Definitions & Symptoms
Radiculopathy is a disorder of the spinal nerve roots that is commonly caused by a herniated disc or spinal/neuroforaminal stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy and thoracic radiculopathy.
Symptoms of radiculopathy are usually described as radiating, tingling, burning, aching, and electrical pain that involves an arm and/or leg; Radiculopathy may result in pain, numbness and weakness.
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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.
Epidural Steroid Injections
An epidural steroid injection is a common procedure to treat spinal nerve irritation that is most often caused by tissues next to the nerve pressing against it......
Nerve Root steroid Injections
Nerve Root Injections are a more precise injection using anesthetic with a long lasting steroid around the nerve root as it exits the spinal column....
Spinal cord stimulation therapy
If you suffer from chronic pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments, a spinal cord stimulator could help. Spinal cord stimulators are devices that deliver low-level electrical stimulation to block pain signals....
Auricular Electrical Percutaneous Neurostimulation Therapy
Peri-Auricular Percutaneous Neurovascular Stimulation as a Non Narcotic Treatment Alternative for Acute and Chronic Pain...
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Therapy
In intrathecal drug delivery, pain medications are introduced directly to the spinal fluid through a drug delivery system comprised of a pump and catheter....
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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.