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Southern Pain & Neurological - Treating Your Pain on the Northshore

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Twenty percent of U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain, according to a recent study analyzing National Health Interview Survey data.

Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks. However, it can last even longer. Chronic pain can stem from a variety of factors, including injury or illness. However, there is no clear cut cause of chronic pain.

Here at our Northshore chronic pain clinic in Covington, LA, we've seen how chronic pain can all but eliminate one's quality of life — physically and emotionally. Chronic pain can reduce flexibility, strength, and stamina. This makes it difficult for sufferers to carry out vital tasks like brushing their teeth or putting on their socks. And it limits them from partaking in enjoyable activities, like swimming and walking. As a result, many chronic pain patients suffer from signs of depression.

What is neurogenic claudication — and how is it treated?

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Neurogenic claudication — also known as pseudoclaudication — is best defined by breaking down the two parts of its name:

  • Neurogenic: Stemming from the nervous system
  • Claudication: Leg pain, or more specifically, difficulty or weakness with walking

Neurogenic claudication occurs due to a compression of the spinal nerves located in the lower (lumbar) spine. It is typically caused by spinal stenosis — the narrowing of the spinal canal — in the lumbar region. This narrowing generally occurs due to wear and tear of the lower spine, as well as arthritic changes such as:

  • Bulging discs
  • Thickening of ligaments
  • Overgrowth of bone spurs

Sacroiliac Joint Pain treatment with Joint Injections

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Back pain relief with sacroiliac joint injections at Southern Pain & NeurologicalA number of our patients across our 3 Greater New Orleans chronic pain clinics suffer from chronic sacroiliac joint pain. Many suffer from chronic pain, don't know the source, and only discover that it's sacroiliac joint pain after our initial diagnosis.

Fortunately, our pain specialists have the expertise — and tools — to diagnose and treat this prevalent chronic pain symptom.

Find relief from herniated disc pain with percutaneous discectomy

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Spinal columnA herniated disc is a common chronic pain issue that many of our patients throughout Greater New Orleans suffer from.

You may also hear it referred to as a slipped or herniated disc.

Discs serve an essential function. They separate and support the bones of your spine. They function as shock absorbers. If the outer layer wall of a disc weakens, then a portion of the inner disc may push through the wall.

The result is a herniation — which can be incredibly painful and life-altering. That's because there are nerves that travel behind these discs. A herniated disc may compress these nerves, causing the nerves to become compressed or irritated.

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