- Stroke / Vascular Disease
- Chronic Pain
Pain Management Treatment with Board Certified Pain Management Doctors
Pain management clinics have helped millions of Americans find relief from chronic pain related to a specific diagnosis or specific body area. Constant pain is debilitating, and can eradicate a quality lifestyle. Pain management clinics are successful when other pain treatments are not, because their approach is multidisciplinary, and clients are actively involved in controlling their pain and resuming an active lifestyle. Pain management clinics have successfully relieved pain for a multitude of conditions, including the following:
Arthritis Pain Management
Arthritis is a chronic disease, involving inflammation in the joints, which causes pain that can be excruciating. At pain clinics, therapy is designed for individual needs, conditions, and inclinations. Medications are often prescribed before other types of therapy. Many kinds of prescription medications can help alleviate some of the chronic pain caused by arthritis. These include narcotics, usually prescribed in combination with an anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant. Antidepressants and Antiepileptics can also provide relief in some cases. Pain management clinics also provide support and counseling to arthritis’ sufferers who often deal with deep feelings of sadness, despair, and anger.
Shingles is a viral infection triggered by the chickenpox virus that impacts the nerve roots. A complication of shingles is the development of postherpetic neuralgia, which is a painful condition that can last months or years. Pain management clinics often use tricyclic antidepressants, or antiepileptics to alleviate the pain. Topical creams which contain capsaicin have been found to be effective for some clients. Steroid injections in the nerve root have also been useful in many cases.
Headaches (Occipital Nerve Block)
Headaches that occur a minimum of 15 days a month, for at least three months in a row, are classified as chronic. The three most common forms of chronic headaches are migraines, cluster headaches, and muscle tension headaches. Pain management clinics often treat chronic headache pain using an occipital nerve block, which involves injecting medication onto or adjacent to the nerve. Nerve blocks stop the headache, and the effects can last for days or weeks.
Neck Pain “Cervicalgia” (Cervical Epidural)
Sharp and chronic neck pain, which does not radiate outward, are symptoms of cervicalgia. The pain may remain constant or progress into more debilitating conditions such as osteoarthritis. An effective pain management technique for cervicalgia is a cervical epidural, where medications are injected in the cervical area of the spine. Medications included may be pain relievers, anesthesia, or steroids.
Back Pain (Lumbar/Thoracic Epidural)
Back pain that lasts longer than three months is diagnosed as chronic. The pain can range from a dull, continual ache to sharp, piercing agony. Pain management treatment provided by the medical doctors at Simpson Clinic, LLC for severe back pain include lumbar/thoracic epidurals. During this procedure, clinic’ physicians dispense an anti-inflammatory medication into the region where spinal nerves are creating pain. The injection generally provides pain relief for a week to several months, and in some cases, provides permanent relief.
Don’t let debilitating pain ruin your life. A pain management clinic can help. Call Dr. Simpson today.
Types of Pain Treatments Offered at Simpson Clinic, LLC
- Herniated Disc
- Joint Pain
- Hip pain
- Sports Injury
- Lower Back
- Neck Pain
- Failed Back Surgery
- Pelvic Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Adult Scoliosis
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Facet Syndrome
- Facial Pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Cancer pain
- Myofascial pain