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Lower Back Pain: Fear Of An MRI Scan

Patients who have chronic lower back pain will very often declare that they are absolutely sick of the pain and they are determined to alleviate it somehow. If the pain cannot be ‘pinpointed’ then an…
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Beware Miracle Cures For Sciatica

One of the most amazing things about the internet is the way that it has revolutionised information and made it accessible to all, in a way that was simply impossible a few years ago. We…
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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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Epidural Steroids Injections: Why Are They Not A Primary Treatment For Sciatica?

Epidural steroid injections are not the first option tried when a patient presents with sciatica. This can lead to some confusion. Patients may fear that the procedure is not wholly safe, after all, if it…
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Spinal Stenosis: Who Opts For Surgery?

Spinal Stenosis: Who Opts For Surgery?  Spinal stenosis arises from the spine undergoing degeneration and the result is a very painful condition where the spinal canal is narrowed and actually compressing the spinal cord as…
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What To Expect After A Nerve Root Block

What To Expect After A Nerve Root BlockPatients often feel slightly apprehensive about having a nerve root block, because they are slightly worried about the pain levels and are also apprehensive about whether or not…
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Preparing For A Caudal Epidural With Steroids As A Treatment For Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful condition that causes pain in the very bottom part of the spine, which usually then travels down to the legs. It is usually caused because the intervertebral discs within the spine has…
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Second Opinion Service, Spinal Healthcare: Giving You Hope

Most people think that a second opinion service is something that they only need to have if they are involved in a legal dispute, or they are dissatisfied with the diagnosis that their consultant has…
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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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