Blog Archive

Office closure due to COVID-19 pandemic Apr 14th, 2020

This is to inform all that we'll be closed for the next 2 weeks starting April 2nd, 2020. The decision for us to reopen will be posted here and our Facebook page for the practice by April 19th, 2020 as this can extend. We had to take this decision to...

Anxiety in relation to chronic pain Jul 20th, 2019

With so many factors contributing to the onset of chronic pain, there are some that many don’t realize are the cause. Anxiety has been discovered to be a common factor in why you may have chronic pain issues, and the worst part of all is that chronic pain can also...

Risk factors that can lead to chronic pain Aug 22nd, 2015

Chronic pain affects millions upon millions of people all across the world, and it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to who it will consume. While there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid hundreds of illnesses in the world, chronic pain isn’t something you can avoid completely–it can appear...

What is chronic pain: Learn more about chronic pain symptoms Aug 11th, 2015

What is chronic pain? It is a question that many people who don’t suffer from the syndrome tend to ask those who do. While the answer may be considered as, persisting pain that lasts more than 12 weeks, the real definition may be different for every person who suffers from...

How to sleep when chronic pain won’t let you Jul 20th, 2015

When it comes to falling asleep, it doesn’t always go as planned. Tossing and turning, not being comfortable, or your mind just won’t shut off can all keep you wide awake throughout the night; but for those with chronic pain, there are even more struggles with falling asleep. While there...

Tools to help fight your pain Jul 8th, 2015

Chronic Pain continues to affect millions of people in the world, with new cases reported every day. Not only can it begin to take a toll on your physical health, but it can also take over your mental well-being, and emotional stability. While medicine is helps reduce the pain, it...

Listening to music and relieving pain Jun 3rd, 2015

Music has been around for thousands of years, and continues to evolve and grow every day. Whether it is on the radio while you drive, or playing in a store while you shop, majority of our life is spent hearing music. It has been proven that music does a lot...

Chronic pain and your relationships May 25th, 2015

Every person who suffers from chronic pain knows how difficult it can be to accomplish even the simplest daily task, but those close to you may not understand this difficulty. Chronic pain not only puts a strain on your life, but it can heavily effect the lives of those around...

Don’t let pain ruin your summer May 13th, 2015

Summertime for both kids and adults is always an exciting season of longer days, and beautiful weather. It gives us an excuse to get outdoors, go on vacation, and try to not work as hard. But, for those with chronic pain, summer isn’t always a time to look forward to....

Relive chronic pain with your mind Apr 28th, 2015

For majority of chronic pain sufferers, the search for relief never stops. It’s about finding the right pain relief technique that works best for you, because everybody is different. Many relief techniques involve medications, or medical procedures to stop and prevent further pain, but many people do not realize that...

Chronic pain is more than just physical Apr 14th, 2015

Chronic pain has its hurdles, and unless you experience it yourself, you may never fully understand all the problems that come along with it. It’s so much more than just pain, it affects multiple aspects of your daily life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. One of the biggest hurdles is that many...

More sleep means less pain Mar 25th, 2015

Getting a good night’s rest can affect more than just how tired you feel the next day. It also interferes with your performance at work, your mood, and your personal relationships. While finding the right balance of sleep is normal for many people, those who suffer from chronic pain may...

If you have chronic pain, you shouldn’t have arachnophobia Mar 16th, 2015

Millions of people across the world are quick to admit that spiders are not their favorite, and arachnophobia seems to be a common relation between everyone. However, chronic pain sufferers should begin to appreciate spiders a little more now that spider venom has recently been connected with relieving pain. For...

Light workouts for chronic pain sufferers Feb 27th, 2015

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain can attest that getting a good work out can be a difficult feat to accomplish. Pain that takes over joints and muscles that are commonly active while exercising makes it seem almost impossible to even work out at all—but, it is important to include...

Daily practices to eliminate chronic migraines Jan 26th, 2015

Thousands of people suffer from chronic migraines that just don’t seem to go away. With so many remedies that just fall short of working, migraine sufferers begin to feel as though there is no hope for them to finally feel relief of the pain. While headache remedies may differ from...

