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Back and Spine Pain Minimally Invasive Physicians Group
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The Solution to Pain is Now Available Online
The Solution to Pain is Now Available Online by

A New Website – – Helps Those in Pain to Heal


Become Pain Free Website

"…acute and chronic pain of any type can be physically as well as mentally disabling. This web site provides patients with real resources to solve their issue with pain”. Dr. Venkat Sethuraman M.D
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

Become Pain Free, a subsidiary of ACO America, an accountable care organization that tracks and organizes patient outcomes - has launched a new web site, Become Pain Free is a consumer friendly site for and provides information regarding the most innovative, advanced, minimally invasive procedures available to assist patients in their efforts to find solutions to their acute or chronic pain. Become Pain Frees ever-growing assembly of doctors (currently close to 200) are enthusiastic about the group and their new website. The medical providers at Become Pain Free have trained at the most prestigious medical facilities and/or training programs in the country.

The web site’s group of physicians includes some of the best surgeons in Texas: 

    Venkat Sethuraman, M.D.]. – One of Two Mayo Clinic Trained Spine Surgeons in Texas.
    Neil Shah, M.D. – Stanford Trained Spine Surgeon
    Ken Lee, M.D. – UCLA Trained Spine Surgeon
    Steve Cyr, M.D. – One of Two Mayo Clinic Trained Spine Surgeons in Texas, former Chief of Air Force Spine Surgery, former Spine Surgery Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force, served two tours of duty in Iraq.
    Jeff Wasserman, M.D., MBA – Harvard Mass General Trained in Anesthesia/Pain Mgmt
    Charles Toulson, M.D. – Johns Hopkins Trained and the only Center of Excellence in Joint Replacement in Dallas and Collin Counties to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality.
The clinical staff at Become Pain Free offers a free MRI or CT evaluation. They review cases and directly communicate with the person to point them in the right direction for their care needs. Mark J. Laning, D.C., OPA-C – voted for inclusion of Consumer Research Council of Americas top Chiropractors, 2009 and 2004 - explains, “While many of our patients seek us out for back pain (close to 80% of adults will suffer some kind of back pain in their lifetime), Become Pain Free can aid patients with the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome as well as neck, shoulder, foot/ ankle, knee and pelvic pain just to name a few” he explains. Laning continues “Become Pain Frees group of doctors are experts with specialty training in pain management from head to toe. “

Venkat Sethuraman, M.D. a Mayo Fellowship Trained Board-Certified Spine Surgeon and Minimally Invasive Spine Specialist clarifies “As a doctor my goal is to help as many people as I can to lead happy, healthy lives, acute and chronic pain of any type can be physically as well as mentally disabling. This web site provides patients with real resources to solve their issue with pain”.

With 22 physical medicine clinics offices located throughout the Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio area plus more than 38 specialist ranging from OBGYN to orthopedics including ENTs, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, general surgery, neurological surgery, Become Pain Free is able to serve a large community of patients. “We are excited to bring this service to Texas and looking forward to helping patients to eliminate their pain” summarizes, Laning.

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Understanding Back Pain

Back pain is experienced by millions of people annually, and it is caused by a wide range of different reasons. Many people think it is simply caused by old age or a weak body, but, in reality, those are only a fraction of the amount of issues that cause back pain. With some, back problem are hereditary or are born with it. With others, these pains come from activities and strenuous actions that a person chooses to make, ultimately risking their body and having to deal with such issues.

What are the Causes of Back Pain?

There are four main factors that cause severe back pain. Aging plays a massive role in back problems due to the body naturally deteriorating after time. This causes problems, such as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), and breaks down cartilage, potentially causing bulging discs and damaged nerves. Aging is part of life and there is no real cure for back pains caused by aging. However, there are therapeutic and non-invasive ways to relieve that pain and feel more comfortable.

Injuries are another reason for back pain. Many times athletes, manual labor workers, and other people who tend to be overly active injure themselves more easily than those who are less active. Injuries to the spine can cause lingering, chronic back pain, and, often times, surgery might be recommended.

Spinal pain is also caused by hereditary or acquired conditions. Some people are born with diseases such as scoliosis or hereditary arthritis. Conversely, some women endure severe back and neck pain during their 9 month pregnancy. Many of these issues cause fractures and sprains in the spinal column that lead to both acute and chronic back and neck pain.

Finally, one of the least causes for back pains is tumors and infections. While tumors and infections can cause back pain, it is very uncommon, but can still affect a person by causing inflammation by “suffocating” or tightening the disc or vertebra, resulting in a restriction of movement.

How is Back Pain Treated?

Back pain treatments differ depending on the location of the focal point of the pain. Massages, heat pads, and nuerostimulation (stimulating the nerves) can release tension and relax muscles, temporarily easing pain. Other treatments include injections of steroids, muscle relaxers, and light exercise. In any case, consult a physician at the start of back pain, as it’s residual effects can be costly, both physically and financially, if it is not immediately taken care of.

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A new device helps reduce severe back and leg pain, significantly improving patients' quality of life, according to research from the Pain Management and Neuromodulation centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

The technology is a new type of spinal cord stimulation, where small leads implanted near the spinal cord send high frequency electrical pulses. This disrupts pain signals to the brain, reducing constant, severe back and leg pain.

The technique expands on the existing approach, where frequencies of around 50Hz are used to stimulate the spinal cord. "The existing device causes tingling, like pins and needles. Some people find the sensation unbearable - worse than their back pain," says Dr Adnan Al-Kaisy, clinical lead in pain management, who led the study.

"This technique uses much higher frequencies of up to 10,000Hz which can't be felt. It also relieves back pain more effectively than conventional low frequency stimulation," Dr Al-Kaisy added.

The researchers collaborated with Belgian hospital AZ Nikolaas, testing the device in 82 patients. At the start of the trial, patients gave their back pain a score of 8.4 out of ten on average, with ten being the worst pain imaginable. After six months the average score was dramatically reduced to 2.7 out of ten. Most patients reported more than a 50 per cent reduction in their pain. 

"These kinds of results are almost unheard of," says Dr Thomas Smith, consultant in pain medicine. "Back pain can be debilitating, so being able to relieve people of constant pain makes a big difference to their lives."

Charles Holleyman, 62, had the spinal cord leads fitted two years ago, after back surgery failed to relieve his pain. "For me, the implant's been a huge success," says Charles. "I'm getting much more sleep and I'm no longer on any regular pain medication."

Charles is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he teaches a law course to social workers. "Prior to the implant the crippling pain was affecting my working life - I am registered disabled," says Charles. "But now I've had the implant, my students can't tell I'm disabled."

However, this procedure is not suitable for everyone. "Before patients can have the full implant, they must have a psychological assessment, be physically and mentally suitable, and have a successful two-week trial," says Dr Smith.

"The technology isn't perfect," says Charles. "You have to adapt to it and recognise its limitations, but it's a big improvement."

Charles now has a more active social life and an improved family life. "When you're in constant pain, you're bad-tempered and not yourself. My kids have noticed the difference and my wife's happier."

One in 15 of adults in the UK consult their GP because of back pain each year. High frequency stimulation is now being tested in patients as an alternative to back surgery.

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Steve Cyr MD Dallas

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Mayo Clinic Spine Surgeon, Dallas Texas Spine Surgeon, Venkat Sethuraman MD

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