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Epidural steroid injections. A local anesthetic is injected into the epidural area, the space outside the spinal cord and nerve membrane, along with a steroid, The aim is to identify the source of the pain and to reduce inflammation and pain in the spinal nerve roots. Continue reading

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What Is a Discogram

  Discogram. L4 is OK. L5 is not. How a Discogram Can Help Manage Pain? A discogram is a diagnostic test that is done prior to any surgery to help determine the source of you back pain. A dye is … Continue reading

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What Diagnostic Tests are Used to Analyze the Source of Your Pain

EMG Test What Diagnostic Tests do Pain Management Doctors Use to Analyze Your Pain? In every case, your pain doctors will begin by taking an oral history from you. This will include questions about where you are experiencing the pain, … Continue reading

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What is Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when a nerve root (near the vertebrae in the neck) is compressed. Cervical is a medical word for neck. Harm to these cervical roots can cause pain in the neck and in the upper parts of the body. Continue reading

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Herniated Disc – Causes and Symptoms

What is a herniated disc. A herniated disc happens when the soft, spongy material that cushions (shock absorbs) the bones of the spine (vertebrae) slips out of place, breaks open, or becomes. damaged. Other names include slipped disc or ruptured … Continue reading

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2nd Set of Pain Management Definitions

Here is the second of three sets of pain management definitions. If you need help with any pain management problems, please do not hesitate to call Oxford Valley Pain and Spine in Langhorne, PA. We offer comprehensive medical care for … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Tests for Disc Damage

Diagnostic tests can also help identify the cause of the pain and also the source of the pain. Continue reading

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Disc Problems – The Physical Exam

How do Pain Management Doctors Diagnose Disc Problems?

There are three main steps – an oral history, the physical examination, and diagnostic tests.
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