Interventional Pain Treatments
Epidural Steroid Injections
The injection of steroid medication into the epidural space of the spine can be used to relieve a variety of painful conditions, including chronic back pain.
Medial Branch Blocks
Local anesthetic is injected near small nerves that feed out from the facet joints in the spine and carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
An electrical current produced by a radio wave creates heat energy and delivers it to target nerves that carry pain impulses.
This procedure uses imaging guidance to direct an injection of contrast material into the center of one or more spinal discs to help identify the source of back pain.
Intrathecal Drug Delivery
A small device implanted beneath the skin delivers medication to the spinal cord through a catheter, providing greater efficacy with a lowered risk of side effects.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Tiny electrodes positioned to interfere with pain signals are particularly effective for nerve pain and often eliminate the need for medication.
Occipital Nerve Blocks and other alternatives to pharmacologic therapy help patients achieve pain relief and decrease the intensity and frequency of headaches.
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Integrative Treatment Options
One of the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture regulates the interconnections of the neural system through the use of ultra-thin needles inserted through the skin.
Emerging Cellular Therapies
Emerging medical techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) offer new options for select individuals who live with chronic pain, are looking to speed recovery from injury, or are looking for ways to avoid or postpone surgery.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
We are proud to be the first in the New Orleans area to offer this fast, affordable, painless in-office procedure designed to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and speed patient recovery… Read More
*Nutrition Counseling and Physical Therapy are available to complement the integrative pain management treatment plan.
Procedures & Treatments
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians combine both interventional and integrative pain management techniques to relieve chronic and acute pain and discomfort.
Interventional pain management uses more traditional medical treatments to address pain, such as minimally invasive medical or surgical procedures that interrupt the nervous system’s transmission of pain messages from the nerve endings to the brain.
Integrative pain management is an approach that integrates complementary and alternative medicine into a treatment plan. Techniques such as laser therapy, acupuncture, psychiatry, nutrition and physical therapy are available to address chronic pain and to improve overall health.