CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Our goal is to treat your condition, not just manage your pain. Our doctors are trained to implement Interventional Pain Management techniques and can usually provide some pain relief within the first few visits, helping you avoid heavy medication and surgery.
If you are experiencing pain for over four weeks, you should see a pain specialist. Early intervention can increase your chance of a complete recovery. Avoiding treatment by a pain specialist could cause your condition to accelerate.
*Once the cause of the pain is determined, a personalized therapy program will be recommended by our physicians.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a condition that causes the immune system to attack a person’s joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness. Unlike other types of arthritis, RA affects joints bilaterally and can affect other parts of the body such as the skin, lungs, or heart.Although women are more likely to have RA, men also can be affected.
In a patient with RA, an unknown event triggers the immune system to move immune cells into the tissues of the joints, creating inflammation that causes painful symptoms and eventually wears away cartilage that cushions the neighboring bones. In this way, untreated RA can lead to deterioration of a patient’s condition as the cartilage and bones become increasingly damaged.Early treatment is critical to slowing or even stopping this progression. An interdisciplinary approach integrating medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy will help you manage RA symptoms.
Motor vehicle injuries (MVIs) are a huge concern throughout the United States health care system. Our Clinic treats a vast range of MVI-caused chronic pain conditions. Whiplash is the most common condition caused by motor vehicle accidents. Whether your auto accident left you with painful soft tissue injuries or more severe joint damage or broken bones. Our clinic offers an interdisciplinary approach to help you feel better fast. Our doctors take advantage of multiple therapy options, avoiding heavy medication and surgery whenever possible.
At Corydon Pain Management Clinic, we offer alternative treatments to classic pharmacotherapy and surgery. Our clinic includes practitioners from multiple disciplines ranging from physical therapy to chiropractic manipulation to pain management anesthesiology. With this interdisciplinary approach, we are able to treat the root cause of the problem, and not just the symptoms. You do not have to live with pain; there is a solution. Call and schedule an appointment today.
Sometimes, if the spine becomes injured or degenerates, the discs that lie between the vertebrae of the spine can bulge. Bulging discs cause discomfort by irritating the surrounding nerves. There are several treatments available to relieve your pain.
Chronic muscle tension can derive from many conditions. It is important that you visit your physician to determine the real cause and rule out any serious conditions. We offer a multidisciplinary approach that can treat not only the symptoms, but also the cause of your discomfort.
The neck is a complex system of joints, ligaments, and muscles, any number of which can become injured or deteriorate and cause you pain. Whether your neck pain was brought on by a traumatic injury or is the result of a chronic condition, our team of doctors will give a professional diagnosis and prescribe a treatment system that can result in reducing or eliminating the pain.
Degenerative Joint Disease occurs when the vertebrae of the spine cause abnormal wear-and-tear on the joints within the spine. This damage occurs due to misalignment of the vertebrae; accordingly, it is important to address spinal problems before they can cause damage. Deterioration of the joints can also cause discs to herniate or bulge, further irritating nerves and causing additional discomfort. Our team of doctors will give a professional diagnosis and prescribe a treatment system that can stop the damage and reduce or eliminate the pain.
Patients are described as having Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) if they have undergone surgery to the back or neck that did not improve their condition. Some patients with FBSS may even have experienced a worsening of their condition after surgery. Alarmingly, more than forty percent of back pain surgeries are not successful. The good news is that it is unlikely that your chronic back pain will require surgery. There are numerous less invasive and more successful treatments you can choose from: spinal decompression, physical therapy, epidural injections, spinal manipulation, and many others.
Foot pain is very common and is often caused by bone spurs, stress fractures, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, neuropathy, osteoarthritis, neuromas, tarsal tunnel, or any other injuries to the 26 bones or 33 joints that are in your foot. The causes can be either structural or neuropathic. Treatments that are available include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), opioid medications, physical therapy, steroid injections, lumbar epidural steroid injections, lumbar sympathetic blockade, neuromodulation via TENS unit, Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), and others.
Headaches are a daily nuisance for many Americans. Some are plagued by migraines, which are intense headaches often accompanied by nausea and altered sensory perception. You do not have to suffer in silence; our clinic offers multiple interdisciplinary treatments for headaches and migraines.
We provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to joint problems caused by pigmented villonodularsynovitis, diastrophic dysplasia, and arthritis.
Sports activity sometimes causes our body to move in unnatural ways to extremes of range of motion. This can cause injuries and pain. If you experience pain for more than four weeks, we urge you to see a specialist. Early determination of the cause of pain can help lead to a fast recovery.
Corydon Pain Management provides a variety of treatments specifically designed to quickly relieve your pain. Our team is committed to helping you feel better and reclaim your life.
