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    Radiofrequency Facet Joint Denervation

    GENERAL It is a therapeutic minimally invasive technique that reduces pain of degenerated and painful joints in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine. The small nerve branches innervating these facet joints are identified and ablated with application of radiowaves that increase locally the nerve branch temperature and, as a result, reduce pain signals conducted from [...]

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    Living with Chronic Pain – Most Common Causes and Therapies

    GENERAL Chronic pain is a complex condition which, irrespective of its aetiology, constitutes a separate medical entity on its own. According to the American Pain Institute, approximately 42-50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Despite the numerous trials that have been conducted costing many millions dollars, the pathophysiology (induction mechanism) of chronic pain is still [...]

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    Common Questions about Chronic Pain Management

    By e-algos staff Should I take analgesics only when I feel a lot of pain? No.  Do not wait until the pain becomes unbearable before you take analgesics. Pain is better controlled when it is still mild. You should take regularly the drugs your Pain Physician has prescribed to you and always according to his/her [...]

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    Alternative Therapies

    GENERAL The term “Alternative Therapy” is generally used to describe every medical treatment or intervention which is not scientifically documented as safe and effective therapy for a specific disorder or disease. There are various alternative therapies, such as: acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, hypnoanaesthesia, aromatherapy, relaxation, music therapy, massage, herbal supplements etc. SPIRIT – BODY THERAPIES Spirit [...]

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    Quality of Life Scale in Chronic Pain

    Updated on 12th March, 2011 By  e-algos staff GENERAL Chronic pain -either benign (arthritis, headache, low back pain etc) or malignant (cancer pain)- undermines the quality of life of patients and their families. Quality of Life Scale is a tool that helps the pain specialist to evaluate the severity of the problem, the efficacy and [...]