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1849 Barataria Blvd, Suite B
Phone (800) 277-1265
Fax (504) 889-1868

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3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A
Phone (504) 887-7207
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1200 Pinnacle Parkway, Suite 7
Phone (985) 643-4144
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Intrathecal pain pumps - how to maintain them

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Spinal cordIntrathecal pain pumps are an effective way to treat the symptoms of chronic pain, because they deliver medication directly to a patient's spinal cord.

Because of this direct route from medication to spinal cord (vs. traveling through the blood or digestive system), our patients' chronic pain symptoms can be controlled with a lower dose of medication, when compared with oral medication.

We use this treatment method for patients who visit us in our Greater New Orleans chronic pain clinics when other traditional methods have failed to relieve long-term pain.

Once we determine that an intrathecal pain pump is the correct course of treatment for a patient, it's important for our patient to know what to expect following their procedure.

How long does it take for a diagnostic nerve block to work?

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Diagnostic nerve blocks at Southern Pain and NeurologicalDiagnostic nerve blocks can be incredibly effective for patients who come to Southern Pain & Neurological suffering from chronic pain. Because we can target and numb a single nerve root, we are able to pinpoint the exact area that's causing a patient's pain. For example, if a patient experiences immediate relief due to the numbing effect of the anesthetic we use, then we can successfully identify the problem nerve.

Additionally, the cortisone we use as part of the treatment can reduce inflammation and pain that result from nerve irritation.

Many of the patients seeking this type of treatment ask us how long it takes for the effects of the injection to be felt.

Southern Pain & Neurological - helping Mississippi patients

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Natchez MississippiIf there's one thing we've learned in our years as one of the most trusted pain clinics in the region it's this: finding effective chronic pain therapy isn't easy.

That's why it's no surprise that a large number of our patients come to us from Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Picayune, Poplarville, and beyond.

How long does it take to recover from spinal cord stimulator surgery?

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Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) systems are designed to improve your quality of life and decrease your symptoms of chronic pain. The latest versions have allowed many patients to stop or significantly reduce oral medication intake.

It's why SCS is one of the treatment methods we use for our chronic pain patients here in Greater New Orleans. Our patients see results.

Of course, SCS systems require a surgical procedure. Recovering from procedures like this takes time. But how long, exactly, does it take to recover from SCS surgery?

Recovery usually takes about one to two weeks. However, this varies from person to person. In order to aid the recovery period, here are some tips we recommend to our patients once they leave our clinic:

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