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Since the first surgery center was established in 1970 their growth (over 5000 nationwide) have amounted to a billion dollar Industry. We came across a very detailed and informative article in USA Today that outlines the latest trends and increases in performing medical procedures in these surgery centers. Please note, that you as a patient with medical insurance still have the final say as to where you would like your “outpatient” surgery performed. If you are not comfortable in a surgery center, then say something and don’t be swayed by the doctor’s “recommendation” – chances are highly likely they have a vested interest in the center.
Understanding the Condition and Overcoming Skepticism
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a complex and poorly understood neuropathic (nerve-related) pain condition characterized by its relationship to the autonomic (unconscious or involuntary) nervous system. The pain is regional, meaning it is not solely related to a specific nerve territory or dermatome (area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve). Some experts believe that CRPS represents an exaggerated response of the sympathetic nervous system to some form of injury, resulting in chronic and severe pain. CRPS is partly misunderstood because it is often associated with continuing complaints of severe pain that seem disproportionate to any related trauma or possible inciting event. Put another way, CRPS is often associated with reports of a high severity of pain that would seem disproportionate to a related trauma. CRPS is also associated with complaints of pain disproportionate in time, meaning that following a traumatic event, when medical professionals would expect the acute phases of pain and swelling to have subsided, patients are still complaining of high severity pain. (more…)
Since our post from January 19th, flu cases in NY have more than doubled! Influenza activity level was categorized as geographically widespread This is the ninth consecutive week that widespread activity has been reported. There were 15,753 laboratory-confirmed influenza reports, a 35% increase over last week. Of the 4,015 specimens submitted to WHO/NREVSS laboratories, 1,044 …