The therapeutic treatments you get from interventional medicine and pain management specialists are different from all the other medical treatments. At Spectrum Pain Clinics, Jeffrey Hall, MD, has years of experience providing therapeutic treatments that target the root cause of pain. These treatments are known for getting results when there are no other options, and a patient wants to avoid surgery. If you have persistent pain, you owe it to yourself to learn about the exceptional options available. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature today or call the office in Jackson or Cordova, Tennessee.
Spectrum Pain Clinics uses many types of therapeutic treatments, from trigger point injections and nerve root blocks to a kyphoplasty procedure that repairs a vertebral compression fracture.
However, four of the most common therapeutic treatments include epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and large joint injections.
An epidural steroid injection may be the best option when inflamed spinal nerves cause back, neck, leg, or arm pain. Dr. Hall injects steroids (and lidocaine) into the epidural space outside your spinal cord, placing the medication near the inflamed nerves.
In the epidural space, the medication can freely flow around the nerves. That allows the steroids to reduce the inflammation and relieve your pain.
A spinal cord stimulator can give you long-lasting relief from pain that comes from any part of your body. Since it involves an implanted device, it can stay in place and continuously ease your pain for as long as you keep getting good results.
A spinal cord stimulator sends a mild electrical pulse through lead wires that Dr. Hall places in the epidural space along your spine. The wires send the electrical signal into the nerves that are transmitting pain messages to your brain. Your pain goes away as the electricity masks or blocks the nerve signals.
Radiofrequency ablation produces the longest-lasting results you can get from a one-time treatment. This procedure uses a needle-like device to send radiofrequency energy into the nerve that is transmitting pain signals to your brain.
The energy creates a wound, which, in turn, stops the nerve from communicating with your brain. Many patients get significant pain relief that lasts from nine months to two years.
Large joints such as your knees, hips, and shoulders sustain an incredible amount of pressure and wear-and-tear. As a result, they’re vulnerable to painful injuries and degenerative diseases like arthritis.
A large joint injection targets these joint problems by placing steroids and a local anesthetic inside the joint near inflamed tissues. Steroids take a little time to reduce joint inflammation, but once they take effect, most people get long-lasting pain relief.
To learn which therapeutic treatment is best for you, call Spectrum Pain Clinics, or book an appointment online.