The team at Wyoming Medical Center East Campus boasts among the leading interventional pain management specialists in Wyoming. We specialize in treating chronic and acute pain using a multi-disciplinary approach. The goals of pain management treatment include reduced pain, increased mobility, control over your pain management, and reduced dependency on medications.
Pain management services
The field of pain management treats all pain as a disease — regardless of its source. This includes both primary forms of pain such as headaches, as well as secondary pain, such as pain caused by a chronic disorder. Proper pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if patients suffer with long-term or chronic pain.
Depending on the severity of the pain you are experiencing, there may be several treatment approaches available for your specific management needs.
Options for treating pain may include:
- Nerve blocks
- Electrical stimulation
- Physical therapy
- Behavior modification
Procedures commonly performed by our pain management specialists include:
- Cervical discogram
- Cervical nerve root block
- Epidural steroid injection
- Facet block
- Hardware block
- Intra-articular joint injection
- Sacro-iliac joint injections
- Piriformis injections
- Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
- Lumbar PARS block
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Implantable intrathecal drug infusion systems
- Lumbar puncture or spinal tap
- Facet joint injections / medial branch blocks / radiofrequency
- Platelet rich plasma or PRP injection
- SI joint injection
- Stem cell injection
- Sympathetic blocks
- Thoracic and lumbar nerve root blocks
- Selective nerve root blocks / transforaminal epidural steroid injection
- Trochanteric bursa injection
Facet Joint Injections, Medical Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency
We perform several pain management procedures.
- Facet joint injections: Facet joints connect each level of the spinal column. This area can be problematic for those suffering from degenerative disc disease, advanced arthritis, and other forms of trauma. We can treat the facet joint with anti-inflammatory steroids and local anesthetic for powerful pain relief.
- Medical branch blocks: This procedure involves injecting local anesthetic into the nerves of a painful facet joint, and can result in a helpful diagnosis, allowing us to treat your pain more effectively.
- Radiofrequency ablation: Using heat to disrupt a nerve’s ability to conduct pain signals, radiofrequency ablation can give between a half-year to a year of pain relief.