Pain is an individualized experience. We realize that every patient is unique and we tailor the treatments to each patient utilizing multiple approaches with the latest technology.
Although chronic pain is common among men and women of all ages, the correct treatment option for one patient may not be suitable for the other. Comprehensive Pain Clinic, P.C., provides treatments and procedures for all types of pain using a variety of treatment options, including traditional medical approaches as well as alternative treatments and therapies. The following are examples of conditions we treat: Sciatica pain, low back pain, spine pain, head and neck pain, fibromyalgia, hip and knee pain and more.
Sciatica Pain is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down to the back of each leg. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain refers to pain that you feel in your lower back. You may have back stiffness, decreased movement of the lower back and difficulty standing straight. Acute low back pain is most often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back. The pain may be caused by muscle spasms or a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments. A variety of symptoms include tingling or burning sensation, a dull achy feeling, or sharp pain. The pain may be mild, or it can be so severe that you are unable to move.
Spine injuries such as sprains and fractures can cause either short-lived or chronic back pain. Sprains are tears in ligaments that support the spine and can occur from twisting or lifting improperly. Fractured vertebrae are often the result of osteoporosis, a condition that causes weak, porous bones. Less commonly, back pain may be caused by more severe injuries that result from accidents and falls.
Head and Neck Pain
Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders and can spread to your upper back or arms. It may limit how much you can move your head and neck. Neck pain is common, especially in people older than 50. Most neck pain is caused by activities that strain the neck. Slouching, painting a ceiling, or sleeping with your neck in an awkward position are some of the things that can cause neck pain. These kinds of activities can lead to neck strain, sprain or a spasm of neck muscles.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that results in pain throughout the body and a feeling of exhaustion that can last for months at a time. It is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Whenever you use the hip (for example, by going for a run), a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.
Knee pain is a common symptom in people of all ages. It may start suddenly, often after an injury or exercise. Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of a knee injury can include pain, swelling and stiffness.
Epidural injections are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief, even if it is temporary. Most injections tend to provide relief from pain for up to one year.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by radio waves is used to heat up a small area of the nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
A spinal cord stimulator is a device used to exert pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain. Soft, thin wires with electrical leads on their tips are placed through a needle in the back near the spinal column, then placed through a needle inserted in the back(no incision is required).