Pain management is a medical specialty that focuses on the non-surgical care of physical pain caused by injury or chronic overuse conditions related to work or everyday living. Our medical doctors have expertise in both orthopedic and rehabilitative medicine. They follow a conservative approach to treat these conditions by utilizing techniques such as myofascial trigger point injections and fluid replacement therapy for degenerative joint disease in the knee joint.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy can be performed by manually manipulating these myofascial tissues or by injecting them with local anesthetic followed by manual manipulation by expert therapists. Myofascial trigger points cause pain and inflammation that result from chronic muscle tension and restrictive adhesions that reduce proper muscle function and circulation. The aim of trigger point therapy is to alleviate the pain cycle by breaking up adhesions in the myofascial network and stretching muscles to restore them to their original length.
Joint Fluid Replacement is used for the restoration of degenerative cartilage which lines the knee joint. The normal function of cartilage is to reduce friction and absorb impact. Joint fluid replacement is performed by injection of a pharmaceutical grade fluid that coats and cushions the internal surfaces of the knee joint, thereby reducing friction of these surfaces that cause pain.
If these non-invasive methods prove to be insufficient, our highly skilled physicians utilize more advanced techniques such as paravertebal nerve block injections and various anatomical joint and tendon injections.
What is so unique about these specialists? Our pain management physicians’ approach is unique because it is a non-narcotic based treatment for acute and chronic pain. Their treatment regimen focuses on restoring a patient’s health by addressing the cause of his or her symptoms rather than simply masking these symptoms with oral medications.
Our team goes one step further by correcting functional problems and reducing physical pain to ensure maximum recovery. Our medical doctors communicate directly with our team of chiropractors and physical therapists to create a comprehensive, integrative and individualized treatment plan for the care of our patients.