Vision: To help patients from the chronic pain condition
Mision: The goals of Interventional Pain Management of Alabama Clinics are to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions
For chronic pain sufferers, finding relief from their pain can be difficult and time consuming. Sometimes patients are shuffled back and forth between primary care physicians, specialists, and therapists of all kinds in search of a solution to their pain problems. Interventional Pain Management can be a useful alternative for patients who have exhausted other treatment methods without success and may be the solution chronic pain sufferers are looking for.
When we’ve been injured or have been living with pain, it affects our life. It prevents us from working or from just getting around and performing the most basic daily tasks. Unresolved pain, in particular, can affect our personal relationships and keep you from social activities or any form of fulfilling life. It can cause despair and even depression, as it does for nearly a third of chronic pain sufferers.
IPMAC is the pioneer in providing non-surgical pain treatment services in Dothan, Alabama. Treatment for all major chronic pain conditions like back pain, slipped disc, sciatic pain, knee pain, joint pains, arthritis, neuralgic pain, headaches and migraines is provided using the latest and most advanced treatment modalities like ozone discectomy, radiofrequency lesioning, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, spinal cord stimulator implant, and vertebroplasty.
IPMAC focuses in treating a wide variety of painful conditions from acute pain (post-injury and post-surgical pain) to chronic pain (chronic spine pain, nerve pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain, headaches). IPMAC aim to provide comprehensive care, treating the whole person and working to resolve all types of pain with a multidisciplinary approach and with the most complete array of modern treatment options. It’s also why you won’t have to wait weeks to be cared for and will always be treated with honesty, respect and total commitment to your needs.
Back Pain and Interventional Pain Management Treatments
For back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that can be used including the following:
Epidural injections (in all areas of the spine): the use of anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space to relieve pain or diagnose a specific condition.
Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks: injections done to determine if a specific spinal nerve root is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain.
Facet joint injections: an injection used to determine if the facet joints are the source of pain. These injections can also provide pain relief.
Discography: an “inside” look into the discs to determine if they are the source of a patient’s pain. This procedure involves the use of a dye that is injected into a disc and then examined using x-ray or CT Scan.
Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy (PRFN): a minimally invasive procedure that disables spinal nerves and prevents them from transmitting pain signals to the brain.
Rhizotomy: a procedure in which pain signals are “turned off” through the use of heated electrodes that are applied to specific nerves that carry pain signals to the brain.
Spinal cord stimulation: the use of electrical impulses that are used to block pain from being perceived in the brain.
Intrathecal pumps: a surgically implanted pump that delivers pain medications to the precise location in the spine where the pain is located.
Percutaneous Discectomy/Nucleoplasty: a procedure in which tissue is removed from the disc in order to decompress and relieve pressure.
Interventional pain management physicians often include other treatments such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lifestyle modification (such as exercise, diet, and smoking cessation) to further enhance these procedures.
Interventional Pain Management of Alabama Clinics offers
Epidural injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
Selective epidural and root blocks (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
Facet injections and medical branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, thoracic, lumbar and hypogastric)
Peripheral nerve blocks
Spinal cord stimulation
Neurolytic of celiac plexus and cancer pain
Intrathecal and epidural infusion systems
Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty
Sacroiliac joint procedures
Botulinum toxin injections (chronic migraines)
Joint Procedures and injections
Our team of specialist can treat, guide or assist in the pain management and mitigation of the broad spectrum of various chronic and temporary pain.
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