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What is Sciatica and how can it be treated?

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There are a number of reasons why people experience back pain. Back pain could flare up after an injury; the pain could appear seemingly out of nowhere. It can be short-lived (acute) or long-lasting (chronic).

One of the most frustrating parts of back pain is that it can be incredibly difficult to identify the source of the pain. However, sciatica is a type of back pain that is relatively simple to identify.

Don’t let neck pain keep you down - Southern Pain and Neurological can help!

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Neck pain is one of the most common ailments experienced in the U.S. Here in Southeastern Louisiana, many of the patients who walk through the doors of our clinics complain about neck pain that greatly impacts their quality of life.

Identifying the source of that pain, and effectively addressing it, can be a challenge. The neck – or cervical spine – is comprised of a network of nerves, bones, joints and muscles. Because of the complexity of the neck area, there are a number of problems that can cause neck pain.

But neck pain is just the start of it. Any irritation along the nerve pathways can, in fact, lead to pain and discomfort throughout your body, from your head down to your legs. If you suffer from neck pain that persists beyond just a few days, then this could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that needs to be addressed.

The Advantages of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Management

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Chronic pain is a growing epidemic across the United States, including right here in the Greater New Orleans area. For years, sufferers of debilitating ailments such as back and neck pain have had to turn to surgery and other drastic and invasive treatments for relief. Often times these methods are not only ineffective for long-term relief, but they can worsen a patient’s symptoms. We here at Southern Pain and Neurological of Louisiana offer an alternative, and effective, treatment option for chronic pain sufferers: spinal cord stimulation. Spinal Cord Stimulation involves a device that uses electrical impulses to block pain from being recognized in the brain. In place of pain, patients feel a more pleasant tingling sensation. This treatment is designed to improve quality of life and lower the level of pain patients feel. Spinal Cord Stimulation has been proven to treat a number of chronic pain conditions that have not been helped by other treatments, including back pain, neck pain, and complex regional pain syndrome.

When should you consider Intrathecal Pain Pumps

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Here at Southern Pain Clinic of Southeastern Louisiana, we employ a wide variety of pain-treatment methods, with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for our patients while minimizing the need for costly and invasive surgeries. There are times, of course, when conservative pain therapy methods are not effective for a patient. In these instances, we introduce other options, including intrathecal pain pumps.

September: The Importance of Pain Awareness Month

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Tens of thousands of people across the country live with daily chronic pain. It's often referred to as the invisible illness. But while your pain may go unnoticed by others, its impact can be enormous. During the entire month of September, organizations join hands to raise awareness, and reduce stigma, about living with pain and pain management. Events (both virtual and in-real-life) are held across the country. Blue ribbons and signs promoting Pain Awareness Month will appear and dozens of landmarks and well-known buildings—from the New Orleans Superdome to Los Angeles International Airport—choose one day to be bathed in blue light as part of the Beautify in Blue initiative to spread the word. Pain Awareness Month is supported by a number of patient advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Pain Foundation, American Chronic Pain Association, and the multi-organization Partners for Understanding Pain.

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