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Pain Management Specialist

Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute

Neurosurgeons located in Tulsa, Sallisaw & Claremore, OK

Chronic pain can diminish your overall quality of life by leaving you in constant pain while impacting your mobility. The expert neurosurgeons at Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute understand how difficult it is to function with chronic pain, which is why they perform an array of pain management services at their offices in Tulsa, Sallisaw, and Claremore, Oklahoma. Surgical and non-surgical pain management techniques can help restore function to your damaged joints, muscles, and tissues, so you can enjoy life without pain. Call Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute to learn more.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical specialty that focuses on uncovering the root cause of your pain and treating it at the source. Most people seek help from a pain management specialist when over-the-counter (OTC) medications no longer provide effective pain relief.

The neurosurgeons at Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute use a multimodality approach to effectively diagnose and treat the source of your pain before it worsens.

Any type of pain can benefit from pain management techniques, but they’re especially helpful at treating chronic pain that lasts for three to six months or more.

Which types of pain can benefit from pain management?

Pain management specialists typically treat three types of pain:

Tissue damage

Damage to your body’s soft tissues can lead to debilitating chronic pain. While a muscle, ligament, or tendon strain that doesn’t heal properly can lead to this type of pain, degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, are especially common in people with chronic pain.

Nervous system disorders

Nerve damage that results from a spinal cord injury, diabetes, or an autoimmune disease, like HIV, can lead to widespread nerve pain.

Mixed pain

Chronic pain doesn’t always have a single culprit. If you’re suffering from mixed pain due to a neck injury, herniated disc in your back or neck, or cancer, Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute can develop a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.

What are the most common pain management treatments?

Pain management techniques are personalized for you. After a comprehensive evaluation, review of your medical history, and a discussion on your symptoms, your provider at Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute may recommend a combination of treatments to reduce your pain.

Steroid injections for conditions like a herniated disc or inflamed nerve can help minimize inflammation, so you can try physical therapy without constant pain. 

Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute also performs stem cell therapy, which involves injecting your injured tissues or joints with stem cells to reduce pain. Stem cell therapy stimulates your body’s natural healing response to repair damage directly at the source.

The team can also place a spinal cord stimulation device underneath your skin to deliver electrical pulses to your spine, which helps relieve nerve pain and inflammation.

For more information on the pain management treatments that Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute performs, call the office today.