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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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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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Chronic pain is traditionally treated with potentially harmful opioid medications. There are alternative treatments, although many United States citizens choose not to take advantage of them.
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Epidural steroid injections are a minimally invasive solution to pain caused by inflammation of the spinal nerves. The injection delivers the medications to the to the source of your pain.
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Radiofrequency ablation, otherwise known as rhizotomy, is a procedure that utilizes heat to either reduce or stop altogether the transmission of pain signals from the body's nerves to the brain, thereby relieving the pain itself.
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Boise Phone: (208) 342-9800

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