Stop the pain this New Year Jan 23rd, 2015

The New Year has arrived, and millions of people across the world are setting their 2015 resolutions. While majority of them will be to get back to the gym and eat a healthier diet, for some, it is as simple as to feel better. For the countless amount of chronic...

Prevent arthritis daily Dec 20th, 2014

Arthritis is a chronic pain issue that affects many adults as they begin to get older. While it is most common is women, it doesn’t discriminate against gender or even age. While it may not be possible to guarantee that you will not get arthritis at some point in your...

Pain management tips and tricks Dec 10th, 2014

With so many over the counter, prescription drugs, and topical treatments for helping fight off chronic pain, there have been other forms of treatment that have been proven to be just as effective. The human body is capable of many amazing things, and the mind has a great influence on...

Stop smoking. Stop pain Nov 25th, 2014

Smoking cigarettes has been around for decades, and although participants understand the risks of smoking, most can’t seem to quit the bad habit. Everyone knows the dangers that smoking can cause, most notably being lung cancer, but there has recently been a discovery of another health risk that constant smokers...

Write yourself out of pain Nov 19th, 2014

Anyone who deals with chronic pain on a daily basis knows how much of a serious issue that it really is. While there are hundreds of remedies and procedures out there that claim to work, most always are they just a temporary fix that can end up costing countless amounts...

Stop depending on painkillers for your pain Oct 20th, 2014

When it comes to the daily process of dealing with chronic pain, it may seem like the best thing to do is take medicine to at least get you through the day. The use of Opioids and other painkillers has almost become synonymous with many chronic pain patients but the...

How Advanced Pain Management can help you Oct 10th, 2014

At Advanced Pain Management, we do everything we can to help our patients fight against the daily struggles of chronic pain. While helping patients to manage their pain as best as we can, we provide multiple procedures to find the best to serve each individual patient. Our procedures include: Medication...

Prepare your pain for the cold weather seasons Sep 25th, 2014

As summer begins to come to an end, the threat of cold weather becomes more realistic while trying to dealing with chronic pain. Many people dealing with chronic pain have shared personal experiences that colder weather affects their chronic pain in a painful way. Don’t let the coming cool fall...

The “don’t do’s” for dealing with chronic pain Sep 18th, 2014

It is no secret that dealing with chronic pain takes up majority of sufferer’s daily agenda. Whether it is trying to find new ways to rid the pain forever, or ways to temporarily relieve it, it is a constant struggle that never seems to end. There are a few things...

Learn how addiction can affect you Aug 20th, 2014

According to different studies 5-15% of people prescribed painkillers meet the criteria for becoming addicted to the medication. Many of these cases are found in chronic pain patients—with over 116 million people suffering—mostly due to constant pain that needs to be relieved through medication. Scientific research has made ground breaking...

End your pain with natural remedies Aug 11th, 2014

For dealing with chronic pain, many people choose medication as their go to quick fix. It makes sense, as there are many brands and forms of medicine readily available to relieve aches and pains that are associated with everyday chronic pain. While these medicines can be effective in stopping pain...

Chronic Pain and Sunburns Jul 14th, 2014

The summer time is usually a favorite season for many people, enjoying outdoor activities and vacation time away from work—but for Chronic Pain sufferers, the risk of sun burn adds an extra stress factor in dealing with everyday pain management. The threat of getting a sunburn can lead to a...

Enter our Monthly Contest for a $50 Visa Gift Card! Jul 11th, 2014

Are you interested in winning a $50 Visa gift card? This summer, Advanced Pain Management will be running a contest for current patients, with a different winner each month! Participation is easy and effortless, and is as simple as logging into our patient portal. You must be a current and existing...

Managing your pain during the summer months Jun 17th, 2014

While for most, the summer brings comfortable weather, vacations, and happiness, the threat of weather induced chronic pain is very possible for others. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce or remove this threat, to insure that everyone gets a fair chance at enjoying the summer months. Stay indoors While...

