Diagnostic injections require precise placement of specific pain medications at the structures that are suspected to cause pain. These procedures require specialized techniques and imaging equipment to assure pinpoint accuracy and safety, and are performed in state-of-the-art, sterile fluoroscopy suites to provide appropriate safeguards. In addition, we provide surgical interventions if appropriate and indicated such as spinal cord simulators, per-cutaneous disc decompression, vertebral augmentation/ kyphoplasty, and intrathecal pump therapy. Our balanced approach also includes the use of medications, physical therapy, and self-management techniques with the goal of improving your function and quality of life as well as reducing your pain. Sometimes we may enlist the help of a pain psychologist to better assist with the psychological impacts of being in chronic pain.
Most patients are referred to the JLR Center for Pain Medicine by their primary doctor or their surgeon, but we also see “self-referrals” — all by appointment only. We do not see “walk-ins.”
Most minimally-invasive procedures performed in our clinics are quick, relatively painless, and require only local anesthesia. Your pain management physician will discuss each step in the procedure, including the anesthetics you’ll receive and any necessary fasting or preparation, prior to your treatment. In certain circumstances, intravenous conscious sedation may be offered.
World over people use massage therapy to help promote healthy skin, nourish and strengthen the body, relieve stress, reduce pain, and encourage balance and well being. Massage opens and increases the flow of energy, balancing the entire nervous system and helping to release physical and emotional disharmony. The many benefits of massage are enhanced by the use of high quality massage oil. Apricot tree is the member of the rose family originating from Central and East Asia. The fruit, rich in vitamins is used to produce the pleasant smelling Apricot Kernel Oil. Apricot Kernel Oil is very mild natural oil, often used in baby products because of its fine gentle nature.