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Pain Conditions and Treatment Options

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Arthritis

About 50 million adults in the US have arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment for arthritis may preserve joint health.

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Spinal Cord Simulation

If you have ongoing spinal pain, Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team at Southern Pain and Spine can help.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare but serious and painful condition that affects the upper or lower extremities.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease develops when the discs in your spine get weaker and less supportive with time. They become prone to herniation and can place pressure on nearby nerve roots exiting the spine, usually in the neck or low back.

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SI Joint Fusion

Interventional pain management is an area of medicine that specializes in providing comprehensive care for pain conditions.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment that targets nerves and inhibits their pain signals. Also called rhizotomy or radiofrequency neurotomy, the procedure uses heat from radio waves to burn specific nerves at the source of your pain.

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Steroid Injection

Steroid injections are a treatment that can relieve pain stemming from a number of conditions. These treatments allow you to experience substantial pain relief without having to go through surgery or other invasive procedures.

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Trigger Point Injections

When you have a muscle knot, it becomes very hard to ignore the pain, tightness, and spasms in the area. Trigger point injections may offer relief to those various conditions

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Fibromyalgia

Interventional pain management is an area of medicine that specializes in providing comprehensive care for pain conditions.

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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines are pain conditions that originate in the head. Though headaches and migraines cause different types of pain and symptoms, for some, these pain conditions affect their quality of life.

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Low Back Pain

Your low back supports most of your upper body weight and is a common source of pain. If you have ongoing low back pain, Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team at Southern Pain and Spine can help.

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Neck Pain

Most neck pain resolves with at-home care, if you have ongoing neck pain, you may benefit from a consultation with the team at Southern Pain and Spine.

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Vertiflex

The Vertiflex procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. It is known as an interspinous process decompression (IPD) procedure. Spinous processes are bony, thin projections on the back portion of the spine.

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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral nerve stimulation is a treatment that works to control pain in a similar way to spinal cord stimulation. Instead of targeting nerves in the spine, however, the treatment targets peripheral nerves which are elsewhere in the body.

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Nerve Blocks

There are several different types of nerve blocks available. Some surgical nerve blocks stop the transmission of pain signals by destroying targeted nerves or nerve roots.

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Epidural Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a popular treatment for many different types of pain in the arm, neck, back and legs.

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Pelvic Pain

Severe or chronic pelvic pain can have a major impact on your day-to-day life, especially if movement aggravates it.

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Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy)

Sciatica is a common cause of lower back pain. However, the pain occurs because of the pinching or irritation of the sciatic nerve.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can place pressure on the nerves within them. Like other spinal conditions, the most common locations for spinal stenosis are in the neck and low back.

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Workers' Compensation

Pain from a work injury can result in lost workdays and expensive and lengthy treatments.

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Chronic Pain

Pain is a normal and necessary part of life. Without pain, your brain wouldn’t be aware of internal and external damage or distress. You wouldn’t receive the signaling to let you know you’ve stepped on a nail or eaten something that doesn’t agree with you.

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Neurology

Neurology is the area of medical practice focused on addressing disorders of the nervous system. Your nervous system can be broken down into the autonomic, central, and peripheral systems.

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Physical Medicine

Physical medicine treatments can help speed up your body’s natural healing process and restore your mobility. At Southern Pain and Spine in Gainesville, Georgia, Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team provide comprehensive physical medicine services.

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Joint Injections

Joint injections are popular pain management treatments that help provide joint pain relief. At Southern Pain and Spine, the team offers joint injections to alleviate your pain so you can enjoy long-term pain relief and improved quality of life

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