The human body is a magnificently complex thing. No two are quite alike. When you are experiencing chronic pain, then, it is crucial that your treatment plan is as unique as you are. We understand that your treatments need to be catered to you and your individual lifestyle. This is why we offer a broad variety of treatments which cover a full spectrum of types, locations, and causes of pain. Our physicians have years of experience and training to identify and treat pain at the source, rather than trying to combat the symptoms. At Pain Medicine Group, our Fort Myers pain management specialists utilize the cutting-edge of medical technology available and continue to undergo intensive training on the subject as breakthroughs occur.
If you are ready to leave your pain behind, contact us today.
Facet Injection is an outpatient procedure where an anesthetic and a steroid are injected into one or more facet joints. The injection can be used for diagnosing and treating thoracic, cervical or lumbar pain caused by the inflamed or injured facet joints.
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural Steroid Injection is an injection of local anesthetic and a corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) in the epidural space – which is the area surrounding the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it, to reduce inflammation.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt nerve function. When this is done to a medial branch nerve, the nerve can no longer transmit pain from an injured facet joint.
Medial Branch Block
A Medial Branch Block involves injecting a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) near the medial branch nerve, which stops the transmission of pain signals from the facet joint.
A discogram is an enhanced X-ray examination of the intervertebral discs. Dye is injected into the center of the injured disc(s). The dye makes the disc clearly visible on X-ray film and on a fluoroscope (special X-ray TV screen).
A sacroiliac joint injection places local anesthetic (pain-relieving medication) in the sacroiliac joint, which is the region of your low back and buttocks where your pelvis joins the spine. Once the sacroiliac joints become painful, they may cause pain in the low back, buttocks, abdomen, groin, or legs. The amount of immediate relief experienced during the injection will help confirm or deny the joint as a source of pain. The cortisone (steroid) will help to reduce any inflammation that may exist within the joint(s).
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulator, or neurostimulation therapy, is a treatment option for patients with neck and arm pain or low back and leg pain which has not responded well to conservative treatment or injections. Neurostimulation therapy works by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain by the use of electrical stimulus. Thin electrical leads are placed in the spine that when turned on, create a pleasant sensation in the area of pain which replaces pain. The goal of this therapy is to reduce overall pain levels and restore function. Spinal cord stimulators have significantly helped patients who suffer from chronic pain.
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
A lumbar selective nerve root block is a target-specific epidural steroid injection for diagnosing and treating low back and leg pain.
Trigger Point Injection
A trigger point injection is a simple procedure for chronic muscle spasms causing pain.
Occipital Nerve Block
A greater occipital nerve block is an outpatient procedure for treating headaches. The greater occipital nerve (GON) and/or the lesser occipital nerves (LON) can be involved. This information sheet will explain what it is. Your doctor can explain if it is for you.