Pain Management Procedures
For some patients, the therapeutic approaches such as Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and Acupuncture may not be enough, resulting in a very limited ability to rehabilitate to full movement, strength and function, which are the ultimate goals. Here is where minimally invasive medical procedures that are performed in less than a one-hour office visit can be of great value not only for a person’s pain but for their ability to then rehabilitate effectively. The following minimally invasive procedures target the pain producing structures to help you progress with your physical rehabilitation program:
An epidural steroid injection helps relieve a patient’s pain and inflammation, but more importantly it also helps them progress in their rehabilitation program in order to best manage the causative factors of their condition and prevent the pain from returning.
- Lumbar, Cervical & Thoracic epidural steroid injection
- Facet Joint injections
- Joint Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
Therapeutic nerve blocks contain local anesthetic to control acute pain.
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- Hypogastric Plexus Block
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Ganglion Impar Block
- Intercostal Nerve Block
- Occipital Nerve Blocks
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA):
Radiofrequency Ablation uses radio waves to decrease pain signals from a specific area of nerve tissues. Once the pain is manageable the patient can begin a rehabilitation program.
Spinal Cord Stimulator:
Spinal Cord Stimulator delivers mild electrical stimulation to the spine that modifies or blocks pain signals to the brain.
Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to stabilize and stop the pain caused from a spinal fracture.
After appropriate pain management procedures, our integrated team of health care practitioners including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Biofeedback Specialists will create treatment plans that are designed to rehabilitate the area in order to accelerate healing, establish stability and strength, improve mobility, and teach skills needed to prevent the problem along with the pain from returning in the future.