doctor and patient planning to avoid unnecessary surgery

How to Avoid Unnecessary Surgery

Individuals would be shocked at the number of unnecessary surgeries performed in the United States annually. Unnecessary surgery, by definition, is exactly what it sounds like; “Any surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the patient’s best interest when weighed against other available options, including conservative measures”. Fortunately, there are easy, effective actions that you …

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interventional pain management specialist with patient

What is Interventional Pain Management?

The Specialty of Interventional Pain Management Like many areas of medicine, treating chronic pain—that which lasts longer than a few weeks despite conservative treatment measures—requires specialized training and expertise, especially if the pain originates from issues in the spine. As the use of interventional therapies such as epidural injections and lumbar decompression techniques grew in the last half of the …

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