Living without pain is possible

Chronic pain has gone from being a symptom to a disease of great complexity, since it not only affects the physical well-being of the patient, but also interacts in a complex way with psychological and social factors. The patient not only feels the pain; the affected person suffers, sees how his or her quality of … Read more

Living better, living without pain

Life expectancy has increased progressively in recent years. In Spain, the life expectancy of women and men in the period between 1992 and 2012 has gone from 80.7 and 73.5 years to 85.1 and 79.4 years respectively, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). We are living longer and we want to … Read more

Dealing with low back pain of facet origin

It is estimated that approximately 50-80% of the adult population will develop at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Most people will improve spontaneously with conservative treatment without the need for surgery. In recent years there have been great advances in non-surgical techniques, and new products and systems have been developed … Read more

Radiofrequency, an analgesic technique in the treatment of back pathology

Spinal pathology has increased its incidence in today’s modern society: lumbar and cervical pain is a pathology that affects 60% of the population, who at some time in their lives will suffer from low back pain. The treatment consists of changing lifestyle habits, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, exercising regularly within the possibilities of each person … Read more

When do we talk about chronic pain?

According to IASP, pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with or described in terms of a present or potential injury. When do we stop talking about acute pain and start talking about chronic pain? Acute pain represents pain that usually lasts no longer than the time it takes for the … Read more

Coping with chronic pain: a necessity

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the Spanish Pain Society (SED) define pain as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience” that is “associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. There are two types of pain: acute pain, which makes it possible to locate a specific area or to know that attention … Read more

PENS: percutaneous electrical nerve nerve stimulation

Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, known as PENS therapy, consists of applying a low-voltage electrical current by means of a needle. It can be done directly on the nerve or on the adjacent subcutaneous tissue. This type of therapy is used for the treatment of localized neuropathic pain with allodynia or hyperalgesia, which do not respond … Read more

Pain treatment with ultrasound-guided techniques

In the treatment of pain for the localization of the structure to be treated, multiple interventional techniques were previously performed through fluoroscopy, but currently certain techniques are performed with ultrasound, this being the recommended one. What techniques can be performed with ultrasound? Infiltrations with or without botulinum toxin of the quadratus lumborum, psoas, piriformis or … Read more

Ozone therapy: broad uses in the treatment of pain

Ozone is a chemical compound formed from three oxygen atoms O3, a highly energetic triatomic variant of normal atmospheric oxygen (diatomic). Ozone as a therapy The ozone used in medicine is always a mixture of oxygen and the purest ozone, with a concentration of between 1 and 100 Μg/ ml (0.05 – 5% O3), depending … Read more

What is radio frequency and what is it used for

Radiofrequency consists in the passage of a high frequency current through a totally insulated cannula, except for the tip, which is the active part and which exerts the therapeutic action. When the current passes through the cannula, the specialist can control the temperature, increasing it to perform the treatment. The temperature increase in a sensitive … Read more