Pain Associated with Bulging Disc FAQs on Bulging Disc It is estimated that 90% of Americans will experience some form of back problems at some time in our lives. These types of conditions usually affect us between the ages of thirty and fifty by natural age related wear and degeneration, but trauma can cause them…

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Apart from neuropathic and nociceptive pain, spinal cord stimulation is also an excellent method to manage ischemic pain, including peripheral vascular disease. Research studies indicate complete or marked relief from painful cramping, discomfort, and achiness associated with peripheral vascular disease. It also improves blood flow and tolerance to exercise. What is peripheral vascular disease? Peripheral…

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Pelvic pain is any discomfort in the area below the umbilicus (belly button) and between the hips (pelvic region). Acute pain last for less than 3 months, and chronic pain last for 3 months or longer. Chronic pelvic pain can have many causes, and it is often associated with other symptoms. How common is pelvic…

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Spinal cord stimulation is considered the best way to ensure long-term relief from postherpetic neuralgia pain syndrome. Researches indicate 60% to 80% satisfactory neuropathic pain relief in patients using SCS therapy over an extended period. What is postherpetic neuralgia? Postherpetic neuralgia refers to neuropathic pain caused by herpes zoster or chicken pox virus. The virus infection…

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When you have been in an automobile accident, you need a Chicago auto injury doctor who is specially trained in injuries. Auto injury treatment involves assessing for structural damage using diagnostic testing so the doctor can appropriately treat the patient. What are common auto injury symptoms that require treatment? Following a car accident, you may…

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Celiac plexus block is widely used to treat chronic abdominal pain traced to cancer in the abdominal area or pancreatitis. Found to be effective for those not responding to oral medication, the block therapy provides respite from intractable abdominal pain, high-dose narcotic pain killer medication without any major complications. What is celiac plexus block? Celiac…

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Superior hypogastric plexus block to manage pelvic pain was widely studied in the 1990s and 2000s prior to its medical application. Researchers found the treatment method a useful way to control and reduce uncontrolled genital pain, cancer pain affecting pelvic organs and other types of pain originating from lower intestine, colon and prostate glands. Since…

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FAQs on Trigger Point Injections Trigger point injections are a viable option to treat referred pain and reduced functionality associated with muscle tenderness. These injections calm irritated nerves, take care of muscle weakness and improve the range of motion and posture. What is a trigger point? Trigger point refers to a tender, discrete, focal, hyperirritable,…

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FAQs on Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Spinal stenosis, disk herniation, vertebrae damage, radiculopathy and other injuries to the spine force about 600,000 Americans to undergo laminectomy or back surgery every year. However, about 20 to 40 percent of these patients suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. Also known as post-laminectomy syndrome, it is marked by worsening pain…

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FAQs on Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants Spinal cord stimulator was first introduced in 1967. The FDA approved the device in 1989 to treat pain in the arm, leg and trunk traced to nerve damage. At present, about 50,000 spinal cord stimulator implants are performed every year covering about 70 percent of neuromodulation treatments. Back pain caused…

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