Pain Management Procedures

When you suffer from chronic pain, finding relief may seem next to impossible with conservative treatments and medications. That’s because chronic pain doesn’t go away, even if an injury has caused it and it’s healed. It lasts many weeks and months, often indefinitely. It affects your ability to go about your daily activities, your performance at work, and even your mental health. Fortunately, our North Carolina Specialty Hospital pain specialists offer cutting-edge, interventional pain management procedures to help relieve continual pain and get you back to living your best life.

Pain Management Solutions for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain happens when your nerves continue to send pain signals to your brain, even in those situations when an injury has healed.

Types of chronic pain from which people suffer include:

A view of an operating room where NC Specialty Hospital pain specialists perform procedures to help relieve patient pain.

  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Migraines as well as cluster and tension headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Pain from infections
  • Nerve pain such as neuralgias and neuropathies
  • Pain from prior injuries or surgeries
  • Psychogenic pain where no cause can be found

Our North Carolina Specialty Hospital’s Pain Management team is committed to providing the best solutions to those living with pain. If you are suffering pain from one of these causes, we can help you.

Some of the more common pain management procedures we perform include:

  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks: With this procedure, a nerve block is injected into the stellate ganglions, which are nerves in your neck, to help ease pain in your neck, head, upper chest, and upper arm.
  • Radiofrequency Blocks: This procedure uses radio waves to create heat. The heat is directed at the damaged nerve to destroy the nerve and relieve pain.
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections: This procedure injects anesthesia to numb pain and a steroid to decrease swelling directly into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Cervical Facet Injections: Similar to lumbar epidural steroid injections, this procedure injects an anesthesia to numb pain and a steroid to decrease swelling directly into the facet joint (the bones that are the connections between the spinal bones) to stop the pain.

For complete details on all of the pain management procedures performed at North Carolina Specialty Hospital, please speak with one of our pain specialists.

What’s It Like to Receive Pain Management Treatment at North Carolina Specialty Hospital?

Here’s what Jake S., from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, had to say:

“Recently, I had to have a cortisone shot for a bulged disc in my back. If you’ve had one before, you know it’s hardly a pleasant experience. However, the quality of service and hospitality at NC Specialty Hospital was outstanding. The facilities here are brand-new, and everything is state-of-the-art. From check-in to check-out, service is quick and pleasant, and the quality of care is top-notch. A day at the doctor’s isn’t a day at the beach, but NC Specialty Hospital is a head above the rest.”

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, visit our pain clinic so that we can get to the root of the problem and use the latest interventional treatments to relieve your suffering.

Since 1926, when North Carolina Specialty Hospital opened its doors, we’ve been dedicated to the health and welfare of North Carolina families. Now it’s your turn. Live pain-free with the help of one of our leading North Carolina pain management practitioners. To schedule a consultation, just look on our Physicians page under Pain Management and click on a doctor’s photo to make an appointment from his or her personal page.

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