Pain Management

Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more than 40 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Health.

Many who fail to respond to conventional treatments continue to suffer with no end in sight. Chronic pain can evolve into a disability that affects the daily activities and attitude of both the person affected and their loved ones. Some long-time sufferers withdraw from activities that once gave them joy, and become depressed, angry, and helpless.

A partner in chronic pain
Chronic pain sufferers need an intensive, comprehensive approach to treatment that starts with establishing an accurate diagnosis. CCHS uses a team approach to create customized care plans for patients, which include Spine Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Certified Nurse Anesthetist who specialize in interventional pain management procedures , Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. All our providers are highly trained in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including spinal conditions, neurological conditions, and cancer pain.

Some of the conditions we treat:

  • Spine pain from disc, joint, muscle and ligament disease and nerve injury
  • Neuropathic pain from a variety of conditions
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Complex developmental and acquired spinal conditions
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Headaches
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndromes, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
  • Arthritic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Post-stroke pain
  • Fibromyalgia

 

 

 

 

Some of the treatments we offer include:

Interventional procedures:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Discography
  • Neurolytic injections
  • Celiac plexus blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Splanchnic block and radio frequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve blocks, including genitogemoral and inguinal nerve blocks
  • Stellate and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks
  • Intrathecal drug delivery
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

 

 

 

 

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