Our doctors and staff work together in a state of the art facility to address each patient’s unique health concerns and our goal is to help all of our patients achieve a pain free life. Our staff is board certified and we are ready to pursue a variety of treatments to alleviate your pain.
Our pain management team takes your overall health concerns into consideration as we choose the right treatment for you.
Listed below are samplings of the procedures we offer:
- Acupuncture: An alternative method of treating pain by placing fine, sterile needles in certain points on the body.
- Epiduroscopy: The procedure is indicated for patients who have had back surgery. A scope is used to break up scar tissue which is surrounding the nerve.
- Epidural Steroid Injection: Injection of long lasting steroid in the area which surrounds the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it. The steroid reduces swelling in the epidural space and often relieves pain.
- Facet Blocks: Chemical sensory nerve blocks that temporarily block the pain caused by facet joint problems. They can be used as a diagnostic test to determine if the patient will benefit from a facet rhizotomy.
- Medial branch block: Is a diagnostic nerve block used to identify which nerves are causing specific back pain. If patients experience pain relief, they may be candidates for radiofrequency.
- Osteopathic manipulation: Manual re-alignment of joints and the spinal column.
- Radiofrequency: If indicated, the physician will use radiofrequency to deaden the nerve causing the back pain. Pain relief may last 6 months or more.
- Sacroiliac injection: Injection of local anesthetics and steroids into the sacroiliac joint for sacroiliac arthritis pain relief.
- Stellate ganglion injection/Lumbar Sympathetic Block: Injection of local anesthetic near the sympathetic nerve tissue – the nerves that are part of the sympathetic nervous system. The nerves are located on either side of the voice box in the neck. This may reduce pain, swelling and sweating changes in the upper extremity.
- Trigger point injection: Injection of medication into the tender areas of muscle to help relieve pain and spasm.