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Effective control of acute and chronic pain is an essential task for Spine Cool medical team. Severe, un-controlled pain can obviously destroy a patient's quality of life, and thus Spine Cool makes pain management a very high priority. One type of treatment that we offer is interventional pain management. Under the expert direction of Kevin Schmidt, M.D., MBA this type of treatment has brought relief from pain to numerous Spine Cool patients. The following article provides an overview of interventional pain management techniques.
|Types of Pain||Symptom Description|
||Severe, short-term pain, self-limiting|
||Consistent, not self-limiting|
|Neuropathic Pain||Burning, electric, shooting, tingling|
|Nociceptive Pain||Sharp, aching, throbbing, localized|
Facet joints are one source of back pain. Radiofrequency nerve ablation uses radio waves to produce heat directed at a specific facet joint nerve. The heat destroys the nerve and relieves pain.
It is important to follow all pre-test instructions. These instructions generally include:
At Spine Cool we perform the full -range of therapies outlined above. Our medical team will carefully discuss the options with you, and give you detailed instructions for before and after the procedure.