Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Whether you suffer from the discomfort of a past injury, the pain of a recent mishap, or simply want to regain a pain free active lifestyle, take charge of your health with the help of Tulsa Pain Doctor, Dr. Parchuri. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures for your overall spinal health.

Research on pain following spinal cord injury is very complicated. Not only are there several types of pain, but people can also describe the same type of pain in different ways. Plus, individuals with SCI can feel pain in areas where there is no damage to the body. You may have severe pain at times and little or no pain at other times. It may change if the weather changes, if you smoke, if you are tired or emotionally upset, or if you have problems with your bowel, bladder or skin. These are only some of the factors that make it very difficult for doctors and researchers to diagnose, classify and treat pain.

Treatments vary, depending on the type of pain.

Treatment of Acute Pain
Acute pain, such as syrinx and referred pain, often responds well to treatment. Treatment of a syrinx involves neurosurgery and the draining of fluid from the syrinx. With referred pain, once the cause is found and treated the pain will stop. Pain caused by unstable fractures stops when the fracture heals or is surgically stabilized. Several techniques can reduce the pain from sore or damaged muscles, stiff joints, or muscle spasms. These include stretching, range of motion exercise, strengthening, heat or cold application, certain medications, and additional methods as well.

Treatment of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain, such as root and central pain, can be difficult to treat. There are several treatments available, but no one method works in each case. Some of these methods have unwanted side effects. Others may work at first, then lose their effectiveness over time. Often treatment requires a combination of methods. It is advisable to try the safest treatment first and avoid treatments with greater medical risk. Often, successful treatment requires learning to cope with, rather than curing, the pain.

Medications
There are several medications available to treat SCI pain. All have shown some success, but again, none completely in every instance. Some of the side effects of these medications can be serious. Your Tulsa Pain Doctor must closely watch your treatment.

A Unique Approach to Spinal Disorders

This Content Was Written For Your Tulsa Pain Doctor, Dr. Kris Parchuri

Tulsa Spine Surgery takes a multidisciplinary approach to spinal disorders combining the best of conservative and operative treatment. We offer a full range of surgical treatments and every effort is made to provide our customers with the least invasive, cutting-edge surgical techniques. You will undergo comprehensive assessment of your problem including history, physical exam and review of imaging studies. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in spinal injections, endoscopic, minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. You can take care of all of your Tulsa spine surgery needs by dialing 539-664-4448 today for a free consultation. It’s never been a better time to start living pain-free and focusing on doing the things you love.

The goal of spine treatment should be to get at the root of the problem, causing the least amount of disruption to the patient’s lifestyle. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. uses surgery as a last option. Tulsa spine surgery is typically a choice of last resort, after all nonsurgical methods have been exhausted, or when problems like severely herniated discs or damaged vertebrae simply will not respond to nonsurgical treatments. In fact, only a small percentage of patients seen in our office are surgical candidates. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is able to take care of a simple back or neck strain as well as to care for complex spine surgical cases.

When surgery is the right course of action, it is essential for you to look for a surgeon that specializes in spine problems. The ideal spine surgeon is one who is fellowship-trained, spine-specialized and proficient in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques, instrumentation and artifical disc replacement. Fellowship training is the highest level of medical training in the U.S. and indicates the physician has spent an additional year in sub-specialty training. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. did a spine fellowship at the Texas Back Institute after he completed his surgical residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center.

The spine is composed of intricate structures designed to provide strength and mobility. When the spine is injured, diseased or deformed, everyday activities such as lifting, twisting and turning are compromised. Over 80% of adults will experience significant back or neck pain at some point during their life. Problems in the back can not only cause low back pain but are associated with leg pain, numbness and weakness, while neck problems can affect the arms and hands. Today’s spinal care is complex. When selecting a spine surgeon, patients should choose a highly trained expert like Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. for all of theirs Tulsa spine surgery needs.

Back pain is no laughing matter. In fact, nearly everyone in their lifetime will suffer with some type of back pain. Because back and neck pain are such common complaints, it’s no surprise that people have a lot of unanswered questions on the topic. If you have questions regarding your backs health, pick up the phone and dial 539-664-4448. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. would love to meet with you and show you how you can start living a life that is pain-free.