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What is a herniated disc and how can it be treated?

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Graphic of spine and discsMany of the chronic-pain sufferers who visit one of our Louisiana pain clinics suffer from what's known as a herniated disc, a condition known to be a source of pain in the neck, arm, back or leg.

Also referred to as a ruptured or slipped disc, a herniated disc can occur anywhere throughout the spine, although it's often found in the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back).

Treating Arthritis with Joint Pain Injections and Radiofrequency of Facet Nerves

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million people - and 300,000 children - suffer from some type of arthritis, making it an extremely common (yet misunderstood) affliction.

Many people believe "arthritis" to be a singular disease; it's not. There are actually more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, with common symptoms including swelling, stiffness, pain, and decreased range of motion.

How to Treat Post-Surgery Chronic Pain

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Post-operative pain is fairly common, but that doesn't make it any easier to cope with for those who suffer from it. Post-operative pain occurs as a result of your body responding to the trauma of being cut open and operated on. Most post-op patients endure some level of pain or discomfort, which can often be referred to as acute post-operative pain.

Chronic pain following a surgery, however, is entirely different. This pain persists long after your body should have fully healed following your surgery. It's estimated somewhere between 10 and 50 percent of post-op patients experience some level of chronic pain following their procedure.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery - The risks and recovery time

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B&W photo of woman's back and spineHere at Southern Pain Clinic, one of the treatments we offer to help our patients manage their pain is a spinal cord stimulator. Spinal cord stimulators are devices that use electrical impulses to block or mask, pain signals before they travel to the brain. In place of the pain, patients feel a far more pleasant and light tingling sensation. In the end, the goal of the spinal cord stimulator is to improve our patients' quality of life while lowering the level of pain they feel.

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