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Many Cancer Patients suffer from severe, unbearable pain. By performing appropriate nerve blocks or using strong pain relievers such as morphine, their qiality of life can be made better and their sufferings can be alleviated.
A cancer patient who has pain relief responds better ti appropriate primary cancer treatments such as Chemotherpy or Radiotherpy. He/She is able eat and sleep better and can emjoy life better with his friends and family without feeling sedated or drowsy whole day.In addition, some people who have been cured of their cancer can continue to suffer from pain.Cancer pain, or the discomfort that stems from cancer and its treatment, can be controlled most of the time. There are many different medicines and methods available to control cancer pain. People who have cancer and are feeling pain need to inform their doctor immediately. The earlier pain treatment is started, the more effective it may be.There are many causes of cancer pain, but often cancer pain occurs when a tumor presses on nerves or body organs or when cancer cells invade bones or body organs. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery also may cause pain.The symptoms of cancer pain vary from person to person. The amount of pain may depend on the type of cancer, the stage or extent of the disease, and the person's pain threshold (tolerance for pain). Pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant.
A nerve block may be a treatment option for chronic pain or pain experienced after certain surgeries and medical procedures. It also may reduce pain associated with cancer, such as pain that affects the pancreas in patients with pancreatic cancer. At Meenakshi Pain Management Center, our Pain Management Department focuses on reducing pain and improving quality of life through an integrative approach to care.Different types of nerve block treatments address specific areas of the body. These include:
At Meenakshi Pain Management Center, we have treated several patients with Cancer Pain. Dr. Yashwant Nankar & Dr. Meenakshi Nankar has experience of several years to treat the patients of Cancer Pain.
A Spinal Cord Stimulator or Dorsal Column Stimulator is a type of implantable neuromodulation device that is used to send electrical signals to select areas of the spinal cord for the treatment of certain pain conditions.It is consideration for people who have a pain condition not responded to conservative therapy.
A nerve root block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and steroid injected under X-ray guidance into the area where the nerve exits the spinal column. A nerve root block is usually ordered by your doctor for pain in the arm or leg that follows the path of a single nerve.
Radiofrequency ablation is a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current.
Epidural steroid injection is a technique in which corticosteroids and a local anesthetic are injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord in an effort to improve spinal stenosis, spinal disc herniation, or
Neuromodulation is "the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body".
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.TENS is typically done with a TENS unit, a small battery-operated device.
Do you suffer from pain that travels down from your lower back into your buttocks and leg? If so, you may be suffering from sciatica and a sciatic nerve block could help relieve your pain.
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Knee/Shoulder pain is a common complaint affecting people of all ages. This may be a result of an injury or due to medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and even infection. The bone joint is made
Many cancer patients suffer from severe unbearable pain. By performing appropriate nerve blocks or using very strong pain relievers such as morphine, their quality of life can be made better and their suffering
In this disease there is severe burning pain in arm or leg. The area is swollen and can not tolerate even the lightest touch. The arm or leg becomes completely useless and suffering is severe.
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In this disease, there is severe pain like an electrical shock in one half of the face.If pain is not relieved by medication, a nerve block using radio frequency can provide long term relief.
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