Pain Management

Pain Management

Trigger Point Injections Procedure will treat painful sites in muscle or connective tissue. These painful sites are called trigger points and can even refer pain to other areas in the body. In a trigger point injection procedure, a local anesthetic, and sometimes a steroid, is injected into the trigger point to relieve the pain. It typically takes only a few treatments to resolve trigger point pain. It’s a relatively simple and safe procedure. It gives patients enough relief to participate in physical therapy. The use of physical therapy is important in preventing a recurrence of trigger points.

Joint Injections may decrease the accumulation of fluid and cells in the joint and may help pain and inflammation. Many of the major joints of the body are susceptible to arthritic pain due to aging, repetitive use, or previous injury. Joint injections may be given to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, gout, bursitis, osteoarthritis and more. Joints can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, or steroids depending on the treatment plan.

Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which the offending nerve is heated to stop the pain signals from being transmitted. The procedure is conducted under guided imaging to ensure the proper area is being treated. A needle is inserted at the nerve site, and then an electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to stop the nerve from sending a pain signal.  The pain relief lasts for a relatively long period, for up to one year. This is a big advancement in the area of pain management because it is a very specific pain treatment. Facet joints of the spine are particularly responsive to this technique.

Injections and Nerve Blocks are more effective for treating acute pain. When a group of nerves are causing pain to a specific body part, the pain can be blocked with injections of a local anesthetic. Many problems can be treated with injections and/or nerve blocks including nerve entrapments, pudendal pain, ilioinguinal groin pain, intercostal pain, suprascapular nerve, neuromas, occipital neuralgia, etc.

Epidural Steroid Injection Procedures are a common interventional pain procedure to treat inflammation present inside the spinal canal. Epidural Steroid Injection is a technique for relieving pain from spinal stenosis or other spinal disease such as displaced intervertebral disc, bulging, herniated or diseased disc. A small amount of corticosteroid is injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The anti-inflammatory effect of the corticosteroid is responsible for providing pain relief.