Axial back and neck pain (pain that stays in the neck or back) can be caused by a variety of sources: facet joints, disc disease, or muscle pain. This pain is usually treated with a diagnostic injection to help determine the root cause of the pain and then definitive treatment is undertaken.
This pain starts with inflammation around a nerve root that can be treated with a transforaminal epidural steroid injection. By reducing the inflammation around the nerve, the pain that started in your back and radiates down the leg is diminished.
As we age, the discs (shock absorbers) in the back start to break down. This pain can be localized to your back or occasionally shoots down your leg. This condition is not reversible, but can be successfully treated with interventional techniques.
1% of all back pain occurs in the mid-back. This pain can be treated non-surgically, the same way as neck and low back pain.
A condition in which the sympathetic nervous system is overactive causing pain in the affected limb. The injections can diminish the pain so you can perform physical therapy and ultimately move towards freedom from the pain.
For these conditions the root cause of the pain is determined with diagnostic injections. When the underlying problem is found, a longer lasting injection can be performed to help permanently stop the pain.
As a tumor grows it can cause compression of internal organs or lesions to the bone. Both of these conditions can be painful. By blocking the nerves to this area the pain can be reduced or alleviated. Pain can also be caused by treatment for cancer. This pain can also be reduced with injections. While the oncologist focuses on curing the cancer, we focus on decreasing the pain so you have the highest quality of life.
Pain and numbness in the hands caused by compression of the carpal tunnel. To avoid surgery this syndrome can be treated with injections and/or splinting of the wrists
Instead of treating the symptom of headache, it is important to find the underlying cause. Using imaging techniques like MRI and diagnostic injections, the underlying cause can usually be found and treated. The goal is to relieve the headaches so the patient does not have to continue medications.
Either from abnormal nerve growth or pain from the scar itself, some people have a surgical site that remains painful after healing. Using both diagnostic and therapeutic injections this pain can be lessened if not cured.
A condition of painful and inflamed joints that usually responds to joint injections.
A disease of discreet muscle pains that usually responds well to trigger point injections. It is important to make sure there is no other underlying cause of the pain prior to treating fibromyalgia.
Only good blood sugar control can stop the progression of this disease, but certain injections can help decrease the pain and increase blood flow to the painful area which helps healing.