Are you suffering from spinal stenosis pain? It occurs mainly in the neck and lower back and can cause chronic pain that radiates into the arms and legs, as well as . Main causes of this condition can be due to arthritis or the aging process. Treatment through a trusted Pain Management Facility is recommended.
At St. Louis Pain Consultants, we offer individualized treatment plans for patients suffering from spinal stenosis pain.
Spinal Stenosis Pain Treatment
A thorough physical evaluation and analysis of the patient’s symptoms is performed to determine the best treatment plan. In order to determine an accurate diagnosis oftentimes an MRI, X-rays, electro-diagnostic studies, or CT scans are ordered to help find the source of pain.
There are several treatment options for spinal stenosis pain:
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroids help relieve pain and reduce inflammation around a pinched nerve. A needle is placed in the spinal canal and injected with a Corticosteroid into the epidural space to achieve pain relief. A fluoroscopy machine is used to help view the anatomy clearly to pinpoint where to administer the medication. This assists in providing optimal relief.
Superion Treatment for Pain Management
For those dealing with moderate spinal stenosis pain, St. Louis Pain Consultants offers Superion. This is a minimally invasive procedure where a small titanium device is implanted between the spinous process of the vertebrae of the lower back to widen tight spaces in the spine. The procedure provides significant pain relief and takes about 15-30 minutes for implantation. The patient is discharged the same day.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation treats back, leg, and arm pain. We highly recommend this treatment for those suffering from chronic pain originating from the nerves. Our physicians first perform a trial procedure to place electrodes in the spinal canal which block pain signals from reaching the brain. This trial will determine if this form of treatment will provide the individual significant relief. This trial lasts for 5 to 6 days. If substantial pain relief and increased function is achieved, the patient is then scheduled for a for permanent implantation.
Dorsal Root Ganglion Simulation
The experienced physicians at St. Louis Pain Consultants perform pain management treatment for people experiencing focal nerve pain. A minor surgical procedure is performed to insert electrical leads over the dorsal root ganglion to serve as a sensory home base in the spine. Just like the spinal cord stimulator, a trial is performed to determine if a permanent implant would produce effective pain relief. If significant pain relief is achieved, then a permanent implant procedure is recommended.
Treatment for Spinal Stenosis Pain
If you’re experiencing spinal stenosis pain, visiting a reputable interventional pain clinic is recommended. The physicians at St. Louis Pain Consultants provide treatment for spinal stenosis pain. Contact us to book an appointment with our physicians. Our team is passionate about assisting you to overcome your pain.
Our facility provides effective treatment to achieve pain relief. We specialize in interventional pain management for chronic pain patients.