Radiofrequency ablation of
nerves. This may reduce chronic low back pain in some people by
preventing pain signals from reaching the brain. It is sometimes used for pain
from problems with the small joints in the spine called facet joints.
An intrathecal pain pump. This is a small tube inserted under the skin and
deeper tissues along the midline of the back and into the spinal canal. The
tube connects to a small reservoir of medicine inserted under the skin of your
belly. The medicine is regularly delivered to the area of pain through the
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November 14, 2014
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