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1888PressRelease - Dr. Stuart B. Krost, MD, is board certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Pain Management. We believe that patients who are educated about their problems have better results and decreased incidence of recurrence. “We not only treat our patients, but we also educate them in methods they can use to help themselves at home,” says Dr. Krost. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Dr. Stuart Krost,MD|Board Certified-5 Star Best Rated Pain Management Addiction Medicine-Florida-25 years Experience-Lake Worth-Plantation-Port Saint Lucie- Miami- Fort Myers West Palm-Dade-Broward


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Dr. Stuart Krost,MDBoard Certified-5 Star Best
Rated Pain Management Addiction
Medicine-Florida-25 years Experience-Lake
Worth-Plantation-Port Saint Lucie- Miami- Fort
Myers West Palm-Dade-Broward
1888PressRelease - Dr. Stuart B. Krost, MD, is
board certified by the American Academy of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the
American Academy of Pain Management. We believe
that patients who are educated about their
problems have better results and decreased
incidence of recurrence. We not only treat our
patients, but we also educate them in methods
they can use to help themselves at home, says
Dr. Krost. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL - Dr.
Krost earned his undergraduate degree graduating
cum laude from State University of New York at
Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, and his medical
degree from State University of New York at
Syracuse. He completed his general surgical
internship at North Shore University Hospital, an
affiliate of Cornell University Medical College,
Manhasset, NY and his physical medicine and
rehabilitation residency at State University of
New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in NY,
where he served as chief resident. Dr. Krost is
certified in thermography interpretation and is a
certified independent medical examiner (CIME). He
serves as a liaison of SUNY (State University of
New York) Health Science Center at Brooklyn to
the American Academy of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation. One Of The Best Kept Secrets In
Medicine.
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The medical specialty of Physiatry, also known as
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is a
comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach that
improves function and relieves pain without
surgical intervention. Chronic Pain Stuart B.
Krost, MD, P.A. Chronic pain is one of the most
frequent causes of suffering and disability in
the Western world, and one of its most pressing
healthcare issues. The University of Utah Health
Sciences Center reports that chronic pain affects
about 80 million Americans and is the third
leading cause of impairment in the United States,
after cancer and heart disease. According to
Washington University School of Medicine, chronic
pain can lead to loss of employment and income
and to depression, fear, isolation and anxiety.
Marital and family dysfunction can result.
Persons suffering from chronic pain often
describe their pain as unbearable. It can
interfere with their lives to the point that
their sleep is disturbed, causing fatigue,
depression, declining participation in work and
leisure activities and disruption of family life.
Yet, according to Stuart B. Krost, MD, who is
board certified by the American Academy of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the
American Academy of Pain Management, many chronic
pain sufferers can find the help they need. The
field of physiatry originated after the two World
Wars, as returning soldiers came home with brain
injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation and
other disabling traumas, educates Dr. Krost.
This specialty developed to enable physicians to
identify their patients physical impairments and
functional disabilities and then rehabilitate
them back to improved functional independence,
restoring them to productive lifestyles. Today,
Dr. Krost uses this little-known yet extremely
powerful field of traditional medicine to treat
patients in acute or chronic pain from auto
accidents, sports injuries and physical injuries
at work, and those who suffer spinal cord
injuries, brain injuries, strokes or amputations.
Comprehensive approach The field of physiatry not
only addresses pain but also takes advantage of
the pain relief provided to rehabilitate the
patient and treat the pain generator that is
causing the problems. We do more than just block
pain, notes Dr. Krost.We are focused on
diagnosing where the pain is coming from,
differentiating which pain generator is actually
causing the problem and specifically addressing
that pain generator to relieve pain and restore
function.
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For instance, for a patient with lower back pain,
a physiatrist would determine whether the pain
was caused from a muscular component, a ligament
component, a joint component, a disc component or
a nerve component. In addition to diagnostic
imaging such as x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, we
also use diagnostic injections or blocks to
discover the specific pain generator. Diagnostic
injections and blocks can sometimes act as both
diagnostic and therapeutic tools. We offer many
procedures, including epidural injections, facet
blocks, BOTOX, percutaneous discectomy and
electrodiagnostic testing, says Dr. Krost.
Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive
procedure for treatment of herniated discs. It is
delivered through a needle rather than through
open surgery with the ultimate goal of relieving
pressure on the exiting nerve root as well as
relieving pain. An electromyogram, or EMG, is a
diagnostic study that provides information about
the integrity of the muscles and nerves in the
body. It is typically ordered by a physician to
evaluate for muscle or nerve damage, can help
diagnose whether or not the nerves are being
pinched and can be helpful when correlating
findings of an MRI. Once we have determined the
pain generator, we can outline a treatment plan
for that specific problem, points out Dr. Krost.
Each generator will have a different treatment
approach. What makes this field of medicine so
effective is that we consider the patient as a
whole. We not only determine the medical problem
contributing to a patients complaints but we
also consider how it affects their functional
ability, vocation and quality of life. Treatment
is unique in that we combine medicinal and
non-medicinal measures, offering treatment
options to avoid medication when possible. We
consider both the physical aspects of our
patients conditions and how they affect them
psychologically. Physical therapy Once the pain
is relieved, a window of opportunity opens for
rehabilitation. Physical therapy can be a very
important element in terms of rehabilitation when
neurologic, muscular and skeletal problems are
causing the pain or impaired function, says Dr.
Krost. As a physiatrist, I can actually write a
prescription for the therapist to follow, rather
than merely writing an evaluation and treatment
prescription, leaving it up to the therapist to
design a program. By ensuring the programs
specificity based on the evaluation, we can offer
our patients better results in fewer treatments.
And we not only treat our patients, but we also
educate them in methods they can use to help
themselves at home.
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Dr. Krost believes that education can be key to a
successful result. Patients should leave their
physicians offices with a full understanding of
their conditions and treatment options, insists
Dr. Krost. It is critical that physicians
listen to their patients and that there is full
discourse. In keeping with his philosophy, Dr.
Krost offers a bilingual staff and encourages the
public to further educate themselves on the field
of physiatry. FHCNKris Kline If you have pain
Dr. Krost invites your inquiries regarding the
management of acute and chronic pain. For
information or a consultation, please phone 561-
296-2220 for locations at 3618 Lantana Rd., Suite
201, in Lake Worth, 875 Military Trail, Suite
105, in Jupiter, or 7300 N.W. 5th St., Suite 1,
in Plantation. Stuart B. Krost, MD, is board
certified by the American Academy of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American
Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Krosts practice
specializes in Acute and chronic pain
management Sports medicine State-of-the-art
physical therapy Headaches Neck and back
pain Neuropathy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Myofacial
pain and fibromyalgia Work and auto-related
injuries Disability assessment Trigger point
injections Epidural steroid injections Facet
blocks Facet Rhizotomy stellate ganglion
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Lumbar sympathetic block Discogram Botox
Injections Occipital nerve Block Electrodiagnostic
Testing Disability Evaluation Sphenopalatine
ganglion block Epidural lysis adhesions When
managing the patient with opioids, it is
important to establish the differences among
physical dependence, tolerance and
addiction. The American Society of Addiction
Medicine as well as the American Pain Society and
American Academy of Pain Management define
physical dependence as a state of adaption that
is manifested by a drug class for which specific
withdrawal syndrome can be produced by abrupt
cessation, rapid dose reduction, decreasing blood
levels of the drug, and/or administration of an
antagonist. Tolerance, however, refers to a state
of adaption in which exposure to a drug induces
changes that result in diminution of one or more
of the drug effects over time. Neither dependence
or tolerance in and of itself is indicative of
addiction. Addiction is defined by the American
Academy of Pain Management and American Pain
Society as well as the American Society of
Addiction Medicine as a primary chronic,
neurobiological disease, with genetic,
psychosocial, and environmental factors
influencing its development and manifestations.
It is characterized by behaviors that include one
or more of the following Impaired control over
drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite
harm, and cravings. Abuse, however, is generally
characterized by conscious, often psychosocial
motivated use of illicit substances and
medication outside the scope of usual medical
practices, but the patient has the ability to
stop the drug when harmed. Addicts, however,
cannot stop use despite harm. The majority of
legitimate pain patients do not develop an
addiction to their analgesic medication. There is
a biological normal phenomenon to develop issues
related to tolerance and dependence. It is the
physicians responsibility to address issues
related to tolerance and dependence by monitoring
patients carefully on a regular basis and adjust
medication
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accordingly to avoid sequelae of tolerance as
well as dependence. Dictated but not proof
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