FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Because the neck must remain flexible to bear the weight of the human head, it can also be prone to injury. One of the causes of neck pain can be as the result of a pinched nerve. This happens when the vertebrae shift out of alignment, causing them to push down on the nerves and inflicting pain in the neck.

There are many reasons your back could be hurting, but most serious conditions and injuries often times stem from issues with the spinal column. The interlocking vertebrae bones are cushioned with small cartilage ‘discs’ which sometimes shift or slip out of place. When this happens, or if your vertebrae move out of alignment, they can place pressure on your nerves, resulting in acute back pain. If you work a job that has you lifting heavy objects or sitting for long periods of time, maintaining a good posture and lifting with your arms and legs can help minimize the strain placed on your back.

If you are experiencing back pain — especially if it has been going on for a long time, or seems to be getting more intense — medical injections and nerve blocks may help. These are some of the most commonly performed procedures and can reduce swelling and provide back pain relief and prevention of future pain.

Sudden impacts can cause a huge range of different types of pain. At Pain Control Associates, LLC we treat many of the symptoms following car accidents, including whiplash, body soreness, back pain, dizziness and many others.

We recommend that you seek immediate attention as soon as you notice symptoms following an accident. Everyone’s body reacts differently to traumatic events, and delayed symptoms can be just as severe as those directly after the incident.

Your nerves deliver information between your brain and the rest of your body. Pain is an important message, informing your brain that something is wrong. When a condition causes your nerves to break down or misfire, the result can be lingering or intense pain without a source, or the absence of pain when something is wrong. Nerve breakdown is commonly called ‘peripheral neuropathy’ (or just neuropathy).

Injuries or repetitive strain can cause your nerves to break down physically. Common forms of this are carpal tunnel syndrome — caused by continually straining your wrists — or nerve damage from traumatic events like auto accidents or workplace injuries. In other cases, a disease or condition causes widespread nerve breakdown in parts of your body. Diabetes often causes extensive nerve damage, resulting in numbness.

If administered properly, Epidural injections can reduce pain and swelling to the area around your spine, where your nerves branch out. Though ‘spinal injection’ sounds dangerous, it is a fairly standard procedure for the pain specialists at Pain Control Associates, LLC. Painkillers are included in the procedure, and most patients report very little pain throughout the process.

Because the neck must remain flexible to bear the weight of the human head, it can also be prone to injury. One of the causes of neck pain can be as the result of a pinched nerve. This happens when the vertebrae shift out of alignment, causing them to push down on the nerves and inflicting pain in the neck.

Because the neck must remain flexible to bear the weight of the human head, it can also be prone to injury. One of the causes of neck pain can be as the result of a pinched nerve. This happens when the vertebrae shift out of alignment, causing them to push down on the nerves and inflicting pain in the neck.

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Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture