Yes, many types of chronic pain that do not respond to more conservative treatment options may be successfully treated with surgery. Sometimes, surgery can be used to address an obvious cause of pain, such as the chronic and often widespread pain from spinal arthritis. But often, treatment is not so obvious, such as when a patient has a chronic pain syndrome like fibromyalgia or chronic regional pain syndrome. In these cases, specific pain management surgeries can be performed to provide long-term resolution of pain.
Decompression is a type of surgery that is performed to address painful sensations that develop when a nerve is compressed. Blood vessels, organs, muscles and other structures may press on nerves, resulting in local and widespread pain. Decompression surgery removes or repositions the structures that are pressing on nerves to relieve symptoms. Decompression is often used for pain that occurs when narrowing in the spine causes nerve impingements, or when the primary nerve in the face becomes damaged from oral surgery or for other reasons, causing persistent tooth and jaw pain.
Implantable pain control devices are designed to be implanted beneath the skin or elsewhere in the body where they work to block pain signals, using electrical currents, heat or controlled releases of chemicals or medicines. Some surgeries can be used to destroy nerves that are causing pain or overreacting to mild stimuli. For instance, chemical sympathectomy is a type of surgery that uses chemical solutions to destroy specific nerves involved in chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
The medical team at Beverly Oaks Surgery uses state-of-the-art pain management techniques throughout recovery that can be fine-tuned for the needs of each patient and altered over time as recovery takes place. Patient comfort is a priority, and the team works closely with each patient to ensure discomfort is minimized.
We work with our patients to obtain the most affordable insurance coverage possible. We also provide financial assistance for the uninsured and under-insured.
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