Surgery for Back Pain: Try To Be Green About It

| 9/10/2013 10:37:00 AM

back painWhy Surgery is an Option When Needed

Nerves are coated by protein called myelin. When this myelin goes away, the nerve is unable to communicate with the brain. A procedure called cryoablation actually works by destroying the myelin coating. While the procedure is not permanent since the nerves eventually rebuild the myelin, it does provide patients with relief.


Bottom line, fibromyalgia is complex chronic pain condition that affects 10 million people and 90% of those diagnosed are women. The condition is often misunderstood and one in three people have never heard of fibromyalgia or do not consider it a disease.

The soft tissue pain of fibromyalgia is often described as a deep aching, gnawing, shooting or burning sensation that often ranges from mild to severe.  So what can anyone do to relieve these pain symptoms to get on with the basic daily activities in their life besides medical creams?

Mahir Reiss Procedure

Mahir Reiss is a physical therapist in San Diego, California, who regularly helps his clients ease their chronic pain. He is issuing comment on a new surgical procedure called cryoablation, which carefully freezes nerves in order to offer relief from chronic pain. Chronic nerve pain that disrupts daily living is a fairly common issue. A 2008 National Institute of Health manuscript explains that the situation impacts roughly 50 percent of those who have undergone chest operations. This is because surgeons can accidentally touch sensitive areas, thus causing the nerves to misfire and send pain signals to the brain. Once that connection from the nerve to the brain is built, it is permanent. David Hanscom, an orthopedic surgeon at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle explains that diseases, physical injuries, and inflammation can also stem from this situation.

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