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Common Pain Conditions

Common Pain Conditions Treated

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the most common chronic pain complaint, afflicting up to 90% of the population at some time. Causes of low back pain include:

Neck Pain

Although less common, neck pain can be just as debilitating as low back pain. The causes can be similar as well:

Thoracic/Abdominal/Groin Pains

These are less common pain complaints and can be due to the following:

  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Intercostal Neuralgia-nerve pain due to a prior injury or nerve irritation.
  • Post-surgical pain-pain that persists after surgery is performed.
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Pancreatitis, pancreatitic cancer or other abdominal cancers

Head pain

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Supraorbital neuralgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Orofacial pain
  • Post-dural puncture headaches

Pelvic/Groin Pain/Rectal

  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Neuralgias of varying nerves:
    • Ilioinguinal
    • Iliohypogastric
    • Genitofemoral
    • Pudendal
  • Rectal Pain

Extremity pain

  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Causalgia
  • Nerve entrapments

Neuropathic pain syndromes

Central pain syndromes

  • Post-stroke pain
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thalamic pain syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury

Mixed pain disorders

Any other painful disorder not responding to initial therapy

Common Procedures

  • Epidural injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
  • Selective epidural and root blocks (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
  • Facet injections and medial branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation Video 1/Video 2
  • Lysis of adhesions (Racz procedure)
  • Provocative Discography
  • Disc nucleoplasty (decompression)
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty (IDET)
  • L2 Grey Rami Communicans Block
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Joint injections Video 1/Video 2/Video 3
  • Neurolysis of celiac plexus for cancer pain
  • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, thoracic, lumbar and hypogastric)
  • Botulism toxin for torticollis
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intrathecal and epidural infusion systems
  • Spinal cord stimulation, trialing and implantation