Pain Management

Pain Relief You Can Count On

When you’re in pain, it can affect every aspect of your life. It makes it difficult for you to move, sleep or simply enjoy your life. 

You don’t have to suffer. Our pain management specialists understand how pain works and have many options to help you feel better. 

 

Types of Pain We Treat

We specialize in treating pain caused by many conditions, including:

We want to find ways to manage your pain and help you feel better without opioids or surgery. We will work with you and your other health care providers to set goals and decide on a treatment plan. 

 

Pain Management Using Medication

Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, antidepressants and muscle relaxers can help relieve pain. Topical medicines applied directly to your skin offer relief as well. Anti-seizure drugs may also help alleviate nerve pain. We offer:

  • Botox: Botox injections can relax muscles and provide relief from pain caused by migraines, neck and back pain, and muscle spasms. 

  • Injections: Steroid injections, trigger point injections and joint injections can relieve pain caused by pinched nerves or swollen and inflamed joints. Your pain specialist precisely injects the medication using a real-time X-ray called video fluoroscopy. 

  • Medication infusions: Intravenous (IV) infusions of anesthetic medications can numb pain caused by fibromyalgia, migraines, spinal cord injury and other conditions.

 

Pain Management Targeting the Nerves

Nerves transmit pain signals in the body. Treatments targeting the nerves can relieve pain by interrupting those signals. We offer:

  • Cryotherapy: Also called cold therapy, cryotherapy can reduce swelling and nerve sensitivity. This therapy can temporarily block your pain. 

  • Nerve blocks: These medication injections numb or block pain signals around the nerves in the back, neck, shoulders and other areas. 

  • Radiofrequency lesioning: This procedure uses an X-ray to locate and burn the nerves that are causing pain. This process interrupts pain signals for an extended time period. Patients are mildly sedated during the procedure.

  • Spinal cord stimulation: A pain management doctor surgically implants a small device under your skin. It sends electrical signals to the nerves to mask pain signals. This treatment is an option when other therapies for back and neck pain do not work. 

 

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