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How Long Do Facet Blocks Last?

Facet blocks have two unique purposes: they diagnose and treat chronic pain symptoms in the spine. Now, when we say, “treat,” we mean control or manage pain symptoms for an extended period of time. Although there is no cure-all for chronic back pain, facet blocks can provide long lasting relief. Should a facet block be successful, other treatment modalities such as radiofrequency ablation and minimally invasive spine surgery can provide partial or complete pain relief for many, many years if you’re a candidate.

At NeuroMicroSpine, the facet block is used to diagnose which...

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Herniated Disc Left Untreated

What is a herniated disc?

A herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral spinal disc becomes damaged from increased pressure, causing the disc’s inner, gel-like center (nucleus pulposus) to seep out and irritate surrounding nerves. Herniated discs are common in the lower part of the spine, but they can develop in the cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) spine as well. This is important to note because while some herniated discs can (sometimes) be left untreated, ruptured discs in the...

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The Effects Of Massage Therapy After Spine Surgery

Two of the most common spinal procedures performed in recent years are discectomies and nerve root decompressions, according to a case study published in the National Institutes of Health. Both surgical procedures help alleviate pain from disc herniations and although they correct this underlying spinal dysfunction, other therapeutic techniques may...

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