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Tired of taking pills? Learn more about Intrathecal Pain Therapy

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Daily pill box with medicationsMore than 25 million Americans have experienced some form of daily pain - over the span of three months - according to a recent National Health Institute (NIH) study. That same study reveals that even more Americans, around 18% of the population, experiences "severe levels" of pain.

Chronic pain is different for everyone. It could be caused by a number of reasons, including genetics, age, disease, or injury. As a result, doctors need to find unique treatments to suit each individual. And while there are many types of alternative and traditional treatments (surgery, yoga, tai chi, etc.) among the most common treatment methods for chronic pain is medication in the form of pills.

Most patients we come across aren't necessarily excited about the prospect of taking daily pills for a number of reasons, including:

  • The inconvenience
  • The expense
  • The risk of addiction
  • Social stigma

But, of course, when faced with those issues above, and the potential of reducing their pain, these patients will typically choose to regain some form of quality of life.

It seems like an unfair trade-off. Why should you have to take pills daily to reduce your pain?

You don't.

What is Spinal Stenosis, and how can it be treated?

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Person's back and spineMedically speaking, stenosis means the narrowing of a body channel. When coupled with the word “spinal” what we’re talking about here is the narrowing of the bone channel where your spinal nerves, or spinal cord, resides.

Some people are born with this affliction. However, a majority of people who suffer from spinal stenosis develop it over time.

It’s not uncommon for patients not to feel any ill effects due to the narrowing for some time. However, as we age, the effects of spinal stenosis become more pronounced and, often times, unbearable.

Radiating pain. Weakness. Numbness. Limited walking due to pain.

There are just some of the effects of spinal stenosis. And while the narrowing can occur at different parts of the spine, which we’ll discuss in a moment, the symptoms of this nerve compression are typically similar.

That’s why the specialists here at Southern Pain and Neurological can, and will, perform specific testing to determine the cause, and location, of the narrowing.

For caring pain doctors in New Orleans, contact Southern Pain and Neurological

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Sufferers of chronic pain need, and deserve, a specialized type of care, by a team experienced in addressing their unique needs.

All too often, chronic pain sufferers have to endure countless testing and consultations to determine the source of their discomfort. Sometimes, all that work delivers no true relief.

That's why chronic pain sufferers throughout New Orleans turn to the caring pain doctors of Southern Pain and Neurological.

With clinics in Metairie and Marrero, we provide New Orleans chronic pain sufferers with a convenient choice when it comes to their diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care.

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.

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