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Dr. Akinwumi G. Aladesawe

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Akinwumi Aladesawe practices Pain Medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Pain medicine is concerned with the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients experiencing pain. Pain medicine physicians use a broad-based approach to treat all pain disorders, ranging from pain as a symptom of disease to pain as the primary disease. Dr. Aladesawe serves as a consultant to other physicians but is often the principal treating physician, providing care at various levels; such as treating the patient directly, prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling patients and families, directing a multidisciplinary team, coordinating care with other healthcare providers, and providing consultative services.
Dr. Akinwumi G. Aladesawe
  • New Port Richey, FL
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Accepting new patients

Sharp, shooting pain in my right leg

Yes it could be sciatica pain but I will do a thorough history and physical exam / radiology to rule out vascular and musculoskeletal etiology

Long term narcotic use

Drink plenty of fluids and lots of vegs
Exercise

I am very intolerant of narcotics

Hyaluronic / chondrointin sulfate intrarticular injections
Nerve block
5% Lidocaine patch / ointment
NSAID patch / cream
TENS units