You are Unique and So is Your Pain
Are you not able to live your life to the fullest? Do you find it painful to do the simplest of activities? The professionals at the DRH Interventional Pain Clinic provide proper diagnosis and treatment so you can get back to living.
Programs & Services
Steroid Injections help to reduce inflammation and are given directly into the painful area. The pain relief can last from days to months which allow you to participate in physical therapy.
Injections can be given in the following areas:
- facet joints of the spine
- sacroiliac joint and coccyx
- hip joint
- shoulder, elbow, and hand
- knee, ankle and foot
A nerve block is an injection to decrease inflammation in a group of nerves (plexus or ganglion). Imaging guidance is used to place the needle in the most appropriate location for maximum benefit. A nerve block allows a damaged nerve time to heal, provide temporary pain relief and possibly help identify a more specific cause of pain.
There are a variety of nerves blocks available:
• Cervical epidural, thoracic epidural, and lumbar epidural block (neck and back)’
• Cervical plexus block and cervical paravertebral block (shoulder and upper neck)
• Brachial plexus block, elbow block, and wrist block (shoulder/arm/hand, elbow, and wrist)
• Celiac ganglion block (abdomen and pelvis)
• Sympathetic nerve block (spine)
• Stellate ganglion block (neck)
• Facet joint block (back)
Joint and Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points, also called muscle knots or trigger sites, are hyperirritable spots in the muscle tissue that are associated with taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger points are small contraction of tissue that can cause pain. Pressing on a trigger point can lead to local pain, referred pain, or a twitch response.
Trigger point injections are used to help reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and spasm and improve motion.
The following symptoms may be treated with trigger point injections:
• Chronic, Radiating Back and Shoulder Pain
• Limited Mobility
• Muscle Fatigue
• Rigidity of the Spine
The destruction (also called ablation) of nerves is a method that may be used to reduce certain kinds of chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals. It is a safe procedure in which a portion of nerve tissue is destroyed or removed to cause an interruption in pain signals and reduce pain in that area.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to reduce pain by destroying nerve tissue. The procedure uses heat generated from a radio wave to remove nerve tissue; decreasing pain signals from that area.
Cryoablation uses cold temperatures to freeze nerves and block pain signals.
Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by a fall or accident but typically due to osteoporosis. The minimally invasive technique has high success rates for:
• Stopping pain caused by fractures
• Stabilizing the bone
• Restoring some or all vertebral body height lost due to compression