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September 26, 2013

How to Manage Pain

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“That is rewarding. This is something we believe in strongly, and to hear that another patient was so satisfied with our services that they sent someone else to see us says a lot.”

The most common cause leading to a visit at ISM is chronic lower back pain. Many of those patients had previously tried other modalities, including a chiropractor and physical therapist. Quite often the core of the problem lies in the spinal column, a flexible structure that houses the over 300,000 of the delicate transmission lines of the central nervous system. Finding the source of the pain is an intricate process.

Dr. Hacobian continued, “If you have back pain, experience shows that without treatment, it will probably only get worse. If you have a persistent headache or migraine due to any issues related to the central nervous system, the chances are it too will only get worse if left untreated.”

As the body ages, almost everyone will experience some form of back pain or arthritis. Although it is due to the nature of life itself, Interventional Spine Medicine believes that the creation of science is also a natural progression. If this allows a person to live in comfort and enjoy the best qualities life can offer, pain management just makes natural sense.

The use of corticosteroids to ease inflammation in the joints that causes arthritis is not to be confused with the anabolic steroids used by athletes to enhance performance. It is also used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis which is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back.

Facet joint pain can be the result of inflammation. These small stabilizing joints are located between and behind the adjacent vertebrae at every spinal level except the top. Normal wear and tear is usually the culprit and the pain is often described as “frightening,’ or “the worst of all back pains.” With the use of radio frequency (RF) lesioning, ISM can locate the nerve that is sending the pain signal to the brain and apply an electrical current to eliminate it. The same procedure can be applied for chronic arthritis or neck pain, which may be the cause of migraines. For those fearful of even the smallest of needles, the treatment recommended may only be medicine patches, compounding creams or oral medication.

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