Treatments2018-01-20T12:27:12+00:00

Pain Management Treatments

The Comprehensive Pain Management Group’s doctors and nurses are constantly learning about new therapies to improve the treatment of our patients. As specialists in pain management, we use evidence-based treatment recommendations. Our care providers can prescribe medications for chronic pain that are not typically used by your family doctor.

For Example:

Epidural steroid injections (pain blocks) are a method of pain management that can quickly and substantially reduce your pain. This procedure may delay or even eliminate the need for surgery and improve your mobility.

Pain treatable with this injection is usually caused by swelling or a chemical irritation from herniated disc material. The medicine reduces the swelling and pain, which in turn improves your function and ability to do activities of daily living. This procedure is done only as needed.

Our pain specialists are experts trained in the use of procedures and medications that treat your pain rather than cover it up, such as:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Stellate ganglion injections
  • Cryothermal techniques (freezing the nerve to block pain messages)

Medication Management

Medications work to control pain by specific mechanisms. Medications are prescribed to improve quantity of life. Correct diagnosis of a pain state makes for better choices.

Medication Management Strategies

  • Nerve stabilizing medications

  • Anti-inflammatory medications

  • Medications that down regulate pain

  • Medications that improve sleep cycles and mood

  • Address pain medication tolerance with alternative strategies

Medication Management Outcomes

The optimization of your medications improves functional restoration. As a result we lessen need for injections and surgery and improves results.

Injection Therapy

Injections are suggested that are appropriate for your based on an accurate diagnosis. Through the use of image studies and a proper exam we can create a strategy that works best for you and can improve function.

Injection Therapy Strategies

  • Injections target specific locations and origins of pain.

  • We use ultrasound and X-ray guidance at your injection sites. This improves accuracy which leads better results.

  • Options include nerve, muscle, joint, fascia, scar and tissue injections.

Injection Therapy Outcomes

Injections help us understand the cause and origin of your pain, and can help us control it. They are but just one part of a multimodality approach that improves outcomes.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a vital part of a multimodality approach to pain management. Stretching and strengthening therapies help improve your function.

Physical Therapy Strategies

  • We combine therapy with medication and injection therapy to allow for functional restoration.

  • Land (floor) and water (pool, zero-gravity) based treatment plans often combine with deep tissue work and hot and cold modality therapies.

Physical Therapy Outcomes

We work closely with your physical therapist to establish guidelines and goals to improve your care.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a vital part of a multimodality approach to independence. Treatments plans are designed to improve function and your daily life.

Occupational Therapy Strategies

  • Together you will work on your ability to perform tasks in your daily living and work environments.

  • Collaborate with Allied health providers to optimize function.

Occupational Therapy Outcomes

We work closely with your occupational therapist to establish guidelines and goals to improve your care.

Spinal Cord Stimulators

Spinal Cord Stimulators are a special option of care for the pre-screened and optimized patient. Spinal cord stimulation, also called neurostimulation, delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along the spinal column, modifying or blocking nerve activity in a non-medicinal way to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Strategies

  • An ideal outcome starts with an optimized plan of care.

  • Setting you up to succeed is out goal.

  • You will understand the risks, benefits and expectations before we proceed.

  • You will understand the risks, benefits and expectations before we proceed.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcomes

Around the world, some 14,000 patients undergo spinal cord stimulator implants each year. Spinal cord stimulation to relieve pain from nerve damage in the trunk, arms, or legs, and now accounts for about 90 percent of all neuromodulation treatments.

Alternative Medicine

Occupational Therapy is a vital part of a multimodality approach to independence. Treatments plans are designed to improve function and your daily life.

Alternative Medicine Strategies

  • Learning to control your pain.

  • Biofeedback

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Herbal Treatments

Alternative Medicine Outcomes

Traditional therapies and approach can be augmented with alternative medicine therapies to enhance outcomes.