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Advanced Pain Institute

Everyone since childhood has had abdominal pain. Most abdominal pains are temporary and non-consequential. Serious abdominal pain may have different origins. Just to name a few, they can include small and large intestine, gallbladder, urinary bladder, ovaries, autoimmune, ureters, kidneys, infections, and food allergies. When and sometimes, but rarely, we don’t have a diagnosis and have ruled out ischemic bowel, perforations, infections, autoimmune, and the patient is incapacitated, the use of spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation should be seriously considered to block abdominal pain and to minimize or avoid the use of opiates and narcotics.

Although spinal cord stimulators are not approved yet for chronic intractable abdominal pain, Dr. Minehart has been able to use this modality for some of his patients.  

If you have chronic intractable abdominal pain, Dr. Minehart would be the ideal person to see at the Advanced Pain Institute.


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Hip Pain Q & A

Hip pain can occur due to a variety of reasons, from diseases, injuries and conditions in other areas of the body. These include:
  • Sprains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Cancerous growths

Typically, hip pain occurs on the inside of the hip or groin area. When it is from the outside of the hip, the outer buttock region or the upper thigh, these typically stem from issues with ligaments, tendons, muscles or other tissues around the hip joint.

For minor hip pain, the sensation can go away on its own but for those seeking immediate relief there are options like the following:

  • Applying hot or cold compresses
  • Over the counter pain relievers
  • Avoiding strenuous activities and positions
  • Resting

If there is no pain relief, then consult a physician. Contact I. Michael Minehart, M.D. at the Advanced Pain Institute and schedule an appointment.

If your pain is impairing your physical functions, negatively impacting your daily life and making ordinary activities challenging, then seek professional medical care. Reach out to I. Michael Minehart, M.D. at the Advanced Pain Institute, offering quality treatment options, including:

I. Michael Minehart, M.D.

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I. Michael Minehart, M.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management for the treatment of chronic pain.