Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8am – 4:00pm

Pain Management

Pain can adversely affect the quality of life. Tell us where it hurts – we offer a number of treatments designed to alleviate various types of pain:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Vertobroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Sacroilliac Joint Injections
  • Facet Nerve Injections
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Punctures

Osteoporosis – A Common Cause for Pain
Pain Management OverviewOsteoporosis is a disease of the bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. It is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of the bone. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans and is responsible for 700,000 vertebral fractures each year. Multiple vertebral fractures can result in chronic pain and disability, loss of independence, stooped posture, and compression of the lungs and stomach. Nearly all vertebral fractures in otherwise healthy people are due to osteoporosis, and can occur from a minor impact, such as a bump or a fall, in those who suffer from this bone-weakening disease. People who have a spinal fracture often don’t realize that they may have osteoporosis, because the disease is symptom-free until a fracture occurs.

Risks 
Factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis include:

  • Being female
  • Being thin or having a small frame
  • Advanced age
  • A family history of osteoporosis
  • Being past menopause
  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
  • Anorexia or bulimia
  • A diet low in calcium
  • Long-term use of medications such as corticosteroids or anticonvulsants
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol