Treatments

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick, broad, inelastic band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom (plantar surface) of the foot. It is attached to the heel bone (calcaneus) and fans out to attach to the bottom of the …

Abdominal & Pelvic Pain

Is a useful interventional pain management procedure done in upper abdominal malignancy like; pancreatic cancer, hepato-biliary cancer, primary or secondary cancer of liver etc. and chronic pancreatitis & other chronic pancreatico-biliary diseases. It may be permanent (neurolytic) with alcohol or …

Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a disease characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and may limit movement. A joint is anywhere in the body where two or more bones connect. Arthritis is a progressive disease that generally develops slowly over …

Cancer Pain

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis that affects people on several different levels. Many people with cancer eventually experience pain due to their condition. Cancer pain can be caused by many different sources. Pain can be experienced when a tumor presses …

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury …

Diabetic Neuropathy

The most common type of diabetic neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy: pain in your hands or feet. In the early stages of diabetic neuropathy, you may have no signs. You may have numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or …

Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is a disorder that affects the tiny joints in your back that connect your spinal bones (vertebrae). You rely on these joints for normal back movement. The onset of facet joint syndrome has several potential underlying causes. …

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome. A syndrome is a disease state that has several co-existing signs and symptoms. Although many patients who have been labeled with fibromyalgia syndrome come to our practice because of chronic diffuse body pain, fibromyalgia syndrome is …

Headaches

No matter who you are, where you live or what you do, you almost certainly experience at least one headache a year – 95% of women and 90% of men do. It’s one of the most common reasons that people …

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial is derived from the words “myo” which means muscle, and “fascia” which is the connective tissue that covers and intertwines with muscle. Myofascial pain is generated by hyperactive small areas of irritability in muscle or its associated fascia that are called …

Neck Pain

Every year, millions of people visit their doctors for a common problem: neck pain. This neck pain is usually diagnosed as cervicalgia. Cervicalgia is basically a pain in the neck. That sounds simple, but there can be many potential causes. Part …

Thoracic Pain

Thoracic pain, is a common spinal disorder. When it occurs, it causes significant discomfort and even shooting pains throughout the back and chest region. It can literally affect your every breath. This region of the spine (also called the middle …

Low Back Pain

The lower back is a complex area that connects the upper body (including the chest and arms) to the lower body (including the pelvis and legs) and is comprised of several vertebrae, soft cartilage discs, muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerve …

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles skin and internal organs. It primarily affects the feet and in some instances, the hands as well. It causes a wide variety of symptoms including pain, …

Phantom Limb Pain

A phantom limb is the sensation that a person has when a body part or limb has been amputated, but still feels as if it is attached. Many amputees have phantom sensations, which are not painful. It is estimated that …

Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Spine surgeons perform back surgery to reduce or eliminate chronic back or leg pain due to spinal nerve compression. Should surgery fail to achieve all of its desired outcomes, the result is known as Post-Laminectomy Syndrome (sometimes called Failed Back …

Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)

Postherpetic Neuralgia is a painful nerve condition that sometimes develops after you have shingles. If you have endured shingles but the intense pain remains or returns after the rash has cleared up, you are probably experiencing nerve pain from postherpetic …

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a complicated pain problem. It is characterized by severe pain and progressive physical changes that persist long after the original injury has healed. The original injury may have been …

Sciatica

Sciatica is also called lower extremity (L5/S1) radiculitis or radiculopathy and is a condition characterized by weakness or sensory changes along the sciatic nerve pathway. The sensory changes are often described as “pins and needles” and can extend down the …

Soft Tissue Pain

Soft tissue pain is caused by an injury or strain to muscles, tendons or ligaments in the lower or middle backcondition is most commonly exhibited in the lumbar spine (lower back) because this section of the back is extremely flexible and supports the …

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a disorder in which the spinal canal narrows, leading to back pain and leg pain that comes and goes with activities such as walking. Although stenosis can occur in all areas of the spine, it most commonly …

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve. Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms include pain occurring along the distribution of one or more sensory divisions of the trigeminal nerve, most often the maxillary …