421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 900, Spokane, WA 99201
Acute and chronic pain can have a devastating effect on your health and quality of life. By treating the specific area causing the pain through neural blocks and injections, your pain can be significantly reduced returning you to a normal, active lifestyle.
There may be risks, depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss concerns with your doctor before any procedure.
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- Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
- Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Facet Joint Injection
- Trigger Point Injection
- Medial Branch Nerve Block
- Selective Nerve Root Block
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Sacro-Iliac Joint Injection
- Lumbar Sympathetic Block
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Hypogastric Plexus Block
- Botox injections for migraine headaches
At Northwest Pain Care, we assess every patient with a complete history and physical and develop an individualized care plan. We offer full spectrum care, including many minimally invasive procedures to effectively treat pain. These procedures can be therapeutic or diagnostic.
Back fractures are very painful and can lead to significant permanent spine deformities. These fractures are usually due to osteoporosis. In order to preserve a normal and healthy spine, have your doctor refer you to Northwest Pain Care as soon as a fracture occurs. We can also help with treatment of osteoporosis.
When oral medications and minimally invasive procedures do not sufficiently control the pain, advanced implantable therapies such as spinal cord stimulation or intrathecal drug delivery may be effective. These therapies are designed to prevent the transmission of pain signals from reaching the brain.
Spinal cord stimulation is indicated for chronic pain of the trunk and extremities. Unlike other surgical procedures, it can be tried through a minimally invasive procedure before anything more permanent is done. We can now implant full body MRI compatible systems.
We strive to provide the best cancer pain treatment by working hand in hand with your oncologist to administer state of the art cancer pain management. Cancer itself is stressful enough. Our goal is to make you more comfortable with less side effects during this trying time. We provide medication management, advanced nerve blocks, and spinal drug delivery to optimize pain relief.
Intrathecal drug delivery
It has been shown that oral pain medications, like Morphine, can actually worsen pain, particularly at high doses. By tapering off these medications and remaining off for a short period, this phenomenon can be eliminated. Once the pain receptors are reset, a trial of spinal pain medication can be performed. A small tube (catheter) is placed in the spinal canal at the source of the pain. Very low doses of medication can be used, avoiding side effects and providing better pain relief. Spinal Morphine is 300 times more potent than oral morphine. Micro-dosing spinal pumps can be more cost-effective than other treatments as well.