Happy Thanksgiving!

cornacopia-900606Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I wanted to say how thankful I am for all of my patients! Without you, I wouldn’t be able to work and live in this wonderful part of the world. I appreciate every one of you!

I am also thankful for my wonderful staff, Erica and Chaunice. They have been such a tremendous help. If you think so, too, be sure to tell them (and me!).

Enjoy the holiday!

Dr. Bunch will Present Current Treatments for Back Pain and Sciatica. Lunch will be provided by Palms of Pasadena Hospital

Back Pain and Sciatica

Jennifer Bunch, MD, Pain Management

Wednesday, November 14

12:00 Noon

If you suddenly start feeling pain in your lower back or hip that radiates to the back of your thigh and your leg, you may have a condition known as sciatica. Sciatica results from a herniated disc in your spinal column that is pressing on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Join Dr. Bunch as she discusses this condition – learn about prevention, restoration of function and pain reduction.

Palms of Pasadena Hospital

Professional Building, Boca Ciega Room

1609 Pasadena Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Coolief studies have demonstrated: Effective pain relief and Greater mobility for People with Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis

cool kneeCOOLIEF radiofrequency is a new non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for those suffering from knee pain, hip pain, SI joint, and chronic back pain. This advanced procedure uses radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain. COOLIEF circulates water through the device that serves as a heat sink while heating nerves to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional radiofrequency ablation. This combination targets the pain-causing nerves without excessive heating or damage to surrounding tissues. I have performed this procedure with great success for many patients. It is safe for patients who have undergone joint replacement because this procedure blocks nerve pain before the nerves enter the joint space.

For more information:

Coolief Patient Brochure
About the Coolief Procedure

Public Talk on Medical Marijuana in Florida

seal of floridaMedical marijuana has been in the news a lot lately. Since it became legal under Florida state law for certain medical conditions, many people have asked me about whether it is right for them or their loved ones, whether it is legal, what forms of the drug may be used, and how to find a treatment center.

To address these and other questions, I will be giving a talk tonight February 28, 2018 at 6:00pm at the West St. Petersburg Community Library at 6605 5th Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

Sorry for the short notice – I will try to advertise these community talks further in advance. If you cannot make it to the talk, you may find some of your answers at the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. Or feel free to call my office at (727) 495-6085.

Merry Christmas from Doctor Bunch!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year for millions of people worldwide, and a holiday that I personally cherish. For many of us, it’s a time to spend with family and dear friends, and that is what I plan to do in the coming weeks. I’d like to personally wish everyone a merry Christmas this year! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then happy Hanukkah or even just have a great holiday season!

I’d also like to thank everyone who has helped make my practice successful in such a short time. I’m especially grateful to all my patients for putting their faith in me. I hope I’ve been able to help each of you find treatment that brings you closer to your goals.

As I’ve said before, I will be changing locations in the near future. As of right now, I do not have any new announcements, but very soon I should have some great news to share with everyone!

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