Advanced Treatments for Pain Relief
Gone are the days of simply covering symptoms with pain medication. We use the most advanced technology to treat the source of your pain.
Pain relief treatments are often administered by an interventional pain management physician and may include nerve blocks or injections of steroids into specific muscles. These treatments are often used with other treatments, such as physical therapy, exercise, and over-the-counter medications. The team at NJ Institute for Pain Relief are experts in advanced treatments for pain.
Epidural Steroid Injections
An epidural steroid injection, or ESI, is a procedure that can help with pain relief by injecting a steroid medication into the area around your spinal cord. The steroids are then absorbed into the fluid around the spinal cord to relieve inflammation and swelling. ESIs have been shown in studies to be effective at reducing symptoms such as pain and stiffness after only one treatment. These treatments can alleviate pain while avoiding spinal surgery. However, these benefits generally last about six to 12 months before needing another round of injections. Consult our team of experts at NJ Institute for Pain Relief to find out if an ESI can be the right treatment for your pain instead of spinal surgery.
Facet Nerve Block Injections
Facet nerve block injections are used to treat neck and back pain. A facet joint is a type of joint that joins together two vertebrae in the spine. When these joints become inflamed, they cause severe neck and upper back pain. A facet nerve block injection involves injecting an anesthetic into or near a nerve or nerve that serves the facet joints. This helps to reduce inflammation and pain by blocking off sensations from the affected area and also helps to avoid the need for spinal surgery.
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sacroiliac joint injections are an orthopedic treatment for pain in the sacroiliac joint, where your bones meet at the base of your spine and hipbone. The injections can help relieve pain that radiates down into your legs and thighs and relieve pain in other areas like your bottom or groin. An orthopedic medical professional will inject numbing medicine into the sacroiliac joint. Once the area is numb, a needle is inserted into the joint to release some fluid. The fluid helps reduce inflammation in the area, which helps decrease pain. In most cases, patients only need one injection to relieve pain caused by inflammation in their sacroiliac joint. However, additional injections may be recommended if symptoms return within two months of receiving an initial injection.
Visceral Manipulation Therapy
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle and non-invasive massage therapy that relieves pain and other symptoms by releasing tension in the visceral tissues. These are the membranes, muscles, and ligaments surrounding your abdomen organs. This therapy is for people who suffer from chronic pain and abdominal pain. It is performed by a trained practitioner who uses their hands to locate the source of your pain and then applies pressure to relieve your discomfort. It treats several conditions, including cramps, indigestion, constipation, back pain, headache, muscle tension, and chest pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative treatment that uses your plasma to regenerate tissue. In orthopedics, PRP treats joint pain, tendonitis, and other soft tissue injuries. It's often used with other treatments like stem cell therapy, but it's also effective for specific conditions.
Get Advanced Treatments from an Expert
The above treatments are the most widely used for those concerned with pain but who wish to avoid spinal surgery or orthopedic surgery. There are many advances in technology that have made it possible to relieve pain with less invasive procedures. Our NJ Institute for Pain Relief team has vast experience in pain management to treat or types of pain. Contact an NJ Institute for Pain Relief office today to learn how to go about these and other advanced chronic pain treatments.