Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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Alternatives To Narcotics for Treating Chronic Back Pain

- Friday, June 22, 2012

Many Americans have been living with lower back pain for years, it is the most common source of chronic pain.

In some cases of back pain, a procedure can be done to install a spinal cord stimulator.

Believe it or not, the technology has existed since the 1970s. However, many pain sufferers have no idea there is a pain management alternative to narcotics.

There is hope that by performing minimally invasive procedures, those who suffer chronic back pain can finally live without pain.

Many patients in Massachusetts have been living with pain, and procedures like Kyphoplasty or Spinal Cord Stimulation are high-tech options. Spinal-cord stimulators are made of electrodes implanted in the spine. Via remote control the patient can increase or decrease the amount of stimulation according to their level of pain.

This neurostimulation tells the brain that the pain no longer exists. Similar technology has been shown to help diabetic neuropathy, chronic postoperative lower back pain and chest pain in addition to controlling chronic back pain,.

By using the latest in surgical technology and sophisticated pain-management techniques, Franklin Pain and Wellness Center can reduce back pain, reduce postoperative pain and speed recovery times so that patients can live a fulfilling life.

Not all pain management involves narcotics and there are alternatives locally. Contact FranklinPain and Wellness Center to discuss your alternatives.


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