LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a major concern in our modern society, with more than 31% of U.S. adults suffering from some type of neck or back pain, according to a 2012 Gallup-Healthways study. The effects of chronic pain can be severe, and even debilitating, leading many people to seek relief by any means necessary – very often through prescription pain killers. However, The Los Angeles Times reports that those who take opioid painkillers for issues like lower back pain are more likely to risk overdose, addiction and other debilitating side effects than they are to improve their ability to function. Fortunately, there is reason for hope, thanks to the cutting-edge laser back surgery treatments provided by a leading expert in minimally invasive spinal treatments and laser back surgery, Dr. Seyed Rezaian.
Addiction to pain killers is a serious issue in the U.S., with many medical experts asserting that the issue represents an epidemic. In fact, in a little over a decade, pain killer addiction has claimed more than 100,000 lives. Among individuals between 35 and 54 – those at the highest risk for overdose – opioid use surpasses both firearms and vehicle crashes as a cause of death. Yet, the long-term use of opioids may not provide beneficial overall for patients with severe pain conditions, according to the American Academy of Neurologists.
Yet, at the California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Dr. Rezaian oversees an expert surgical team that boasts an incredible record, with more than 95% of past patients having reported excellent or good results, including those who have suffered through failed back surgery in the past. The state-of-the-art procedures developed by Dr. Rezaian include a number of innovative treatments for back surgery in California, such as:
- Universal Endoscopic Laser Discectomy – This laser surgery is a minimally-invasive out-patient procedure that involves the removal of herniated discs of the neck or back. After undergoing UED, patients experience no surgical wound, and relief from discomfort often occurs on the same day as the procedure.
- Rezaian Spine Fixator – an innovation that has revolutionized spinal surgery in L.A., this FDA-approved technique is designed to treat spines that have been damaged by fractures, tumors, infections and many other common issues that can lead to chronic pain.
It is certainly understandable that those who struggle with chronic pain would seek relief through prescription medication. Yet, the inherent risks involved in the regular use of opioid painkillers suggest that in many cases, the cutting-edge laser back surgery provided by Dr. Rezaian and his team at California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Inc. can be a far more effective option. If you or a loved one is struggling with chronic back or neck pain, don't hesitate to get in touch with the California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic today at 877-397-9616 or online at www.laserbacksurgery.com.
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