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Non surgical solutions to spine (back and neck) pain and nerve pain

Many people with back and neck pain have suffered for a number of years without any response to conservative treatments such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage or chiropractic care.  When these therapies fail to provide relief, the next step is often referral to a spinal surgeon. While surgery is the best option for some people, the risks often outweigh the benefits and if you are in this situation, your are probably feeling anxious and frustrated.



 

Fortunately, we can offer a number of non-surgical techniques to manage most painful spine and nerve pain conditions.

 

Dr.Ravindran is highly qualified and certified by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, and he specialises in performing these techniques. He will focus on accurately diagnosing and treating the true source of the pain, often using live X-ray and ultrasound to guide these minimally invasive treatments for neck and back pain. You can learn more about neck and back pain, and these treatments, on the links below. We also invite you to contact the clinic for a consultation to determine which approach is best for you.

About Pain Management (INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS)

Anatomy of spine

Conditions treated

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 

Fibromyalgia 

Whiplash Headache 

Cervical Radiculopathy 

Degenerative Disc disease 

Facet joint syndrome 

Lumbar radiculopathy(sciatica) 

Post Laminectomy syndrome 

Spinal Stenosis 

Piriformis syndrome 

 

Herniated disc pain 

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection 

Lumbar or caudal epidural (for problems affecting both legs and/or multiple discs)

 

Where back pain begins 

Where Neck Pain Begins

 

Pelvic pain

Fluoroscopic Guided Piriformis Injection 

Ganglion impar block (tailbone pain)

Hypogastric plexus block 

Lumbar sympathetic block 

Pudendal nerve block

 

Painful arthritis in spine or hips/knees/shoulders

Facet joint injections at the neck or in the upper or lower back

Medial Branch Block

Lumbar Radio frequency ablation / rhizotomy / rhizolysis / neurotomy

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection 

Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Knee Pain 

Suprascapula nerve bloc

 

Nerve pain

Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block 

Stellate ganglion block 

PENS (peripheral electrical nerve stimulation)

IV guanethidine

IV lignocaine

Ketamine

Capsaicin 8%