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OUR APPROACHES TO PAIN RELIEF

Pain is a complicated condition that is different for everyone. That’s why we take the time to understand your needs and help you find relief.

Your individualized treatment plan will focus on the best way to treat your pain. Specializing in spinal pain therapies such as intradiscal platelet rich plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy treatment, we also offer a broad range of procedures to address your specific needs. From acupuncture to spinal cord stimulation, our therapies can help you find the relief you seek in a safe and comfortable environment with our attentive, skilled and caring staff.

Procedures We Specialize In

This includes the placement of metal needles into the skin and muscles to relieve pain. Electrical stimulation may be applied to the needles. Read More

Originating in Asia centuries ago, acupuncture is the ancient practice of using thin needles at strategic points on the body to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue for healing. It is used to relieve pain and discomfort by boosting your body’s natural painkillers and increasing blood flow.

Acupuncture is used to treat many types of pain including dental pain, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, neck pain and headaches, including tension and migraine headaches.

This involves the injection of BOTOX® into muscles or near nerve endings in order to decrease musclespasm pain. Read More

BOTOX® is used for much more than cosmetic purposes. The injections work by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine within muscles, forcing them to relax. This can help to relieve chronic pain and other health conditions that involve muscle spasms or other involuntary muscle contraction.

BOTOX® injections can be effective in treating headache pain, chronic neck pain, arthritis, and pain associated with muscle-related injuries.

Discography involves the injection of X-ray dye into a disc in a patient’s spine to see if that disc is abnormal and a source of pain. This is a diagnostic test only. Read More

During the discography procedure, dye is injected into one disc at a time to help identify which lumbar discs are generating pain. CT scans are taken to track the movement of the dye which helps determine the location of any torn, bulged or scarred discs.

Results are then used to determine next steps in appropriate treatment. Discography can be a useful diagnostic tool to help decide how to treat pain in the back as well as the groin, hip or leg.

This includes the injection of steroid into the spinal canal to decrease inflammation and pain in the area of pinched nerves, ruptured discs or bone spurs. Read More

The injected steroid relieves inflammation and swelling to take pressure off of nerves and other soft tissue. The decreased pressure helps to relieve pain.

Epidural steroid injection is often used for pain that radiates from the lower spine to the hips or legs caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. Some patients may need to repeat the procedure up to three times for full benefits. Many patients experience significant relief from one injection.

This involves the injection of growth stimulants into degenerated and painful spinal discs. This can stimulate healing within the discs and reduce back pain associated with degenerative disc disease. Read More

Intradiscal PRP therapy involves an injection of special plasma, made out of the patient’s own blood, into painful spinal discs. First, blood is taken from the patient and separated into its components. Then the platelet-rich part of the blood is injected into the painful area.

Platelets are blood components containing growth factors that play a major role in the body’s ability to heal itself. PRP therapy releases growth factors that promote the body’s natural healing response and mobilize stem cells to injured and damaged tissue to repair and rebuild it.

PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain, including lower back pain. It accelerates healing of injured tissues and joints which helps increase strength and mobility.

Intradiscal prolotherapy involves repeated injections of a safe, but slightly irritating solution into the affected area. This stimulates the body’s natural response to repair itself and triggers the production of new, healthy connective tissue, strengthening the injured or damaged area. It encourages growth of healthy cells and an eventual reduction in pain.

Intradiscal prolotherapy treatment is commonly used to relieve pain from degenerative disc disease.
Multiple treatments at regular intervals encourage additional tissue growth to restore and strengthen the affected area.

In some cases, both PRP and prolotherapy treatments are used together to maximize benefits.

This involves injecting local anesthetics and/or anti-inflammatory medications into joints to decrease joint inflammation and pain. Read More

A joint injection is a common treatment method that is performed to manage stiffness and pain that arises in the joints due to inflammation. A typical joint injection usually consists of a combination of a corticosteroid and an anesthetic that target pain as well as inflammation and swelling.

There are a number of joints that are commonly treated through different types of injections. They include facet joints between the vertebrae of the spine, the sacroiliac joint (connects the spine to the hips), ankles, shoulders, and knees.

Immediate pain relief is usually experienced when local anesthetic is injected. This wears off after a few hours. While every patient responds differently, the anti-inflammatory medicine usually begins working in about three to five days and its effect can last for several days to a few months. The procedure can be repeated if needed.

Our chiropractic and medical massage services are provided conveniently in our office by an alliedboard-certified chiropractor and medical massage therapists. Read More

Massage therapy can be an effective aid in reducing many types of pain, especially pain caused by muscle spasm or tension caused by living with chronic pain. It improves blood circulation and relaxes muscles which helps muscles recover from pain and injury. This also helps increase range of motion in the affected areas. Massage can also lead to an increased release of endorphins in the body. These are chemicals that help make us feel good which, in turn, help patients manage chronic pain.

