When it comes to pain management, the bread and butter of treating chronic and acute pain is with biologics. Certain medications can help lessen inflammation, temporarily block off pain signals, and relax muscles. It’s possible that medications will be integrated into your treatment plan if you are not using any other interventional pain treatments. We will discuss the use of medications based on your particular needs.
Laser treatment is a common treatment technology to address recent injuries causing acute pain. In fact, laser treatments are a standard option to treat musculoskeletal injuries because of the way light energy works with injured tissues in the body. Laser treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical, so they generally are good options for most patients. Tissues heal more quickly with laser treatment.
Summus Medical Laser
The Summus Medical Laser is a revolutionary therapy for pain relief and regenerative healing. This particular system is approved by the FDA to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and lessen pain. Using the Summus laser also means that patients will not be reliant on oral medications to manage pain and that invasive surgery is usually unnecessary to resolve certain injuries.
Shockwave treatments are based on advanced acoustic wave technology that can break up injured tissue and promote natural healing in the body. Shockwave therapy can be used for a variety of conditions, including old injuries caused by scar tissue and swelling. By using Shockwave therapy, patients can avoid invasive surgeries and can heal the body from the inside out to relieve pain.
The PiezoWave2 is a highly advanced sound wave treatment that emits thousands of impulses to injured tissues. The sound waves break up scar tissue and stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities, including boosting healthy inflammatory responses and stimulating healing.
Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain management is a class of treatments that involve localized injections to reduce inflammation and block nerve signals. Our primary treatments for interventional methods include:
Trigger Point Injections
A trigger point injection is primarily a muscle treatment that is administered to “knotted” muscles and is frequently used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and tension headaches. Muscles causing pain in the arms, legs, back, and neck may be eligible for these muscle-relaxing injections.
A facet injection is a type of injection that is administered to affected joints causing pain. Small amounts of local anesthetic or steroid medications are made directly into the joints in the body to block pain and relieve inflammation. These injections are typically guided by x-rays for accuracy.
Epidural injections are generally used to treat back pain but can also be used for arm and leg pain. Just like a facet injection, this treatment needs to be guided by imaging technology. Epidurals are pain blockers that will temporarily prevent the communication of nerve signals to the body.
Radiofrequency Ablation With Stryker
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive technique that temporarily destroys nerve tissues to manage chronic pain, particularly for back pain. This type of treatment relies on unique technology and can achieve significant pain relief for about six to 12 months at a time.
Our premier radiofrequency ablation treatment technology is the Stryker system, which uses x-ray guidance to insert a needle and electrode into the affected area of the body. High-frequency thermal energy will pass through the electrode to damage the sensory nerve causing pain in the body. The results of this treatment will generally appear within two to three weeks.
Regenerative Medicine is the future of medicine and refers to any treatment that uses the body’s own regenerative properties to promote healing. The techniques used for regenerative medicine can be used to treat both acute and chronic injuries.
Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is one of the most popular regenerative medicines and is frequently used to treat joint pain or other musculoskeletal conditions. Platelet rich plasma contains a high level of self-healing properties and is made with your own blood plasma right here in our clinic.
Progenitor Stem Cell Biologics
Stem cell research has been the priority of regenerative medicine research for well over a decade because stem cells are exceptional solutions to regrowing healthy tissue. Progenitor stem cells are special types of stem cells that can be found in the body. Just like PRP, your stem cells will be harvested from your body and then injected into the affected treatment area.
Sometimes, the key to successful treatments can be found in the treatment technology that assists the interventional methods. Using imaging like ultrasounds, which can see soft tissues and identify damage, can ensure that interventional and regenerative techniques are accurate.
The Butterfly iQ+ is a handheld ultrasound device that is about the size of an electric razor. This device can be used to help diagnose musculoskeletal conditions and is often used in conjunction with certain joint treatments.
Another important treatment technology is a C-arm machine, which is a type of x-ray device that can rotate around the patient’s body to get an accurate view of musculoskeletal damage from multiple angles. C-arm machines are frequently used for minimally invasive treatments, such as interventional pain management.
The Genoray is an intuitive and highly accurate x-ray machine that can capture 180 degrees of images around the patient’s body. Genoray is unique among other C-arm devices because it generates images in real-time, which makes it an ideal option for treatments such as radiofrequency ablation.
Infusion therapy is a common method for managing pain and promoting better overall health. There are several types of IV therapy that can be performed to manage pain over a series of treatments. Infusion therapy can be combined with other interventional pain management to reduce pain while the body is healing.
Ketamine therapy is commonly used for the treatment of mood disorders, to rebalance chemicals in the brain, and also to block specific pain receptors in the brain to reduce chronic and acute pain. Ketamine infusions work best over a series of treatments.
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