Diagnostic Services & Pain Treatments
Chronic pain is largely thought to involve abnormal pathways that develop in the nervous system which includes the nerves, spinal cord and brain. Dr. Schneider is trained to assess your pain condition and provide you with the best possible treatment options. After determining the correct diagnosis of your pain, we will formulate an individualized treatment plan.
Pain can be managed through both pain medicine therapies and interventional pain management treatments. Our physicians provide both therapies, focusing on interventional pain management treatments which actively and aggressively treat the illnesses, conditions or injuries that cause pain and limit function. The advantage of interventional pain management is that it encompasses the full spectrum of care from the initial diagnosis to a personalized treatment plan and ongoing pain relief programs. The goal of interventional pain management is to assist patients in avoiding surgery and reducing the patient's reliance on medication management, all while improving the patient's quality of life.
The fellowship trained and board certified Pain Medicine physicians at Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center provide the latest and most effective diagnostic services and interventional pain management treatments, including:
- Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
- Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density
- Lateral Branch Block
- Medial Branch Block
Interventional Pain Procedures
Our highly trained physicians and clinicians provide injection procedures to our patients. Injections are used to help alleviate chronic and acute pain in the spine and joints. Injections may be used alone or in combination with medication management in order to get the best possible result for our patients.
Head And Neck
- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Cervical Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
- Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Greater Occipital Neuralgia Treatment
- Superficial Cervical Plexus Block
- Supra-Orbital Nerve Block
- Third Occipital Nerve Steroid Injection
- Zygapophysial (facet) Cervical Injection
- Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
- Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
- Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
- Zygapophysial (facet) Lumbar Injection
- Shoulder Joint Injection (Steroid/Supartz/Synvisc)
- Suprascapular Nerve Ablation
- Suprascapular Nerve Block
- Bursal Steroid Injections
- Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
- Fluoroscopic Guided Piriformis Injection
- Hip Joint Steroid Injection
- Ultrasound-Guided Illioinguinal Nerve Block
- Genicular Nerve Ablation (RFA)
- Genicular Nerve Block (G Block)
- Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Knee Pain
- Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
- Trigger Point Injections
- Carpal Tunnel Injection
- Hypogastric Ganglion Block
- Impar Ganglion Block
- Lumbar Sympathetic Block
- Stellate Ganglion Block
When used appropriately and conservatively, medication management is an effective and important tool to treat chronic pain and improve the patient's quality of life. Medication may be used alone or in conjunction with non-invasive treatments. Medical management may include:
Pain medicines: Opioid pain medicines are often used to treat acute pain or cancer pain. They are prescribed for chronic pain also in conjunction with other modalities of treatment or after other modalities have failed.
Anti-inflammatory drugs: Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium are the most commonly used medications of this type. They not only reduce swelling and irritation but also can relieve pain. Prescription NSAIDs are also available.
Anti-depressants: Originally used only to treat depression, studies have shown that these medications can alleviate pain in certain situations. Furthermore, they may have the added benefit of helping the patient to sleep at night.
Anti-seizure medications: These medications may help relieve certain types of pain by reducing abnormal electrical discharges in damaged nerves. Other medications: You may be prescribed other types of medicine(s) that are more specific to the type of pain you are experiencing.
The pain management experts at Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center understand that chronic pain can lead to psychological effects such as depression, irritability, anxiety and anger. If left untreated, the physical and psychological effects of chronic pain can affect a person's ability to return to work or enjoy leisure activities. To better serve our patients, we provide access to licensed Psychologists at each of our three locations who offer evaluation and treatment for the emotional toll associated with chronic pain.