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The Barr Center provides many therapies for back pain relief that are innovative, non-invasive and opioid-free.

The Barr Center offers treatment for this condition. Dr. Barr has provided pain relief for over 200,000 patients during the past 30 years. Their state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located in Virginia Beach, VA.

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What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

By |2020-04-27T22:16:39-04:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an advanced treatment for hard-to-manage chronic pain. The procedure involves implanting small electrodes on a wire near the spinal cord. This provides low-level electrical impulses to interrupt transmission of pain at the level of the spinal cord before the impulses get to the brain. In successful procedures, painful sensations are replaced [...]

What is the Racz Catheter Procedure?

By |2018-12-29T09:58:37-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The Racz Catheter Procedure (Epidural Neurolysis) is used to release some of the scar tissue from around entrapped nerves in the epidural space of the spine, so that medications such as cortisone can reach the affected areas. It is used to decrease the pain caused by the scarring. This procedure is named for the physician who [...]

What is Post-Laminectomy Syndrome?

By |2018-12-29T09:59:37-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Post-Surgical Pain or Failed Back Syndrome) Recurring pain in the back or legs is a fairly common occurrence for patients who have had spinal surgery. This condition is known as Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Syndrome). The term “Failed Back” is a misnomer, as it is used to describe a surgery that did [...]

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis

By |2018-12-29T11:46:24-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The large, C-shaped sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the pelvic bones (the ilia) to the sacrum at the base of the spine. There are a pair of SI joints, one on either side of the tailbone. Serving as shock absorbers for the pelvis and low back, the SI joints move constantly when the body is in motion, [...]

What is Arthritis of the Lumbar Spine (Spondylolisthesis)?

By |2019-01-19T11:39:21-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Facet Joint Mediated Pain, Spondylolisthesis What is facet joint mediated pain? Facet joints or Spondylolisthesis  account for about 20% of chronic low back pain and up to 50 of neck pain. Although certain physical exam testing and historical information is helpful in making the diagnosis of facet joint mediated pain, only a series of spinal injections [...]

What is Discogenic Pain or Internal Disc Disruption?

By |2018-12-29T11:45:23-05:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Internal disc disruption is best understood in the lumbar spine, because it is more common in occurrence and the anatomy is easier to understand. It can cause episodes of severe low back pain with muscle spasms. Discogenic pain symptoms are usually exacerbated by sitting for long periods, bending and lifting.  In rare instances the symptoms may [...]

What is Spinal Stenosis?

By |2020-04-27T22:18:25-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The spinal cord and nerve roots run through an opening in the vertebral column called the spinal canal. Because of the natural process of aging and spinal degeneration, the spinal canal may narrow, compressing the spinal cord and nerves in a process called central stenosis. The keyholes (intervertebral foramina) where the nerve roots exit the spine [...]

What is a Herniated Disc or Sciatica?

By |2020-04-27T22:20:27-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Intervertebral Discs - Herniated Disc and Sciatica What are the intervertebral discs and how do discs degenerate? They is a circular ligament called the annulus fibrosus surrounding a gel-like system called the nucleus pulposus that functions as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The discs make up about one-fourth of the height of the spinal column. [...]

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