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Studies indicate that a specific treatment protocol using Botulinum Neurotoxin A can provide a sustained reduction in chronic, refractory low back pain for about 50% of such patients.
Back surgery is an important treatment option yet a significant percentage have a poor outcome and may require either additional surgery, interdisciplinary treatment, or implantable devices to manage ensuing pain.
Article discusses the clinical scenarios involving the complex issues surrounding adequate pain relief for spine-related chronic pain patients.
Adhesive arachnoiditis a ‘clear and present danger’ that practitioners need to be aware of since it remains a life sentence of unremitting pain and disability imposed, in some cases, very early in life.
An important question any pain physician needs to address is how to properly evaluate spine pain. Specifically, how does one objectively measure pain?
Learn about a technology update of current minimally invasive treatment options for lumbar discogenic pathology and internal disc disruption.
Learn about intervertebral decompression as a treatment for lumbar spine pain. Should your patients have this done to treat their chronic spine pain?
Electrical nerve blocks can be used to treat sciatica, a type of radiculopathy.
Article discusses whiplash injuries in motor vehicle accidents, including diagnosis and treatment.
Article provides an overview of treating back pain in the lumbar spine. Includes discussion of how injection techniques play a major role in the management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
The diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue trauma as a result of MVAs is an area in which all clinicians find common ground. Article covers soft tissue injury and spinal trauma from car accidents.
Acupuncture is a complementary treatment strategy that can be employed alone or in conjunction with other modalities to treat lumbar pain.
The diagnosis of Tethered Cord Syndrome (TCS) relies primarily on clinical and radiologic criteria. Similar to a variety of other spinal pathologies, TCS may manifest as diffuse or localized lumbar pain, lower extremity motor or sensory deficits, muscular atrophy, and urinary incontinence. TCS has been broadly sub-categorized as either primary/childhood or acquired/adult-onset.
The iliolumbar ligament plays an important biomechanical role in anchoring the spine to the pelvic ring and stabilizing the sacroiliac joint. 1 Iliolumbar syndrome is a painful condition caused by pathology of the iliolumbar ligament. It commonly occurs in people lifting Figure 1. In the ultrasound guided iliolumbar injection technique, the ultrasound transducer is initially placed over the iliac crest in a sagital plane.heavy loads while rotating laterally (manual workers, golf players, etc).
In 2004, Gatchel, Miller and Lou 1 published a review of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) in Practical Pain Management. While the Editor’s Note preceding this article notes that FBSS is not an optimal term to use, it will be used herein due to the lack of a better term at this point.
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