Chiropractic care addresses how the structure of the body, especially the spine, affects the body’s functions. It can help relieve pain through spinal manipulation and is often used to help alleviate back, neck or limb pain. Spinal manipulation involves applying careful and controlled pressure on the joints of the spine to increase movement in the joints and relax muscles.

Massage and chiropractic care are often combined with other pain-relief treatments for optimal results. Our massage and chiropractic care services are provided by professional practitioners who work as part of our interdisciplinary team to address your specific needs within the context of your overall pain management plan.

Nerve blocks involve the injection of local anesthetics and/or steroid medication in the vicinity of nerves to decrease pain from an area of the body. These can be therapeutic or diagnostic. Read More

A nerve block procedure involves an injection of medication in or around a nerve. Nerve blocks numb the nerves that are touched by the drugs. This relieves pain by interrupting the pain signal sent by the nerves to the brain.

Therapeutic nerve blocks are used as treatment for pain. Along with numbing medication, steroid medication is also injected which can often provide long-term pain relief. Nerve blocks for chronic pain may work for 6 to 12 months. They may need to be repeated for maximum effect.

Diagnostic nerve blocks help determine sources of pain or further courses of action needed to achieve pain relief. The amount of immediate pain relief experienced helps to confirm or deny the joint as a source of pain.

This includes the injection of growth stimulants into painful and damaged, inflamed arthritic cells. This process can induce natural regeneration of ligaments, tendons and cartilage in joints. Read More

Some chronic joint pain is caused by a weakness in the ligaments and tendons that surround the joint. Prolotherapy can correct this underlying weakness. It involves injections of a safe dextrose solution into the affected area. Injecting the substance causes a reaction which stimulates a natural healing process and growth of new collagen and connective tissue.

Many conditions respond well to prolotherapy, such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, arthritis of the back and neck, whiplash, joint sprains, tennis elbow, sprains, chronic tendonitis, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Multiple treatments at regular intervals encourage additional tissue growth to restore and strengthen the affected area. On average, it takes approximately six treatments to achieve effective pain relief.

We offer in-house clinical health psychology services specializing in the treatment of painful andchronic conditions as well as general psychology appointments. Read More

Our psychological services help patients deal with the emotional aspects of chronic pain such as anxiety and depression that can affect their mood, sleep and quality of life. Understanding the thoughts, feeling and behaviors that accompany pain and discomfort is an important part of pain management. Psychological treatment can help patients cope more effectively with pain and offer strategies to help reduce the intensity of pain.

We work with a clinical health psychologist who specializes in treating chronic pain and offers professional services that complement other pain-relief treatments to provide optimal results.

This treatment involves the placement of a needle and probe near nerves to subject the nerves to heat or electrical current to decrease pain from those nerves. Read More

Radiofrequency treatment reduces pain by decreasing the pain signals the treated nerves transmit to the brain. Interruption of the pain signals allow the patient to experience relief from pain and discomfort in the treated area.

Radiofrequency treatment can be used to help patients with chronic lower back and neck pain or arthritis. Depending on the cause and location of pain, the degree of pain relief achieved with radiofrequency treatment varies. Pain relief can last from 6 to 12 months.

This includes the injection of local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication into muscles to relieve tight, achy muscles. Read More

Trigger points are localized areas of muscle spasm and inflammation. While they can occur in various regions of the body, common sites are the upper and lower back, neck, head and shoulder areas.

The anesthetic medication injected during a trigger point injection blocks pain receptors in the nerves surrounding the muscle. This helps reduce the transmission of pain signals to the brain. The antiinflammatory medication helps reduce swelling of the tissue surrounding the nerve. This can also help decrease pain. Depending on the circumstances, some patients receive optimal pain relief with a series of injections scheduled several weeks apart.

Spinal cord stimulation begins with the placement of a wire electrode into the spinal canal and overlying the spinal cord. The electrode can then deliver electrical impulses to the Read More

spinal cord which should result in decreased pain. Spinal cord stimulation also involves the placement of a tiny programmable generator to emit the electrical currents to the spinal column. The electrical current delivered through spinal cord stimulation competes with the transmission of pain signals to help alleviate pain. The stimulation creates a pleasant, tingling sensation that blocks the brain’s ability to sense the previously perceived pain. The generator allows remote control and adjustment of the stimulation.

Spinal cord stimulation is often beneficial for patients with chronic back, limb or neck pain, peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy.

Due to the varied nature of work and sports-related injuries, treatments will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Read More

Please see our full list of treatment options and call our office for a consultation.

Common Conditions We Treat