Definition & Symptoms
Arm/leg pain can be due to a variety of different problems including nerve pain from disc injuries in the cervical or lumbar region, nerve injuries in the extremity itself, joint related problems including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, and ankle, as well as other musculoskeletal injuries. Patients may develop pain following surgery with a small number of patients developing a neuropathic pain condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (please see sympathetic pain). As with all painful conditions it is important to determine the precise cause of symptoms in order to design appropriate therapy.
- Quick diagnosis
- Early identification and intervention
- Treatment Plans
Treatment & Diagnosis
Non Surgical Treatments
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Your treatment plan is designed for steady progress, with every phase promptly implemented.
New Technology for Chronic Pain Suffers
Administering ultrasound guided joint, tendon, muscle and cartiladge injections is a non-invasive, non-ionizing interventional pain management modality thats gaining popularity. The option provides direct visualization of soft tissues while offering real-time needle advancements without the risks of radiation. Doctors can diagnose soft tissue areas impacted by pain as they are administering steroid, platelet rich plasma injections. This diagnostic ability allows the provider to target the pain with greater precision. Ultrasound guided joint, tendon, muscle and cartilage injections offer an easier and more effective way to free patients from pain.
* Treatment plans range from less invasive procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma Injections to more complex procedures such as Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous Disc Decompression, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Programmable Medication Pump Implants. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Regenerative Medicine Therapies
Regenerative medicine can be defined as ‘an interdisciplinary field of research and clinical applications focused on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells, tissues or organs to restore impaired function resulting from any cause, including congenital defects, disease, trauma and ageing’.
Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is the direct electrical stimulation of named nerves outside of the neuroaxis...
Spinal Cord Stimulation
A Spinal Cord Stimulator or Dorsal Column Stimulator is a type of implantable neuromodulation device that is used to send electrical signals to select areas of the spinal cord for the treatment of certain pain conditions....
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Therapy
Intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) systems comprise an IT catheter connected to a drug reservoir, which may be externalized and connected to a pump, or fully implanted.....
Large and Small Joint Injections
A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine or bupivacaine) is typically injected into the joint with the goal of determining immediate pain relief to confirm the sacroiliac joint as the source of the patient's pain.....
Tendon and Muscle Injections
A brief course of treatment with muscle and tendon injections can result in longer-term pain relief. .....
Auricular Electrical Percutaneous Neurostimulation Therapy
Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) and percutaneous neuromodulation therapy (PNT) have been evaluated for the treatment of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain conditions including low back pain, neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, chronic headache, and surface hyperalgesia...
Nerve block or regional nerve blockade is any deliberate interruption of signals traveling along a nerve, often for the purpose of pain relief. ...
Bursa injection can help soothe joint pain caused by arthritis, bursitis and other painful inflammatory diseases....
Sympathetic blocks are treatments available to patients who have not achieved successful results with pain medication or steroid injections for knees, the back or neck, another extremity, and other persistent pain conditions. ....
Kevin S. Smith, MD
Calendar of Events
Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs.
Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Various Intervention procedures may be utilized including less invasive Regenerative Medicine Platelets rich plasma (PRP) therapies and steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as, radiofrequency, neural ablation procedures, peripheral nerve stimulators, percutaneous spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pump implants.