delmarva Pain and...

What Most People Don’t Understand About CRPS Jul 1st, 2022

Complex regional pain syndrome is a condition that causes intense pain in your arms or legs. It’s not a common disorder, but it does lead to severe pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Left untreated, CRPS can lead to disability and trouble leading a normal life. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center, Dr. Shachi...

Can You Prevent a Sciatica Flare-up? Jun 1st, 2022

Low back and leg pain can be due to several different conditions. However, when you have sciatica, your sciatic nerve is compressed, leading to not only low back discomfort, but pain and other symptoms in your legs, too. There are ways, though, that you can prevent your symptoms from getting worse....

When is a Headache a Medical Concern? May 1st, 2022

Everyone experiences headaches here and there, and usually they’re harmless. Stress, illness, and migraines often lead to headache pain that disrupts your life. However, in some cases, headaches are a sign of something much more serious. It’s important to understand when you should get immediate treatment for headache pain. At...

All About Radiofrequency Ablation Apr 6th, 2022

There are a multitude of treatments when you’re suffering from neck or back pain. From physical therapy to prescription medications, the conservative options are numerous. But what happens when your pain continues after these treatments? Radiofrequency ablation is a therapy that can manage your pain long-term. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center in Newark,...

4 Different Types of Pain-Relieving Joint Injections Mar 8th, 2022

Joint pain is something that you never want to deal with. Unfortunately, with time and wear and tear, it’s likely inevitable at some point. The good news is, there are a number of treatment options that can help you ease your joint pain, including several types of joint injections. At Delmarva Pain...

What Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Feel Like? Feb 3rd, 2022

When you’re plagued by chronic pain in your back or legs, it may seem like you’ll never get relief. Conservative treatments may help in some cases, but when they don’t, it may be easy to lose hope. However, spinal cord stimulation may be an option to help you finally get...

All About Ketamine Infusions: What to Expect Jan 7th, 2022

Chronic pain is a frustrating and exhausting condition that’s very hard to get under control. When treatment after treatment has failed to give you proper relief, it may seem like you’ll never get away from the pain. However, IV ketamine infusions are a different form of therapy that may help...

3 Effective Neuropathy Treatments Dec 13th, 2021

The nerves in your body allow you to feel different sensations, like pain or pleasure. While this is usually a temporary feeling, if your nerves become damaged, they can cause you to feel pain all the time. This condition is known as neuropathy, and it can be hard to treat....

Damaged Discs: Can Steroid Injections Help? Nov 14th, 2021

The discs between your vertebrae take on a lot of wear-and-tear on a daily basis. This makes them very prone to injury, along with pain. So how can you get decent pain relief without undergoing surgery? Steroid injections may be the answer. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center, our team...

How Ketamine Infusions Can Treat Headaches Oct 14th, 2021

If you suffer from chronic headaches, you know the pain they cause and how miserable this condition makes you. Whether it’s a migraine or another type of headache, finding a treatment that gets your pain under control is sometimes a hard task; but you could be in luck with a...

The Difference Between Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Therapy Sep 13th, 2021

When you have a condition that’s causing you pain or altering the way you live your life, you want a treatment that works. Many treatments may work quickly for temporary relief, but they don’t actually fix the problem. Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy are two options that not only...

How to Know if Spinal Cord Stimulation is Right For You Aug 17th, 2021

Chronic pain is a condition that leads to not only physical discomfort, but mental hardships as well. This condition causes you to miss out on the activities you love and affects your work and home life. Whether it’s pain in your back or other nerve conditions that are causing your...

Help for Your Sciatica Jul 19th, 2021

Sciatica is a common condition that originates in your back, but leads to pain in other areas like your legs. Your sciatic nerve is the culprit behind this condition, and when it’s flared up, it can really mess with your life. But you don’t have to give up hope —...

Relief for Achy Knees Jun 27th, 2021

As you get older, there are many different conditions that lead to pain or discomfort in your knees. Because your knees take the brunt of your weight throughout the day, they’re prone to wear and tear over time. Injuries may also happen, leading to aching or pain in your joint....

What to Expect From an Epidural Injection May 17th, 2021

Nearly no one is safe from back pain. In fact, about 65 million Americans have reported a recent episode of back pain, and another 16 million have experienced chronic back pain that limits their daily activities.  Although it’s so common and many treatment options are available, back pain still leaves...

The Link Between Trauma and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Apr 14th, 2021

When you fall and bang your elbow on the pavement, you expect to feel pain. You also expect that pain to dissipate over the next few hours or days, depending on the severity of the impact. Likewise, after a surgical procedure, you plan for post-op pain, but you also anticipate...

