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 your life pain-free 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 can range from one week to one year or more.
Medial branch blocks and facet injections are common treatment options for clients who experience back and neck pain. These injections are administered in and around facet joints to reduce inflammation and irritation from arthritis pain. The facet joints are located along your spine and connect each vertebra to the next. These joints help support the spine by providing stability and range of motion. They can become painful due to arthritis of the spine, a back injury, or mechanical stress to the back.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure which aims to reduce low-back pain, neck pain, and 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. The current heats up a small area of the nerve tissue which results in a lesion. This process decreases pain signals from that specific area.
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 offered by us to reduce stiffness and pain in joints caused by inflammation and irritation. There is a variety of joint injections available with varying goals. Joint injections are an option to treat pain, reduce inflammation, and diagnose conditions. Our work 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 or other joints in patients whose pain has failed to respond to conservative approaches. Injections can be an alternative to knee surgery, while others, rely on these injections for relief from chronic pain caused by an injury or osteoarthritis.
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, or soft tissues. 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.
Stem cell treatments are at the forefront of treatment options here at Unique Pain Medicine. 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 and 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 are potent, primitive cells found throughout your body which are responsible for healing tissue.
Sympathetic blocks are treatments available to patients who have not achieved successful results with pain medication or steroid injections in their knees, back or neck. 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. Nerve blocks halt these signals allowing a return to normal function without pain.
Botox is effective for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals to the brain. Injecting Botox along this path stops pain before they hit the nerve endings in the head and neck. If you’ve been diagnosed with having chronic migraines, you certainly understand what it’s like to have a headache impact your life in a very substantial way.