At Unique Pain Medicine we understand your unique pain. Whether it’s chronic or acute, our individually-tailored pain treatment is modern, innovative, and designed specifically for you. Our goal is to make sure you go back to living a pain-free life as soon as possible.
Pain Management Treatments
Epidural Steroid Injections are safe to use on a variety of back, neck, and nerve pain conditions. Most patients find that the injection provides much-needed relief during acute pain episodes. For some patients, an epidural steroid injection alone reduces back or neck discomfort enough to return to normal activities. For others, epidural steroid injections are used in combination with rehabilitation, such as physical therapy. Pain relief from an epidural steroid injection is usually significant and greatly improves qualify of life.
Medial branch blocks and facet injections are common treatment options for patients who experience back pain, neck pain and headaches. These minimally invasive injections are administered around the facet joints to reduce inflammation and irritation caused by arthritis. The facet joints are located on the side of the spine and connect each vertebra to the next. These joints help support the spine by providing stability and range of motion. They can become inflamed due to arthritis of the spine, a back injury, or chronic mechanical stress to the back or neck.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure which aims to reduce low-back pain, neck pain, and knee pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis. It works by introducing an electrical current produced by a radio wave to an area of nerve tissue. This is heat therapy to the facet joint. The heat prevents nerve endings from sending pain signals to each other. This process greatly decreases pain in the back, neck or knee for an average period of 9 months to 2 years.
Kyphoplasty is an outpatient procedure for patients who have spinal compression fractures – from either cancer-damaged vertebrae or certain spinal fractures – and have not responded to conservative treatments for their back pain. Kphoplasty is a spinal procedure in which bone cement is injected directly into fractured, collapsed, cracked, or compressed vertebra with the goal of alleviating pain.
Joint injections are common treatments used to reduce stiffness and pain in joints caused by inflammation and arthritis. There is a variety of joint injections available with varying goals. Joint injections are an option to treat pain, reduce inflammation, and diagnose conditions. This helps to restore movement and reduce pain to knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, and other joints in the body.
Viscosupplementation is a medical procedure for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in patients whose pain has failed to respond to conservative approaches. These injections provide relief from chronic pain caused by an injury or osteoarthritis of a knee joint.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new non-surgical treatment option that utilizes the patient’s own blood to promote long-lasting relief from back, neck, joint, nerve, or another type of pain. With PRP your own blood is used to promote healing within the affected area. PRP therapy for pain management provides our patients with a non-invasive treatment with enormous potential as an alternative to surgery. This is a potentially surgery savings procedure.
Stem cells are at the forefront of treatment options that use your own stem cells to promote re-growth of damaged cartridge. They are safe to use on a variety of back, neck, joint, nerve, and other types of pain you may be suffering from. Stem cell treatments are a great option for non-invasive procedures for chronic pain. Stem cells provide concentrated stem cells that allow for regenerative possibilities for muscles, ligaments, and discs within the spine. Stem cells treatment can be attempted in an effort to avoid a surgical procedure such as total knee or total hip replacement, or spine surgery.
Sympathetic blocks are treatments available to patients who are suffering from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Sympathetic nerves are nerves that begin in the spinal cord and spread throughout the body. These nerves work with the autonomic nervous system in the body to transmit signals to the brain related to such feelings as touch, pain, temperature, and pressure. Sympathetic nerve blocks halt these signals and break the pain cycle, allowing the body to heal and recover.
In younger people, chronic migraines frequently occur secondary to inflammation in the cervical spine. If conventional migraine treatments are not working, an upper cervical facet injection can help diagnose and treat the source of the headaches. If a facet injection breaks the pain cycle, the cause of the migraine is likely cervicogenic. A correct diagnosis will lead to a successful treatment plan, resulting in resolution of headaches and improved quality of life.