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Dr. Sarah Blake

Pain Management
Columbus, OH
21 years experience

Locations

Capital City Pain Care

Columbus, OH

Address

720 East Broad Street #100, Columbus, OH
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Fax

6142988199

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Office

Columbus, OH

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Depends on the med: Most short acting narcotics (percocet, vicodin etc) last about 3-4 hours. Most long acting narcotics (ms contin, Opana er, oxycontin) last 8-12 hours ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Exercise: Core strengthening (abdominal exercises) and stretching and avoid lifting heavy objects. Avoid excessive weight gain. If you stand a lot make sure tha... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Neurologist: You need to be evaluated for seizures versus other causes of loss of consciousness. They may decide to order an MRI of the brain and an eeg. You proba... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Possible Infection: Dark urine could indicate many conditions. These range from simple dehydration to infection. Dark urine with back pain and a fever is a cause for conc... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Multifactorial: A weak "core" can cause back pain with standing. Shoes with poor support or poor ergonomics (cute flats or high heels) can result in joint and back pa... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Increases bleeding: Nsaids can slightly thin the blood causing more bleeding and bruising.
A member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Shortness of breath: You need to see your doctor about your shortness of breath and nausea with minimal exertion. Your headache could be due to the shortness of breath/lac... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Strongest over the counter pain relievers are extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. All prescribed narcotics are legal. Your testing (... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Accurate Diagnosis: A migraine headache should not cause a permanent loss of vision. However, other types of headaches could be associated with permanent visual loss so a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Anti nausea meds: Many migraineurs suffer from gastroparasis (stomach fails to empty leaving a feeling of nausea and bloating). Often times if you can resolve the nause... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is very effective for fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and lumbar radicular pain.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Medication Overuse: Rebound headache of any type is commonly associated with frequent utilization of the triptan (migraine abortive medications) or over the counter medic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Variety: Low back pain can be as simple as a muscle strain and sprain or as serious as a disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Back pain that persists more than... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Stretch: If the problem becomes more frequent or persistent, consider seeing your primary care physician for a referral to physical therapy for strengthening a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Common: Pain is never a normal condition. Pain after a laminectomy is very common. It will take at least a year for healing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
It is a draw: Oxycontin has a longer duration of effect and can last 8-12 hours. Dilaudid tends to have a much shorter effect lasting 3-4 hours. Oxycontin tends to ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Intercostal Nerve: If your mris and cts have ruled out tumors and other diseases, review link below. http://www.localhealth.com/article/intercostal-neuralgia.
A member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness, balance problems, cognitive slowness, visual disturbance.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Avoid triggers: Keep a headache diary to identify foods or other situations that trigger the headache. Minimize caffeine and alcohol consumption. Improve sleep hygein... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Nerve based pain: Neurontin (gabapentin) also known as Gabapentin works on the nerve to slow down abnormal signals. It is effective for fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropath... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Very effective: Topamax (topiramate) has been very effective for many of my patients. Some patients have complained of cognitive side effects such as speech disturban... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Two: Manufacturer website recommends two pills for your first dose and no more than 3 pills per day. http://aleve.com/faqs.php.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Chemical Structure: All of these are differentiated by their chemical structure. Heroin and opium are schedule one substances which are illegal in the us and considered t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Oxycdone: If you have sever liver damage then you need to avoid medications that contain tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Lack of data: There is no data to confirm the safety of skelaxin (metaxalone) in pregnant or nursing mothers. It is unknown if it is excreted in breast milk or cros... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Not usually: Treatments such as physical therapy, injections or surgery tend to target only that particular area of the body or spine. However, if medication (... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Many: Non-narcotic medications for pain include anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen and naproxen), muscle relaxers (flexeril, zanaflex), anti-depressants (savell... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Pain Tolerance: Pain tolerance is unique and individual. It is often influenced by your emotional state. If you are depressed and anxious, you can be more sensitive t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Unknown: You will always be an alcoholic and will practice the 12 steps for the rest of your life. It will be a daily battle.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: There are many non-narcotic options for pain control. Your diagnosis/condition will determine which ones are right for you.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Never: Mixing the two could cause extreme sedation. Many physicians would discontinue your narcotic management if you are utilizing street drugs. Many state ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Facet Injections? Tr: Have you discussed with your doctor lumbar facet injections or medial branch blocks? Have you tried lumbar traction?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
OA : Nsaids are very effective for joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis. It can also be used to increase the effectiveness of n... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Diclofenac: Difene/diclofenac could be causing the constipation and bloating. The only way to know is to discontinue the medication and see if your symptoms resol... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Blood in the urine: Blood in your urine is concerning for a urinary tract infection or other problem. This needs to be evaluated by your family physician.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 21 years experience
Conservative Care: Start with rest, ice or heat. Could consider an anti-inflammatory medication such as over the counter ibuprofen. If no better in a couple of days, con... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Blake is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blake is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks alot and i will try what u ask me to do
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Thanks for your quick reply! Just don't know what to try .
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Affiliations

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Academy of Neurology
Ohio State Medical Association
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