St. Petersburg Pain Management Therapy
Pain Management Clinic in Florida
For many people, living with pain is a way of life. Living a full and active life however may seem impossible. It is actually possible to increase your level of functioning and quality life while reducing your sense of suffering. The key, like anything in life, is to have the right skills, support, and direction.
Fortunately, for people with pain there is a means to build a relationship with a health care provider and their staff that can, if you are willing to take an active role, help you move from a patient to an active person. The road is not an easy one, but the rewards far outweigh any temporary issues.
While medicine has made remarkable advances to eradicate some diseases, cure others and extend life, chronic pain is still one they are struggling to understand and improve. The good news is they have made advances in helping people to manage pain St. Petersburg, FL. Interventional Pain Programs Tampa Bay Area are designed to help a person with pain become part of the treatment team and take an active role in regaining control of his or her life in spite of the pain. The programs are focused on the total person, not just the pain.
Interventional pain management St. Petersburg, FL is a department of pain management Tampa Bay that specializes in an array of pain blocking technique.
When pain interferes with your daily routine and cannot be managed through conservative therapies, you may seek the advice of an interventional pain management specialist St. Petersburg, FL to determine if you are a good candidate for these therapies.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for interventional pain management treatment St. Petersburg, FL, your physician will administer a series of assessments including diagnostic and imaging tests, a review of your medical history, and a physical exam.
Pain management specialists Tampa Bay Area use a multidisciplinary approach to pain management St. Petersburg, FL. Your interventional pain management specialist Tampa will work in close association with your physical therapist St. Petersburg, FL, Chiropractor, St. Petersburg, FL, and primary care physician to develop a proper treatment plan individualized for each patient.
Interventional pain management St. Petersburg, FL is different from other pain management practices Tampa Bay because it emphasizes the importance of a precise diagnosis so treatment can begin immediately. Rather than just prescribing medication, an interventional pain management specialist St. Petersburg, FL utilizes all sources of treatment to eliminate pain in the fastest and most effective way possible for each individual patient.
A pain management specialist Tampa area can help patients with any level of pain, regardless of how long they’ve been suffering with it.
Interventional pain management specialists St. Petersburg, FL treat symptoms closely related to chronic pain. These can range from discomfort, difficulty sleeping, soreness, and tightness, to burning, aching, or electrical feelings. Treatments can help relieve pain related to Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, neuropathy, headaches, bone pain, back pain, and muscle pain.
Fibromyalgia symptoms can be managed with interventional pain therapies Tampa Bay.
Acute pain is typically the result of an injury, illness, or surgery. In most cases, acute pain can be relieved in less than six months. Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts longer than six months even after an injury has been healed. One in five adults are living with what they describe as chronic pain.
Some of the procedures and services offered at Tampa Bay Spine and Injury are:
- Epidural Injections
- Many spinal conditions, including a lumbar herniated disc, can cause inflammation or pressure on the nerve roots leading out of the spine, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness along those nerves. A lumbar epidural steroid injection may be used to reduce the inflammation around the spinal nerves.
- Selective Spinal Nerve Root Blocks
- Another common injection, a selective nerve root block (SNRB), is primarily used to diagnose the specific source of nerve root pain and, secondarily, for therapeutic relief of low back pain and/or leg pain. When a nerve root becomes compressed and inflamed, it can produce back and/or leg pain.
- Lumbar Facet Joint Injections
- A lumbar facet joint block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) into one or more of the small joints located along the side of each vertebra on both sides of the spine in the lower part of the back. Multiple injections may be performed, depending upon how many joints are involved.
- Medial Branch Block Injections
- A medial branch block is an injection of a strong local anesthetic on the medial branch nerves that supply the facet joints. The facet joints, also known as the zygapophysial joints, are part of the bony framework of the spine.
- Radiofrequency Nerve Neurotomy Procedures
- A radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of injectionprocedure used to treat facet joint pain or sacroiliac joint pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative changes, or from an injury.
- Lumbar Discogram Procedure
- Discography (also called a discogram) is a diagnostic procedure used to determine if one or more discs are the cause of back pain. The procedure involves pressurizing discs by injecting them with a sterile liquid to induce pain in the affected discs.
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Procedures
- A spinal cord stimulator (SCS), also known as a dorsal column stimulator, is a device surgically placed under your skin to send a mild electric current to your spinal cord. A small wire carries the current from a pulse generator to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord.
- Sympathetic Blocks
- Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block.
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint. Due to the numbing medicine used during this procedure, you may experience temporary pain relief afterwards that may last several hours.
- Piriformis Muscle Injections
- A piriformis steroid injection is an injection of a long lasting steroid into thepiriformis muscle of your buttock. This muscle attaches to the side of the sacrum, which is the side, flat bone at the base of your spine just above your tailbone.
If pain is interfering with your daily routine and cannot be managed through conservative therapies, you may seek the advice of an interventional pain management specialist St. Petersburg, FL to determine if you are a good candidate for these therapies.
Some common conditions that pain management Tampa can help alleviate and treat are:
- Abdominal and pelvic pain
- Cancer pain
- Central pain syndromes (post CVA, traumatic, phantom limb pain)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD, Causalgia)
- Diabetic/peripheral neuropathy
- Discogenic pain
- Facet joint arthropathy
- Facial pain
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Herniated (“ruptured”) disc
- Muscle strain
- Osteoarthritis/ autoimmune arthritis
- Pain associated with Auto-Related Injuries
- Pain associated with Work-Related Injuries
- Post herpetic neuralgia & shingles
- Spinal pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral)
- Torticollis, Myofacial pain
- Vertebral compression fractures
Some things that can be combined with interventional pain management Tampa procedures are:
- Physical Therapy
- Physical therapy St. Petersburg, FL is a very important part of any pain management program. Pain can be worsened by exercise that isn’t done correctly (or interpreted incorrectly as pain rather than overuse), and a physical therapist St. Petersburg, FL can tailor the right exercise regimen for you. Proper exercise slowly builds your tolerance and reduces your pain — you won’t end up overdoing it and giving up because it hurts.
- A chiropractor St. Petersburg, FL will do a physical exam as well as some tests to help him or her diagnose your pain. Once the pain is diagnosed with a pain condition, your chiropractor Tampa will develop a treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and therapeutic exercises.
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy
- TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain.TENs devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called “Endorphins”.
- Relaxation techniques
- Biofeedback, which teaches control over muscle tension, temperature, heart rate and more
- Heat and cold therapy