Botox® injection therapy, commonly used to relax facial muscles and reduce wrinkles, has also proven beneficial in the treatment of pain. We use it to reduce or even eliminate back pain and neck pain, muscle spasms and cramps, migraine headache and chronic headaches.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood and used to aid the healing process for chronic conditions and pain symptoms. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate a healing response in your body. PRP may help:
Radiofrequency lesioning is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to heat a section of nerve tissue and cause a long-lasting interruption in pain signals. Patients with back pain or neck pain caused by facet joint disease are good candidates for this treatment.
Selective nerve root blocks can help people who have a herniated disc and sciatica. We place a specialized needle near the exiting nerve root using precision fluoroscopic guidance and inject anti-inflammatory medication around this nerve. We also perform sympathetic nerve blocks, intercostal nerve blocks and facet blocks to treat different types of pain.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) allows us to intercept pain signals to the brain using a small implantable device (spinal cord stimulator) that sends mild electric pulses to the spinal cord. SCS has proven helpful for people suffering from burning, stabbing, tingling neuropathic pain and those who have had back or leg surgery.
Discography is a minimally invasive outpatient diagnostic procedure for patients who experience persistent spinal (cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine) pain and have suspected herniated disc or disc abnormalities. Discography is helpful when noninvasive tests fail to find a pain source.
Epidural procedures can help people with pain symptoms of disc herniation, sciatica, sciatic nerve root compression and inflammation in the spine. Epidural lysis involves placing a Racz catheter into the epidural space around the spinal cord. We then apply medicine directly to a nerve injury or adhesion to decrease pain and break up adhesions. This is called Racz epidural neurolysis.
Vertebroplasty helps men and women with chronic back pain and debilitation due to a vertebral fracture. Most patients average 70 years of age, but younger patients with osteoporosis caused by metabolic disorders or long-term steroid treatment may also benefit from vertebroplasty. Some patients with vertebral destruction from malignant tumors or chronic back pain are also candidates.
We welcome patients from Elk Grove, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Elgin, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Wheaton and close-by locations. For more information about our advanced pain management procedures, please call Pain Therapy Associates at 847-352-5511 or use our convenient appointment request form today!
Dr.Dabah and his staff are always searching for ways to heal my neck pain. I am happy with the progress we are making as a team. The receptionists are always so cordial.
Doctor Dachman is knowledgeable and always knows how to help me manage my pain. The staff is very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend this office for care!!