Florida Pain Opens New Location In Melbourne

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

GRAND OPENING SET FOR THURSDAY

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Pain will mark their second location in Brevard County today when they host a Grand Opening for their new Melbourne office, located at 5545 North Wickham Road. 

PAIN PHYSICIANS DR. STANLEY GOLOVAC AND DR. RICHARD GAYLES have been treating patients with the latest technology and techniques for the last three decades. Above, the Florida Pain staff and doctors include, front row, left to right, Justin Lamp, Elizabeth Rice, Dr. Stanley Golovac, Dr. Richard Gayles and Leigh Nova. Back row, standing, from left to right, Tracy Helfeldt, Danielle Bays, Tammy Williams, Brieann Leicht, Lizzie Dye, Janae White and Annmarie Roschilla. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Pain physicians Dr. Stanley Golovac and Dr. Richard Gayles have been treating patients with the latest technology and techniques for the last  three decades from their office on Merritt Island, located at North Courtenay Parkway. Both facilities are multi-service practices that offer pain management consultation and management services for acute and chronic pain.

“At Florida Pain we believe in using non-surgical alternatives to improve the quality of life,” said Dr. Golovac. “Codependency on medications does not treat long term medical management.”

Pain can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life and could lead to loss of employment, isolation from friends and family and even severe depression. A wide variety of diagnoses ranging from arthritis, neuropathies, myofascial syndrome, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease and cancer may exist as sources of pain.

“We believe that integrating body mechanics along with specific medicines for your condition, as well as certain injections/ treatments will help improve our patient’s quality of life,” said Dr. Golovac.

Cutting Edge Therapies

An estimated 86 million Americans spend part of their lives with chronic pain, under the misery of cancer pain, neuropathies, neck or back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia or a host of other conditions.

DR. STANLEY GOLOVAC, above left, is the co-director of Florida Pain and completed his education at UTESA University in 1985, where he received his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in Family Practice Residency Program at St. Mary Hospital in New Jersey and in the Department of Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. A diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Board of Pain Management, Dr. Golovac is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologist and the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists.
DR. RICHARD GAYLES, above right, is the co-director of Florida Pain and a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He obtained further clinical experience in anesthesiology at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and completed a chronic pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management, certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as by the American Heart Association.

“Our Melbourne location allows us to bring cutting edge therapies to South Brevard County,” said Dr. Gayles.  “The new office provides patients in south county with a more central location and provides patients with comprehensive pain care in one convenient location.”

Acute pain is the body’s alarm system to take care of yourself for a limited period of time. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months or years. Loss of employment, isolation from friends and family and depression are often side effects of chronic pain.

“At Florida Pain, we use the latest technology in management of acute and chronic pain conditions to reduce the impact of pain in our patient’s daily lives,” said Dr. Golovac.

Dr. Stanley Golovac and Dr. Ricahrd Gayles rely on both the latest technology as well as a multi-modality methodology to manage acute and chronic pain conditions. “It is our goal to provide safe and effective care in a supportive and professional atmosphere.”

“We combine many modalities including hydrotherapy, physical therapy, interventional therapies, and medical treatments that allow the patient to reach his or her maximum function. It is our goal to provide safe and effective care in a supportive and professional atmosphere.”

Dr. Golovac and Dr. Gayles rely on both the latest technology as well as a multi-modality methodology to manage acute and chronic pain conditions.

“We differ from most pain management facilities in that we take a comprehensive approach to treating painful conditions,” said Dr. Golovac. “Pain management is the involvement of a patient and a physician in determining what may be provoking pain from many causes.”

Variety Of Treatment Options

At Florida Pain, Drs. Golovac and Gayles offer treatment options that include medical management together with aqua therapy, wellness guidance, dietary measures, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, injections and surgery.

JERALD STABLER, left, with Dr. Stanley Golovac. At 59 years old, Stabler was suffering from two very painful vertebral compression fractures related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. After undergoing vertebroplasty he is able to stand, bend, twist, flex and even dance. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Gone are the old “one-size-fits-all” injections once used for patients with chronic pain.

“Today more then ever, we have so many interventions to offer patients with pain,” said Golovac.

“We rarely prescribe opioid medications for conditions today. Most pain issues are actually treated with a form of an injection, to stop the cause of pain, so a patient no longer has to be dependent on pain medication.”

Pain management now includes x-ray guided epidural injections, facet blocks, radio-frequency ablations, percutaneous disc decompression, spinal cord stimulators, implantable infusion pumps, vertebroplasty, and MILD, or Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression.

“Different pains do respond differently, meaning the sooner one treats an area, the sooner it is more likely to respond,” said Dr. Golovac.

For information about the Florida Pain Open House call 321-784-8211 or log on to FloridaPain.net

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FLORIDA PAIIN in Melbourne is at 5545 North Wickham Road.


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