Pain Management Procedures
At El Paso Specialty Physicians Group, we offer various types of pain management services including Botox for Migraine headaches, Facet Joint Injections, Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulators and M.I.L.D. procedures. All of our pain management options are designed to help relieve the pain you are feeling.
- Botox for Migraine Headaches: For those who suffer chronic migraines of very frequent occurrence this procedure has been proven beneficial in more than 80% of patients. It is performed with or without ultrasound guidance.
- Facet Joint Injections: The facet joints are found on both sides of the back of the spine. They can sometimes become irritated or inflamed. Facet Joint Injections can be used for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. With the help of an x-ray device, the physician will insert a needle into the facet joint. If pain is relieved consistently in the days following the injection, then the facet joints were likely the cause of the pain.
- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection: Similar to the Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection, this procedure is used to treat low back and radiating leg pain. However this injection is inserted into the spaces in the sides of the spine, which are called foramina. Low back and radiating leg pain can be treated with these injections. Using an x-ray device for guidance, the physician inserts a needle into the epidural space between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. A combination of steroids and anesthetics are injected into the nerve roots of the epidural space for maximum pain relief.
- Spinal Cord Stimulation: If you have suffered from chronic back and leg pain, which has been reluctant to improvement after other procedures have been performed, or, you have already had back surgery this is the procedure of excellence at the present time. It is performed in two stages:
- A trial period first, for 7 to 10 days you get to try and experience if this will be beneficial.
- A permanent placement where the device is permanently implanted inside the body, as long as the trial period was successful.
- M.I.L.D. (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression): This outpatient procedure is meant to relieve pain related to spinal canal stenosis caused by the thickening of the yellow ligament (ligamentum flavum) of the spine. It is a very safe procedure, with a success rate of 90 to 95%.