|Adrian B Blotner, MD |
Stress Management for Chronic Pain Program
What To Expect:
Memphis, we plan to introduce this program has proven successful in
teaching those who suffer from chronic pain things that they can do to
reduce their physical pain, reduce their emotional suffering, and to
improve their ability to function in all important areas of their
lives. The program takes place in our office for 3 hours per day, 3
days per week, for a total of 4 weeks. Components of the program
include education about the causes of chronic pain and techniques that
have proven effective to reduce chronic pain, physical limitations, and
the stress that results from both.
require an individual evaluation by one of our staff in order to
determine if you are a candidate for the program. We would like to
review medical records from prior treatment attempts, in order to
understand the causes of your pain, as well as those treatments that
did or did not work in the past. By learning from the past, future
treatment can be more effective. We will work with your current
treating physicians. Call our office for more information.
We offer follow up care to help maintain & support continued improvements.
|Celebrex Patient Information (from FDA, 12-29-04)|
|Celebrex Patient Information (from FDA, updated 3-05)|
on emerging information, including preliminary reports from one of
several long term National Institutes of Health (NIH) prevention
studies, the risk of cardiovascular events (including heart attack,
stroke, and death) may be increased in those who take Celebrex. FDA
will be analyzing all available information from these studies to
determine whether additional regulatory action is needed.
What is Celebrex used for?
is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID)that is used to
reduce pain and inflammation (swelling and soreness). Celebrex is a
medicine for: relief of osteoarthritis (the arthritis caused by
age-related "wear and tear" on bones and joints), relief of rheumatoid
arthritis in adults, management of acute pain in adults (like the short
term pain you can get after a dental or surgical operation), &
treatment of menstrual pain (pain during women's monthly periods).
Who should not take Celebrex?
not take Celebrex if you: have had an allergic-type reaction to sulfa
medicines; have had asthma, hives or allergic-type reactions after
taking aspirin or other NSAID medicines; are allergic to Celebrex or to
any of the ingredients in Celebrex.
If you have asthma, you may
have aspirin-sensitive asthma. If an aspirin-sensitive asthmatic takes
aspirin it can cause severe narrowing of the airway (bronchospasm), and
even death. Since this type of reaction to aspirin and other NSAID
medicines have happened in aspirin-sensitive patients,
aspirin-sensitive patients should not take Celebrex.
Special Warnings with Celebrex:
and other NSAID medicines can cause stomach ulcers that bleed. The
chance of this serious problem increases the longer you take Celebrex
and with higher doses of Celebrex. Stomach bleeding can also happen
suddenly while you take Celebrex. Stop taking Celebrex and call your
healthcare provider right away if you get: a burning stomach pain,
black bowel movements that look like tar, vomit that looks like blood
or coffee grounds. Celebrex and other NSAID medicines can cause serious
allergic reactions that include swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
throat. These allergic reactions may cause problems with breathing,
swallowing, and wheezing. Serious allergic skin reactions have also
General Precautions with Celebrex:
other NSAID medicines can cause serious problems such as liver damage.
Some of the warning signs of liver damage are nausea, vomiting,
tiredness, loss of appetite, itching, yellow coloring of skin or eyes,
?flu-like? symptoms and dark urine. If these happen, stop taking
Celebrex and call your health care provider right away.
and other NSAID medicines can cause serious kidney problems that
include sudden kidney failure or worsening of kidney problems that you
Celebrex and other NSAID medicines can cause fluid
retention (holding of water in your body) and swelling. Fluid retention
can be a serious problem if you have high blood pressure or heart
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
your health care provider if you: are trying to become pregnant, are
already pregnant, or are breast-feeding; have or had angina (chest
pain), heart attack or blocked artery in your heart; have kidney
problems; have liver problems; have heart failure; have high blood
pressure; retain fluids (hold extra body water and swell); had an
allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAID medicines; had a serious
stomach problem in the past; have or had any other medical problems or
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines
you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines,
vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how
Celebrex works or Celebrex may affect how your other medicines work.
Your healthcare provider may have to adjust your dose or watch you
closely if you take certain medicines. Celebrex cannot take the place
of aspirin for prevention of heart attack or stroke. If you take
aspirin for this purpose, do not stop taking aspirin without talking to
What are some possible side effects of Celebrex?
(This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Celebrex.
Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of
side effects). In addition to the serious side effects listed above,
some common, but less serious side effects with Celebrex include:
indigestion, upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold"), diarrhea, sinus inflammation, stomach pain, nausea.
For more detailed information about Celebrex, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.