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Listed below are some common conditions and related treatments Desert Clinic Pain Institute offers to help you manage pain and restore quality of life.

Our treatment plans are on the cutting-edge of pain management, and have all shown to be extremely successful in relieving your chronic pain. Every procedure at Desert Clinic Pain Institute is an out-patient procedure; meaning, you’ll be able to go home that day! Many of the treatments we perform show instant results, and are able to help our patients reclaim their lives.

Lower Back Pain

A common, painful condition affecting the lower portion of the spine. Low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, ruptured disk, or arthritis. Also called lumbago.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Neck Pain

Causes of neck pain include: Abnormalities in the bone or joints, Trauma, Poor posture, Degenerative diseases, Tumors, Muscle strain. Learn more about symptoms and causes.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Learn more about symptoms and causes.

Osteo Arthritis

Degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, esp. in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.

  • Epidural Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Pain and Anti-inflammatory Medication Management
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Degenerative Disc Disease

Osteoarthritis of the spine, usually in the neck or lower back. This is a condition of the discs between vertebrae with loss of cushioning, fragmentation and herniation related to aging.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator

Radiculopathy

Refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves is affected and does not work properly. The emphasis is on the nerve root. This can result in pain, weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Neuropathy

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet. A common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, but it can also result from injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins.

Facet Joint Dysfunction

Facet joint syndrome is pain at the joint between two vertebrae in your spine. Another term for facet joint syndrome is osteoarthritis. The facet joints are the joints in your spine that make your back flexible and enable you to bend and twist.

  • Facet Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Spinal Stenosis

A narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

  • Epidural Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Nerve Block
  • Medication Management
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Vertebral Fractures

Occurs when one or more bones in the spine weaken and crumple. A compression fracture is typically caused by a loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) that occurs as part of aging. A fall, cough, or lifting of a heavy object may cause a fracture of the back bones.

  • Epidural Injections
  • Nerve Block
  • Medication Management
  • Referral to Specialist
  • Modified Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Spondylolisthesis

A condition in which a bone (vertebra) in the spine slips out of the proper position onto the bone below it.

  • Epidural Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Scoliosis

An abnormal curving of the spine. Your spine is your backbone. It runs straight down your back. Everyone’s spine naturally curves a tiny bit. But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter “C” or “S.”

  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Arthritis

A disease in which one or more joints become inflamed and the individual experiences stiffness or even pain.

Orthopedic, Sports Injuries

The most common sports injuries are strains and sprains. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint. Suddenly stretching ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them. Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones.

  • Joint Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Referral for Specialist
  • Referral for Orthotics/Durable Medical Equipment
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Injection Therapy-Trigger Point Injections
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

A syndrome consisting of the sub-syndromes reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and causalgia, also known as CRPS 1 and CRPS 2, or Type I and Type II, and characterized by chronic pain that typically affects a hand or foot (and then later spreads to the whole limb). Complex regional pain syndrome typically develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury, if any.

  • Medication Management
  • Nerve Block (Lumbar Sympathetic, Stellate Ganglion Block)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Epidural Injections
  • Modified Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Failed back syndrome or post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition characterized by chronic pain following back surgeries.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain may arise from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. Various diseases and conditions affecting structures in your chest or abdomen, such as heart disease or gallbladder disease, also can cause shoulder pain.

Fibromyalgia

A chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.

  • Medication Management
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Peripheral Vascular Disease Pain

Peripheral artery disease symptoms include: Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication) Leg numbness or weakness. Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side.

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities.
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Peripheral Neuropathy

Disease involving damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms depend on which nerves are affected and where they are located, but can include muscle weakness, cramps and spams.

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities.
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator

Lower Extremity Pain

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Phantom Limb Pain

Unpleasant sensations after an amputation that feels to the patient as though the removed limb is still attached.

  • Medication Management
  • Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Arachnoiditis

A pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surrounds and protects the nerves of the spinal cord. It is characterized by severe stinging, burning pain, and neurological problems.

  • Medication Management
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Your peripheral nerves link your brain and spinal cord to the other parts of your body, such as your muscles and skin. Peripheral nerves are fragile and easily damaged. A nerve injury can interfere with your brain’s ability to communicate with your muscles and organs.

  • Medication Management
  • Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is an ongoing pain condition that affects certain nerves in your face. You might also hear it called “tic douloureux.” People who have this condition say the pain might feel like an electric shock, and it can sometimes be intense.

  • Medication Management
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Botox Injection
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

A chronic muscular pain disorder. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a disorder in which pressure on sensitive points in the muscles causes pain in seemingly unrelated body parts. The syndrome often happens after repeated injury or muscle overuse.

  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Medication Management
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health

Headaches

A continuous pain in the head, usually above or behind the ears or the eyes.

  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Botox Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Injection
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency for Occipital Neuralgia
  • Medication Management
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Central Pain Syndromes

Pain initiated or sensed in the central nervous system as a result of injury.

  • Medication Management
  • Injection Therapy-Trigger Point Injections
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture

Chronic Abdominal Pain

Various causes of abdominal pain include, but are not limited to, indigestion after eating, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), pregnancy, gas, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), appendicitis, ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and pancreatitis.

  • Medication Management
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy

Cancer Pain

Cancer can cause pain by growing into or destroying tissue near the cancer. Cancer pain can come from the primary cancer itself — where the cancer started — or from other areas in the body where the cancer has spread (metastases). As a tumor grows, it may put pressure on nerves, bones or organs, causing pain.

  • Medication Management
  • Nerve Block
  • Behavioral Health
  • Modified Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Various Treatments based on Cancer and Progression

Whiplash Pain

A neck injury that can occur when the head suddenly moves backward and then forward. This type of injury can occur, for example, during rear-end automobile collisions.

  • Medication Management
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Foam Collar/TENS Durable Medical Equipment Referral
  • Modified Physical Reconditioning/Movement Therapy
  • Naturopathic treatments like dietary change, homeopathic supplements and nature-based modalities
  • Relaxation Techniques and Behavioral Health
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Acupuncture Therapy

Pain Management Glossary

Our Desert Clinic Pain Management Glossary is composed of pertinent definitions obtained from various resources throughout the web. As a patient, these terms will help you familiarize yourself with some of the terms that will be used by our pain management team. All definitions are sourced from a variety of online resources, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mayo Clinic, California Hospital Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, WebMD.com and the National Pain Education Council.

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