Treatment Options

PrairieShore™ Pain Center offers many safe, proven, and effective treatments to reduce chronic pain. With advanced technology and a more precise understanding of the origins of chronic pain, we are able to provide our clients with state-of-the-art procedural interventions. Many of these procedures are designed to provide long-term relief, offering hope to patients who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.

What options do I have to treat my pain?

If you are suffering from chronic pain, the good news is there are a variety of treatment options available. For starters, there are a number of medications you can take. These include oral, topical, injectable and nasal therapies. Oral medications can be taken by mouth and include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and opioids. Topical medications are applied to the skin in the form of ointments, creams or even patches. Some of these patches work by being placed directly on the painful area, where they release an active drug such as lidocaine. Others, such as fentanyl patches, may be placed at a location far from the painful area. There are also a few injectable medications, such as ketorolac, as well as nasal sprays, such as stadol, that may be of benefit. Some medications are available over the counter, while others may require a prescription.

There are also a number of treatments that do not involve medication. These treatments may help relieve your pain and/or reduce the medications required to control your pain. Examples include exercises, which are best performed under the direction of a physical therapist, as well as hypnotherapy and alternative modes of treatment like acupuncture. Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units, which use pads placed on your skin to provide stimulation around the area of pain, may also help to reduce some types of pain symptoms. In addition to TENS units, our clinic can provide you with back braces, cervical collars, and access to custom-compounded topical creams.

Finally, there are interventional techniques that involve injections into or around the spinal region. These can can range from relatively superficial injections into the painful muscles, called trigger point injections, to more invasive procedures. These include epidural injections for pain involving the neck and arm or the back and leg, facet injections into the joints that allow movement of the neck and back, and injections for burning pain in the arms or legs due to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS). We also offer sedation services for those individuals who might require “twilight anesthesia.”

The physicians of PrairieShore™ Pain Center are expertly trained to perform a myriad of advanced procedures once a precise diagnosis of the underlying cause of pain has been identified. Below is a summary of some of the more innovative procedures, how they work and the types of patients who may be candidates. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure.

At PrairieShore™ Pain Center, our goal is to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. If your primary physician has advised you to see a specialist for your pain, turn to us for help. To schedule your appointment, please contact us here or give us a call at (847) 883-0077.