Pain Management Specialist

Louisiana Pain Specialists -  - Pain Management

Louisiana Pain Specialists

Pain Management & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in New Orleans, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Marrero, Laplace, & Metairie, LA

Pain management is a comprehensive approach to relieving suffering and optimizing your quality of life. If you struggle with chronic pain, the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists provides expert pain management programs personalized to your needs. With offices in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, and New Orleans, Louisiana, they treat chronic pain using innovative and effective techniques. Find out how you can benefit from pain management by calling your nearest Louisiana Pain Specialists office or booking an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management uses a combination of techniques to help you live with conditions causing chronic pain and reduce their impact on your quality of life.

The Louisiana Pain Specialists team has considerable expertise in innovative and effective treatments for chronic pain, offering relief for those with various conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Peripheral neuralgia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that considers every aspect of their lives, from work, home environment, diet, and stress levels to substance abuse and genetic influences.

What does pain management involve?

Pain management begins with looking at your current health and determining what changes you can make to improve your overall well-being.

It's important not to dismiss the effects unhealthy habits can have, especially since it's tempting to turn to alcohol or comfort eat when you're in pain. Long-term, these habits make your pain worse and increase your risk of developing other chronic health conditions.

Your pain management plan is likely to focus on noninvasive treatments to begin with, which could include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Aqua therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Coping skills

Painkillers and other medications play an essential role in pain management but should never be a substitute for a comprehensive treatment program. 

Most patients at Louisiana Pain Specialists find their pain management therapies are so effective they need far fewer medicines, and in some cases, none at all.

What advanced pain management treatments might I need?

If your pain is particularly severe or treatment-resistant, Louisiana Pain Specialists offers a selection of advanced options. They use ultrasound or fluoroscopic imaging technologies to ensure accuracy and safety when performing minimally invasive procedures and injections. 

Some of the innovative therapies offered include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Steroid joint injections
  • BURSTDR™ stimulation
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Dekompressor® discectomy
  • Disc denervation
  • DRG (dorsal root ganglion) stimulation
  • HF10 (high-frequency stimulation) therapy
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Intrathecal pain pump implant
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Racz procedure (epidural neurolysis)
  • Vertiflex® interspinous spacer
  • Minuteman® interspinous-interlaminar fusion
  • PainTeq™ LinQ™ SI Joint Stabilization System

Other injectable treatments and regenerative medicine techniques that could be part of your pain management plan include hyaluronic acid injections, trigger point therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and prolotherapy.

To find out more about the benefits of pain management, call Louisiana Pain Specialists or book an appointment online today.