Keep Your Back From Being a Pain with Tips from HSS Doctor

Paramus Daily Voice—April 12, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, Semih Gungor, MD, an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains why there may be coexisting pain generators in both the lower spine and hip. According to the article, "The pain from the lower back may radiate to the hips, or vice versa. In some cases, a small dose of local anesthetics can help negate the regional pain. This may help identify the correct diagnosis, to formulate a better therapy plan and a better outcome."

The article also explains pain as being "an electrical signal that travels along nerve fibers through the spinal cord to the brain. Tiny catheters with special electrode contacts are placed through a needle next to the spinal cord under image guidance. These electrodes deliver electrical impulses to a specific location on the spinal cord to mask the pain signals." Common causes of pain mentioned in the article include adult discs, traumatic injury and rheumatoid arthritis.

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