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Leave Nerve Pain in 2023, Start Healing in 2024

As the year 2023 winds down, many of us reflect on our health and well-being, setting goals for improvement in the new year. For those struggling with nerve pain, the promise of relief and healing in 2024 can be particularly meaningful. Advancements in pain management offer new hope for those suffering from chronic pain conditions. Let’s explore some innovative treatments that are changing the landscape of pain management and how they can help you leave nerve pain behind as we step into 2024.

Selective Nerve Root Blocks (SNRB)

Selective Nerve Root Blocks are a game-changer in the treatment of nerve pain. These long-lasting cortisone injections are administered around the nerve root exiting the spinal column, significantly reducing inflammation and pain caused by nerve compression. Often used for conditions like herniated discs, SNRB can alleviate low back and leg pain, commonly known as sciatica. Additionally, they serve as a diagnostic tool, helping doctors pinpoint the exact nerve causing the discomfort.

Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a revolutionary procedure for treating chronic back or neck pain. It involves heating a part of the pain-transmitting nerves with a radiofrequency needle to create a lesion. This lesion effectively blocks the nerve from sending pain signals to the brain. The benefits of RFA include prolonged pain relief, potential avoidance or delay of surgery, improved function and mobility, and reduced dependency on pain medications.

Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections deliver anti-inflammatory steroids into the space around spinal nerve roots, offering relief from back, leg, and other body pains caused by irritated spinal nerves. It’s important to note that these injections are not a cure but provide enough pain relief to enable patients to progress in their rehabilitation programs.

Sacroiliac Injections and Ablations

The Sacroiliac Joint Injection (SIJ) targets pain in the lower back, upper leg, and buttocks by injecting a mix of anti-inflammatory medication and anesthetics into the joint capsule. SIJ ablations involve using RFA to create a lesion on the sacroiliac nerve, preventing it from transmitting pain signals to the brain and offering significant pain relief.

Diagnostic Pain Mapping

Diagnostic Pain Mapping is an innovative diagnostic technique using electrical stimulation on specific spinal nerves to pinpoint the exact source of pain. By producing a tingling sensation in the patient’s usual pain area and confirming it with the patient, doctors can accurately diagnose the pain source.

Cheers to a Pain-Free 2024!

The journey to a pain-free life in 2024 is more achievable than ever with these advanced pain management techniques. At Impact Medical Group of Lutz, we pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Our team, including chiropractors, physical therapists, manual therapists, and primary care specialists, offers comprehensive care under one roof. Contact us today at (813) 536-0373 for a consultation and start your journey to healing and comfort.