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It is important to understand that phenomenon of pain is a complex medical issue.
Discography, also called a “discogram” is an invasive diagnostic test that helps your doctor examine intervertebral discs…
Dorsal Root Ganglion
The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is a bundle of nerves in the spine. The main function of the dorsal root ganglion is to transmit nerve…
The epidural space is a space that exists in the spine within the spinal canal. This space lies between two planes of tissue:
Facet Joint Injection
The vertebral bones are connected by discs on the front part of the spine. Along the back part of the spine…
Genicular Nerve Block and Radiofrequency Ablation (GNRFA)
An alternative treatment to surgery is the two-part genicular nerve block with radiofrequency ablation, also called a genicular nerve neurotomy.
Joint pain of any kind interferes with a person’s lifestyle and can become debilitating when it is chronic and intense.
The medicine defines chronic pain as discomfort that lasts for months or years.
LinQ™ – Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System
Low back pain may be due to a medical condition involving one or both sacroiliac joints, like degenerative sacroiliitis.
Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
Medial branch nerve block is a minimally invasive procedure used for diagnostic purposes.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a specialized ultrasound exam that can produce images of tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, and joint spaces.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Rhizotomy or radiofrequency ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys problematic nerve roots that carry pain…
Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Fusion
The sacroiliac joint (SI) function is to connect the iliac bones to the lowest part of the spine or the sacrum.
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection is a treatment to help patients with pain in the buttocks, lower back and hips.
Selective Nerve Blocks
A number of conditions can contribute to significant low back pain due to foraminal stenosis.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation is an invasive procedure that is used for nerve pain due to the post-laminectomy syndrome…
Trigger point Injections
The exact causes of trigger points are not well understood, but in some cases, they can be explained by…
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are mini-invasive procedures that are performed for painful progressive…
As medical technology advances, people living with lower back pain have more treatment options than ever before.
There are several ways to classify pain, the easiest one and the most understandable include acute, chronic and complex types of pain.
Acute pain starts suddenly and lasts no longer than six months. It occurs when some tissues are damaged and nervous system is “informing” the brain about it. If there are no reasons any more – this pain goes away.
Chronic pain occurs when the nervous system is “active” for a long time (more than six months) and it could continue even when the illness or injury that caused it has healed. Often this pain starts as acute and continues as a chronic later. However, in some cases, there could be no clear reason for the pain.
Chronic pain is harder to cure and could become a major personal problem for a very long time, even during many years. There are many kinds of chronic pain according to anatomical, etiological and other principles. So nowadays doctors more often unite them into chronic pain syndrome that is one of the most serious problems in adults. Chronic pain leads to many problems in patients, such as insomnia, reduced activities, bad mood, exhaustion etc. So many people are searching for the best choice to fight this condition and it’s a real challenge for health care providers.
Chronic pain syndrome treatment methods vary and depend on the cause and affected part of the body. Extremely relevant problem is back pain, because of the modern lifestyle. Spine pain treatment has its specificities in each part of the spine and that’s why medical technique should be chosen very individually.
Nowadays range of therapeutic approaches allows finding the right individual variant for every person, who is suffering from a chronic pain syndrome. Pain relief, and separately spine pain relief, could change the quality of patients life a lot.
Find out more about pain conditions we treat:
Call (703) 520-1031 today for a consultation with pain management specialist Dr. Majid Ghauri at Spine & Pain Clinic of North America (SAPNA) or use the form below to make an appointment.