Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation was approved in 1989 by the FDA and is frequently used in patients with chronic pain syndromes who have not found pain relief from other treatments. Spinal cord stimulation can be used as a spinal pain treatment for patients with severe, chronic pain due to a variety of conditions, including failed back surgery/arachnoiditis, neuropathic pain/neuropathy and complex ...

Pain Block

Is A Block A Block? No!  “Block” refer to many different types of injections and are often called a “block” by generalizing what it is.  It usually refers to an injection performed on the spine and  used in two ways. First, they can be performed to diagnose the source of back or neck pain (diagnostic). Second, blocks are used as a ...

Chronic Lower Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States and accounts for countless visits to the doctor.  The lower back includes structures such as the lumbar and sacral spine, discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and small joints.  Injury to any of these can cause pain.  However, when it comes to chronic low back ...
Find the right doctor

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. This procedure is a perfect for those searching for an arthritis pain treatment for their lower extremities. Preparation The patient lies down, and the hip is cleaned and sterilized. Local anesthesia is administered to ...

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 ...