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Physician Selection

Find The Right Pain Doctor For You. One of the most important and personal decisions you make is choosing a doctor, but if you are hurting, choosing a pain specialist can be even more difficult. Many different types of pain doctors exist, but not all are the same. Some can even be unsafe. One type of pain doctor is known ...

Pain Management 101

Pain management is a specialty branch of medicine that aims to improve the quality of life and ease the suffering of patients living with chronic pain. A good pain clinic will take an interdisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat the underlying cause. Many different types of healthcare professionals can be involved in one patient’s care. What To Expect From A Comprehensive Pain Management ...

Subacromial Injection

// Subacromial Injection Subacromial injection is used to treat a variety of painful conditions, including adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tendinosis, and impingement syndrome. The physician may choose an injection site on the front, side or rear of the shoulder. During a subacromial injection, a mixture of anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the space between the acromion and the head of the ...

Trigger Point Injections

// Trigger Point Injections Trigger Point Injection is an outpatient procedure that is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete. Preparation In preparation for ...

Suprascapular Nerve Block (Fluoroscopically Guided)

// Suprascapular Nerve Block A Suprascapular Nerve Block is an outpatient procedure that is used to treat pain and discomfort from arthritis, bursitis or impingement of the suprascapular nerve in the shoulder joint. The suprascapular nerve is a major motor nerve that serves the muscles of the shoulder. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the back of the shoulder is ...

Joint Injection: Hip

// Hip Joint Injection A Hip Joint Injection is a procedure that relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by arthritis or other damage to the hip joint. Preparation The patient lies down, and the hip is cleaned and sterilized. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tissue at the injection site. Needle Insertion The physician may use an x-ray device called ...

Herniated Disc (Cervical)

// Herniated Disc (Cervical) This condition is a rupture of one of the vertebral discs in your neck. A herniated disc can allow disc material to press harmfully against the spinal nerves. Anatomy Vertebral discs are tough, elastic pads that act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae. They cushion the vertebrae and allow the spine to twist and bend. Each ...

Facet Joint Syndrome

// Facet Joint Syndrome Facet Joint Syndrome is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. Joint Damage Facet joint syndrome occurs when the facet joints become stressed and damaged. This damage ...

Cervical Radiculopathy

// Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical Radiculopathy is a condition that is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues ...

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Medtronic)

// Spinal Cord Stimulation (Medtronic) Spinal cord stimulation Medtronic (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, ams and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed. Screening Test Implantation The ...