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All Posts in Category: Pain Management

What are Nerve Blocks?

Since pain is the result of aggravated nerves, pain management doctors often look for ways to impair pain-causing nerves. One way of accomplishing this task is by utilizing a procedure called a nerve block. A nerve block is a procedure in which medication is injected in to the nerve in order to cut off or […]

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What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is commonly used to treat lower back pain. Radiofrequency ablation works by applying the heat generated from radiofrequency waves to the nerves that are generating the pain in the spine. This eliminates the pain-causing nerves in the spine, which stops those specific pain signals to the brain. […]

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What to Look for When Choosing a Hip Specialist

Question Your Provider Ask your provider about their credentials. First, make sure they meet all the minimum requirements of a practicing orthopedist in the U.S. These include a 4-year MD or DO degree and a residency. Then, don’t be afraid to ask if they are certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, if they […]

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Trigger Point Injections vs. Epidural Steroid Injections

Dealing with persistent muscle pain is never easy, especially when over-the-counter pain medication, relaxation techniques, or even physical therapy don’t seem to relieve the pain for long. Cortisone injections for pain relief are a solid course of action after prior methods have failed, and an ideal non-invasive treatment option before considering surgery. Two common pain […]

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