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How Do Implanted Nerve Stimulators Work to Relieve Pain?

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Implanted nerve stimulators can relieve pain when other methods fail.When chronic pain does not respond to traditional pain relief treatment, implanted nerve stimulators can help alleviate pain by delivering a low-level electrical signal to specific nerves within your spinal cord. An implanted nerve stimulator safely and effectively blocks pain signals from reaching your brain and "telling" sensitive nerve endings that something is causing pain.

What Causes Pain?

You feel pain when pain receptors located on nerve endings are irritated or damaged. When nerves are injured this pain is called neuropathic pain. Surface or deep tissue pain is referred to as nociceptive pain. Subtypes of nociceptive pain include somatic and visceral pain. Examples of somatic pain are [...]

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.

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