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Back Pain: Causes of back pain range from soft tissue injury, such as pulled muscles, to injuries to the deeper structures that comprise the actual skeleton and its supportive structures, such as disc herniation.
Cancer Pain: We strive to provide the possible cancer pain treatment by working hand in hand with your Oncologist.
A disease of the root of a nerve, such as from a pinched nerve or tumor.
Cranial Neuralgias: Cranial Neuralgias are considered secondary headaches that are caused by an underlying condition and may be caused by an inflammation of the nerves in the upper part of the neck and the head.
Degenerative Disc Disease: Degenerative Disc Disease describes the symptoms of pain and possibly radiating weakness or numbness stemming from a degenerative disc in the spine.
Facet Joint Syndrome: Facet Joint Syndrome is pain at the joint between two vertebrae in your spine.
Herniated Discs: A slipped disc – known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – occurs when one of the discs that sits between the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) is damaged and presses on the nerve.
Knee Pain: Often, knee pain is the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Some medical conditions can cause knee pain, i.e., arthritis, gout, and infections.
Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a forward rounding of the back. Some rounding is normal, but Kyphosis is an exaggerated rounding of the back.
Muscle Tear: A stretching or tearing of a muscle or a tissue connecting muscle to the bone (tendon).
Neck Pain: Neck pain can be caused by a multitude of issues, i.e. muscle strains, arthritis, disc disorders or injuries. Neck pain is the leading cause of pain in the aging population. Auto accidents produce a lot of neck pain due to whiplash where the neck is violently snapped back and then forward.
Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down.
Phantom Limb Pain: Phantom Limb Pain is pain that feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there.
Postherpetic Neuralgia: Postherpetic Neuralgia is a complication of shingles which is caused by the chickenpox virus.
RSD: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, painful and progressive neurological condition that affects skin, muscles, joints and bones. RSD/CRPS usually develops in an injured limb, such as a broken leg or following surgery.
Sciatica: The longest nerve in one’s body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your pelvis through your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. It controls many of your muscles in your lower leg and provides feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet.
Scoliosis: A sideway curvature of the spine.
Shoulder Pain: The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The joint includes four tendons. The purpose of the tendon is to hold muscle to the bone. Together, these four “rotator cuff” tendons stabilize the upper arm bone to the shoulder socket and allow a wide range of motion in the shoulder.
Spasticity: Spasticity is a muscle control disorder that is characterized by tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles.
Spinal Stenosis: Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine – most often in your upper or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or on nerves that branch out from the compressed area. All of this can lead to a myriad of problems.
Cancer Pain: We strive to provide the best possible cancer pain treatment by working hand in hand with your oncologist. We provide medication management, advanced nerve blocks, and spinal drug delivery to optimize pain relief. One of the most common and effective ways to treat cancer pain is with an intrathecal catheter and pump.
Epidural Injection: An Epidural Injection is an injection of medication into the space around the spinal cord to provide temporary or prolonged from pain or inflammation.
Hyperbaric Chamber: When you breathe oxygen while relaxing inside an HBOT chamber, your tissues have a massive infusion of oxygen. This increases the healing of debilitating conditions and the enhancement of overall health.
Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Medications can be placed at the source of the pain at a very low dose, providing better pain relief and fewer side effects.
Joint Injection: A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine or bupivacaine) that is typically injected into the joint with the goal of determining immediate pain relief to confirm the sacroiliac joint as the source of the patient’s pain.
Lumbar Sympathetic Pump: A Lumbar Sympathetic Block is an injection of local anesthetic into or around the sympathetic nervous system.
Nerve Ablation Procedures: Nerve Ablation is a method that may be used to reduce kinds of chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals.
Nerve Block: Often a group of nerves (plexus or ganglion) that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection medication into a specific area of the body.
Spinal Drug Delivery Systems: Pain relief through spinal drug delivery systems, also called intrathecal drug delivery systems, involves planting a small pump or catheter that delivers medication directly to the spinal cord, where pain signals travel.
Spinal Stimulations: Spinal Cord Stimulation uses a device that is surgically placed under your skin to send mild electric shocks to your spinal cord.
TENS & Electrothermal Therapy: In TENS treatment for back pain, a miniature, battery-operated device applies low-voltage electrical current through the skin via electrodes placed specifically near the sources of pain.
Trigger Joint Injection: TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax.
Panama Interventional Pain Management is affiliated with:
• Bay Medical Center
• Gulf Coast