A variety of factors (including accidents, falls, stress, tension, sports activity and sleep position) can cause a misalignment of the spinal column, which causes irritation to spinal nerve roots. Alignment care locates problems in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and then makes adjustments to that system to improve a patient's comfort and function.
Our physicians and rehabilitation experts work together to develop a comprehensive program of advanced therapeutic procedures designed to help you regain your range of motion, muscle tone and strength white helping to alleviate your pain.
Many conditions caused by irritation of the spine and nerve roots can be successfully treated with epidural steroid injections, commonly referred to as ESIs. These nerves can become irritated as the result of many spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated discs, and sciatica. Such conditions often result in radicular symptoms, meaning painful or tingling sensations that shoot or radiate down one or both legs (as in lumbar radiculopathy) or one or both arms (as in cervical radiculopathy). There are several different types of ESIs with different names depending on the location and method involved. Your pain specialist will determine the type of ESI that is right for you depending on the nature and severity of your condition.
Procedure: During the procedure, you will be asked to lay face-down on a procedure table. Your physician will numb the injection site with a local anesthetic. Once the skin and surrounding tissues are numb, the doctor will then inject both steroids and an additional anesthetic into the epidural space of the spine. The precisely-delivered medication reduces inflammation of the nerve roots and relieves pain, allowing the body to heal. Patients report that this procedure is brief and relatively comfortable. Most likely, your physician will provide intravenous sedation to help you relax throughout the procedure and tolerate any discomfort.
Physicians perform epidural injections with the aid of x-ray fluoroscopy. The x-ray guides the physician in proper placement of the needle to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness. It is performed on an outpatient basis; most patients are able to go home immediately with only a small bandage over the area. Your physician will most likely ask you to rate your pain immediately after the procedure and continue to keep track of your level of pain once at home so you can determine how successful the injection was.
Benefits: A major benefit of all ESIs is that most patients experience immediate relief. If partial relief is achieved, your physician may recommend repeating the injections to further decrease your pain.
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.
Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.
Video Fluoroscopy: Xray during injections. It's sophisticated imaging during the procedure for exact placement of needles and medicine for your particular problem.
We take the accuracy of pain treatment very seriously. To make sure our treatments are done with best science can offer, we use a Video Fluoroscope. This marvel of technology enables the physician to see the pain area in a 3-dimensional x-ray video format. Pain treatment is 70% more accurate by means of this equipment.
Years of experience allow to achieve impressive results for patients suffering from pain. The procedures use small amounts of various medications directly applied to the source of the pain, which can significantly relieve acute and chronic pain conditions. Not only can we give fast relief for these painful conditions, but we can also help prevent flare-ups by rehabilitating the underlying weakness.
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Pain, usually caused by bulging/herniated discs and/or by arthritic impingement, is relieved or lessened by performing a selective nerve root block. Such a block helps determine whether a specific spinal nerve root is the source of pain and then helps to reduce inflammation around that nerve root.
Facet blocks help determine whether a specific spinal facet joint is the source of pain and then helps to reduce inflammation around that spinal joint. It decreases or relieves pain caused by facet inflammation, which is the most common cause of low back pain.
Peripheral Joint Blocks
Another common cause of low back pain is inflammation around the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which can be decreased or relieved by performing a peripheral joint block. Again, the block determines if the SI joint is the source of pain and reduces the inflammation around it.
Other peripheral joint blocks are used for treatment of areas away from the spine – shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and other potential problem areas
Myofascial Trigger Point Treatment
This treatment is used to help areas of the muscle that have hypersensitive zones because of the accumulation of toxins and other by-products of injury.
The neck is a complex system of joints, ligaments, and muscles, any number of which can become injured or deteriorate and cause you pain. Whether your neck pain was brought on by a traumatic injury or is the result of a chronic condition, our team of doctors will give a professional diagnosis and prescribe a treatment system that can result in reducing or completely eliminating the pain.
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
Inflammatory joint conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, and occasionally osteoarthritis) can be treated with joint injections (intra-articular injections). These injections are performed by inserting a needle into the affected joint to administer a dose of an anti-inflammatory agent (most commonly corticosteroids). This technique can also be used to remove excess fluid from the joint or to replace bursa fluids with another highly-viscous fluid.
Medication is just one option when it comes to managing your pain. In addition to the other treatments listed here, numerous medications are available to treat chronic pain. Depending on your type of pain condition and prior medical history, your pain specialist may prescribe one or more of the following classes of drugs:
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDs)
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- COX2 Inhibitors
- Muscle Relaxers
This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist.
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
Although less detailed than an MRI or CT scan, x-rays are a quick, comfortable way for your doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body. X-ray is an important primary diagnostic tool.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.