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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.

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.

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