Pain Management

Developing Customized Pain Management Plans for Patients in Marietta

The Physicians at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics have specialized training in treating acute and chronic pain.

Our goal is to treat each patient’s acute pain appropriately using a customized regimen of medications and therapeutic interventions.

In the case of chronic pain, we implement individualized pain management programs focusing on both:

  •         The chronic nature of the pain
  •         Improving overall function and managing associated medical issues

Utilizing specific medications, therapies, and appropriate injections, Non-Surgical Orthopaedics has achieved tremendous success for back and joint paint management patients in Marietta and Carrollton.

Pain Management Injections

Many of the injection treatments offered by our Board Certified orthopaedic specialists help reduce inflammation, manage pain and in many cases promote healing.

Cervical and lumber epidural steroid injections are often prescribed as an important part of a back pain treatment plan. Injections like selective nerve root block and facet joint injections provide targeted pain-blocking effects localized to specific problem spots.

Other injections, such as PRP or prolotherapy regenerative injections, are more geared towards kickstarting the body’s natural healing abilities and reducing inflammation. The end goal of those regenerative treatments is to restore a full range of pain-free motion.

Injections for Pain Management

  •         Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  •         Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  •         Selective Nerve Root Injection
  •         Facet Joint Injection
  •         Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  •         Medial Branch Block
  •         Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  •         Trigger Point Injection
  •         Botox Injection

Properly targeted pain management injections can be a foundational part of a patient’s journey towards recovery.

Radiofrequency Lesioning and Ablation

Radiofrequency lesioning is intended to deliver targeted pain relief without the use of invasive surgery or pharmaceuticals. Instead of an anesthetic or steroid, radiofrequency lesioning utilizes electrical impulses to eliminate the problem nerves, disrupting the pain signals being sent to the brain.

Radiofrequency lesioning is often recommended after traditional blocking injections have proven ineffective or inadequate.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

This technology gives patients a non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical back pain management tool.

Thin wires (electrodes) are placed between a patient’s vertebrae and a small battery-powered generator is implanted near the abdomen or buttocks during an outpatient procedure. Once placed the stimulator can deliver on-demand low-level electrical stimulation to the pain-inducing vertebrae. Patients can trigger the electrical current whenever they feel pain using a small controller device.

Back Pain Diagnostics and Treatment

Developing the right pain management regimen starts with accurate diagnostics. The Non-Surgical Orthopaedics team utilizes an array of advanced diagnostic tools and methods, including outpatient discography and an on-site MRI.

We strive to help patients manage their chronic and acute pain and live happier, more productive lives.

However, our fundamental goal is to make our pain management services unnecessary for each patient in the long run. We do this by treating the root cause of their pain. Accurately diagnosing the source of each patient’s pain is key to developing a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate it.

Regenerative Medicine as Part of Your Pain Management Plan

For many patients, the best way to eliminate chronic or acute pain and restore a full range of motion is treating their underlying condition. Regenerative medicine often plays a significant role in pain management in that it can help reduce inflammation and provided a targeted boost to the body’s healing process.

Although regenerative therapies like platelet rich plasma injections, stem cell therapy and prolotherapy may not be the ideal solution for some patients, they can help accelerate the healing process for a variety of injuries and conditions.

The sooner your body can heal itself, the faster you will be able to get back to an unencumbered, pain-free life.

Minimally Invasive and Outpatient Pain Management Treatments for Accident Injuries, Sports Injuries and Back Problems of All Types

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating serious orthopaedic injuries or managing back and joint pain. Every patient experiences different levels of pain and has a unique set of pain management needs.

Our Board Certified orthopaedic physicians utilize a diverse array of cutting-edge tools to accurately diagnose each patient before bringing them several potential solutions. We’ll work together to find a pain management and treatment plan that works for you.

Find Out More About Our Pain Management Options in Marietta

To learn more about pain management or to schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified physicians, please click on the link below or contact our office at 770-421-1420.