A Doctor that Specializes in Pain Management is a Physiatrist!

A Physiatrist (Pain Management Doctor) is the specialist to help you with non-surgical “conservative” treatments to reduce pain. These Doctors use many injection therapies and do no “cure” pain, they only treat it. Do not confuse Physiatrist with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who treat mental disorders – not pain.

5 Pain Treatment Methods for Spinal Related Pain

About these Spinal Pain Treatment Modalities Treatments I list on this page are those I have not investigated throughly. I have not tried these treatments, some mainstream, some alternative. I list them only so that those of you who are visiting the site may have additional access to possible therapies. it’s hard to say I’ve […]

Exercise – Exercise Therapies – Yoga – Tai Chi

General Exercise The body is designed for movement and movement aids healing, just don’t over do it! You have to remember there is no blood flow to the discs so if you do not move, the spinal fluid does not move! Your road to recovery will be much slower or non-existent without some form of […]

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks – Peripheral Nerves consist of two systems: sensory-somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. All of the spinal nerves are “mixed”; that is, they contain both sensory and motor neurons. All our conscious awareness of the external environment and all our motor activity to cope with it operate through the sensory-somatic […]

Nucleoplasty

A minimally invasive procedure for Disc Herniation involving radio wave therapy delivered via a needle to dissolve the disc herniation reducing pressure on the disc and the irritated nerves. Learn more about the use of Nucleoplasty for Spinal Surgery.  Sorry Nucleoplasty is no longer a working website.

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine A whole different world of treatment opportunities to vast to cover in a single post. Start with this link for information on Ayurvedic Medicine TCM Traditional Chinese Another system of Medicine that has been around for thousands of years, but today typically falls into the realm of “Alternative Medicine” in the eyes of […]

Occipital Nerve Blocks for Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches The cervical spine and associated muscular support of the head interwoven with vessels and nerve supply in the head and upper extremities, compose a complex structure with many sites for the generation of pain. A reduction in the space in which nerves pa ss through or lie can result in pain and loss […]

Cryoanalgesia – Cryoneuroablation – Cryoneurolysis,

Basic Description of Cryoanalgesia Cryoanalgesia is a pain-relieving technique which uses cold to treat nerve pain. It’s been around for centuries, and in its crudest form, uses ice to numb nerves. The more sophisticated, current type of cryoanalgesia uses a needle-like probe to deliver very, very cold sensation and thereby incapacitate nerves. Detailed Description of […]

Stress

Practical Advice for Dealing with Stress This is for real! Avoid the drugs. Deal with your issues head on. LET GO! The Dali Lama (I am not a follower, but appreciate his wisdom) has said Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all. Love what you do and do what […]

Faith and Spirituality

We Are All Spiritual Beings Regardless of your religion at a molecular level we are all atoms, beings that are electro chemical. Faith, energy, our brains, mood, stress, all play a role in healing. When we are emotionally stable and emotionally healthy we feel better, and we can heal faster. Practice your religion, follow your […]

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery is any surgical procedure done with an Endoscope and a minimal incision. Unfortunately the definition varies, and an Endoscopic procedure can end up in a full incision depending on the procedure and needs of the patient. As far as this applies to Spinal Procedures it’s main meaning is to remove only […]

Facet Joint Blocks

Graphic Image of a Facet Joint A Facet Joint is a joint between two adjacent vertebrae. Each vertebra is connected at the intervertebral disk in the front and the two facet joints in the back. Facet Joints are the bony masses connected to the vertebrae in the image above. Facet Joints are prone to wear […]