Pain Management Treatments
Dr. Syed uses a multimodal approach to treat pain including fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections, regenerative therapy, physical therapy, medication management, psychological counseling, and neuraxial manipulations.
The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally-invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Interventional pain management also strives to help patients return to their everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications. Our pain management physicians strive to use the least amount of opiate addictive medications possible to help our patients.
Pain Management Treatments
There are many types of Interventional pain management treatments our pain management physicians offer. The type of treatment you receive will be based on your specific condition and symptoms, as each type of treatment varies in terms of invasiveness. Some of the most common Pain Management techniques we use are:
- Medication Management: There are medications that work wonderfully to help manage acute and chronic pain. However, it is important to only take medications that you need. Medication management can work. Our pain management team will properly prescribe and manage medications that help reduce pain.
- Regenerative Therapy: Regenerative medicine therapy replaces or “regenerates” human tissue to restore normal function. The result of restoring normal function is pain relief. Our pain management physicians utilize state-of-the-art techniques when utilizing regenerative medicine.
- Nerve Blocks: Nerve blocks are used to interrupt these signals to provide pain relief. Pain signals travel down nerves to the brain. Dr. Syed will provide a customized plan, as some are minimally-invasive and others may require surgical procedures, and may be long-term or permanent.
- Infusions: Infusions involve the delivery of pain relief drugs directly into the body. These are generally for long-term use. Intrathecal Infusions are delivered into the subarachnoid space in the brain; Epidural Infusions are used in the spinal cord.
- Injections: Some common types of injections are Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Joint Injections and Trigger Joint Injections. Each of these injections target different pain spots in the body. Injections generally include a numbing agent and a steroid.
- Radiofrequency Ablation: This treatment is usually used to treat lower back and neck pain, especially when pain is caused by arthritis. This technique uses a radio wave to produce an electrical current, which is then used to heat an area of nerve tissue. This method decreases the pain signals from that area.
- Spinal Cord Stimulation: This technique treats chronic pain by applying gentle electrical currents to the source of the pain. Electrical leads are inserted close to the spinal column, while a tiny generator is inserted into the abdomen or buttock. The generator emits electrical signals to the spinal column, thus blocking the ability for the brain to perceive pain.
- Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation: This treatment type is related to Spinal Cord Stimulation, except that it is localized on other parts of the body. The electrical leads are placed as close to the source of pain as possible and follows the same general process as Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Accepting New Patients
Pain Treatment Institute is committed to offering the latest advancements in treating pain. Our pain management clinics are accepting new patients. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.