Our Pain Management Treatments

Our Pain Management Treatments

June 21, 2019 / Daniel J. Kraus, D.C.

At Terrapin Care Center, we understand the debilitating effect pain can have on your quality of life. That’s why we offer a wide range of services for physical medicine and pain management in Greenbelt, MD. By integrating different approaches in pain control, we can provide you the pain intervention you need.

 

Read on as our reliable pain specialist discusses some of the pain management treatments we offer:

Muscle Spasms and Joint Pains

Trigger points are focal points of muscle spasms, causing severe pain. Our trigger point injections include a local anesthetic agent, saline solution, or a corticosteroid medication delivery. This inactivates the muscle spasm and alleviates the pain.

Our Botox injections block the release of pain-causing neurotransmitters, which are helpful in managing headaches and chronic muscle spasms. We also offer prolotherapy, during which we inject a dextrose solution at the site of pain. This stimulates regeneration of cells and tissues that help repair the injured tendon or muscle.

For joint pains, we recommend hyaluronic acid injections. These result in decreased joint stiffness and pain, while also reducing your pain and improving your ease of movement when you have your sessions in physical therapy in Greenbelt, MD. We also offer platelet-rich plasma injections that boost your body’s healing process.

Back Pain

In spinal or facet blocks, we will inject a steroid and a local anesthetic to reduce the inflammation around the nerve roots of your affected facet joints and spine.

If your low back pain persists, we may recommend radiofrequency treatment. In this procedure, we will introduce an electrical current on the affected area. This creates a heat lesion on the spinal nerves, interrupting the transmission of pain impulses.

Extremities Pain

The sciatic nerve, the longest and thickest nerve in the body, extends from your lower back down to your feet. Compression of this nerve results in a condition called Sciatica, which causes severe, shooting pain in your extremities. In nerve root blocks and epidurals, we will inject a local anesthetic to control the pain.

If your sciatica pain persists, we may recommend spinal cord stimulation. This interferes with the transmission of pain signals to the brain, giving you a sense of pain relief. We may also recommend incorporation of physical therapy in Greenbelt, MD, for your management.

For diabetic or other peripheral neuropathy, we may prescribe certain combination of medications to relieve your pain. This may include anticonvulsants or antidepressants, as may be appropriate for your condition.

Our reliable doctors want to help relieve your pain so you can get back to enjoying your life. If you have further questions on our pain management treatments, call us at (301) 220-1930. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.