Dealing with Chronic Pain this Summer May 20th, 2014

With the start of summer usually means the start of a more active lifestyle, and for some, that means a painful reminder of joint pain. While staying in and being less active may seem like the best way to keep the pain away, it is actually the complete opposite. Being...

Preventing back pain during summer travels May 9th, 2014

As summer kicks off, so does the planning of vacations and trips that the harsh winter season doesn’t allow for.  With long distance travelers, especially those driving, it means the threat of neck and back pain that always seems to be synonymous with traveling. While this pain seems to always...

What is the History and Present Day Theories of Pain Management Apr 25th, 2014

The purpose pain serves is to alert the body to damaging stimuli such as an inflammatory process or reaction or tissue damage. The International Association for the Study of Pain, defines pain as “an emotionally charged and physically unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential existence of tissue damage, or...

3 Natural Headache Remedies That Actually Work Apr 15th, 2014

When you have a headache, you want it to stop. And you want it to stop now. Sure, we can treat migraines and severe headaches with a specialized treatment plan (often combining medications, therapies, and other pain-relieving measures), but if it’s late at night, or you want to reduce your...

Changing Healthcare and its’ effects on Pain Management Practices Feb 19th, 2014

With year 2014 many changes to the healthcare system are coming into affect especially in programs associated with the federal government. “Medicare is looking for ways to save some money on physician reimbursements,” according to Dr. Doug Wisor of the National Spine and Pain Center. Many pain management centers offer...

Sports, Sports and MORE Sports! Feb 5th, 2014

With the passing of Super Bowl 2014 and the Olympic’s Opening Ceremony this week, sports are on the minds of many. Soon Augusta natives and an abundance of visitors will be watching professionals putt on the famous National golf course. Not to mention the upcoming Boston Marathon, Final Four basketball...

The Psychological Effects of Chronic Pain Jan 8th, 2014

Chronic pain does more than just cause discomfort or painful sensations; it can also affect a person psychologically. Recent studies indicate that patients who suffer from long-term pain feel like they are not themselves, and that they’ve somehow lost their “sense of self”. In other words, they have become detached...

Chronic Ankle Pain Sep 25th, 2013

If you’re an avid athlete, chances are you have encountered ankle pain or injury at some point in your life. It is certainly not unusual for ankle injuries to occur multiple times, and this is a recipe for chronic ankle pain. Usually chronic ankle pain happens after an original injury...

Yoga for Chronic Back Pain Aug 21st, 2013

A few recent studies suggest that regular yoga sessions can provide relief for certain chronic back pain sufferers.  Yoga and stretching exercises appear to have a positive effect on patients who have nonspecific back pain, which are pains that have no obvious cause.  Not only does it help reduce this...

Smoking and Chronic Pain Aug 17th, 2013

Amongst all the warnings about the dangers of smoking, there’s a new concern that may be surprising. A recent study indicates that women who have smoked regularly at some point in their lives report more instances of chronic pain than women who have not.  The study observed more than 6,000...

Chronic Pain and Aging Jul 8th, 2013

A recent study by Gallup indicates that more than one third of Americans above the age of 50 suffer from some type of chronic back or neck pain, while a slightly smaller amount suffer from chronic pain in the leg or knee.  The amount of reported chronic pain increases most dramatically from...

What is Fibromyalgia? Jul 8th, 2013

Chronic pain can take many forms, and one of those forms is a condition called fibromyalgia.  Perhaps you have heard about it or maybe you have been diagnosed with it, and you’re wondering exactly what it is.  Simply put, it is a condition that involves widespread pain throughout the body,...

Chronic Pain Causes Anxiety Jun 25th, 2013

A new study reveals something that is actually not very surprising: chronic pain can cause anxiety and depression issues. The research followed patients with chronic pain problems that were not alleviated with drug treatments, and then they were tested for the most common forms of anxiety disorders. The researchers revealed that 45% of the...

May 28th & June 4th – Office Closed May 8th, 2013

Our office will be closed May 28th and June 4th. We truly apologize for the inconvenience. Please call our offices any time to reschedule an appointment if they fall on one to these two days. APM – Evans Office 404 Town Park Blvd. | Suite 101Evans, Georgia 30809Phone: 706.922.7246Fax: 706.922.7247 This blog is...

