Pain is a major health problem in the United States, with millions of people suffering from various types of pain. Spine pain, which affects the neck and back, is one of the most common pain types. Our goal is understand your pain and work with you to effectively treat it and improve your quality of life.
We offer treatment and management for patients experiencing persistent pain as a result of injury, illness or surgery. We offer both interventional and non-interventional pain treatment options. We are focused on comprehensive pain evaluation and focus on non-surgical and non-opioid treatments.
Conditions We Treat
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint arthritis
- Sacroiliac joint disease
- Muscle joint conditions
- Radicular pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Radial nerve palsy
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Facet joint arthritis
Pain Management Options
Our specialty pain physicians, known as physiatrists, and our skilled staff offer the latest and most effective pain management solutions available, including:
- Acupuncture—complementary therapy often involving insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin a specific points on the body to relieve chronic pain
- Cryoanalgesia—a procedure used to freeze specific nerves to reduce or stop pain
- Epidural steroid injection—to treat nerve root irritation or inflammation caused by degenerative or herniated discs
- Facet joint injection—to provide temporary or permanent pain relief in the joints of your spine, usually caused by degeneration, inflammation from injury, or arthritis
- Greater occipital nerve block—an injection of steroid and a local anesthetic given in the back of the head to provide temporary or permanent relief for headaches caused by an irritation or pinching of the nerves known as occipital neuralgia
- Medial branch block (MBB)
- Needle electromyography (EMG) and nerve velocity (NCV)—tests to help detect the presence, location and extent of conditions that damage the nerves and muscles
- Radiofrequency ablation—a procedure to deactivate nerves that supply the facet joints in the spine, disrupting the nerve conduction to reduce back or neck pain and related symptoms
- Spinal cord stimulator—an implanted device in the spine used to treat nerve pain from various causes
- Sympathetic block—an injection around the sympathetic nerve which is responsible for causing specific types of pain following an injury. This option is used to treat or diagnose Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
- Trigger point injection/myoneural block—a local anesthetic mixed with a steroid medication that is injected directly into the muscle to treat muscle pain
We also provide additional diagnostic studies and collaborate with surgeons and other specialists as needed.
Acute Low Back Pain
Our Acute Low Back Pain Program is designed for patients who have been experiencing short-term, but persistent low back pain (feeling pain for about 3-5 weeks). Our goal is to quickly provide you with the appropriate care and minimize the use of opioids, imaging tests, and invasive procedures as a first-line treatment. This program is not for patients with long-term, chronic pain.
Our Fibromyalgia Program features specially trained staff members that use the latest research and techniques to help you manage the complex symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Our Team of Board-Certified Pain Experts
Our team is led by board-certified physicians that have specific training and expertise in pain management. Our pain specialists are part of LG Health Physicians Pain Management and LG Health Physicians NeuroScience & Spine Associates.
We work closely with you and your primary care doctor from day one to accurately assess your unique needs and come up with a plan of care that is right for you. We are dedicated to listening to you and working with you to provide the best possible outcome.