Pain Management

Pain can be debilitating and frustrating. It may interfere with sleep, work, activities and quality time with friends and family. Pain management provides relief so you can enjoy life.

Some examples of cutting edge and innovative pain management procedures include:

  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Botox for Headaches and Migraines
  • Join Injections
  • Sacroiliac Injections

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Trigger Point Injections

TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax.

A small needle is inserted into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic or saline and may include a corticosteroid. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Often, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Injections usually take just a few minutes.

Botox (For Headaches and Migraines)

Botox is FDA-approved for chronic migraines (15 or more migraines a month).

Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain.

Joint Injections

If you have pain stemming from joint inflammation, then you may benefit from a steroid injection. Typically, a joint injection is recommended for those who do not respond to other conservative treatments, such as oral anti-inflammatory medication, rest or physical therapy.

You may notice pain relief starting two to seven days after the injection. Pain may be relieved for several days to several months, allowing you to participate in physical therapy. If injections were helpful and you experience a later recurrence of pain, the procedure can be repeated. If you don’t experience any pain relief, other treatment options may be available.

Sacroiliac Injections

A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint to provide relief for the pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. It is also commonly used to diagnose the cause of lower back pain.

Common Conditions 

  • Pregnancy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet joint pain
  • Low back pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Degenerative arthritis

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