Pain management is a necessary process for anyone who has been injured or is otherwise in chronic pain.
Complete Injury Management helps people manage their pain and recover from their injuries as quickly as possible. There are many different pain management treatments including medication, injections, and therapy which can ease your suffering and improve your quality of life.
Therapy Facet Injections
Facet Injections can help you in two major ways. First, it can help you diagnose the cause and location of the pain. Second, it can provide pain relief. Facet Injections involve injecting local anesthetic or steroid medication to help block the pain.
Interlaminar Epidural Injections
An Interlaminar Epidural Injection bathes the inflamed nerve root to reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
Transforaminal Epidural Injections
Transforaminal Epidural Injection is a procedure similar to the Interlaminar Injection, however, it is from a lateral approach and is specific to the nerve root involved.
Epidural Injections are meant to help alleviate pain via use of steroids. Epidural Injections are minimally invasive procedures that deliver the medicine directly to the area that needs relief.
Medical Branch Blocks
Medial Branch Blocks are meant to temporarily interrupt pain signals being carried from facet joints.
Intercostal Nerve Blocks
Our Intercostal Nerve Block treatment delivers steroid medication which bathes the intercostal nerve reducing inflammation and pain.
Head and Neck Procedures
We offer a multitude of treatments for headache and neck pain. These include epidurals, facet injections, occipital nerve blocks, RFA, MUA and Botox treatments depending on the individual patient’s condition.
Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections are an injection into the sacroiliac joint which can alleviate SI joint and hip pain along with sciatic type pain.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections are procedures that are meant to alleviate pain once injected directly into the trigger point, or focal areas of spasm and inflammation.
All Joint Injections
For Joint Injections, we inject a steroid or other medication into a joint to reduce inflammation or swelling of tissue.
RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)
An injection procedure performed to give longer lasting arthritis relief by using heated probes to thermally ablate the nerve. This will provide a more permanent solution by stopping the pain signals being transmitted along the nerve pathway.
Kyphoplasty (or vertebral augmentation) is the gold standard in treatment for compression fractures and to alleviate pain due to osteoporosis. The procedure is performed in approximately 45 minutes and most patients feel pain relief within a couple of hours. The next day the patient is up and walking nearly pain free. This MIS (minimally invasive procedure) has a success rate greater than 90%.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an innovative, proven technology that offers a treatment option for chronic pain. It is most commonly used to treat low back and leg pain. SCS is a specialized device that uses mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord to interrupt pain signals, resulting in pain relief.
Non-Steroidal Injections (Traumeel)
An injection utilizing a homeopathic anti-inflammatory medication.
MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia)
MUA is a non-invasive procedure that is meant to help people who are suffering from acute and chronic range of motion restriction, with or without associated pain.
Spinal Decompression is a manual therapy to reduce the pressures upon the intervertebral discs of the spine.
Bursa and/or Tendon Injections
This is an injection that bathes the surrounding tissue that reduces swelling, inflammation and pain.
Diagnostic Knee, Shoulder & Ankle Therapy
VisionScope® is a minimally-invasive, arthroscopic imaging technology that allows our physicians to clearly view and evaluate your joint condition right in the office. The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes, real-time results are discussed and the best course-of-action can be planned and scheduled. In-office diagnosis can eliminate additional procedures, such as MRI or surgery, thereby reducing multiple appointments. Most importantly, the healing process can begin immediately.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
PRP Therapy is a type of injection procedure that speeds the healing of tendons, muscles and connective tissue by using the bodies own miraculous healing chemistry.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With Valley Pain Centers stem cell therapy, our Board Certified Physician’s inject amnion allograft (tissue graft) into the affected area. These growth factors stimulate the release of the body’s own stem cells & have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to corticosteroids. While steroids provide a decrease of inflammation and pain, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in our amnion allograft injections replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, they contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.
Botox for Chronic Migraines and Cervical Dystonia
BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for Chronic Migraine. It’s also the only treatment for people with Chronic Migraine that can help prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month. Doctors have been using BOTOX® for cervical dystonia and its symptoms since it was FDA approved in 2000. Results from a key clinical study showed that after receiving BOTOX® treatment, people with cervical dystonia had improved head posture and reduced intensity and frequency of neck pain.
Viscosupplementation is ideal for patients with mild to moderate Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. It may be especially useful for patients who have not responded to other OA treatments, such as physical therapy, weight loss, pain relievers, and corticosteroid injections.
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