New Pain Treatments

Dr. Friedman is making new pain treatments available to people suffering from chronic pain such as back pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and migraines. Find out what's new at the Headache & Pain Center of Palm Beach and new pain treatments that could help reduce your pain today.

New Treatments for Migraine Headache - FDA Update

A novel transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device was approved by the FDA today to treat a acute migraine headaches.  For the full article, click here:  FDA Article on Approval of New Device.

This is another exciting step forward in non-drug treatment of headaches.

At Headache & Pain Center of Palm Beach, in addition to medication therapy, we offer non-drug treatments such as Botox which is effective for chronic migraine, medical acupuncture, nerve blocks, and non-drug supplements for headaches and pain conditions.

To determine which options may be right for you, request an appointment at our Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens or Wellington/Lake Worth offices:  561-842-PAIN (7246.)

Learn more about how this non-drug migraine treatment works by clicking here to view a brief video.

More Evidence for New Depression Treatment

Although currently used as an off-label procedure, tDCS may soon become more widely known as a potential therapy for many ailments.  Patients have found relief from fibromyalgia, other types of chronic pain, and even depression through tDCS brain stimulation.  A recent New York Times article by Pam Belluck highlights tDCS as a potential new therapy for depression.  Read it here.

tDCS is an off-label procedure. The FDA has not cleared the equipment used in tDCS for brain treatment. Doctors are allowed to use a medical device for an off-label purpose, if, in the physician’s medical judgment, he or she believes that use of the device will benefit the patient.

To learn if tDCS or other new or alternative treatments are right for you, please contact Dr. Friedman at 561-842-PAIN (7246).

Potential New Arthritis & Back Pain Treatment - Tanezumab

Recent studies are showing that a new class of drug which targets a growth factor on nerves is promising for relief of chronic back pain and pain from arthritis.  The medication, called tanezumab, is given by systemic injection and results in improvement of pain lasting many months.  Although further investigation about possible side effects is ongoing, this new type of treatment promises to be a future option for millions of chronic pain sufferers.  New classes of medications to relieve chronic pain are sorely needed as many currently available drugs have side effects of sedation, dizziness, or risks of addiction.

More details can be found here.

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