Auburn Pain Specialists understands the unique circumstances of each patient and the complications that can accompany a pain condition. Our staff will work with you to find the most effective procedure or treatment for your relief.

Treatment Options

Botox injections (for pain related conditions only)
Cervical epidural steroid injections
Cervical selective nerve root block
Cervical blocks
Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy
Celiac plexus block
Caudal epidural steroid injection
Discography
Diagnostic medial branch blocks
Facet joint injections
Fascia iliaca block
Ganglion impar block
Kyphoplasty
Lumbar facet radiofrequency neurotomy
Lumbar epidural steroid injection
Lumbar sympathetic block
Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection
Percutaneous disc nucleoplasty
RACZ caudal neurolysis
Sympathetic block
Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
Spinal cord stimulation
Stellate ganglion block
Thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy
Trigger point injections
Intrathecal drug delivery implantation
Thoracic transforaminal epidural steroid injection
Vertebroplasty

Back Pain

In the US, back pain is one of the leading causes for missed work. Through our procedures, our spine specialists can help dramatically reduce or eliminate pain to allow you to return to your normal daily activities. The majority of these procedures are performed in our office under a fluoroscopy machine. Some of these procedures include discograms, selective nerve root blocks, epidural blocks, facet block sympathetic injections, neurotomies, and costovertebral blocks. Usually, these less-invasive procedures eliminate the need for major back surgery or continuous medication. Auburn Pain Specialists will perform a consultation to determine if one of these procedures is right for you. To learn more about back pain, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Neck Pain

Often neck pain may be caused by an auto accident, arthritis, sports injury or other traumatic injuries. Auburn Pain Specialists will work with our patients to understand the type of pain they are experiencing. Treatment may include epidural steroid injections, selective nerve blocks, facet blocks and radio frequency. To learn more about neck pain, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Work and Sport Injuries

Knee, hip, and other joint pain is often caused by work and sports injuries. The key in treating these injuries is to properly diagnose what is causing the pain. Once that is established, there are a number of procedures that can effectively treat these injuries. Some of these procedures include: Prolo therapy, joint injections or steroid injections.

Cancer Pain

For some, the pain from cancer can be severe. Suffering from pain in silence can delay treatments and detour one from daily life. Auburn Pain Specialists has numerous procedures and treatments to relieve your pain. Some treatments and procedures include: intrathecal pumps, radio frequency and neurolysis.

Head Aches/Migraines

The National Headache Foundation estimates that 28 million Americans suffer from migraines or severe headaches on a regular basis. If a person experiences this pain 15 or more days a month, they are considered to have chronic daily headaches. Auburn Pain Specialists will work with you to diagnosis the cause of this pain and may recommend a combination of invasive procedures and medication treatments to resolve the condition. Rather than just masking the problem with regular medications, Auburn Pain Specialists can provide more lasting relief. Cervical injections, sphenopalatine treatment, stellate ganglion blocks, oxcipital nerve blocks or oxcipital nerve stimulation may be the solution to your pain. To learn more about migraine headaches, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a painful musculoskeletal condition, a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. MPS is characterized by the development of Myofascial Trigger Points (TrPs) that are locally tender when active, and refer pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. This painful condition can be relieved through trigger point injections. In some chronic cases of myofascial pain, combinations of physical therapy, trigger point injections, medication and massages are needed. Auburn Pain Specialists can coordinate and manage this multi-disciplinary approach of care. Prolo therapy not only responds well to muscle tissue damage, but also tendon and ligament damage that can cause pain.

Sciatica

Sciatica is the irritation of the sciatic nerve, a major nerve that passes down the back of each thigh. Sciatica typically causes pain that shoots down the back of one thigh or buttock. Treatment for sciatica focuses on relieving pressure and inflammation. Typical sciatica treatments include anti-inflammatory medication and epidural steroid injections. Auburn Pain Specialists can provide these therapies in an outpatient basis through their office. To learn more about sciatica, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Shingles

Herpes zoster (shingles) is an acute, painful infection caused by the chicken pox virus. The virus can stay dormant in the body after childhood and become active after physical or emotional stress. Historically, medication has been the only treatment for shingles. Auburn Pain Specialists is trained to provide additional treatment. Our physician can provide anesthetics directly onto the nerves for immediate relief. If pain continues two to four weeks after the initial rash you may have post herpetic neuralgia. New studies show that steroid injections given early in the development of shingles will reduce your chance of developing post herpetic neuralgia. To learn more about shingles, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Post herpetic neuralgia

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is a long-term condition with shingles. Historically medication has been the only treatment for post herpetic neuralgia. Auburn Pain Specialists is trained to provide additional treatment options. Our physician can provide anesthetics directly onto the nerves causing pain for immediate relief. Patients may also respond well to spinal cord stimulation for treatment. To learn more about post herpetic neuralgia, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a painful disorder in which there is evidence of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system with trophic changes in skin. CRPS is common with fractures, sprains and nerve injuries. Sympathetic blocks, and many different nerve blocks are the most common types of treatment for this disorder.

Spinal Stenosis

Pain in the lower back or lumbar area is all too common. Aging, arthritis, and degenerative conditions can cause the bones to change shape and narrow the areas where the spinal cord and nerves travel, causing spinal stenosis. A new treatment option is now available for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis called MILD ® or Percutaneous Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Decompression laminotomy. This procedure may be the best option for your treatment, if you wish to avoid surgery, or if other medical problems you have prevent you from safely undergoing major surgery. Your doctor will need to examine you and review your recent diagnostic studies. We will discuss these and other treatment options available for you. To learn more about spinal stenosis, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nerves that mainly affects the body’s lower extremities. This disease can cause burning and tingling. This disease responds to medications and spinal cord stimulation. To learn more about peripheral neuropathy, please visit our Patient Education Library.

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery syndrome is a term for the condition of a patient who has had several back surgeries: the patient could have as many as six to eight different reasons for producing the pain. producing the pain state. Failed back surgery does not mean the surgery was done incorrectly, it just means that you have continued pain after surgery. The source of pain is important to understand, as it may be an indicator of further degeneration of the spine, scar tissue or even a missed diagnosis. One of the benefits of interventional pain management allows your medical team to complete a structure specific diagnosis with a series of nerve blocks to determine your exact cause of pain, and help ensure that our diagnosis is correct.

Phantom limb/stump pain

Phantom limb pain is pain felt in the area where a limb has been amputated. Among other procedures, spinal cord stimulation can often help a patient with this painful disorder. Through a series of tests, Auburn Pain Specialists will work to determine factors contributing to the pain. To learn more about phantom limb pain, please visit our Patient Education Library.

For more information on the conditions we treat and their treatments, please visit our Patient Education Library.