Chronic pain — pain lasting more than three months — is the most common cause of workplace disability across the globe. More than 50 million adults in the US have some form of chronic pain, and the number is expected to increase as people live longer.
Perhaps you have joint pain from a form of arthritis or back pain from a compression fracture, spinal stenosis, or other condition. You may have been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, which the medical community still doesn’t completely understand, but often occurs after an illness or injury.
Whatever the cause of your pain, it has impacted your quality of life and your daily routine. Perhaps you can no longer easily accomplish activities of daily living like showering or dressing, much less engage in your favorite hobbies or sports. You feel like you’re on the sidelines instead of living your life to the fullest.
Your primary care physician or orthopedist may have referred you to our interventional pain management practice, which employs regenerative medicine approaches as the situation dictates. Our Board-Certified Interventional Pain Doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders that cause physical pain using minimally invasive procedures rather than surgery. So unlike an orthopedic surgeon, our Doctors do not perform joint replacements. Our Interventional Pain Doctors coordinate with your other healthcare professionals to ensure proper diagnosis of the root of the pain, using a multidisciplinary approach that provides a 360-degree look at the pain disorder to ensure that absolutely nothing is overlooked.
Regenerative medicine allows the body to heal itself in situations where surgery may have been recommended or where cortisone injections or physical therapy have not helped to provide relief. Our goal is to reduce the pain and improve the quality of your life without major surgery. We want to help you return to the activities you love — without opioids or other heavy duty medication.
Our Interventional Pain Doctors perform procedures that can provide relief. For example, radiofrequency ablation can ease sacroiliac pain; the heat energy stops the pain signals from being carried to your brain. Spinal cord stimulation can help with back pain from a number of causes, including spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and other conditions. A sympathetic ganglion block injection can numb nerves from back pain or complex regional pain syndrome.
Regenerative medicine involves harnessing the body’s own mechanisms in a new way to help your body repair and restore damaged cells and bring you back to health. Our Interventional Pain Doctors use orthobiologic treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help heal musculoskeletal injuries and damage from disease. PRP groups your blood platelets together in high concentrations. They’re injected back into you to help your body heal faster than with traditional approaches alone.
PRP is an interventional technique, but it’s also regenerative medicine because it’s using your body’s raw materials instead of implanting something mechanical inside your body as with a spinal cord stimulation procedure.
Regenerative medicine techniques have the remarkable ability to heal even the most complex condition. Call or book an appointment online with our Interventional Pain Doctors for your hard to control pain. We’re your partner in solutions to your chronic pain.