Therapeutic And Diagnostic Pain Management Overview
Our pain management doctors use therapeutic spine pain management in order to locate and diagnose the root cause of your back and neck pain. We use diagnostic and therapeutic injections in order to help ease your discomfort and locate the source of your pain without the need of surgery or long recovery times.
Other interventional pain management techniques treat the symptoms, not the cause of the pain. That means that patients might initially experience pain relief only to have the symptoms return in a matter of weeks or months. That’s because the root cause of the pain isn’t addressed and corrected, so it simply comes back.
Some pain management doctors teach you to deal with your pain because they don’t actually have a solution for it. Instead, our spinal doctors focus on using new therapeutic pain management techniques and minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures to treat our patients. We start by identifying the source of the pain and then tailor a treatment program to the needs of the patient and his or her specific condition. Some patients will find relief from non-surgical treatment options; others may require less invasive options like an endoscopic rhizotomy or an endoscopic discectomy. It will depend on the severity of the condition. In any case, though, our doctors will be here to care for you.
Advantages of Spine Therapeutic Pain Management
- Reduces dependency on pain medications
- Restores function
- Reduces or alleviates pain
- Returns people to work and play
- Non-surgical procedure
At the Spine Institute of North America, we offer the following Therapeutic Spine Pain Management injections:
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) – Blood platelets play an active role in your body’s wound and soft tissue healing. The patient’s own platelets are concentrated down through the use of a special machine called a centrifuge. These PRP can be used to promote healing of injured ligaments, tendons, muscles and, joints. Learn More
Caudal Steroid Injection – A caudal epidural steroid injection involves injecting a steroid and an anesthetic like lidocaine through the spine and into the epidural space where inflamed and irritated spinal nerves are located. The injection is used to treat neck and back pain. Learn More
Discography – Discography is a diagnostic injection technique used to determine which discs of a patient’s spine are a source of pain. Low back pain affects nearly 80% of the general population at one point. Learn More
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection – An epidural steroid injection is delivered into the cervical epidural space around the spinal cord and exiting nerve roots to relieve inflammation and pain. The injection can reduce and pain and swelling in the neck, shoulders, and arms. Learn More
Facet Joint Injection – Your facet joints are located in the segments of your spine and are made up of tiny bones. These joints help your spine bend, twist, move, and stay stable. Sometimes, the facet joints can be stressed or become inflamed due to age or injury. Learn More
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection – If you are suffering from sciatic leg or back pain it is possible that you may have a herniated disc. That disc is compressing or irritating an exiting spinal nerve that branches off your spinal cord at each level of your spine and travels into your legs. Learn More
Nerve Block Injection – A physician who suspects an abnormality on an x-ray or MRI may try a nerve block to confirm your source of pain and the affected area of your spine. The physician usually uses a numbing medicine or anesthetic like lidocaine. Learn More
Sacroiliac Joint Injection – This injection, sometimes known as a sacroiliac joint block, can provide relief from lower back pain and ease the symptoms of sciatica. Your sacroiliac joint connects your sacrum with your hips and is located on either side of your body. The injections, also known as an SI joint block, can help diagnose certain conditions. Learn More
Trigger point Injections – Trigger point are areas in your neck and back muscles that are points of inflammation and spasms. Many patients commonly have trigger points in their trapezius and rhomboid muscles. Learn More