For the 25 million Americans who suffer from chronic joint pain, finding adequate relief can be a long-term effort of trial and error. Physical therapy usually works to some degree, but only if the damage in the joint isn’t too severe. Losing weight, taking anti-inflammatory medications, and getting pain-relief injections are great temporary fixes – until that next tough workout or until the medications wear off. But what happens when the pain won’t go away, or the pain is so great that [Read More]
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Why Would My Orthopedist Recommend Spinal Cord Stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation is an interventional pain management method that utilizes electrical signals to interrupt the pain messages sent by nerves before they travel up the spine to the brain. It has been used by pain management physicians since the 1960s, but it is now becoming more mainstream. Many people have found spinal cord stimulation to be an effective way to decrease, minimize, or even eliminate chronic back pain. If your orthopedist specializes in treating spinal pain, spinal cord [Read More]