Archive For The “Lower Extremity Pain” Category

Lumbar Disc Disease

By | March 26, 2015

The first pathological condition we will discuss is one of the simplest and also one of the most common conditions that we see here at Schlesinger Pain Centers. Lumbar disc disease is one of the few disease processes where an abnormality in a single structure can interact with a nerve root and cause pain without […]

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Lumbar Radiculopathy

By | March 25, 2015

The most common condition we see at Schlesinger Pain Centers is lumbar radiculopathy, which is defined as an abnormality in the function (either sensory or motor) of one or more lumbar nerve roots. The cause of this derangement is usually direct compression but can also be due to chemical irritation. The site of the irritation […]

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Digression #1: The Fittest Couple at the Club

By | January 8, 2015

Last Saturday I was playing golf in a Jack and Jill (two men and two women) game at the club. My partner Jane (not her real name) is one of the fittest women at the club and can outdrive many of the men. After 9 holes she began to complain that her back was starting […]

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Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy in the Elderly

By | May 30, 2012

I would like to take a brief bake from our series on the Internet to report on the oldest patient yet to have a spinal cord stimulator trial (SCS) at Schlesinger Pain Centers. Diane (not her real name) is a 91-year-old woman with severe peripheral neuropathy affecting her lower legs and feet. Diane had previously […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in Los Angeles: Failed Back Syndrome

By | April 27, 2012

What do you do when you have had back surgery, but you are no better than before? What do you do when you have had back surgery and you are actually worse? Do you go back to your original surgeon and have another operation? And what if that fails? Estimates are that as high as […]

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