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Other Specialties

As a pain management practice who specializes in minimally invasive treatments, there are many treatment options available to help treat your pain. These procedures include but are not limited to: trigger point injections (TPIs), stellate gangion blocks, intercostal blocks, and greater occipital nerve blocks. These procedures are all performed in our office as outpatient procedures with some of them being performed utilizing fluorscopic or ultrasound guidance. 

Trigger Point Injections​​

TPIs are typically performed for patients with muscular pain. These injections are performed with lidocaine and bupivicaine. TPIs sometimes include anti-inflammatory medication such as Toradol or steroid. 

Stellate Ganglion Blocks

Stellate ganglion blocks are typically performed for patients who are experiencing sympathetic nerve pain after sustaining a trauma. This procedure can be performed as a diagnostic tool or as a theraputic treatment to provide pain relief. This injection is performed using local anesthetic. 

Intercostal Blocks

Intercostal blocks are typically performed for patients who are experiencing rib or chest pain due to inflammation of the intercostal nerve(s). These injections are performed using bupivicaine and steroid to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. 

Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks

GONBs are typically performed for patients who are experiencing pain on one side of the head, pain behind the eye(s) or cluster headaches/migraines. These injections are performed using lidocaine and steroid to relieve pain and reduce irritation/inflammation of the nerve.  

trigger point injections
stellate ganglion block
intercostal blocks
greater occipital nerve blocks

What are the benefits?

The goal of these procedures is to not only improve your pain and symptoms, but to also improve your mobility and quality of life. The other benefits to achieving relief of your pain with any of these treatments are: 

  • limiting or discontinuing the amount of medication taken to relieve your pain

  • continuing or starting physical therapy

  • returning to the activities that make you happy

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