Medications: May be prescribed that can be helpful for specific pain issues.
Massotherapy: Massotherapy is a general term for medical or therapeutic treatment by massage. It is one of the oldest and more effective treatments to help relieve pain, reduce swelling, relax muscles, and speed healing and is often used in combination with other pain management procedures and treatments at the Doctors Pain Clinic.
Physical Therapy: the evaluation and treatment of physical disabilities designed to improve physical strength, range of motion and ability. Physical therapy is used in conjunction and to complement and enhance the pain management treatment plan.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): An outpatient/office procedure where a small extractable device delivers electric impulses to nerve endings to stop pain.
Acupuncture: An office procedure which involves inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points on the body to relieve chronic pain.
Trigger Point Injections: Used to treat extremely painful and tender areas of muscle. A trigger point is a knot or tight band of muscle that forms when muscles fail to relax.
Epidural Injections: Placement of anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space of the spine to reduce disc and nerve inflammation producing relief.
Nerve Block Injections: Procedure using local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication injections given near a specific nerve or group of nerves to relieve pain. A variety of nerve blocks can be performed including:
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP):
PRP has made Doctors Pain Clinic the go-to sports injury treatment center for high school and collegiate athletic programs from around the region. This emerging treatment option is widely used by professional athletes for acute and chronic injuries. PRP is a simple and safe office procedure in which most patients experience results in a matter of weeks. PRP treats injuries by stimulating the body's own healing potential with the use of the patient's own blood.
You don't have to be an injured athlete to benefit from PRP injections. PRP is often the treatment of choice for Individuals with joint pain, acute and chronic muscle disorders, ligament strains and degenerative disorders.
No physician referral required for this procedure.
Call our Main Office for details: 888-784-4312.
See our PRP brochure to learn more.
MRI-Safe Spinal Cord Stimulator System: An outpatient procedure where a neurostimulaton system is surgically placed under the skin to send mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord or to a peripheral nerve. These electrical impulses are delivered through a lead (a special medical wire) that is also surgically implanted block pain receptors and bring relief to specific areas where pain is felt. Visit metronic.com to learn more.
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System (Medicine Pump): An outpatient/inpatient surgical treatment. A catheter (thin flexible tube) is implanted in the intrathecal space of the spine and connected to a pump releasing medicine at a set rate. With delivery of medicine to receptors in the spinal cord, smaller amounts of medicine are needed to obtain relief from pain. Anti-spasm medications such as Baclofen, and pain medicine such as Dilaudid and morphine sulfate are delivered by the pump system.
Percutaneous Disc Decompression: Performed in surgery with the help of X-ray guidance, a discectomy probe removes disc tissue via a tiny puncture in the skin similar to a simple injection. Removal of disc tissue may relieve painful pressure on the surrounding nerves.
Discogram: An outpatient diagnostic X-ray test that attempts to replicate the patient's pain symptoms in order to pinpoint the pain source in the discs. Dye and an antibiotic mixture are injected into the disc enabling the physician to determine whether the disc is painful when the pressure is increased.
Radiofrequency Denervation: Radiofrequency current is used to heat a small volume of nerve tissue interrupting pain signals from that specific area to relieve pain.