Entries by Cheryl Bauman

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FAQS on Spinal Cord Stimulation

FAQS on Spinal Cord Stimulation Q: WILL SPINAL CORD STIMULATION (SCS) ALLOW ME TO BE FREE OF PAIN MEDICATIONS? Every person differs in how effective SCS therapy is for them. For some patients, SCS therapy may work well enough that pain medications are no longer needed. For others, success with the therapy can mean using less pain medication. With new laws […]

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Changing the Game on Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation

Changing the Game on Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. The debilitating disease is the cause for 40 percent of work absences due to back pain, second only to the common cold (50 percent). Chronic pain costs the nation more than $635 billion each year in medical treatment and […]

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What Causes Herniated Disk?

What is a Herniated Disk? A Herniated Disk occurs when there is a problem with one of the disks between the individual bones of the vertebrae. The disks are rubbery cushions between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack together to make your spine. When the outer layer of the disk weakens and the inner layer presses […]

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Who knew pain relief could be so delicious?

Who knew pain relief could be so delicious? Pork Chops with Pear & Ginger Sauce Cook Time: 35 mins; 4 servings Nutrition: 274 calories; 8g fat In this recipe, pork chops are combined with a healthy pear and ginger sauce. During the saute process, vinegar and sugar are caramelized in the skillet, forming a deep, richly […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Limit Opiod Use in Chronic Pain Patients

SPINAL CORD STIMULATION HELPS LIMIT OPIOID USE IN CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS, STUDY SUGGESTS Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can help lower or stabilize opioid use among chronic pain patients, according to the results of a new study. With the large number of opioid prescriptions filled and opioid-related overdose deaths in the United, some SCS patients may be high-dose opioid users by the time […]

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COOLIEF – Non-Surgical Treatment For Relief of Chronic Back Pain

A new, non-invasive procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from chronic knee pain and back pain, for whom surgery is not an option. The Physicians at Louisiana Pain Specialists are specially trained to properly diagnose and determine whether COOLIEF procedures are right for you. COOLIEF* is designed to treat chronic pain lasting for longer than three […]

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Surviving the Holidays with Pain

Surviving the Holidays with Pain The holiday season offers opportunities to improve your health; but it can also intensify feelings of frustration and despair that come from dealing with chronic pain. At Louisiana Pain Specialists, we can’t promise a stress-free holiday season, but we have some helpful tips on how to handle this time of […]

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“A Joint Effort”

“A Joint Effort” Collaborative Care Improves Pain Control For Knee Pain Dr. Russell Russo is an orthopedic surgeon in New Orleans who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Russell Russo is committed to providing the latest operative and non-operative treatments for all your orthopedic problems. Q: WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN? The […]