Patient Education

Pain Management – What to Expect

The treatment plan will be an evolution depending upon earlier interventions, surgeries, and imaging studies.  Educating the patient to the understanding of the cause and treatment of the pain will always be the emphasis of the doctor patient relationship.

An understandable treatment plan will be tailored to the cause of the pain.

Injection therapy is directed under fluoroscopic guidance, and can range from epidural treatment, to facet injections, to major joint injections, to sympathetic blocks.  Medications are also utilized with the emphasis on minimizing narcotic usage.  Various medication classes are employed, and often times antidepressants, anticonvulsants, or compounded creams are prescribed.

If pain control is suboptimal, despite simpler options, more complex treatment plans are used.  Patients may progress to implantable devices, including spinal cord stimulators or intrathecal programmable pumps.

The goal of treatment is to return to a functional lifestyle.  This includes sleeping throughout the night, working, doing household choirs, and enjoying social activities.

Crimson Pain Management is now offering HF10 therapy

Services We Offer

Injection Therapy

Many types of injections can be used to treat small or large regions ranging from epidural treatment, facet injections, to major joint injections.

Surgical Imaging

Surgical Imaging

Fluoroscopic Imaging allows a live view of many procedures ensuring a high level of precision when administering medications.

spinal pump

Device Implants

An intrathecal pump delivers small amounts of medication to a target area while spinal cord stimulators use small electric impulses.

Types of Pain

  • Low Back Pain

    “Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back camera is the connection between the upper and lower body, and it bears most of the body’s weight. So it’s pretty easy to hurt your back when you lift, reach, or twist. In fact, almost everyone has low back pain at one time or another.”  WebMD

  • Neck Pain

    “Neck and shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas.” WebMD

  • Knee Pain

    “Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.” WebMD

  • Hip Pain

    “Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.” WebMD

  • Foot Pain

    “Pain in the foot can be due to a problem in any part of the foot. Bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, toenail beds, nerves, blood vessels, or skin can be the source of foot pain.” WebMD