As many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. If you suffer from daily spinal or neurological pain, you may be one of them. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you to a problem. If your pain persists after rest and over-the-counter treatments, our team of neurologists has the experience needed to develop an interventional pain management treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Degenerative conditions, spinal injuries and inflammation can compress and damage your nerves, resulting in pain, numbness or weakness in your back and radiating throughout your body. The following conditions are common causes of spinal and neurological pain:
This medical specialty focuses on relieving pain by combining pain blocking techniques with procedures to repair the underlying conditions responsible for your pain. Our specialists provide a comprehensive selection of treatments to alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.
Treatments such as an Epidural Steroid Injection or a Facet Joint Block work by injecting a corticosteroid and local anesthetic into the affected area for both immediate and long-lasting pain relief combined with anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling. For arthritis, your provider may also include collagen or hyaluronic acid to replace missing cartilage and lubricate the damaged joint.
This treatment provides relief without the use of medication by sending a mild electrical impulse to damaged nerves. This electrical impulse blocks the pain signals from reaching your brain, preventing you from feeling pain. This is an effective treatment to overcome failed back surgeries or conditions that leave you with pain long after they’ve healed.
When administered in small doses, Botox® works by blocking nerve signals for muscles to contract, forcing the targeted muscles to relax. Because Botox® targets and reduces muscle spasms, it’s often used in the treatment of strokes and cerebral palsy. It has also been effective in treating blepharospasm, a condition marked by abnormal, involuntary blinking and eyelid spasms.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an innovative treatment that targets mild, repetitive magnetic pulses to the part of your brain that processes your pain. This noninvasive procedure regulates your pain by stimulating healthy neurotransmitter activity.