San Antonio Pain Management

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Herinated disc doctors San Antonio use advanced technology like laser treatments to relieve pain. Call Spine Care today to book your appointment!


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S pine Care of S an A ntonio Herinated disc doctors San Antonio use advanced technology like laser treatments to relieve pain. Call Spine Care today to book your appointment N eck-Pain Conservative treatment should be tried first usually including physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. If condition worsens or is severe then it is usually assessed for more specific treatments like epidural steroid injections, facet injections, radiofrequency, and in more advanced cases even surgery.

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B ack-Pain Treatment options for severe low back pain after conservative treatments have failed can include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, selective nerve root blocks, facet joint radiofrequency, minimally invasive laser spine discectomy , and more advanced things including lumbar surgery; and even more advanced options can be implantation of spinal cord stimulators or intrathecal morphine pumps.

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H erniated-Disc When the pain persists or is severe and has failed to improve after one or two months, more specific treatments might be indicated like epidural steroid injections, transforaminal injections, and more advanced studies might be required like lumbar discography to diagnose the tear and the location of the pain as well as more advanced treatments like laser treatment to the disc to seal the tear or relieve the pain from the disc or relieve the compression of the disc onto the nerve roots.mid back. More small damage to the disc like a small tear will be able to heal on its own although it might remain weak in that area but it will not necessitate any further treatment like surgery or injections.

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arthritis For osteoarthritis, there are many different alternatives of treatments starting with the most conservative which will be nonsteroidals , physical therapy, bracing, to more advanced treatments inclusive of cortisone injections into the joint, lubricant injections into the joint, platelet-rich plasma injections into the joint.

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P ostsurgical-Pain This term is commonly used to encompass anybody who has had surgery for the neck or the back once or twice and still remains in severe pain. It is a label that is in a way misused because it encompasses any kind of pain that remains whether it is because the problem has not been fixed completely or the surgery caused problems of scar tissue and it usually requires further diagnostic tests that can be easily accomplished including an MRI, CAT scan and myelography , nerve conduction studies, diagnostic injections to find the source of the continuous  pain  and fix it or find alternative treatments to fix it and not have to suffer with this chronic severe pain and become habituated to use narcotics.

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