Pain Management Maryland
As a pain management practice we understand the importance of having advanced pain specialists that are available to patients through reduced distance and travel to our location. To do this we several offices and ambulatory surgery centers in the following Pain Management centers below:
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Pain Management Maryland
Our pain management practice of Maryland is ready to help you get started on your journey to living a happy and healthy life, free of pain. We provide comprehensive pain management and our board-certified physicians are kept up-to-date on the latest practices and research regarding pain management. Our offices also offer the newest treatments, along with the least invasive tools to facilitate any procedures performed. For more information about our practice, please call (301) 703-8767 to speak with a staff member or refer to any of our office location pages.
What is a Pain Clinic or Pain Management Office?
If you have never been to a pain clinic before and you suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain then you may want to consider scheduling an appointment at one of our locations today. Pain clinics specifically provide the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain disorders. This means your doctor should look at what is causing the pain and treat both the condition and the pain itself. Primarily pain management involves looking at neck related pain and/or back related pain. The pain clinic should also have many different types of team members that can play a part in pain management as a whole. Our pain management centers in Maryland are staffed with highly qualified doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who are available to provide you with the highest level of care. Other pain clinics can also be staffed with psychologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, etc. in order to provide services in house.
Pain and Spine Specialists also partners with Gemini Health to be able to give patients access to mental healthcare providers and can refer out to physical therapists when needed, as our offices keep in communication with your providers. Most front-line treatments that pain clinics offer are medication and various types of surgery (either invasive or minimally-invasive). While we do offer those treatments, our practice takes the whole body approach to the healing process and also takes your own personal goals into consideration when creating an individualized treatment plan. The ultimate goal is to raise your quality of life and allow you to get back to doing the things you enjoy with as little pain as possible.
How is Pain Treated?
Pain and Spine Specialists is proud to be able to provide comprehensive pain management to patients. We adopt the most recent treatments that are backed by science in order to be truly successful in helping with your chronic pain. Comprehensive pain management is an approach that utilizes various treatment methods to manage chronic pain and centers around finding the best treatment that actually works for the patient.
These are the treatments we offer:
- Spinal Cord Stimulation: A spinal cord stimulator is a device that is implanted under the skin and sends electrical pulses along the spinal cord to stop pain.
- Injection Therapies: This type of treatment involves injecting medication, such as steroid medication, directly to the site of pain, using a needle.
- Intrathecal Pain Pumps: This pump is implanted under the skin and is battery powered. It is used to deliver medication, such as pain killer, to the spinal canal in small doses.
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: This procedure involves an implanted device that delivers electrical pulses to the peripheral nerves, located outside the spinal canal.
- Stellate Ganglion Blocks: SGB therapy is an injection of a local anesthetic to the stellate ganglion, located in the front of the neck.
- The Minuteman Fusion: This is a minimally invasive surgery specifically for degenerative disc disease. The minuteman device is a fusion device that stabilizes the spine.
- The MILD Procedure: Minimally invasive lumbar decompression treats spinal stenosis and this procedure removes any bone or tissue pressing against the spinal nerves.
- Medication Management: Medication can be an important part of a treatment plan and our doctors will monitor your dosage and usage of any pain management medication.
- Alternative Therapies: These traditional therapies move away from the use of prescription medication and can include yoga and acupuncture.
- Vertiflex Treatment: A specially designed implant is placed in the spine to keep the vertebrae in place and prevent compression that can cause pain.
- TMS for Depression: Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-invasive procedure that sends electrical pulses to targeted areas of the brain for treatment resistant depression.
Our pain management center in MD also offers ancillary testing, which involves additional testing outside of main tests, and behavioral and mental health screenings for issues related to chronic pain.
What to Expect
Many people can be nervous when going to the doctor’s office, as they may not know what to expect or are afraid they will not be able to be helped. There is also a widely held belief that doctors turn to medication, like opioids, too often and do not properly treat the underlying causes of pain. Pain and Spine Specialists is different because our staff truly listens to patients and want to provide the highest level of healthcare that also alleviates the root cause of their chronic pain. When you come to our MD pain management clinics our staff will do everything they can to make you feel at ease and understand what your goals are. Our board-certified doctors will establish whether you are a good candidate for medication and if not then they will turn to other highly effective methods of treatment.