Definitions & Symptoms
Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint or a state characterized by inflammation of joints.
Arthritis affects all joints including the spine. The spine joints invoved include the disc, facet joints and sacroiliac joints. The symptoms typically include swelling, stiffness and pain. Inflammation is a common component.
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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, and stemcell 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, MILD procedure, Percutaneous Disc Decompression, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Programmable Medication Pump Implants. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Regenerative Medicine - Platlet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Injections
Treatment includes drug therapy, physiotherapy and/ or surgery, aimed to relieve pain....
Facet Joint Neuroablation
This retrospective study of pain outcomes for radiofrequency neuroablation patients confirms the viability of this modality where conservative, traditional treatments for chronic low back pain have failed....
Steroid injections are used for joint problems and rheumatoid arthritis. They can also be used for some conditions affecting soft tissues, like tendon inflammation or tennis elbow....
Auricular Electrical Percutaneous Neurostimulation Therapy
Auricular Percutaneous Neurovascular Stimulation as a Non Narcotic Treatment Alternative for Acute and Chronic Pain...
Kevin S. Smith MD
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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) and Stem Cell 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.