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When Is Cervical Facet Joint Denervation Carried Out By Radiofrequency?

Cervical facet joint denervation is a technique that is used to alleviate specific pain originating from the cervical facet joints.  These joints are extremely important, because they relate to the top and neck of the…
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Who Might Benefit From Pulsed Radiofrequency As A Nerve Root Treatment

Many people who are experiencing chronic pain have tried various treatments and options, but find that they are unable to elicit any relief.  However, there are some particular benefits from using the technique of pulsed…
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Botox: Paravertebral Botox In Refractory Back Pain

When people get back pain that is really resistant to conservative or traditional treatments, there used to be very little that could be done to bring about significant improvement, but then up pops Botox and…
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Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks: Allergic Reactions and Infections Put In Context!

Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks: Allergic Reactions and Infections Put In Context!As a procedure, having a lumbar facet joint block is extremely safe. It is a procedure that is minimally invasive in the sense that surgery…
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Paravertebral Botox and Lower Back Pain

Paravertebral Botox and Lower Back PainWithin the UK, the use of Botox is still seen as an innovative and somewhat novel approach to treating pain relief.  Patients are often desperate to seek a remedy to…
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MRI Scans: Their Use and Benefits

MRI Scans: Their Use and BenefitsGenerally an MRI scan is not the first option for patients who present with lower back pain.  Often the basic root causes of pain in the lower back are nothing…
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What Is ‘Pseudo’Sciatica’?

What Is ‘Pseudo’Sciatica’?Sciatica is a very difficult condition to pinpoint exactly. It is at heart, a condition that is a symptom of the sciatic nerve being compressed, usually by a disc that has slipped or may…
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Medicolegal Services From Spinal Healthcare: Experts To Help You

Medicolegal Services From Spinal Healthcare  Spinal Healthcare is very proud of its medicolegal service and it is our expertise in terms of spinal healthcare that makes our service incredibly responsive to our patients. We care about…
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The Background To Using Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment As A Cervical Facet Joint Denervation Procedure

The Background To Using Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment As A Cervical Facet Joint Denervation Procedure  Often, when patients are recommended to have a pulsed radiofrequency treatment as a means of ensuring that the nerves near the…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Facet Joint Injections

Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Facet Joint InjectionsPatients may be recommended for a cervical facet joint injection after other types of traditional or conservative treatments have not been successful. Because they are not the initial treatment…
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Caudal Epidurals For Sciatica

Caudal Epidurals For Sciatica  Sciatica, where an intervertebral disc in the lower part of the back becomes inflamed, which can then cause pain to be felt in the lower back and within the leg as…
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Second Opinion Service From Spinal Healthcare

Second Opinion Service From Spinal Healthcare  Patients are often reluctant to obtain a second opinion from a medical professional. There are concerns that the consultant who gave the first opinion will be offended or that they…
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Self Management Of Ischioglutal Bursitis

 Self Management Of Ischioglutal Bursitis   Ischioglutal bursitis is a condition that has been around for hundreds of years, since the industrial revolution, when weavers often contracted the condition after they had been sitting at…
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Treatment For Lower Back Pain Caused By Computer Use

Treatment For Lower Back Pain Caused By Computer Use   Recently there has been much information disseminated about how to avoid lower back pain that is caused by computer use. However, it is hard to implement…
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Different Types of Spinal Stenosis

Different Types of Spinal Stenosis   Spinal stenosis is a painful condition which affects the spine. Generally it can develop in any region of the spine, although it is most usually found in the lumbar, central…
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Commonly Asked Questions About Having An MRI Scan For Neck Pain

Commonly Asked Questions About Having An MRI Scan For Neck Pain  An MRI scan is often used for diagnostic purposes for people who are experiencing neck pain. Sometimes patients are slightly nervous about this procedure, which…
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Should I Be Nervous About Having A Nerve Root Block Using Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment?

Should I Be Nervous About Having A Nerve Root Block Using Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment?   If you are at all nervous about having a nerve root block using pulsed radiofrequency treatment, then you should rest…
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Neck Pain and Computer Use

Neck Pain and Computer Use  Anyone who uses a PC at all for any length of time is usually aware that it is a good idea to adopt proper posture, not to hunch over the…
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Botox And Piriformis Syndrome

Botox And Piriformis Syndrome   Recently the medicinal or clinical uses for Botox have received considerable media attention in the UK and Botox was, during 2009, portrayed in the media as almost being a ‘wonder…
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Piriformis Syndrome: Why A Medical Opinion Needs To Be Sought

Piriformis Syndrome: Why A Medical Opinion Needs To Be Sought   Piriformis syndrome is a condition that causes pain in the buttock area, we well as in the hip and sometimes down the back of…
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A Guide To Nerve Root Blocks

A Guide To Nerve Root Blocks  The term ‘nerve root block’ is one that many patients regard with some considerable trepidation, simply because it sounds very complex and serious. In fact this procedure is very straightforward,…
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Self Managing Piriformis Syndrome

