OrthoSpine Institute is the place to go in Fort Myers, Florida for pain management treatments after sustaining an injury, being treated for cancer, living with post traumatic stress disorder and any other reason to seek pain management services. We even offer you transportation to appointments. Let us help you deal with pain that is disrupting your daily life and has not gone away with conventional treatment.
We can relieve your pain by injecting medicine near or right on the nerve center of the pain. Epidurals send steroids directly to the painful nerve root. A cervical injection mainly helps with pain in the nerves of your neck. Lumbar injections relieve lower back pain. Thoracic injections relieve pain in the middle of your spine. Caudal injections are in the lowest part of the epidural space and treat pain caused by sciatica, herniated discs, bone spurs and many other back problems. Sacroiliac injections treat and diagnose lower back pain and diagnose sciatica. Facet joint injections diagnose and sometimes treat back and neck pain that starts in your facial joints.
Nerve block treatments ‘turn off’ pain signals that start at a particular place in the body. These injections blocks groups of plexus and ganglion nerves that are causing you pain in a certain area of your body. Maxillary nerve blocks target the upper jaw. Supraorbital nerve blocks target the forehead. Sphenopalatine nerve blocks target the nose and palate. Ophthalmic nerve blocks target the eyelids and scalp. Trigeminal nerve blocks target the face.
OrthoSpine Institute also offers three types of radiation treatment for your pain. Radiotherapy is used to shrink or get rid of any cancerous cells contributing to your pain. Radiopharmaceutical drugs are used to diagnose the disease causing you pain in your bones. After being injected the medicine will travel around the body and settle into your aching bones. You will be pain free in 7 to 10 days and it will last between 3 to 6 months. The injection is typically repeated every 90 days. In radiosurgery, ionizing radiation relieves your pain by targeting areas of tissue. Radiosurgery is mainly used to destroy tumors or lesions in the brain.
Targeted drug delivery uses a programmable pump to inject medicine in the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. The medicine is delivered in small amounts. This is a great option for people who have extreme chronic pain.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
This pain management procedure surgically induces an electronic device under your skin. Small electrical currents are sent to your spinal cord. The purpose is to stop pain signals from reaching your brain. This is a good choice for people who suffer from chronic pain in the back, legs or arms.
Deep Brain Stimulation
In this procedure electrodes are implanted to certain parts of your brain. The electrodes create impulses that relieve abnormal impulses. Deep brain stimulation can help people control tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and dystonia. Deep brain stimulation can also treat cluster headaches, traumatic brain injuries and Huntington’s disease.
For more information on the services at OrthoSpine Institute in Fort Myers call 1-800-CHOICE (246423) or send us a message on our contact page.