It’s time to take control of your chronic and acute pain. If you’re looking for a new way to manage the pain, then regenerative medicine/therapy is an option that should be considered. This type of treatment has been proven effective in managing many types of pain and offers relief without any side effects or drug interactions. Here at Right Path Pain & Spine Center in Davenport, FL, we provide different pain management treatments to help you improve your quality of life.
What Are the Best Pain Management Treatments?
Back Pain Management Solutions
Back pain is one of the most common types of pain. There are numerous causes for this chronic pain, but it is typically due to an injury or inflammation. We offer different back pain treatment options that can help manage your particular situation:
If a bulging or herniated disc causes your back pain, then this treatment can be beneficial. We will remove one of these discs during the treatment to reduce pressure on other nerves and provide you with long-term relief.
We offer a variety of injection therapies that can be used to manage back pain. The treatment involves using anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, or other analgesics (painkillers) to temporarily block your body’s ability to feel pain.
This particular treatment option is beneficial for patients who have a vertebral compression fracture in their spine. We will create a small incision and use medical tools to restore the height of your fractured vertebrae in order to provide lasting pain relief.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
This device is implanted in the patient’s body and sends mild electrical pulses to a nerve that lies along your spine. The stimulation can help manage chronic pain as well as provide relief from other conditions such as cluster headaches, diabetic neuropathy, or any neuralgia.
Organic Disc Fusion
As the name implies, this treatment option is designed to fuse two of your discs together. If you are suffering from disc degeneration, then this treatment can be beneficial. We will use an allograft (donated human tissue) or autograft (your own donated tissue) to fuse two vertebrae together and eliminate the painful motion between them.
Joint Pain Management Solutions
Joint pain is another common condition that we treat every day. There are numerous causes for this type of pain as well, such as arthritis, bursitis (inflammation in the fluid-filled sacs found around your joints), or tendonitis (inflammation along your tendons). Here at our practice, we offer different types of therapies to manage joint pain:
Physical therapy is a common and effective joint pain management solution that works by increasing your cardiovascular activity. An increase in cardiovascular activity allows you to deliver more oxygenated blood directly into affected areas of the body. This blood flow helps reduce inflammation along with providing relief from any discomfort associated with joint pain.
During your physical therapy sessions, our physical therapist will provide you with exercises designed to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles around your joints in order to minimize future flare-ups.
We offer several types of injection therapies to manage your joint pain. Injection therapies involve the use of anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, or other analgesics to temporarily block your body’s ability to feel pain while allowing you time for physical therapy and other interventions designed to improve the long-term quality of life.
Stem Cell Therapy
In some cases, our practice may use stem cells from adult donor sources to help regenerate cartilage and reduce inflammation. This treatment option is beneficial for patients who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or another condition that causes damage to the tissues surrounding a joint. We will extract your own blood (autologous) or fat tissue (adipose), isolate mesenchymal stem cells found naturally within this material, and then reintroduce them into the affected area of your body through an injection method.
This therapy involves the use of your own blood to create a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) solution. This treatment is designed to increase the concentration of natural growth factors found within the plasma, which can help stimulate tissue regrowth and reduce inflammation associated with joint problems. During treatment, we will collect a plasma sample from you that is then separated into its individual components before being reintroduced back into affected areas through a series of injections.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a very effective treatment for conditions such as osteoarthritis. This technique involves using heat (radiofrequency waves) to reduce inflammation and other symptoms associated with joint pain.
Pain Management for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Sometimes, a patient will experience prolonged or recurring pain following a surgical procedure. In these cases, we may recommend a minimally invasive treatment option called spinal fusion.
Spinal fusion is a technique that involves using bone grafts to help bind vertebrates together and reduce associated pain. The treatment works by encouraging your own stem cells to produce new bone, eventually filling gaps between affected levels within the spine and promoting natural tissue growth over time.
Types of Pain
There are many types of pain that people experience daily. The pain includes both acute and chronic forms, which can sometimes be difficult to manage due to how they impact our bodies over time.
Acute pain serves as an important warning signal for your body so it does not sustain further injury by allowing you time to make necessary changes before anything serious occurs. An example of this type of pain is when you touch something too hot.
Unlike acute pain, chronic pain does not provide your body with the same warning signal that it is experiencing damage. That’s because this form of discomfort can last for several weeks or even longer, depending on its underlying cause. Chronic conditions often develop over time and include arthritis (joints), cancer, nerve issues like neuropathy, autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia, and many others.
These forms of pain are more serious and tend to be harder to manage since their impact may change as they become worse over time. Chronic pain can also affect multiple areas within one’s body simultaneously (e.g., back and neck).
Nociceptive pain, often described as aching, occurs when tissues experience damage due to the transmission of intense signals from sensory nerve fibers. This type of discomfort can vary in severity depending upon where it originates and any underlying injuries present that make this form of pain more complex.
Another common type of chronic/acute pain is neuropathic. Unlike nociceptive pain, this form results from damaged nerves rather than injured tissues, although they may occur together at times. Neuropathy typically comes about as a result of some conditions, such as diabetes (decreased blood flow), cancer treatments like chemotherapy, or vitamin deficiencies (e.g., B12).
To determine which type of treatment method will provide you with the most effective long-term results, we encourage our patients to consult directly with one of our expert physicians. Our medical experts can help explain how each treatment technique works and outline a personalized approach that considers all aspects of your condition in order to provide you with safe and effective results.
Also, during this meeting, we will provide you with all of the tools necessary to help you better understand your condition. The goal is for our patients to feel confident in their ability to manage pain independently by offering them a comprehensive understanding so they no longer have to rely on invasive treatments as an alternative form of relief.
Improve Your Quality of Life Today!
Our team of highly trained physicians works together as a multidisciplinary group to offer you the best possible care when it comes to managing your chronic and acute pain. We understand that living with ongoing, nagging pain is not ideal, and we want to help you feel like yourself again without any side effects associated with medication use. Contact us at Right Path Pain & Spine Center in Davenport, FL, to get a personalized pain management solution for your specific condition.