Jones & Swanson

New Clinical Trials Targeting Back Pain in Kennesaw

As Marietta personal injury attorneys, Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson often represent victims of Georgia automobile wrecks. Our clients are typically involved in crashes in which at least one other vehicle’s driver acted negligently, causing a car crash. These negligent actions can include speeding, distracted driving, running a red light or stop sign, and much more. Automobile accidents that often cause injuries include rear-end, head-on, and side impact collisions. These types of auto accidents typically cause injuries such as broken bones, whiplash, and head, brain, and spinal cord injuries. Perhaps the most common type of injury sustained in Georgia car crashes are those involving the victim’s back.

Back issues range from insignificant to life-altering. Depending on the impact a car crash causes on one’s back, the severity varies. Back injuries that personal injury attorneys often encounter with patients include herniated disks, strains, sprains, and fractures. Injuries to the back oftentimes affect a person’s quality of life, as they are unable to move and work as they could prior to an accident. Injuries to the back many times require ongoing medical treatment, such as physical therapy and pain medications to help with the pain. For this reason, back injuries can lead to very high medical costs.

Dr. Michael Schaufele of Marietta Pain Solutions Treatment Center in Kennesaw has begun registering patients in a clinical trial for a new chronic lower back pain treatment possibility. This new trial is based around the Intracept Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Procedure. This procedure requires an incision to be made in the lower back to navigate the basivertebral nerve. Heat is then emitted through radio frequency in an effort to stop the nerve from conveying indications of pain. This is an outpatient procedure that takes no more than a few weeks to recover from and is said to show signs of improvement within a month. This procedure could omit lifetime treatment if it works.

At Jones & Swanson, we work with clients closely so that we are able to better monitor their medical treatment. It is exciting to see new medical advancements that may allow relief for our clients sooner than they might otherwise experience. We are hopeful that these clinical trials will prove effective and that lower back pain will be one step closer to being cured. If you have experienced back pain as a result of a car or trucking accident, contact our office today for a free legal consultation at We want to help in any way possible.

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