Marrero, LA

1849 Barataria Blvd, Suite B
Phone (800) 277-1265
Fax (504) 889-1868

Metairie, LA

3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A
Phone (504) 887-7207
Fax (504) 889-1868

Covington, LA

1200 Pinnacle Parkway, Suite 7
Phone (985) 643-4144
Fax (985) 643-3603


How long does it take for a diagnostic nerve block to work?

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Diagnostic nerve blocks at Southern Pain and NeurologicalDiagnostic nerve blocks can be incredibly effective for patients who come to Southern Pain & Neurological suffering from chronic pain. Because we can target and numb a single nerve root, we are able to pinpoint the exact area that's causing a patient's pain. For example, if a patient experiences immediate relief due to the numbing effect of the anesthetic we use, then we can successfully identify the problem nerve.

Additionally, the cortisone we use as part of the treatment can reduce inflammation and pain that result from nerve irritation.

Many of the patients seeking this type of treatment ask us how long it takes for the effects of the injection to be felt.

Southern Pain & Neurological - helping Mississippi patients

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Natchez MississippiIf there's one thing we've learned in our years as one of the most trusted pain clinics in the region it's this: finding effective chronic pain therapy isn't easy.

That's why it's no surprise that a large number of our patients come to us from Mississippi, including Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Picayune, Poplarville, and beyond.

How long does it take to recover from spinal cord stimulator surgery?

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Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) systems are designed to improve your quality of life and decrease your symptoms of chronic pain. The latest versions have allowed many patients to stop or significantly reduce oral medication intake.

It's why SCS is one of the treatment methods we use for our chronic pain patients here in Greater New Orleans. Our patients see results.

Of course, SCS systems require a surgical procedure. Recovering from procedures like this takes time. But how long, exactly, does it take to recover from SCS surgery?

Recovery usually takes about one to two weeks. However, this varies from person to person. In order to aid the recovery period, here are some tips we recommend to our patients once they leave our clinic:

Relieving Pain with Joint Injections

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X-ray of knee jointJoints play an incredible role in our day-to-day lives. They exist in places throughout our body where bones are connected. Most joints allow for fluid movement and flexibility.

When these joints are damaged (due to disease or injury) the results can be decreased mobility, inflammation, and chronic pain. While there are many joints in our bodies, the ones that most patients who come to our pain clinics experience the greatest amount of pain with are:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Hand/wrist joints

That's because these are the most-used joints, which we rely on every single day.