THE PAIN CENTER BLOG

Our blog is designed to help our patients live a happier and healthier life.

Back pain is a common condition that many people experience. In fact, over 80% of the world's population will have lower back pain at some point in their life. Lower back pain can come from problems in the lumbar facet joints, the sacroiliac joint, and the intervertebral discs.
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The process of implanting a Spinal Cord Stimulator is virtually the same whether it is for a Conventional Implantable Pulse Generator, Rechargeable Implant Pulse Generator, or Radiofrequency Stimulator
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These FDA-approved surgically implanted electrotherapy devices as treatments to provide pain management through a mild electrical device that sends electrical pulses to mask pain felt by receptors in the brain. They offer the benefit of requiring no opioids or other drugs and involve only minimally invasive surgical procedures.
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A combination of an Intellis™ screening and spinal cord stimulator trial can enable you to gain more control over treatments and gauge the overall effectiveness of the neurostimulator in relieving pain in your daily life.
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The use of Spinal Cord Stimulators as a treatment option have been in practice for decades. Spinal Cord Stimulators (also called SCS) use electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain.
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When you are in pain & in need of pain relief, your doctor may ask you where the pain is & the intensity of that pain. This is important because nerve pain & muscle pain different in treatment. To learn more about the differences between nerve pain & muscle pain read more of this Pain Center blog.
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Until recently, almost all medical studies were performed exclusively on men. Researchers were worried that the female menstrual cycle would introduce extra, uncontrolled factors into the studies. If they were looking into the effects of an antidepressant, for example, mood swings caused by hormone changes would have made it more difficult to assess which symptoms were caused by the medication and which were not.
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If an individual is suffering from chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, or arms, this could be symptomatic of nerve damage in the cervical spine. To help treat this pain, a procedure known as a cervical selective nerve root block (SNRB) can help relieve this pain in the form of an injection. 
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Peripheral Neuropathy is a result of the damage of the Peripheral Nervous System. A recurring feeling of tingling, prickling or numbness in the feet & hands is one of the most common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy. Learn more about Peripheral Neuropathy by reading this Pain Center Blog!
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Steroids reduce the body's inflammatory response, leading to welcome pain relief. A pain specialist will inject these medications into large or small joints of the body such as a wrist, elbow, or ankle, although the back is another common site. To learn more about steroid injection, read more.
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