Fit Louisville

2016

Greater Louisville Health Guide is a directory and resource guide to health providers and services in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes listings of area doctors and dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and emergency care.

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2 6 F I T 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7 Special Advertising Section dermatologylouisville.com kencombsrunningstore.com Dr. Ajith Nair Advocates Targeted Drug Delivery Often, treatment for chronic pain management includes medication taken by mouth. This helps some patients manage their chronic pain, but also has several disadvantages: • Oral medications take time to work, as they must travel through the bloodstream. • Oral medications may have side effects, including drowsiness, confusion, nausea, constipation and respiratory depression. • Oral medications must be remembered and taken by the patient at scheduled times. • Over time, the body can become accustomed to its dosage, requiring higher doses to manage pain. Dr. Ajith Nair, M.D., Kentuckiana Pain Specialists, has spent the past 20 years of his medical practice in the feld of pain management, helping thousands of patients deal with a variety of ailments that cause pain. He often uses a drug delivery system to help patients obtain more active lifestyles. The Flowonix Prometra delivery system is implanted under the skin of the abdomen and connected to a narrow catheter that leads to a targeted area within the spinal cord. The device is flled with a prescribed amount of specialized pain medication and the system is programmed to deliver a specifc amount of medication at set times. There are several advantages to this targeted therapy over oral pain medication: • Medication is delivered to the spinal fuid, reducing the time for it to take effect. • Medication is automatically delivered, so the patient does not have to remember to take their medication. If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, call Kentuckiana Pain Specialists at (502) 995-4004. Or visit www.pain-stopshere.org.

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