What is Pain Management?

Pain management is the branch of medical science that deals with the treatment of chronic pain. Pain is defined by The International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.” In simple terms, pain is an […]

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Interventional Management of Headache

It is estimated that 47% of the adult population suffered with headache at least once during the last year. While many headache sufferers manage headaches effectively with over-the-counter medications others seek the help of a physician, often a neurologist. Those that seek medical advice usually do so because of a combination of: lack of response […]

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Medical acupuncture in Sparta NJ for treatment of pain.

Medical Acupuncture For Pain Management

What is Medical Acupuncture? MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE is acupuncture that has been integrated into conventional medical practice and generally performed by licensed medical doctors rather than licensed acupuncturists or doctors of Chinese medicine. Why choose Medical Acupuncture? When acupuncture is performed as part of conventional medical practice by a medical doctor, BOTH ancient and modern principles […]

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Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion

Endoscopic lumbar fusion is a newer endoscopic spine surgery. The procedure has only been available for a few years. As mentioned in previous posts, endoscopic spine surgery is a highly technical, minimally invasive technique that can be instrumental in alleviating back pain and/or leg pain where other more conservative treatments have failed. Endoscopic spine surgery […]

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Endoscopic Microdiscectomy

Over the past few years, I have teamed with a local spine surgeon, Dr. Quartararo to perform endoscopic spine surgery. The procedures are performed by making a small incision in the back. The results of endoscopic surgery of the spine are incredibly positive. Currently, there are two procedures we perform. In this post we will […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease

One of the most common diagnoses given for low back pain is degenerative disc disease. The term lumbar degenerative disc disease is actually a misnomer. The degeneration of the disc is not a disease process but rather a normal part of aging. While everyone’s discs do degenerate, not everyone experiences symptoms such as pain. Others […]

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Back and Neck Pain: Nerve Burning or Radiofrequency Denervation

WHAT IS “NERVE BURNING”? In the treatment of chronic pain, try we often reach a point where we need to block or destroy the source of the pain. With pain, the source is located within a nerve. There are numerous approaches to treating pain at the nerve. Some procedures simply block the nerve and provide […]

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Low back pain, spinal cord stimulation for back pain

Treatment for Chronic Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a type of palliative treatment for chronic pain. Palliative treatments are used when the underlying cause of the pain cannot be determined or attempts to treat the cause of the pain have failed. In palliative treatment, the goal is to stop the pain. Spinal cord stimulation is a pain relief technique […]

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COOLIEF* Non-Surgical Treatment for Relief of Chronic Pain

[Sparta, New Jersey – 19 August 2014] – Pain specialist, Richard Siegfried, MD today announced the availability of COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, a non-invasive, outpatient option for those suffering from chronic back, hip or knee pain at their offices in Sparta, NJ and Milford, PA. Dr. Siegfried’s practice is one of the first in Sparta, […]

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