Self Managing Piriformis Syndrome  Piriformis syndrome is named after the piriformis muscle that runs along the lower spine to the top part of the thigh bone. When the piriformis muscle puts pressure or presses on the…
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Less Common Causes of Whiplash

Less Common Causes of Whiplash   Although most of us associate whiplash injury with a road traffic accident, there are other causes of whiplash, many of which are much less known.   What Is Whiplash?…
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Epidural Steroid Injections For Sciatica: Preparation and Aftercare

https://youtu.be/7qM_gaKhrd0 The procedure of administering epidural steroid injections for people who are experiencing sciatica is an extremely safe procedure, but there are also some steps that you can take both before and after the injection,…
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Lumbar Facet Joints: Radiofrequency Treatment/Denervation and After Care

Lumbar Facet Joints: Radiofrequency Treatment/Denervation and After Care   Treating the lumbar facet joints with radiofrequency is sometimes referred to as ‘lumbar facet joints denervation’ since effectively the nerves that are causing the pain will…
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After A Lumbar Facet Joint Block Has Been Carried Out

After A Lumbar Facet Joint Block Has Been Carried Out   A lumbar facet joint block is a procedure that is minimally invasive, with an injection containing a steroid and local anaesthetic being injected into…
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Botox Versus Medication For Refractory Back Pain: Which Elicits The Most Favourable Outcomes?

Botox Versus Medication For Refractory Back Pain: Which Elicits The Most Favourable Outcomes  There has been much media coverage of the use of Botox to control pain and especially in the area of lower back…
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Diagnostic Tools for Lower Back Pain: An MRI Scan

Diagnostic Tools for Lower Back Pain: An MRI Scan   Patients who are experiencing lower back pain often find that it can be a very frustrating experience, as there is no definitive, single problem that…
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The Importance Of Physiotherapy In Treating A Disc Prolapsed

The Importance Of Physiotherapy In Treating A Disc Prolapsed   A ‘disc prolapsed’ or a ‘prolapsed disc’ is the medical phrase used to describe a slipped disc. Most people will know someone who has experienced having…
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An Overview of Cervical Facet Joint Injections

An Overview of Cervical Facet Joint Injections   Although cervical facet joint injections tend to be tried after other treatments have been used and have not been successful, it is an extremely useful procedure that…
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Functional Restoration Programmes For Back Pain: The Patient’s Perspective

Functional Restoration Programmes For Back Pain: The Patient’s Perspective  A functional restoration programme is very much a patient focussed programme which is aimed at reducing pain levels experienced and improving quality of life, but many…
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Spinal Healthcare: Second Opinion Service For Lower Back Pain

Spinal Healthcare: Second Opinion Service For Lower Back Pain  Lower back pain is notoriously hard to treat, since the back and spine is a very complex area and there are many conditions that are not…
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Caudal Epidurals With Steroids As A Treatment For Sciatica

Caudal Epidurals With Steroids As A Treatment For Sciatica   Caudal epidurals are not a standard option for treating sciatica, but where the pain is refractory in the sense that it will not respond to…
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Treatment of Ischioglutal Bursitis

Treatment of Ischioglutal Burstitis  Although not well known as a condition, ischioglutal burstitis is a condition that affects more people than is generally thought and it can be quite a painful condition.   The term…
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Helping Ease Lower Back Pain Caused By Computer Use

Helping Ease Lower Back Pain Caused By Computer Use   The use of computers has long since been identified as a cause of back pain, particularly at the top of the back, where the spine…
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Spinal Stenosis: Definition and Causes

Spinal Stenosis: Definition and Causes  Spinal stenosis is a very painful condition that occurs, as a rule, within the lower back. It is basically a condition that affects the spine when the spinal structure closes in…
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MRI: An Effective Diagnostic Tool For Diagnosing The Cause Of Neck Pain

MRI: An Effective Diagnostic Tool For Diagnosing The Cause Of Neck Pain   Undertaking an MRI scan can be one of the most effective tools for diagnosing neck pain. Although this is often not the first…
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Neck Pain And Computer Use: Exacerbated By Stress?

Neck Pain And Computer Use: Exacerbated By Stress?  Many people who use PCs on a regular basis may find that they develop neck pain as a direct result. Usually neck pain can be experienced where patients…
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The Benefits Of Pulsed Radiofrequency As A Nerve Root Treatment

The Benefits Of Pulsed Radiofrequency As A Nerve Root Treatment  Although radiofrequency techniques have been around for some time and nerve root blocks are also relatively widespread, not that many people are aware of the…
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Piriformis Syndrome: An Introduction

Piriformis syndrome is a little known syndrome under this name, however, the pain that it creates is very real to patients and it can cause significant levels of pain, particularly in the buttocks and then…
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Botox Injection Treatments For Piriformis Syndrome

Botox Injection Treatments For Piriformis Syndrome   Piriformis syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is trapped or impeded by the piriformis muscle or tendon (a separate article detailing this condition…
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An Overview Of Whiplash Syndrome

An Overview Of Whiplash Syndrome  Most people are familiar with the concept of whiplash. Usually it occurs where a person has been involved in a car crash, usually with the impact being from behind, as…
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