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Pain Management Treatment Options at Texas Surgical Hospital
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans and can significantly impact your quality of life. At Texas Surgical Hospital, we offer a variety of pain management treatments that are designed to alleviate the painful symptoms associated with your unique condition and bring you back to a full and active lifestyle.
Our board-certified physicians are experts in diagnosing the source of chronic pain and tailoring individualized pain management treatment plans for every patient.
Get started by learning about our orthopedic specialties below.
Epidural injections alleviate pain associated with irritated or inflamed spinal nerves using a small needle, to inject medicine into the epidural space in the spine. Epidural injections allow patients to regain range of motion and resume daily activities.
Facet joints are located in the spine and allow us to twist, turn, and bend. When a facet joint becomes irritated or damaged, it can result in pain and discomfort. Facet blocks ease discomfort from facet joint pain by injecting a local anesthetic into the affected joint.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
A lumbar sympathetic block helps patients suffering from lower back pain by targeting the sympathetic nerves, which are located on both sides of your spine and control involuntary functions of the body, and trigger responses within blood vessels. A lumbar sympathetic block blocks these nerves from transmitting pain signals to the brain—resulting in pain relief.
Nerve Root Block
When spinal nerves are squeezed or inflamed, it can cause pain and numbness in various parts of the body where those specific nerves are connected to. A nerve root block reduces or eliminates pain by injecting a local anesthetic at the exact location of these nerves.
For those suffering from chronic back or joint pain, radiofrequency ablation (also known as neurotomy) can provide relief by using heat to reduce or eliminate the transmission of pain signals to the brain from irritated or inflamed nerves.
Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Injections
The spine is connected to the hips through the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which is responsible for easing the burden of the shift between the upper body and legs as you move. Sacroiliac joint injections help to reduce swelling around the affected joint and nearby nerves.
Trigger Point Injections
Muscles can form knots called trigger points that result in pain, tension, and even spasms. Tigger point injections can help alleviate the pain associated with this condition by using an anesthetic mixture to relax the knots.