Keeping Up With Technology

Pain management technology and techniques have changed a lot in the last few years, so people who were recently told their only choices were pain medication or surgery now have a number of superior (some non-invasive) pain relief options.

 

However, we do not jump on the bandwagon of the latest pain relief fads. Instead, our specialists use advanced, evidence-based techniques to produce a noticeable difference in the way you feel, almost regardless of the underlying condition.

 

Treatments We Offer

 

Many of the techniques we use reflect our advanced understanding of the way pain works in your body. Pain is really just nerve signals to the brain, so if those signals can be disrupted in whatever way possible, the pain can be mitigated or completely go away.

 

  • Coolief: Cooled radiofrequency ablation uses a low-grade energy burst to simultaneously warm and cool tissues and nerves, so you get maximum benefits in a minimum amount of time.
  • Cryoblation: It is now possible to freeze away certain nerve endings that are causing pain. In most cases, the nerves regenerate by themselves.
  • Advanced Spinal Cord Stimulation: For years, doctors have used SCS to address pain, but the method produces limited results in some cases. However, dorsal root ganglion stimulation targets a much broader area in a place where nerve endings are densely packed, and that means a better outcome for more people.

 

Other Pain Institute of LI pain relief methods include kyphoplasty (tiny balloons that can treat compression fractures), the MILD procedure (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression), and the Superion IDS (a device that preserves the gaps in your spine and therefore reduces pressure on the nerves).

 

Common Conditions

 

76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, a figure that eclipses heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Just like understanding how pain works speeds treatment options, understanding the categories of pain makes diagnosis easier. Some common conditions include:

 

  • Back Pain: Due to age, injury, or other factors, the spine can lose the delicate balance between bones and nerves, and if that balance is off, the pain can be almost excruciating yet also relatively easy to address.
  • Neck Pain: While back pain is relatively easy to diagnose, soft tissue neck pain is harder to spot. Many times, the problem is either atrophied muscles or a compressed (pinched) nerve.
  • CRPS: As the name implies, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome involves ongoing pain in several different parts of the body. Nevertheless, there is usually a common cause, and that cause is usually in the spinal area.

 

Our Board Certified specialists also treat cancer pain, which can be worse than the disease itself, and sciatica pain, a specific type of back discomfort.

 

Contact us today to learn how we can help mitigate or totally relieve your pain.