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What is a registered dietitian? A registered dietitian is a trained health care professional, much like a nurse, physician’s assistant or doctor, who specializes in nutrition coaching and education. A registered dietitian is specially trained in Medical Nutrition Therapy and can assess, diagnose and provide nutrition and lifestyle interventions and monitor your health status....

At the Pain Management Group, we take a different approach to the treatment of chronic pain. We are committed to providing holistic, individualized care and vow to treat each patient with compassion and respect, never turning anyone away. Our physicians are fellowship-trained pain specialists who utilize a combination of interventional procedures, medication management, behavioral health therapies and dietary services to tailor a personalized care plan for the patient’s long-term pain relief. ...

Understanding how the food and drinks you consume affect your blood sugar level can help you manage one of the most common complications from uncontrolled diabetes: peripheral neuropathy pain. Symptoms include tingling, burning, sensitive to the touch, numbness/weakness or a cold sensation either in the feet or hands, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Check out these tips for better managing diabetic nerve pain in your hands and feet. ...

Finally, spring is here, and your friends are having a cookout. But what can you take that won’t cause the crowd to cringe or you to fall off the weight-loss wagon? These Guilt-Free Grill-Out recipes are sure to keep you in check and please even the toughest crowds...

Fire up the grill! Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes a perfect opportunity to gather outdoors with friends and family. But, don’t let this season of potlucks and picnics derail you from achieving your weight loss and pain management goals. Here are some ways to stay on track and avoid extra fat, calories and sugar this barbecue season:...

As you learned in our blog post Magnesium: What it is, Why You Need it, and How to Get More of it, Magnesium (Mg) plays a vital role in our body's function. Making sure you get enough will also help to keep your chronic pain under control. If you want to add more magnesium to your diet, try this tasty Mg-packed recipe for Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup...

Magnesium (Mg) is the second most abundant mineral found in our bodies (most abundant in bone and muscle). It is also one that people who suffer from chronic pain should take special note of. This key nutrient plays an important role in many of the body's key functions, including:...

The Pain Management Group is excited to welcome anesthesiologist, Dr. David E. Fritz, to its medical staff. Fritz brings more than nine years of anesthesiology experience to the practice. He received his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, and completed a general surgery residency at the university’s medical center. He then went on to complete an anesthesiology residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he served as chief resident. He also...

Zinc is considered at trace mineral, but is very important for many of our bodily functions. Along with many of the other nutrients we get from food like calcium, vitamin D or vitamin B; zinc is also a necessary mineral we must include in our diet. ...

It is no coincidence “water” is found in the word watermelon. This thirst-quenching fruit provides you with fluid, vitamins and electrolytes, which help fight off dehydration. Try these tasty ideas to help you stay hydrated this summer with watermelon...