Latest in Treatments and Technology to Fight Pain

pain-management-physicianOur goal is to help you live your fullest life, with improved comfort and function by managing your pain. We use five major approaches to pain treatment:

  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy
  • Interventional techniques
  • Psychological therapies
  • Surgical techniques

Our advanced treatment options include:

  • Non-operative treatments for osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee and hip, including intra-articular joint injections and genicular (knee) nerve blocks.
  • Surgical implantation of spinal cord stimulators to treat chronic pain in the spine and in other areas of the body.
  • Intrathecal pain pumps (delivered directly to the fluid around the spinal cord) to treat chronic pain and cancer related pain. We use Morphine, Baclofen and Ziconotide (Prialt®) intrathecal infusions to treat chronic pain with medication delivered directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, using an implanted pump.
  • Epidural steroid injections to help lessen the symptoms from degenerative discs or disc bulges.
  • Ultrasound guided interventional procedures for more precise treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions, such as joint pain, nerve pain and bursitis pain.
  • Comprehensive cancer pain treatment, including medication management to ease painful symptoms caused by the disease and treatment.
  • Nerve blocks and other pain management options for dental pain and TMJ, as well as for post-herpetic neuralgia and shingles.
  • Discussion of lifestyle modifications that can sometimes be used to improve pain caused by certain conditions.

For other pain treatment options, we work with specialists in various departments to help better manage pain. For example, in the case of dental discomfort, we work with your dentist or oral-facial-maxillary surgeon to assist in your pain management while underlying dental problems are corrected. In the case of workplace injuries, we specialize in Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) treatment, and can help reduce your downtime. We work with other specialists, such as urologists or gynecologists, to develop a plan to treat pain in the pelvic area, which can be caused by a number of underlying conditions.