PROCEDURES

North Lakes Pain Consultants prides ourselves on offering the latest, state-of-the-art pain management procedures in a comfortable, convenient environment. You can expect individualized care from our integrated, multi-disciplinary team that meets your needs. Not only do our providers offer you pain relief with an eye toward your long-term health, but your procedure will also be explained in a way you can understand. We take the time to answer your questions before we schedule treatment.

Most procedures are performed in North Lakes’ outpatient surgical center. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to be warm, welcoming and comfortable while maintaining the highest standards of care possible. Many of our most common procedures use fluoroscopy (x-ray) guidance and are performed under general or local sedation as administered by our own anesthesiologist.

While your treatment plan will depend on your pain level, location, and duration, we offer the following procedures on a regular basis.

Therapeutic Nerve Block

Epidural Steroid Injection

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Local anesthetic is injected into the source of the pain – the nerve. Therapeutic nerve blocks are particularly useful in treating diseases and painful conditions in localized areas.

Non-invasive option for managing acute and chronic lower back pain. Steroids are delivered directly to the fluid that surrounds the spine using precise instrumentation and x-ray guidance.

There is nothing more frustrating for patients who have had back surgery than to have it fail to relieve their pain. Using minimally invasive spinal cord stimulators, our providers are able to send electric signals into a small, targeted area that replaces pain with a mild tingling sensation.

Trigger Point Injections

Botox Injection

Radiofrequency Neurotomy
(Nerve Ablation)

By injecting medication directly into the muscle or fascia (a thin sheet of tissue that encloses a muscle) pain often subsides in a much larger area.

While Botox has become synonymous with plastic surgery, its original intended use was to relieve myofascial or muscle pain. Our providers are skilled at administering these injections in the areas where pain originates, offering relief for several weeks or up to several months.

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

Selective Nerve Root Block and Sympathetic Nerve Block

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Implanted Pain Pump

Under x-ray guidance, numbing medicine and a steroid are injected into the part of the body where the nerve leaves the spinal column. In many cases, a nerve block is used to help our providers determine whether surgery might be helpful.

When a vertebrae fractures, there are often fragments left behind that cause painful friction. Vertebroplasty injects cement into the bone to give it strength while kyphoplasty uses a balloon to make room for the cement mixture.

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

Therapeutic Nerve Block

Local anesthetic is injected into the source of the pain – the nerve. Therapeutic nerve blocks are particularly useful in treating diseases and painful conditions in localized areas.

Epidural Steroid Injection

Non-invasive option for managing acute and chronic lower back pain. Steroids are delivered directly to the fluid that surrounds the spine using precise instrumentation and x-ray guidance.

Spinal Cord Stimulator

There is nothing more frustrating for patients who have had back surgery than to have it fail to relieve their pain. Using minimally invasive spinal cord stimulators, our providers are able to send electric signals into a small, targeted area that replaces pain with a mild tingling sensation.

Trigger Point Injections

By injecting medication directly into the muscle or fascia (a thin sheet of tissue that encloses a muscle) pain often subsides in a much larger area.

Botox Injection

While Botox has become synonymous with plastic surgery, its original intended use was to relieve myofascial or muscle pain. Our providers are skilled at administering these injections in the areas where pain originates, offering relief for several weeks or up to several months.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy
(Nerve Ablation)

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

Selective Nerve Root Block and Sympathetic Nerve Block

Under x-ray guidance, numbing medicine and a steroid are injected into the part of the body where the nerve leaves the spinal column. In many cases, a nerve block is used to help our providers determine whether surgery might be helpful.

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

When a vertebrae fractures, there are often fragments left behind that cause painful friction. Vertebroplasty injects cement into the bone to give it strength while kyphoplasty uses a balloon to make room for the cement mixture.

Implanted Pain Pump

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

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