Common Pain Conditions
At Innovative Pain Solutions, our procedures for common pain conditions are done under fluoroscopic guidance in the office setting. Dr. Kalia and our team are very experienced and strive to make the procedure a comfortable experience for the patient.
Below is a description of various pain conditions and treatments offered at Innovative Pain Solutions. If you are feeling symptoms and are unsure what condition you may have, visit our Symptoms page.
Head, Neck and Spinal Conditions
This is the irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots to the spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms, and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas.
Cervical Radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column. One common cause is a herniated disc. The bulge caused by a herniated disc can press harmfully against a nerve root.
Another common cause of nerve root injury is degenerative disc disease. It occurs when a spinal disc weakens, allowing vertebral bones above and below the disc to get out of position and pinch nearby nerve roots.
Spinal Stenosis is another cause and occurs when bone discs, or joints of the spine, degenerate. Boney spurs result and can push into the spinal canal. It can cause harmful pressure.
Facet Joint Syndrome (Also Called Osteoarthritis)
Facet joints are the joints in your spine that allow you to twist and bend which is important to everyday function. Facet Joint Syndrome occurs when pain at the joint between two vertebrae results.
Between each vertebra of your spine are “cushions” called disks. These disks can sometimes move slightly out of the vertebrae causing irritation to nearby nerves and result in pain, weakness, or numbness. Some people experience no symptoms, while many do, which is why it is important to routinely visit your doctor.
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
This is a condition that results when pain, numbness, tingling and even weakness occurs due to a compressed nerve in the lower back region. These symptoms most often occur in the lower back, hence the term Lumbar Radiculopathy.
This syndrome is most often described as consistent pain after a back surgery has been performed.
This condition is caused by normal wear and tear due to age. This often occurs when pressure is placed upon the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. Most often Spinal Stenosis is found in the lower back and neck regions.
Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. To be more specific, the intervertebral joints, ligaments, discs, cervical muscles and nerve roots may become damaged. Whiplash is also commonly referred to as a “neck sprain or neck strain”.
Hip, Leg and Knee Conditions
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
This is a chronic condition whereby an arm, hand, leg, or foot experiences pain after an injury, surgery, heart attack or stroke. The cause is most often linked to damage or malfunction to the peripheral nervous system.
If you have any questions on any of the pain related conditions above, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kalia at Innovative Pain Solutions.