Sleeping with Back Pain Apr 22nd, 2013

It goes without saying that chronic back pain can disrupt your life in many ways, and one of the most impactful ways it can affect your life is in the quality of your sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep can be almost impossible when you are fighting chronic back pain....

Lower Back Exercises for Back Pain Apr 1st, 2013

When you have back pain, the thought of exercise probably doesn’t sound very appealing.  But, sometimes getting active can help you work through the pain and prevent future pain from happening.  Remember, before you start any exercise program, you should check with your doctor first in order to avoid any potential problems....

Advanced Pain Management Now Accepting Patients in Thomson! Mar 21st, 2013

Dr. Yagnick is happy to announce he is now seeing patients at the APM Thomson location at 315 Fluker Street Thomson, GA 30824 in the Nicholas Medical Center. Appointments can be made by calling the APM Augusta office at (706) 922-7246. Dr. Yagnick is currently seeing patients on Tuesdays from...

Chronic Pain and Tendinitis Mar 5th, 2013

Chronic pain can come in many different forms, and one of the most common is a condition called tendinitis. Tendinitis is another name for the inflammation that occurs in your tendons, or the thick fibers that attach your muscles to your bones. Most of the time, tendinitis is caused by...

The Psychology of Chronic Pain Feb 7th, 2013

It is one thing to talk about living with chronic pain, and it’s another to actually live with it.  Psychologically, the impact of chronic pain can be extremely detrimental. The experience of dealing with chronic pain can wear you down with negative emotions and feelings.  It’s very important for pain patients...

Medication Management Dec 9th, 2012

What are the different types of pain medication options? Patients suffering from painful conditions need options to help treat their symptoms. The best pain control can be achieved by trying to target appropriate medications for the underlying problem, and trying to minimize pain with different medication and non-pharmaceutical treatments. Learn...

Dealing with Chronic Back Pain Dec 6th, 2012

Do you suffer from back pain? Well, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, 8 out of 10 people will have an issue with back pain at some point in their lives, whether it is an isolated incident or a chronic condition. Many of our patients at Advanced Pain Management...

What is Chronic Pain? Sep 27th, 2012

You wake up in the morning and the first thing you feel is pain. Whether it is another migraine that has lasted for days or back pain that just won’t go away, the toll that chronic pain can take on you is huge. Our team at Augusta Pain Management wants to help you identify, treat and manage...

Welcome to Advanced Pain Management, Dr. Kapuria! Jul 16th, 2012

We are happy to announce Dr. Sanjeev Kapuria as the newest member of the Advanced Pain Management team!  Dr. Sanjeev Kapuria is a practicing physician specializing in the field of Anesthesiology and Pain management and has been in the field of medicine for more than 30 years.  He graduated from...

APM Augusta Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Jan 12th, 2012

We had a ribbon cutting ceremony at our new office on Friday, December 16th.  Over 50 guests and colleagues joined the festivities and welcomed us as their newest member.  Dr. Yagnick spoke to the crowd and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication to building such a beautiful facility. ...

Advanced Pain Management Welcomes Samantha Parkinson Sep 20th, 2011

Advanced Pain Management is proud to announce a new addition to the team and Practice, Samantha Parkinson, our new Nurse Practitioner! Samantha Parkinson was born and raised near Savannah, GA. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Nursing from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and...

APM Augusta Now Offering Botox for Migraines Oct 18th, 2010

If multiple therapies for headaches have failed, including medicine and other treatments, Botox is now approved to treat migraines.  Advanced Pain Management is now offering this service to our patients.  Ask your physician for further questions. For more information, visit: www.botoxchronicmigraine.com This blog is written for informational purposes only and should...

Advanced Pain Management moves to its new office location in Evans, Georgia Jun 21st, 2010

After several years practicing in downtown Augusta as a premier pain management practice, we are pleased to announce our move to Evans, GA. This location is in a brand new, state of the art facilty where we can provide comprehensive treatment for any chronic pain patient. For customized and printable...