Interventional Pain Management at The Orthopedic Clinic
At The Orthopedic Clinic, we understand how debilitating pain can be. Our goal is to decrease or eliminate your pain, so you can get back to doing the things you love. Our team is committed to relieving your pain through interventional treatments.
Pain Conditions We Treat
The pain management team at The Orthopedic Clinic are experts at diagnosing, treating, and alleviating back and neck pain, and associated pain in the shoulders, arms, hips, and legs. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:
- Back pain, especially low back pain
- Neck pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Buttock pain
- Leg pain
- Knee pain
- Arm pain
- Pain when walking
- Post-surgical pain
- Post-trauma pain
- Pain from sports, work, or car injuries
What Is Interventional Pain Management?
What makes interventional pain management different than other pain management treatments is that it uses minimally-invasive techniques and procedures to identify and treat the root cause of your pain.
Pain management is an important part of a patient’s treatment and recovery from orthopedic and neurological disorders or injuries. Pain can cause loss of sleep, depression, and many other limitations.
Our interventional pain management physician and team will find the source of your pain, then use safe, effective treatments – chosen just for you – to reduce or eliminate your pain.
Interventional Pain Treatments
Common interventional pain treatments include:
Nerve Blocks and Injections
Injections provide temporary pain relief. An epidural steroid injection deposits steroids directly at the nerve root that’s inflamed. Other common injections are facet joint injections, single nerve root blocks, and sacroiliac joint injections, among other joints throughout the body.
Also known as radiofrequency rhizotomy or radiofrequency ablation. With x-ray guidance and a needle with an electrode at the tip that gets heated, neuroablation temporarily turns off a nerve’s ability to send pain messages to your brain.
With this procedure, a stimulator is implanted along with an electrical lead to send electrical pulses directly to the spinal cord to regulate your pain.
Call 386-255-4596 to see a physician at The Orthopedic Clinic about your pain.
Determining the Cause of Your Pain
After discussing your medical history and conducting a physical exam, our physician may recommend diagnostic tests to locate the exact cause of your pain, including:
- Imaging studies including X-rays, musculoskeletal ultrasound, MRI, or computed tomography (CT) scan
- Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) test how nerves and muscles talk to each other and to find a reason for pain, numbness, and weakness
- Blood work
- Diagnostic injections
Custom Treatment Plans Designed for You
Dr. Richard Sims will work closely to diagnose and manage your pain, and restore function. Our goal is to help you resume an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Depending on your individual circumstances, treatment may include:
- Therapeutic injections to help relieve pain, such as:
- Facet joint injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Hip injections
- Sympathetic blocks
- Real-time ultrasound guided injections
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Appropriate medication
- Physical therapy to provide proper body mechanics and exercises that promote strength and flexibility of muscles and soft tissue
For many patients, beginning treatment promptly may help resolve your pain within several weeks, as long as there are no other underlying medical conditions.Schedule an Appointment
Get on the road to relief quicker at our ambulatory surgery center. Our outpatient center provides the best care for the patient and the doctor with the most modern facility and highly-trained staff. Ambulatory Surgery Centers have been proven to:
- Lower costs
- Improve outcomes
- Provide better patient satisfaction
- Provide less risk of infection
- All with the convenience of at home recovery
For your best outcome, most of our procedures are performed at our surgery center. Please note that surgical procedures often require insurance approval.
Have You Been Suffering from Pain?
Contact our interventional pain management team today to learn more about how we can provide you relief and get you back to the things you love to do.Schedule an Appointment Today!