What is Pain Mapping?
- Various spinal conditions can cause nerve endings to become pinched, or irritated, and the source of pain can be difficult to find using imaging such as MRls, or CTs scans.
- Pain Mapping is done with the most up-to-date equipment using advanced techniques to pinpoint and isolate the precise pain in the neck and back.
- Enables surgeons to treat specific area in least invasive way possible.
Various spinal conditions can cause nerve endings to become pinched, or irritated, and the source of pain can be difficult to find using imaging such as MRls, or CTs scans. The SpineCARE Pain Mapping spinal procedure, done by our uniquely trained highly qualified team of physicians, is done with the most up-to-date equipment using advanced techniques to pinpoint and isolate the precise pain in the neck and back. This is done by injecting luminescent medication and using an X-Ray to pinpoint the nerve causing pain, in a systematic process called nerve blocking. There are many different pain management options available, and our spine specialists can find the right treatment combination to get the relief you need.
In general, our interventions can be broken down into two categories: diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The key distinguishing characteristic is whether the procedure performed is designed to treat the patient’s pain or determine where the pain is originating from. Diagnostic procedures (also known as pain mapping) are designed to provide temporary relief in order to establish the cause of the patient’s pain (pain generator).
Our Treatment Approach
The SpineCARE• doctors make up one of the most advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment teams for back and neck pain and spinal disorders in the United States. Leading the way in minimally invasive procedures, the SpineCARE• team has advised multiple spine technology companies worldwide and has helped design groundbreaking spine surgery tools for the industry.
- Selective Nerve Root Block,
- Piriformis Injection,
- Ganglion Impar Block,
- Occipital Nerve Block,
- Sciatic (Peripheral) Nerve Blocks,
- Sacroiliac Joint Injection/Block,
- Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks,
- Knee/Shoulder/Hip (Peripheral) Joint Injection,
- Trochanteric Bursa Injection,
- Iliolumbar Ligament Injection,
- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Block,
- Tap Blocks, And
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Fellowship trained pain specialists
- 100 percent of physician’s practice is dedicated to spine care
- Innovative pain mapping process
- Isolates specific source and location of the pain
- Enables surgeons to treat specific area in least invasive way possible
- Customized procedures based on each patients needs
- Pioneers of the NIP Procedure (No Incision Pain Procedure)
- Comprehensive list of advanced non-invasive procedures
- Comprehensive spine center
In one study, 104 adult patients underwent spinal pain mapping and were then examined and analyzed. All of the patients had intractable lower back pain of an undetermined cause after medical history, physical examination and 4-view roentgenographic evaluation of the lumbar spine had been undertaken to locate the cause of the pain. Additionally, forty one patients (thirty nine percent) had one or multiple of the following additional tests done, which included CT, MRI, EMG/NC but all failed to identify the causes of the pain. All patients had failed to respond to any of the conservative therapies.