SEVA PAIN INSTITUTE
Many of our patients are tired of taking pills due to side effects or lack of efficacy. Techniques such as relaxation, biofeedback, acupuncture, exercise, and counseling are viable alternatives that help many people.
Physical therapy helps to recondition muscles, allowing you to move more normally and with less pain. We work closely with our local physical therapists to build personalized regimens to help you regain strength and minimize further disability.
Chronic pain can result in stress and suffering that impacts you and your loved ones. Psychologists can help you develop relaxation techniques, as well as, coping and self-monitoring strategies.
If non-pharmaceutical techniques are not adequate to treat your pain, we may try non-opioid medications that are specific to your condition. They include mild pain relievers such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anti-neuropathic agents.
Rarely prescribed, but there may be some cases where low dose opioids could be used as a temporary adjunct to help relieve your pain.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic nerve blocks consist of injections of local anesthetic and/or steroid administered at the site suspected of originating the pain. Nerve blocks usually provide temporary pain relief (weeks to months).
In cases where our therapeutic nerve blocks fail to provide long lasting pain relief, RFA techniques (Cryoablation or thermal) can be used to achieve longer lasting relief.
Neurostimulation can be used in conditions which have not responded to the previously mentioned therapeutic modalities. It involved applying electrical current to your spinal cord or peripheral nerves to mask or blunt the perception of pain messages to the brain.