PAIN TREATMENT

Modern lifestyle strongly affects human health – sedentary work, too little physical activity, abnormal sitting positions, and improperly performed body movements during work or sports activity, extremely affects health in a negative way. Particularly suffers the back.

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Chronic back pain is one of the most common ailments that affects up to 45% of the population every year.

Acute lower back pain treatment usually gives great results – most patients recover within weeks or months, pain is significantly reduced or completely disappear. However, the back pain tends to repeat, and in about 10% of cases, it becomes chronic.

Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for more than 3 months.

Such ailment affects the overall well-being, emotional state, and has a very negative effect on it. Discomfort caused by the pain becomes a major challenge not only for the suffering person but the people that surround him/her as well.

Therefore, we urge you not to become overwhelmed with pain, but, together with the pain physician, look for ways to overcome it. Pain physician can prescribe treatment with medication or invasive pain treatment during the consultation.

TREATMENT WITH MEDICATIONS

After evaluating a patient who is complaining of chronic or acute spinal pain, pain physician presents various treatment options. The doctor may then prescribe treatment with medications at home or intravenous drug injections at clinic. Depending on the patient’s clinical case, the pain physician may prescribe drugs of different strengths.

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INVASIVE TREATMENT

Injection into painful (trigger) muscle spots is a procedure during which injections of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory drugs are made into painful muscle sites, also known as trigger (painful) muscle spots. The trigger point occurs when the muscle of a particular area of the body contracts and can not relax. This can lead to circulatory problems, the area of the muscle becomes painful.

A facet joint block or injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which a physician injects a small amount of local anesthetics and/or medication to numb a facet joint and provide pain relief. The procedure is performed in a control of diagnostic or mobile X-ray with C arc devices.

Epidural nerve blocks are corticosteroid injections which are used to decrease pain and inflammation caused by a herniated disc, sciatica, or spinal stenosis. Epidural nerve block treatments safely offer substantial pain relief without surgery. The procedure is performed in a control of diagnostic or mobile X-ray with C arc devices.

A nerve root block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and steroid injected under X-ray guidance into the area where the nerve exits the spinal column. A nerve root block is usually ordered by your doctor for pain in the arm or leg that follows the path of a single nerve. A nerve root block may be diagnostic (a test to determine the source of your pain) and/or therapeutic (to relieve your pain).

We also perform blocks or injections to other painful body parts.