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Disc Denervation Offers Minimally Invasive Back Pain Relief

Back Pain, Back Pain Treatments, blog Feb 26, 2016 No Comments

Disc Denervation Offers Minimally Invasive Back Pain Relief | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Back pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced. It is estimated that 80 percent of people in the United States will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

One of the most common reasons for pain is the discs that separate the 33 vertebrae in the spine. These discs are soft and provide support to the many bones and nerves that run through the spine. Unfortunately, when one or more of these discs herniate, it results in pain and irritation. Disc denervation is an effective way to treat the pain that results from problems with the spinal discs.


A thin needle is first inserted into the skin that provides an anesthetic to numb the skin and underlying tissue. Next, a radiofrequency needle is used under the direction of a real-time x-ray to locate the irritated nerves. A special dye is then used to locate the exact area that is causing the pain. Using the radiofrequency needle, heat is distributed to the correct nerves, causing them to become dull. The needle is then removed from the back and a bandage is placed onto the skin. The entire process takes less than an hour.


The procedure is successful in treating back pain in 60 to 70 percent of patients. Those who have success with the procedure experience:

  • Increased mobility
  • Dramatic improvements in quality of life
  • Increased physical function

The procedure is minimally invasive and is done outside of the hospital. Very little recovery time is required and most patients can resume normal activity within days of the procedure. Because real-time x-rays are used to deliver the heat, there is very little risk to other nerves becoming damaged.


All medical procedures carry some risks, which include bleeding, infection or nerve damage. These risks are rare in disc denervation and have occurred in less than one percent of patients.

Your spine must support your entire body, making it susceptible to damage and pain. Disc denervation can help reduce or eliminate this pain completely, helping you to resume your regular activities once again.


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Take Back Your Life With These Pain Management Tips

blog, Pain Management Feb 17, 2016 No Comments

Take Back Your Life With These Pain Management Tips | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Even patients who are going to need a specialist eventually can change some of their lifestyle habits in order to better cope with their discomfort. Here is a closer look at some pain management tips that anyone can use to naturally manage their pain and take back control of their life.

Start With a Comprehensive Evaluation

Before taking any steps to treat the pain, it is vital that every patient understands exactly what is taking place in their body. In some instances, the original diagnosis will be miscalculated or completely wrong, and that is why anyone who is struggling with chronic pain will want to speak with a pain management specialist. From there, they can start coming up with a more comprehensive treatment plan.

Create a Pain Journal

A pain journal is a great option to help patients track the symptoms of their medical condition. This information will be invaluable to the doctor and give them insight into exactly what is taking place. These journals should contain thorough information on the individual’s daily activities and habits including their level of pain, the location of the pain, the patient’s meals, sleeping habits, medication that they are taking, and any other factors that could be affecting their well-being.

Managing Stress Levels

Stress plays a major role in the management and treatment of pain. Studies from around the world continue to reveal more information on the difficulties of managing pain if the patient is stressed out. All patients will need to speak with their doctor or a counselor in order to come up with methods that they can use to manage their stress. This process might include treatments ranging from mild exercise and meditation to personal therapy and support groups.

Support Groups

In addition to helping a patient manage their stress, a support group will provide a place where patients can feel safe and comfortable. A support group can also be an excellent pool of contacts to explore new treatment options or find new specialists.

These four pain management tips aim to help you deal physically and emotionally with pain. It’s not too late to take back your life.


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3 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

Back Pain, blog Feb 08, 2016 No Comments

3 Natural Remedies for Back Pain | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Back pain is a common health problem that can strike at any age. Often, this pain is caused by a combination of problems that may include an injury, obesity and poor posture. Although it can be frustrating to experience nagging pain with every movement, there are several natural remedies for back pain that can help you find relief.

Massage Therapy

The healing power of human touch is a powerful tool for managing pain. Massage therapy is one of the most common natural remedies for back pain and can be used to treat lower pain as well as pain associated with sciatica and herniated discs. In addition to loosening tense muscles, a massage can relieve emotional tension and anxiety. Since stress can intensify pain, this remedy treats both the physical and mental causes of your discomfort. It is important to note, however, that a therapeutic massage should only be administered by a professional that understands the underlying reason for your back pain.

Exercise and Weight Management

The combination of a lack of exercise and obesity can contribute to lax muscles and ligaments that are unable to support the spine. For this reason, those who struggle with chronic pain in their back will need to maintain an appropriate weight to reduce the strain on their spine. In addition to eating a healthy diet and performing general cardiovascular exercises, you can do special back exercises that also help strengthen the core muscles to provide the right type of support.

Chiropractor Treatments

Chiropractors use spinal manipulations to realign the parts of your body that are contributing to the pain. This often involves manipulating a joint toward the end of its clinical range of motion, which can cause a harmless popping sound. However, this is a safe non-invasive procedure that can provide prompt relief. Some pain sufferers experience relief in as little as one session while others may require ongoing sessions to find complete relief.

When back pain occurs, it is important to take a full-on approach to eliminating the cause and providing your body with the support it needs to heal. By utilizing a combination of methods, you will be able to relieve the pain quickly while preventing future instances from occurring.

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