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Trust Specialty Pain Care for your most complex treatment needs. We emphasize personalized and targeted treatment plans customized to each patient. Our treatments involve minimally invasive techniques like injections, implantable devices, and infusions to directly target the cause of your pain.

Treatment Types

Epidural Steroid Injection

An epidural steroid injection is a procedure that can help relieve pain in the neck, midback, low back and leg. A powerful anti-inflammatory is delivered to the space between the bones of the spine and the spinal cord. The purpose of this injection decrease swelling along the nerves of the spine.

Facet Joint


The facet joints are small joint on the sides of the spine that can be causes of pain in the neck, midback and low back. These joints can be seen on x-ray and injected with a powerful anti-inflammatory to decrease pain caused by arthritis in these joints.

A customized combination of drugs can be used in treating patient with chronic pain, migraines and depression. Depending on the dose received, the infusion can take as little as half an hour. This infusion may be used for different types of pain like neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and cancer-related back pain.

Sympathetic Nerve Block

The sympathetic nerves are a series of nerve from your spine that control functions, over which you have no control. Your pain may stem from overactivity in these nerves. Injection of local anesthesia or numbing medicine around these nerves in different parts of the body can reset these nerves and provide much needed pain relief.

Facet Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation

This procedure applies typically applies heat to the medial branch nerves of the neck, and low back to stop the transmission of pain from the facet joints. This a longer lasting procedure that can provide pain relief from arthritis to the facet joints.

Facet Medial Branch Nerve Blocks

The medial branch nerves are the nerves to the facet joints in the neck, and low back. As an alternative to injecting the facet joints itself, this is typically performed as test injection in preparation for a facet medial branch radiofrequency ablation. With this injection, you will be given a pain diary to document improvement of your pain.

Joint Injections in Shoulders, Hips and Knees with Steroids

The shoulders, hips and knees are common joints with arthritis. As an alternative to taking oral anti-inflammatories, a potent anti-inflammatory can be injected into these joints to decrease pain due to arthritis in these joints.

Sacroiliac Joint


The sacroiliac joint is a large joint in the lower part of your back above the buttock area. This joint can be injected with a powerful anti-inflammatory to decrease pain caused by arthritis in these joints.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation therapy involves using electrical signals to change your perception of pain. The first step of this type of therapy involves a trial period, where a temporary version of the device is placed. The permanent device involves a minor surgery for placement.

Viscosupplementation Injections in Knees

Knee joint pain can also be treated with an injection of hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance, to provide extra cushion in the joint space. This helps prevent the bones of the joint from rubbing against each other and causing the inflammation that results in pain.

Vertiflex® Interspinous Spacer

The Vertiflex® Interspinous Spacer is a device that is treatment for low back pain caused by lumbar spinous stenosis. It may be an alternative to spine surgery for this condition. This device involves a minor surgery for placement.

Intravenous infusions can be used to help with a variety of conditions like low energy, migraines and jet lag. You will be evaluated by a physician prior to administration to assure there are no other medical conditions that need to be addressed prior to undergoing these therapies.

Regenerative Medicine Injections (Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP and Prolotherapy)

This type of treatment involves injecting of a naturally occurring solution into cartilage, joint, ligament, muscles or tendons. This type of therapy encourages healing and new tissue to form. Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves drawing your blood and using the platelet component to inject into the injured region. Prolotherapy involves using a highly concentrated glucose solution into the injured region.

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