Pain Treatments

Pain Center Treatments

Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine’s providers and staff collaborate with referring physicians to provide care for patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. By employing state-of-the-art advances in the field of Pain Management, the Center’s experienced and knowledgeable pain specialists work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that address their specific needs.

Within this Pain Center, providers and staff not only strive to relieve indications of pain but also to help patients learn how to successfully control their lives. Specifically, patients can learn techniques for reducing pain, for decreasing the reliance on medications, and for improving the ability to comfortably perform basic activities of daily living. Ultimately, the primary goal at the Pain Center is to diminish or eliminate pain so that even patients with chronic conditions can lead active and pleasurable lives.

NWSPM offers a full range of services, including evaluation, diagnosis, therapy, anesthesia-based procedures, and rehabilitation.

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Interventional Procedures for Chronic and Acute Pain Treatment

Interventional procedures for chronic pain and acute pain treatments are proven to be effective for many conditions.

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medial Branch Block of theFacet Joint
  • Facet Joint Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sympathetic Blocks
  • Sacroilliac Joint Steroid Injection
  • Joint and Bursa Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Block

Interventional Pain Management

Interventional pain management involves special procedures that strive to effectively treat and manage pain. Under the umbrella of “Interventional” procedures is an array of treatments, which include, but are not limited to, injections of anesthetic medicines or steroids around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; implantations of spinal cord stimulators; insertions of drug delivery systems; and procedures that utilize radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation to stop a nerve from working for a prolonged period of time. These techniques are essential in helping some patients:

  • Reduce the severity of pain and the amount of time pain is experienced
  • Increase the ability to perform activities in the home and at work
  • Allow for an increase in activities at home and work
  • Overcome the social isolation caused from the inability to remain active
  • Learn new skills for effectively coping with pain
  • Improve the overall quality of life
  • Rehabilitate both physically and emotionally

Conditions Treated

Patients needing interventional pain management services suffer distress and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions and disorders, including:

  • Chronic low back and neck pain
  • Chronic Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic muscle pain syndromes
  • Chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome

Invasive Treatments

The Pain Center offers a variety of treatments, including:

  • Epidural injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
  • Selective epidural and root blocks (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
  • Facet injections and medical branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, thoracic, lumbar and hypogastric)
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Spinal cord stimulation trials