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1849 Barataria Blvd, Suite B
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Phone (985) 643-4144
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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.

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.

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