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Kyphoplasty: A Patient’s Perspective

In Kyphoplasty, News, Pain Management, Procedures by VIVA

“When I woke up, I literally jumped from the table. I had no pain.” Loretta McMenamin initially hurt her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense and the treatments she was receiving did not bring much relief. Still in pain, Loretta was prescribed an MRI and, sure enough, a significant problem was found. Loretta was diagnosed with a vertebral …

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What is Interventional Pain Management?

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Interventional pain management delivers pain relief to patients using the precise guidance available through images provided by a live x-ray, CT scan or an ultrasound. When a patient has inflammation in a specific area (such as arthritis in a joint), his or her doctor may prescribe an injection to reduce the inflammation. However, for highly sensitive areas like the spine, …