Back pain is typically caused by injury to a ligament or muscle, and is usually characterized by pain in the lower back. While most back pain will resolve on its own in a matter of weeks, medicinal intervention and physical therapy may be required.
Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after repeated muscle injury or misuse, and is characterized by pain caused by pressure being put on sensitive parts of the muscles. This pain typically occurs in seemingly unrelated parts of the body, and symptoms include tender knots within the muscle (coupled with persistent pain).
While there are several types of pain that can be related to diabetes, peripheral neuropathy is the most common. This disorder is characterized by numbness and tingling in the feet, legs, hands, and arms, and typically occurs at night. Peripheral neuropathy is linked to nerve damage, and can be successfully treated.
Cancer-related pain can stem from a number of potential causes, such as treatment complications or pain resulting from a tumor pressing up against another part of the body. When treating pain related to cancer, it is crucial that the underlying cause is first determined, so that treatment will be as efficient and effective as possible.
Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.
After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.
Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.
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