Neck Pain and Cervical Radiculopathy

Dr. Felix Roque, is a specialist in pain management, director of the department of pain management at Saint Mary’s hospital, scientific advisor for Vida Medical Center, lecturer and educator of other physicians nationally and internationally and companies about their innovative techniques; specializes in spinal surgical procedures and minimally invasive laser surgery for the treatment of diseases of the spine and their triggering pain.

This is a summary of a recent Dr. Roque’s conference in reference to the new techniques which have changed and revolutionized the treatment of neck pain and low back pain.
 
“Two-thirds of the population have neck pain at some point in their lives
and affects about 330 million people globally.”
 

neck painNeck pain (or cervicalgia) is one of the most common medical problems, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. It has been estimated that neck pain affects about 330 million people globally as of 2010 (4.9% of the population). It is more common in women (5.7%) than men (3.9%).
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or/and pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back. It is in the setting of the pinching of the nerves that the term Cervical radiculopathy is derived and in definition, it is a damage to nerve roots that is caused by inflammation and compression of cervical nerves located in the neck area. Patients suffering from this condition generally experience pain in the neck and upper extremities, along with motor problems, muscle weakness, a loss of sensation in different upper body regions, and numbness and tingling of the hands, fingers, or skin. Regions in which pain is typically felt in addition to the neck include the arms, chest, shoulders, and upper back.

Initial forms of treatment typically involve a combination of physical therapy and pain-relieving medication, such as anti-inflammatory medicine (e.g., oral or injected steroids) or non-steroidal pain medicine (NSAIDs). If chronic pain is present due to significant compression of the nerves, more intensive procedures such as steroid injectionsCervical facet medial nerve radiofrequency ablation, Laser Discetomies, and/or nerve blocks may be recommended.  

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Dolor de Rodilla y la Viscosuplementacion

 

”La Viscosuplementacion de la rodilla es hoy en día una alternativa para el tratamiento del DOLOR DE RODILLA secundaria a artrosis de la rodilla”. Dijo el Dr. Roque recientemente en una conferencia medica dirigida a médicos y estudiantesvisco 920.00 02 09 29.Still015


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El dolor de espalda es una de las causas más frecuentes de consulta al médico, y uno de los motivos más frecuentes de incapacidad para trabajar y llevar a cabo las actividades habituales. La frecuencia de dolor de espalda es tan elevada, que se estima que cerca del 85% de la población sufrirá uno o más episodios de dolor de espalda durante su vida.

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