Recognizing the Signs of Neuropathy Mar 11th, 2021

If you’re coping with unexplained pain and numbness in various parts of your body, you may have a troubling condition called neuropathy. At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center in Newark, Delaware, our interventional pain medicine expert, Dr. Sachi Patel, is passionate about discovering the root cause of your pain and...

Myths and Facts About Ketamine Feb 12th, 2021

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who live with daily chronic pain, then chances are you’ve tried every treatment available. Even with a wide variety of treatment options, there’s no guarantee that any of them will work, and oftentimes they don’t. But there’s one highly effective pain relief...

Living With a Spinal Cord Stimulator Jan 1st, 2021

Our pain management specialist, Shachi Patel, MD, and the team here at Delmarva Pain and Spine Center in Newark, Delaware, often recommends spinal cord stimulation. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about the innovative pain solution. How does SCS technology work? The innovative spinal cord stimulation therapy...

Bad Habits Making Your Sciatica Worse Dec 1st, 2020

When your sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down through each of your legs, becomes pinched, compressed, or irritated, the result is pain ranging from mild to crippingly severe. This is a common condition known as sciatica. Here at Delmarva Pain & Spine Center, led by Yogan Patel,...

Boost Your Energy and Immunity With IV Nutrient Therapy Nov 1st, 2020

Have you been feeling more tired than usual? Are you having difficulty meeting your nutrient needs? You may be a terrific candidate for IV nutrient therapy.  IV nutrient therapy uses the same nutrient and fluid-replenishing system hospitals have used for years. In addition to other uses, IV nutrient therapy can...

What You Should Know About the Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis Oct 1st, 2020

Spinal stenosis is a common cause of lower back and leg pain. It occurs when the spaces in your spine become narrow, placing pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that run along your spine and causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness. Left untreated, symptoms tend to get...

Am I a Good Candidate for Trigger Point Injections? Sep 10th, 2020

When tired, aching muscles won’t relax even after rest, there are few things you can try, such as gentle massage, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, and heat and cold therapies.  But when nothing you try seems to stop the pain, you may have a trigger point, otherwise known as a...

Resolve Neck Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation Aug 3rd, 2020

About 30% of Americans suffer from neck pain every year. Are you one of them? If so, do you know why your neck hurts? Knowing the cause is an important step in treating it.  For instance, if you got whiplash in a car accident, you can treat the strained muscles...

Pain Management and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 20th, 2020

Every medical field from primary care, pediatrics, and geriatrics to specializations like orthopedics, neurology, and surgery are carefully navigating patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to strike a balance between safety and need. But if you’re one of the 50 million Americans battling chronic pain, you need...

The Science Behind Trigger Point Injections Jun 23rd, 2020

Commonly called knots, trigger points are actually bundles of contracted muscle that may feel like a knot. Trigger points involve a group of muscle fibers in an area, and they differ from cramps, such as a charley horse, which typically involve a single whole large muscle.  Trigger points can arise...

How Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing Pain Management May 27th, 2020

An emerging new field of medicine offers promising results and much-needed relief for those in chronic pain due to musculoskeletal conditions. Rather than relying on drugs or invasive surgeries, regenerative medicine focuses on restoring damaged cells, tissues, and organs by calling upon your body’s own healing properties.  Leading the way...

Manage Chronic Pain and Treatment-Resistant Depression With Ketamine Infusions Apr 27th, 2020

Some of the most intriguing scientific discoveries include new uses for old things and a little serendipity, like how mold led to the development of penicillin, how small burdock burrs inspired Velcro™,  or how a cathode ray tube became the first X-ray.  Ketamine began its life as an anesthesia in...

Virtual Telemedicine Visits! Mar 18th, 2020

We're Offering Virtual Telemedicine Visits!   Given the current situation and a need to maintain 'social distancing', our office is offering an alternative to face-to-face continuity of care. While the COVID-19 restrictions are in place, we are offering appointments by telehealth for your safety and the safety of our staff....

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Notice To Our Patients Mar 15th, 2020

PRACTICE UPDATE & INFORMATION The Delmarva Pain and Spine Center currently remains open and will continue to schedule and see patients. Given that the situation is active and changing, please continue to monitor our website for any changes to our operating schedule. You and your family's well-being is our top...

How Radiofrequency Ablation Can Disable Nerves and Alleviate Pain Mar 5th, 2020

The treatment of chronic pain is a hot topic for patients and doctors alike. Estimates place 1 in 5 American adults into the chronic pain pool, with 8% experiencing high-impact chronic pain, serious enough to restrict the daily activities needed to function normally.   Dr. Shachi Patel and her team at Delmarva...