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Why Do I Need Psychological Screening for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation deploys an implanted device to send electrical currents to block pain messages to your brain.  The devices used are implanted in the patient around the spinal canal. The idea of having a device implanted in the body can be stressful for some, even causing anxiety, so psychological screening for spinal cord stimulation…

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How Microdiscectomy Can Relieve Pain

Spine pain demands a response and when conservative options don’t cut it, surgery is usually recommended.  If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, you’ll want to read this. This post explains how microdiscectomy can relieve pain and what the procedure entails.  If you’re considering surgery to relieve back pain, this option is well worth discussing…

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Preventing Lower Back Spasms

There’s no question that muscle spasms of any kind are no fun at all.  But the good news is that they’re preventable and treatable with conservative methods. Because we hear so much from patients about this annoying, uncomfortable problem, we’ve put together this blog about preventing lower back spasms.  We hope it serves as valuable…

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Do You Have Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis occurs most frequently in the cervical (upper) and lumbar (lower) vertebrae.  Usually afflicting people over the age of 50, the condition is a narrowing of the spinal canal.  This narrowing may cause pain and stiffness. The good news about cervical spinal stenosis is that it’s treated using conservative methodologies.  While it can be…

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The ABCs of Disc Pain: Annular Tears, Bulging Discs and Collapsed Discs

Your spine is the pillar of your body, supporting you as you move through life and housing your central nervous system.  Its structures are complex because it does a lot of heavy lifting.  But it’s subject to deterioration, especially in the discs. Your spinal discs are crucial supports to your vertebrae.  They hold your vertebrae…

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Study Identifies Pulsed Radiofrequency as Potent Answer for Low Back Pain

According to a recent study, patients suffering from chronic low back pain for whom conservative treatments haven’t worked may find significant relief from the use of a minimally invasive protocol called pulsed radiofrequency. The study’s results were presented at the recent meeting of the Radiological Society of North America by its authors, researchers from Sapienza…

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