General Information: What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

Physicians are always looking for better ways to effectively see patients and expand their patient populations.  Patients want to have short waiting times to see their physicians and also want to be able to address all of their concerns at each appointment. As many clinicians are expanding and seeing more patients, they naturally look for […]

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Patient Education: Questions about Receiving Steroid Injections

Okay, so you’ve decided to try a steroid injection to see if that will help relieve your pain. Now is the time that patients ask questions and worry about the side effects. So let’s put your mind at ease by answering some common questions. Will I feel pain during the injection procedure? Dr. Jolly and […]

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Patient Education: Epidural Steroid Injections

What is an epidural steroid injection and can it help with my pain? Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) are injections into the epidural space that help reduce inflammation of the spinal nerves which cause pain. ESIs can be used to treat localized pain or radicular pain (a sharp pain that shoots from the back or neck […]

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Patient Education: Facet Joint Injections

Why would I need a facet joint injection? Facet joints are located on each side of the spine and help limit movement of the spine itself. As people age, degenerative changes occur, and many people experience pain associated with arthritis.  Patients may also have pain after a laminectomy, and facet joint injections may be able […]

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Professional Education: Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation

Dr. Jolly explains how to perform a radiofrequency ablation on the SI joint.

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Recorded on September 11, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.

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Patient Education – Insight to receiving a steroid injection

A patient comments on the before and after of receiving a steroid injection.

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Patient Education: Thoughts on getting a steroid injection

A patient describes his back injury and why he decided to proceed with a steroid injection.

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For the Anxious Patient

Patient Education:  Do Physicians Make You Nervous? Many patients are anxious about taking that dreaded trip to the doctor’s office.  They worry about everything from needles to the diagnosis, and often times they delay or refuse treatment due to their anxiety.  At Southern Pain Relief, we try to address any anxiety issues patients may have […]

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Professional Education: I am Teaching Three Cadaver Courses

Dallas:  Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) RFA is a procedure in which heat is used to burn the nerves that cause chronic back pain.  This is a commonly used to treat facet arthropathy (arthritis). RFA is minimally invasive and the ablation process only takes 90 seconds. Because the nerves regenerate, the procedure usually provides pain relief […]

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