Conditions & Treatments

Treatment Goals

Our medical team works together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. The goal is to improve quality of life and function; decrease depression, anxiety and irritability; and reduce the cost of medical care by minimizing hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetic polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Shingles
  • Back pain
  • Facet syndrome
  • Facial pain
  • Head/neck pain
  • Headaches/migraines (cervical and occipital)
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Limb pain
  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Myofascia pain
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Post-traumatic pain
  • Chronic post-operative pain
  • Post-thoracotomy pain

Treatments

Injecting medicine directly into a joint.

Such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections (to relieve pain in the facet joints, located between each vertebra that provide the spine with both stability and flexibility) and radiofrequency ablation (which uses an electrical current produced by a radio wave to decrease pain signals from a specific area).

The use of ultrasound to guide injections into the correct space, minimizing pain and maximizing the effect of the injection.

The injection of medication directly into trigger points, which are focal areas of muscle spasm often located in the upper back and shoulder areas.

An injection of a steroid medication into a bursa — a gel-filled sac that helps muscles and tendons glide over bones — to reduce inflammation and soothe joint pain caused by arthritis, bursitis and other painful inflammatory diseases.

Used to diagnose or treat low back and/or leg pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

A type of regional anesthesia that is injected near a specific nerve or bundle of nerves to block sensations of pain from a specific area of the body.

Use of mild tingling electrical currents to replace the pain sensation in the spine.

Injecting numbing medicine around the sympathetic nerves in the lower back, which run on the front surface of the spinal column.

Education