Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free

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There is a new and less invasive treatment for chronic low back pain caused from a herniated disc. A CT machine guides a needle and probe into the effected area where a pinched nerve has not responded to traditional medical treatment. The probe gives electronic pulsations and promotes healing. The once pinched nerves have more room. Some patients respond very rapidly while others need a second treatment. The results lasted for up to a year and more invasive surgery is avoided.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new study shows that a ten minute radio-frequency treatment can reduce and eliminate the pain caused by a herniated disk in the spine.
  • For most people suffering from this kind of back pain, the discomfort is gone in about six weeks, but 10% of sufferers need enhanced treatment.
  • The CT-guided pulsed radio-frequency treatment is less invasive as surgery.

“For 90 percent of people with back pain because of a herniated disk, symptoms will pass within 6 weeks. But for the remaining 10 percent, it is unlikely that current medical treatments alone will alleviate pain”

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