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Medical Pain Management

Are you suffering from Chronic Pain?

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Any injury to the skin, nerves, or spine can lead to chronic pain that interrupts your daily life. Millions of people also suffer from chronic pain due to progressive conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. When persistent pain and discomfort keep you awake at night, it may be time to seek an effective medical solution. Texas Spine and Pain Center specializes in providing the following pain management treatments:

Epidural Steroid Injections— This treatment is commonly prescribed for relieving neck, back, arm, and leg pain caused by irritated or injured spinal nerves. Pain relief is achieved by injecting a corticosteroid into the epidural space of your spine, quickly reducing nerve inflammation at the source. This procedure is highly effective for patients suffering from: spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, disc herniation, degenerative disc, and sciatica.

Stem Cell Therapy— This procedure is ideal for treating patients suffering from arthritis and joint injury/damage because it stimulates the body’s natural process for healing. Our body naturally produces stem cells, which helps heal and regenerate tissue in the event of an injury. As we age, we tend to produce less stem cells, which is why we heal slower as we get older. Stem cell therapy involves the injection of stem cells directly into the affected area, prompting the body to rebuild its damaged joint. Each injection also contains hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in our body), which lubricates joints, relieves pain, and recovers lost mobility.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy— PRP Therapy is an excellent treatment for stimulating long term healing and pain relief. This non-surgical method is ideal for patients with active lifestyles who want to avoid the downtime of surgery. The advantage with PRP Therapy is that it uses the platelets from your own blood to repair the injured tendon or cartilage. This enhances your body’s natural stem cell production, leading to fully healed and regenerated tissue. Other benefits of this treatment include: reduced inflammation, decreased postoperative blood loss, increased resistance to infection, and reduced or eliminated dependence on pain-killing narcotics.

Facet Joint Injections— Facet joints are located in the spine, which provide stability and movement in our back. Sometimes, these joints can be a source of serious pain in the event of a back injury or progressive condition (such as arthritis). Steroid medication and local anesthetic is injected into the facet joint to relieve pain and allow recovery of movement, so you can transition smoothly with physical rehabilitation.

Percutaneous Discectomy— This procedure is often recommended to patients suffering from disc herniation that has failed to respond positively to previous treatment. The treatment removes or reduces the material around the herniated disc, resulting in significant pain relief and reduced pressure on the local spinal nerves. As a quick outpatient procedure (it takes about 30 minutes), it is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, requiring little down time and faster recovery. Patients suffering from osteoporosis and other degenerative conditions may also benefit from this treatment, because of its potential for reducing pain symptoms.

Kyphoplasty— This is a surgical procedure that treats the pain caused by spinal compression fractures by stabilizing the affected vertebra and restoring most or all of its  body height. Though this treatment is generally performed on patients suffering from osteoporosis, candidacy is evaluated on a case by case basis due to the unique circumstances of each patient.

Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation— For this treatment, radio waves are used to heat the affected area of nerve tissue, which should reduce feelings of pain and discomfort. This can benefit patients suffering from arthritis, as well as those dealing with chronic neck, joint, and back pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials & Implants— This cutting edge treatment provides an effective alternative for failed conventional therapy. It works by using electrical impulses to block pain signals coming from the arms, legs, and back from being perceived by your brain. Instead, the incoming signals are interpreted by your brain as a pleasant tingling sensation, thereby reducing chronic pain and restoring some quality of life. You may benefit from this treatment if you suffer from: epidural fibrosis, failed neck/back surgery syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, post-laminectomy syndrome, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Other Minimally Invasive Procedures— We also provide a number of other treatments, which are recommended based on your individual patient profile. Circumstance and environment can affect how any particular condition affects a patient, which is why we customize our treatments according to your best interests.

Free Consultation With Our Pain Management Team

Our team of pain management specialists understand that with the demands of work and family, you just don’t have the time to be sick or hurt.  We know the value of your time, so we make sure that your issues are diagnosed accurately and efficiently. If you’re suffering from chronic pain and need solutions now, call Texas Spine and Pain Center for your free consultation at (512) 806-0015. Together, we can help you rediscover the pain-free life you deserve.

Call (512) 806-0015 today to schedule your free consultation!