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Diagnostic Blocks | Treatment for a Painful Condition

What is a Diagnostic Block? Diagnostic blocks involve the precise placement of local anesthetic or numbing medication in or near the presumed painful structure such as the zygapophyseal or facet joints or spinal nerve. The patient’s pain is assessed both before and after the block and inferences can be made regarding the “pain generator” or [...]

Radiofrequency Neurotomy | Chronic Pain Relief

Back and Neck Pain Chronic neck and back pain can be disabling and negatively impact one’s quality of life and ability to perform daily activities including work and avocational activities. If symptoms persist, further testing can be done to determine the exact cause of the pain. If it is demonstrated through medial branch blocks [...]

Medial Branch Blockade – the Double-Block Paradigm

Chronic neck and back pain unfortunately are common conditions which negatively affect quality of life. People who suffer from these chronic conditions frequently despair at their inability to enjoy their favorite pastimes and inability to work or be as productive as usual. The have usually been seen by numerous medical or chiropractic physicians and have [...]

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