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

Failed back surgery syndrome is a condition where patients have continued back pain after a spinal surgery.
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A spinal cord stimulator is a device that delivers mild electrical currents to nerves along the spinal cord. These currents interfere with pain messages that nerves send to the brain and is implanted near the spine.
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The pain is often intense, and medical intervention is sometimes the only way to find relief. A steroid injection is one such option that can possibly relieve neck pain.
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Addiction is a very real possibility when using pain medication. However, with a well thought strategy and management from a pain specialist, chances of addiction are greatly decreased while maintaining efficiency.
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A pain specialist is someone who has achieved a comprehensive understanding of the physiological sources of pain through research in multiple medical disciplines.
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Chronic pain affects the lives of more than 100 million Americans. And globally, it's estimated that more than 1.5 billion people suffer with chronic pain. People who struggle with constant pain often have trouble sleeping, experience low energy, and find it difficult to concentrate.
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There are varying degrees of back pain that one can experience as a result of bad posture when sitting, walking or lifting. It can be sharp and sudden or arise gradually.
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When patients are experiencing pain in the spinal area, a medial branch block is sometimes carried out to determine if these particular nerves are the root of the patient's pain. Sometimes, it is possible to block these nerves with no negative effect.
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By destroying a small section of nerve tissue, cervical radiofrequency ablation stops the pain signals the nerves were sending to the brain. The procedure is a minimally invasive way to effectively relieve pain.
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Spinal cord stimulation can be successful at helping people manage their chronic pain by significantly reducing the severity of their pain. Many spinal cord stimulator patients feel that this device has restored their ability to complete everyday activities and allowed them to enjoy life once again.
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Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

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Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223
Caldwell Fax: Fax: (208) 455-5190

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Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
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Boise Phone: (208) 342-9800

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223

Caldwell Phone: (208) 455-3535

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Our Locations:

  • Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Caldwell: 1825 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605