Acute and chronic pain can occur on any part of your body, including your back, neck, arms, legs, and hips. Pain can be the result of an injury, illness, or chronic condition, and it is often the result of nerve endings becoming irritated or pinched.
If you are suffering from pain, you should not need to rely on medication alone to get through the day. At Orange County Pain Clinics, we believe in finding a comprehensive way to approach your pain that allows you to improve your quality of life without sacrificing the health, cost, and recovery time that comes with extensive surgical procedures or similar treatment methods.
To determine the best way to approach your pain, your surgeon might use minimally invasive types of spine mapping in situations where scans – like an MRI – just aren’t enough. This involves the use of up to date equipment and techniques, such as fluoroscopy, which uses x-ray imaging, and nerve blocks, which involve injecting anesthesia into a nerve ending to pinpoint the source of pain.
The most significant part of a minimally invasive pain control procedure is that it is able to be tailored to you, your type and severity of pain, and what you are comfortable with. No two patients are the same, and our pain control plans can vary just as much.
Your minimally invasive pain control plan could include:
- Activity modification
- Injections that use a mix of anesthesia and corticosteroids to block pain signals from reaching the brain
- Spinal decompression, which utilizes a table system to decompress discs that become degenerated
- Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), which involves manual therapy movements to diminish the formation of scar tissue that can cause pain
If you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, but are looking for a pain relief solution that is not invasive and doesn’t require a lengthy recovery time, contact Orange County Pain Clinics for a consultation today.