The following table illustrates some common pain conditions and their outcomes in non smokers or in patients who quit smoking during the treatments, have eliminated adverse work activity and do not suffer re-injury to the same area. Morbid obesity reduces the pain free interval following treatments for joint pain. Age and gender do not influence the outcome of treatments. Patients with underlying immunological or infectious disorder (except in Shingles) causing the pain condition may not respond. Although the practice is relatively small as compared to other pain practices, the table below represents overall experience from treating over 2,000 individual patients over a ten year time span.
Treatment success rate at Advanced Interventional Pain Center = 90% or more. Patients who were non compliant with the treatment program (unable to quit smoking, not keeping with the follow-up appointments etc.,) were not included. Narcotic Medications were NOT used in the treatment program.
National and International Average for pain treatment success = 50% or less.
No. of patients seen for the non painful conditions are very few to suggest the same degree of success in others with the same condition.