Local physician reducing opioid use with new pain management surgery

Coconut Telegraph

Through the use of a state-of-the-art minimally invasive indirect decompression surgery, pain management specialist Dr. Douglas Constant of Coastal Orthopedics is helping to reverse the effects and bring pain relief to patients suffering from spinal stenosis, a debilitating degenerative condition. Dr. Constant is one of only 250 of the 4,000 interventional pain management physicians nationwide who is trained on this type of therapy. “Eighty-five percent of the proportion of patients who were on opioids prior to treatment no longer were,” said spokesman for the company that created the Superion Interspinous Spacer. Those patients selected by Dr. Constant for the procedure, who were on low-dose or no-dose opioids initially, also saw a reduction in medication usage following the procedure.  

Coastal Orthopedics

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