INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
A Path to Healing
At Synergy, we consider interventional pain management treatments as a means to the end. The goal is true healing. These injection techniques provide immediate or almost immediate pain relief. While the pain has subsided, and you’re able to move comfortably, we’ll work on rebuilding weakened muscles, restoring range of motion, or rehabilitating any part of your body that became de-conditioned due to the pain. Ideally, your treatment plan permanently removes the pain and gives you a stronger healthier body that’s more resilient to injury or wear.
Lumbar and Cervical Spine Epidurals
A steroid injection into the epidural area of your neck or spine can provide quick relief for neck, lower back pain and sciatica. This type of relief may last for a week, or in some cases up to a year.
For acute pain in your back, shoulder or other areas, we can inject an anesthetic medication directly around the nerves that are causing your pain. This provides immediate relief for a few hours, so that you can do physical therapy or chiropractic care or other treatment without pain.
SI Joint Injections
An injection of numbing and anti-inflammatory medications directly into your sacroiliac joint (which connects your spine to your hips) provides instant pain relief, that may last for weeks or months.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that acts as a cushion, lubricate and pain reliever inside your knee joint. It effectively replaces the natural lubricate you’ve lost, allowing you to walk again without knee pain. We use a fluoroscope (live motion x-ray) to ensure the injection hits the target area. Hyaluronic acid injections are generally long lasting, and can result in many years of pain-free knees.
For severe neck or back pain, we may use radiofrequency ablation to effectively disrupt specific nerves, so they are not able to send pain signals. We target the medial or branch nerves in your spine, under the guidance a fluoroscope (live motion x-ray) for precision accuracy, and use radiofrequency to identify the nerve that is signaling your pain. We then use heat to permanently disable that specific nerve.