Teton Spine and Sports Pain Management

Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a type of specialized medical care. It is designed to minimize the impact of surgical pain or chronic pain. Chronic pain, in particular, can be difficult to control. It can sometimes be impossible to cure. Pain management treatment can help reduce pain. It can help patients enjoy a better quality of life.

Pain Management Procedures

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a combination of a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic pain relief medicine. An epidural steroid injection (ESI) may be tried when before surgery, or other nonsurgical treatments have failed to relieve severe leg pain from lumbar spinal stenosis.

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Radio frequency neuroablation can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis.

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A neurostimulator is a surgically placed device about the size of a stopwatch. It delivers mild electrical signals to the epidural space near your spine through one or more thin wires, called leads. The electrical signals cause a tingling sensation in the area of your chronic pain.

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Calmare® is a pain therapy medical device for the non-invasive treatment of chronic neuropathic and oncologic pain.

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Intrathecal drug delivery systems are implanted for chronic pain when conservative therapies have failed, surgery is ruled out, no active or untreated addiction exists, psychological testing indicates appropriateness for implantable therapy.

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Epidural adhesions are most commonly caused by hemorrhage into the epidural space following surgical interventions in the lumbar spine and the healing that subsequently occurs.

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During a discogram, dye is injected into the soft center of the disk. Several disks may be injected, to try to pinpoint the cause of your back pain.

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Therapeutic nerve blocks are used to treat painful conditions. These nerve blocks usually contain a local anesthetic that is used to control acute pain.

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