New Year Resolution Goal List 2020

7 Resolutions for a Healthy 2020

A new year brings new goals, a new outlook and the opportunity for a fresh start. There are many resolutions to strive for, and we understand that. With health being a main priority for many people, if you are struggling with mild to severe pain, finding pain relief should be at the top of your list this year.


Below are 7 New Year’s resolutions to help you get closer to pain relief in 2020.

1. Set attainable goals

Setting manageable goals is important when making a New Year’s resolution because you do not want to set yourself up for disappointment. How do you know when a goal is realistic? Here are five rules to set yourself up for success:

  1. Set goals that motivate you- Make sure your goals are important to you.
  2. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals-
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time Bound
  1. Set Goals in Writing- Writing your goal down and holding a physical copy of it makes it tangible.
  2. Make a Plan- To achieve your goal, you will need a process and steps to accomplish along the way. These steps will get you to your end goal.
  3. Make it a Habit- Once you achieve your goal, stick with it!


2. Stop Smoking

Did you know smoking contributes to back pain? Nicotine, an addictive substance found in all tobacco products, is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it narrows blood vessels. Therefore, if any blood vessels are exposed to nicotine, they narrow and carry less oxygen. Adequate blood flow is necessary when trying to heal pain or discomfort.

3. Minimize alcohol intake

Excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to kidney and other organ issues. Kidneys, located in both sides of the lower back, filter toxins out of alcohol; but they can get overwhelmed. If they can’t do their job properly due to an overabundance of alcohol, you may feel pain in this part of the back.

4. Exercise regularly

Exercising for just 30 minutes a day can provide many benefits such as improved sleep and mood, weight control, reduced risk of heart disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and even increased chances of living longer. If you have a hard time finding the motivation, grab a buddy and bring them along. Make your workouts fun.

5. Improve posture

Over time, bad posture puts stress on your spine and causes back problems in your muscles, discs, and joints. To help maintain good posture, try sitting with proper support, use correct posture when working out or lifting, and walk tall.

6. Be proactive with your health

Between kids, jobs, friends and family, we understand it is hard to find time for yourself. However, your health is not something that should be compromised. Make 2020 the year you get those nagging pains in check. Physician Partners of America offers same-day appointments, making it easy and convenient to fit evaluation and treatment into your schedule.

7. Maintain a well-balanced diet

Nutrition is important when setting goals. Most health-based goals require a well-balanced diet as a necessary foundation because most things stem from what you are putting into your body. Did you know there are actually foods you can eat to help reduce back and joint pain?


Twenty-twenty is the year for your health. Get your most enjoyable life back with Physician Partners of America. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Thomas Reilly M.D.

Thomas Reilly M.D. Joins Pain Relief Centers

Pain Relief Centers is proud to announce the addition of Thomas Reilly M.D. to its Seminole Pain Clinic as an interventional pain management specialist.


Dr. Thomas Reilly is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine. He has helped thousands of patients find neck and back pain relief.

He draws from a broad medical background and specialized training to treat chronic pain using a variety of minimally invasive procedures. These include ultrasound-guided injections, neuromodulation, and much more.

A native of New York, Dr. Reilly earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua, followed by a preliminary surgical year at Grady Memorial Hospital through Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Reilly then completed a Nuclear Medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and an Interventional Radiology fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University in New York City.

He began his career as a physician with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, then went on to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center. This was followed by a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine at FloridaSpine Institute in Clearwater.

A contributor to numerous medical publications and peer presentations, Dr. Reilly is a member of the Spine Intervention Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

“My goal is to custom-tailor the treatment plan for each individual patient,” he says. “I am also a firm believer in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By focusing on these principles, we can work together to maximize range of motion, improve function, decrease pain and, ultimately, improve quality of life.”

He also enjoys improving the lives of people in his community. He devotes time to charitable causes such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and local soup kitchens.

Dr. Reilly’s practice is located at 10875 Park Blvd., Suite C, Seminole FL, 33772, and is now accepting patients.



Choosing your Pain Management Specialist

Choosing a pain management specialist can be difficult-

It is already stressful enough to be in pain, then you have to trust someone to help manage your pain. There are a few things you should look for when choosing your pain management specialist.

  • Education
  • Approach
  • Specialty- A doctor’s primary specialty may indicate what conditions they are familiar with and how they treat pain.

If you are a current resident of Lakewood Ranch, FL or a surrounding area we can make choosing your pain management specialist easy. Although we have many talented and qualified doctors throughout the state of Florida, Dr. Adams is currently at our closest Pain Relief Center practice to you. This clinic is located at 6310 Health Parkway Suite 320 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

John Scott Adams, M.D. earned his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of California Los Angeles and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George, Grenada. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Louisiana State University. He went on to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Dr. Adams specializes in treating all pain conditions with an emphasis on comprehensive, non-opioid modalities. These include peripheral nerve blocks, neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulators and spinal injections, among others.

Dr. Adams has been widely published in scientific journals related to treatment of such conditions as neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome and post-trauma headache. He regularly participates in conferences and is a member of numerous professional societies. These include the America Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicines, the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Pain Society and International Spine Association Society.

We can ensure you are in good hands with us here at Pain Relief Centers. If you or someone you know would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Adams at our Lakewood Ranch location, contact us today at 1-866-572-4655 or visit our website at

Treating Axial Neck and Back Pain

What is it?

Axial neck and back pain is an over-all broad topic. However, it refers to pain in or around the cervical spine, neck, or back. According to Principles of Orthopedic Practice for Primary Care Providers, over 80% of all adults will experience neck or back pain chronic enough to impair daily function.



Although it is neck or back pain, axial pain can cause side effects such as headaches, shoulder pain, and stiffness in the neck or back. Symptoms can also include muscle spasms, irritability, and pain stemming from the source.



Because axial neck and back pain is such broad subject, it takes a trained physician to correctly diagnose the pain one is experiencing. Treatment can range from conservative, to minimally invasive procedures.

Whatever the treatment may be, pain management Dr. John Scott Adams from our Lakewood Ranch location takes pride in his, and Pain Relief Center’s (PRC) approach and mission to provide opioid-alternative relief from chronic pain. location takes pride in his, and Pain Relief Center’s (PRC) approach and mission to provide opioid-alternative relief from chronic pain.

“I would say that we have a specific focus on restoring function utilizing non-opioid treatment modalities as well as minimally-invasive treatments,” Dr. Adams says, we are experts in axial neck and back pain and have several very effective treatment options for patients that have previously had spine surgery.”

Some treatments that PRCs physicians, along with Dr. Adams, provide include, but are not limited to, scar tissue removal, epidural spinal injections, and spinal cord stimulators.

“I would say that our main goal is to restore function and allow our patients to continue living their lives and minimize the disruption of their lives that chronic pain can become.” –Dr. John Scott Adams


If you are experiencing axial neck and back pain, contact us today, and let us help you find the relief you have been searching for.

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