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Recent Medical Studies Have Revolutionized Our Understanding of Pain Management Techniques


Dr. Casey Murphy & George Kum-Nji, M.D. standing next to each other in blue scrubs.

Did you know that recent medical studies have improved our understanding of pain management techniques? Keep reading to dive into our 3 studies over the effectiveness of repeat RFA’s, lumbar radiculopathy, and the efficacy & safety of spinal cord stimulators.

Louisiana Medical Clinic (LMC) has specialized in interventional pain management and chiropractic care for over 30 years. With the addition of our Interventional Pain Professor, Dr. Casey Murphy, four years ago, we obtained access to a vast array of knowledge and medical techniques. Dr. Murphy conducted the peer-reviewed medical studies discussed below, enlightening readers on pain management concepts.


Whether you are a healthcare professional, a back pain sufferer, or an attorney representing a personal injury client, this will provide valuable insights into the advancements in healthcare and the different technologies and methods one can use to relieve pain.

Study 1 – Southern Pain Society – Effectiveness of Repeat RFA’s

Among the studies examined, the effectiveness of repeat RFAs unveiled positive correlations between repeating radiofrequency ablations and their effectiveness in diminishing pain. Repeating RFA’s annually for ten years gave the patients an average of 11 months of benefits.

Study 2 – Lumbar Radiculopathy

Another intriguing research, Lumbar Radiculopathy, delves into the pathologic condition of lumbar radiculopathy and its implications for spinal nerve-related symptoms. One finding in this study suggests that depression, anxiety, and fear avoidance beliefs may negatively influence medical and surgical outcomes in patients.

Study 3 – Efficacy & Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulators

Lastly, Efficacy & Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulators offers a fresh perspective on spinal cord stimulation that could potentially revolutionize how often this approach is utilized. This study suggests that the use of SCS was found to improve patients’ activities in daily life and led to a decrease in the use of opioid pain medications.

Key Takeaways

  • Pain management techniques are constantly evolving and improving.
  • Staying up to date with the latest research and medical studies can keep you informed and aid in deciding which option is best for you.

Contact our office to set up an initial evaluation and get on the right track for managing your pain.